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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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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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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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water fasts are not a new concept - you just need essential nutrition too

Water fasts, a new concept for weight loss?

A link to an article on water fasts appeared on my computer and I was very intrigued indeed.  I almost did not want to read it because the concept was so accurate, and in several lifetimes, I would not have been allowed to make the claim.

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New Year resolutions 2021 - unnecessary diet failure

New year resolution – Unnecessary diet failure

Do you have a new year resolution to lose weight in 2021? If you are already worried about diet failure then this article is for you, and you are not alone. The UK weight loss industry is said to be worth around £2 billion. This is an unimaginable amount of money which is unfortunately a […]

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Winner!! Is rapid weight loss safe?

Is rapid weight loss safe? Covid-19 vaccine helps explain

Rapid weight loss is often criticised. It is not hard to find so called “experts” who dismiss quick weight loss, ignoring its proven medical value. Rapid weight loss has an exemplary health and safety record stretching back decades and researched even longer. The NHS is finally catching up and trialling the use of Very Low […]

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dieting options for the UK obesity problem - plan C

Overweight problem – here’s how to tackle obesity

The overweight problem in the UK is rising and now claimed to exceed 60% of the adult population. That, according to my calculator, is about 40 million people being either overweight or obese. The concern over the effect of being overweight is highlighted by a recent research paper published by Conor Stewart (January 2020): Strain […]

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effect of covid19

Covid19 exit strategy – reducing mortality risk

The coronavirus, covid19, has affected each of us in so many ways since the pandemic hit in early 2020. Thankfully life this Summer is slowly returning to a new normal but Covid19 is still out there. The pandemic is simply not going to abruptly finish just because we can meet up with our families and […]

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