Category: Nutrition

Once upon a time - the diet myths of small food changes and diet swaps

Small food changes & slow weight loss – diet myths

Making small food changes to your diet produces a slow weight loss. According to some “experts”, including the NHS, losing weight this way is really easy. In fact, their overall message is that slow and steady is the best way to lose weight: “Making small, simple changes to what and how much you are eating […]

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What is a perfect diet? - a Very Low Calorie Diet (VLCD)

What is a perfect diet? – a Very Low Calorie Diet (VLCD)

So, we are battling on with 2022 and you are probably still looking for the perfect diet. Food is plentiful and the ongoing battle against the bulge is not showing any signs of success soon for many dieters. You may well have joined a slimming club or paid for a personal trainer as you do […]

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Scales and blood glucose meter - DIABETES NHS PILOT – LOW CALORIE VS VERY LOW CALORIE DIET

Diabetes NHS pilot – Low Calorie vs Very Low Calorie diet

With considerable fanfare, and very long overdue, there is currently a NHS pilot for type 2 diabetes. It is intended to promote the remission of type 2 diabetes, without the need for medication, and through diet alone. It is a considerable step forward for the NHS in the fight against obesity but ignores many years […]

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vegetables - make up only part of a plant based diet

Plant-based diet for weight loss – a problem?

The airwaves are rife with claims that switching to a plant-based diet will solve the weight loss issue. Tis the season to plan to lose weight after all. Are you already eating a plant-based diet? The media constantly promotes the change to a plant-based diet for a variety of reasons in addition to weight control, […]

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Salad clock - Intermittent fasting is it safe and effective?

Intermittent Fasting – is fasting safe & does it work?

The current fashion for intermittent fasting for weight loss doesn’t seem to be abating. A quick keyword search for “intermittent fasting” shows a whopping 110,000 monthly online searches. Interest in intermittent fasting will wane as the next fad diet invests heavily to get all the media attention. Deep pockets generally only last so long in […]

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Bank of calories - spend calories quickly to tackle obesity

Bank of calories – spend calories quickly to tackle obesity

There are some people who are multi-billionaires.  Although their excess pounds are in sterling, not body weight, they are essentially obese with money. The over-wealthy have daily expenses just like the rest of us. However, if for some reason they had to forgo new income for a few weeks, they would be unlikely to take […]

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Dietary advice - Extra fat in diet - Helpful or harmful?

Dietary advice – Extra fat in diet – Helpful or harmful?

Overweight and obesity are gravely important medical issues. Dietary advice MUST be correct. The effectiveness of existing, successful weight loss medical programmes is being compromised by a pressure to include additional ingredients, including dietary fatty acids. It is critical that those who offer such dietary advice understand the implications.

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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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How much sugar is in Lipotrim formulas?

How much sugar is in the Lipotrim diet?

The recent emergence of keto dieting and government initiatives, such as the sugar tax, begs the question, “How much sugar is in my diet?” It is critical that the formulas are supplied in an official Lipotrim carrier bag, the legal packaging (see right). It contains much more information than the recommended list of permitted tea […]

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Can cheating on your diet improve weight loss results?

Can cheating on your diet improve weight loss?

Although we have posted this already we wanted to make sure it is fully understood, especially in this new lockdown, that cheating on your diet is very rarely advisable. Although some traditional diets advocate snacking and/or some element of cheating, we strongly recommend you don’t. With traditional diets rarely producing significant weight loss, this advice […]

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