Category: exercise

Game changer for weight loss - pharmacy holds the key

Game changer for weight loss

Another Headline announcing a game changer for weight loss. Apparently, there are new drugs coming to market, each claiming to solve the obesity crisis.   Fantastic! Congratulations!  Each anti-obesity drug is a game changer for weight loss! Wait a minute. What game are they changing? Anyone who has ever watched a sporting event knows the […]

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How many calories to maintain weight? Metabolism explained.

Metabolism explained – How many calories do you need?

Metabolism is not always easily explained to dieters, yet holds the key to weight maintenance. Losing excess body fat is both necessary and attainable, but when it comes to weight maintenance, how many calories do you need? Maintaining the lost excess weight is an issue not often discussed in detail by diets and experts alike, […]

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PREVENTING WEIGHT REGAIN AFTER DIETING – FACT OR MYTH?

Preventing Weight Regain after dieting – fact or myth?

Noom, whose slogan on a Google search is “Stop dieting. Get life-long results” seems to be offering a magic bullet for sustainable weight loss, but is the complete prevention of weight regain fact or myth?

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Key to diet success - Can you just eat less and exercise your way thinner?

Can you just eat less and exercise your way thinner?

Eat less and exercise more! End of instruction for weight loss.  Obese people are routinely told their weight problem is due to a lack of sufficient exercise. This is a simple and an efficient way to blame an individual for carrying excess weight. In reality this is little more than fat-shaming, well-intentioned or otherwise. Before […]

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American professional footballers are often overweight

Why BMI? History, advantages & disadvantages of BMI

Recently we were asked “Why BMI?”. The importance of the question “Why BMI” reminded me of a similar philosophic discussion surrounding this shortest poem in the English language, by The American poet Eli Siegel: One Question I – Why? Such an elementary question is not easy to simply answer. The same can be said for […]

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