Tag: 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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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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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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