Archive for the ‘Weight Loss’ Category:

5 hormones that cause weight gain

  Did you know that regulating hormones can help control weight gain, even without reducing the intake of food? Yes, really! Angela Tufvesson finds out more. Melatonin What is it? The hormone of darkness, melatonin maintains the body’s circadian rhythm. The circadian rhythm is an internal 24-hour clock that regulates when we fall asleep and wake up. The body produces melatonin when it is dark to encourage rest. Is it out of whack? Bright light in the evening or not enough light during the day can disrupt melatonin levels, which can result in weight gain. This is a common symptom
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5 scientific ways to burn more fat

Fat loss tips that are PROVEN to work. Trust us, we asked the scientists. “We accumulate stored fat very fast,” says Dr Pablo Enriori, from Monash University’s Neurophysiology research group. “In 15 minutes you’re going to get a lot of insulin in circulation. This is induced to accumulate fat in tissue as well as used in the form of glucose for muscles.” “Six hours is when we start to store that body fat but if by lunch you’ve overeaten and starting to store fat you’ve still got half a day to fix it, by either going to the gym and burning
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Best bread for weight loss?

  Trying to lose weight? You can still eat bread – just make sure you choose the healthiest type. Whole grain Choose whole grain bread if you are on a weight loss plan. The fibre will keep you fuller for longer, leaving less room for hunger spikes and excess calories. Rye bread Rye bread is another good option as it’s dense, meaning you’re less likely to overeat it, fibre-rich and easy to digest, which can reduce constipation. The sugar is released nice and slowly, keeping blood sugar levels steady. WH&F is celebrating the summer countdown with NatureFirst Organic Pumpernickel Bread
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10 protein foods for weight loss

Trying to lose weight? Protein is your best friend. These foods will keep you fuller for longer, regulate your metabolism and help build lean muscle.   1. Egg whites They don’t taste as awesome as whole eggs, but egg whites are much lower in fat. Eggs (whole or not) are high in leucine, a muscle-building amino acid. Egg whites contain around 11 grams of protein and zero fat per 100 grams.     2. Tofu This glorious spongy soy product is cholesterol free, relatively low in fat and contains around 11 grams of protein per 100 grams. It’s also a
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6 fitness models reveal their diet secrets

We asked 6 fitness models to share their diet secrets. Prepare to be pleasantly surprised. Andrea Albright’s diet secrets My number one weight loss secret is my trademarked phrase, Count Chemicals, Not Calories!™.This will the stop calorie-counting obsession that the diet industry has brainwashed us into believing. One of the biggest changes in my diet, and subsequently my body, was changing from a low-fat to a relatively high-fat diet. I trained my body to be a fat-burning rather than a sugar-burning machine. I eat carbs at night! (Gasp!) That’s actually the best time to do it. I also eat a
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DIY diet success stories

Not sure which diet will work for you? Readers Imogen and Erin share their success stories.   Imogen, 46,  has lost 15 kg on the 5:2 diet in about a year   “I’d been exercising and putting on weight, not losing it (the old ‘eating extra to compensate for the exercise’ trick). I’d reached a weight that was higher than my full-term pregnancy weight with my kids, and decided that it was enough. One of my clients mentioned that she had been on the 5:2 diet for two months and had lost eight kg and could still eat cake, and
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10 tips for your paleo diet

Want to lose weight with the paleo diet? Here are 10 tips to help you stay on track. 1. Look out for paleo-approved carbs Eating paleo means cutting out all grains, which means no rice, pasta, bread and cereals. Whether you like it or not, this lowers your carb intake significantly, which for some can result in fogginess, exhaustion and mood swings. If you find yourself need a carb boost, paleo-approved foods high in carbohydrates include: sweet potato, white potato, banana, chestnuts, water chestnuts (find them tinned in the Asian grocery aisle!) and plantain. 2. Include quality proteinIt’s important to
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The MIND diet 'reduces risk of Alzheimer's'

The MIND diet may reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s by up to 53%. What is it? The MIND diet is an acronym for Mediterranean-DASH intervention for neurodegenerative delay, fusing the acclaimed Med diet and DASH (dietary approaches to stop hypertension). Strictly following the MIND diet could markedly drop the odds of developing Alzheimer’s disease according to journal Alzheimer’s & Dementia. A study showed that the diet reduced the risk of Alzheimer’s by up to 53 per cent in strict adherents and 35 per cent in moderate followers. Try it: The MIND diet has 15 dietary components including 10 brain-healthy food
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Juice fasting for weight loss

Trying to lose weight? Don’t be deceived by the term ‘juice fast’… Considering a glass or bottle of cold-pressed juice can contain up to 1,000 kJ – a juice cleanse won’t necessarily cause rapid weight loss. “People on juice diets might be having litres of juice in a day…it’s a little ridiculous,” says WH&F dietitian on speed-dial Melanie McGrice (melaniemcgrice.com.au). “We actually recommend that people who need to gain weight drink juice because it’s good for you, doesn’t fill you up, and has a high kilojoule content,” she says. Any weight lost during a juice cleanse or detox – think
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Joanna Turner: I lost 25 kilos with deep breathing

We do it all day, every day. But simple tweaks to your breathing can boost your wellbeing. Joanna Turner, a health coach from Sydney, tell us how she lost weight through correct breathing. “It took me a while to hear the message about breathing that everyone kept talking about. I was ‘hearing’ the message but not actually doing it. After a stressful day at work (I was formerly a corporate accountant), I would literally say, ‘I haven’t even breathed today!’ I am a firm believer that stress makes you fat. The right breathing – proper belly breaths – is a quick
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