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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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ovary - BEST DIET FOR POLYCYSTIC OVARY SYNDROME

Best diet for Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome is often cited as a reason for problems conceiving and why dieting is not easy. So what is the best diet for Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)? It is worth your time to read about the many women experiencing real issues due to PCOS on HealthUnlocked. ? ? ? ? ? ?

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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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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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Pharmacy holds the key to guaranteed weight loss

Guaranteed weight loss? Pharmacy support holds the key

Weight loss is not always easy, but you’ll not be hard pressed to find a diet offering guaranteed weight loss. Interestingly, claims of “losing weight forever” are also unrestrained. These are bold claims and, enticing as they are, will likely be rather dubious and must be questioned vigorously. There are so many diets on the […]

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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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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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Pharmacy offers packets of care not just packets of pills

Package of care not just pills – Pharmacy life-savers

A package of care can take many guises, from doing the shopping for an elderly neighbour to that offered by doctors and nurses for those hospitalised by covid-19. The coronavirus pandemic has caused a shift in behaviours that have changed the world as we knew it, possibly forever. Over the months, protecting the NHS has […]

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