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Honey, We Are Killing the Kids!


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I would like to share a TV Show ‘Honey, We’re Killing the Kids’, a BBC television series  that aired few years ago in which parents are shown the consequences of poor parenting. This video was an eye-opener for our family. The program shows computer-generated images and technology of what their children may look like as adults if they continue with…

Let’s eat out!


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We all do. Eat out that is. All work is boring; we are human and yes, “YOLO” (you only live once) as your children and your own heart have surely told you more than once. There is nothing wrong with some indulgence once in a while. Let us consider what the nutritional impact is.   Two cocktails What is a…

Bodybuilding supplements to consider


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Good bodybuilding supplements can help you support your body’s health while optimizing workout results. Muscle building supplements can potentially help you build muscle when used in conjunction with a healthy diet and a solid training program. Some of the benefits of bodybuilding supplements are: More muscle growth Improved athletic performance Improved muscle pump Better endurance Increased energy Reduced recovery time…

Want to lose fat?


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In response to emails and messages I have received over the last couple of weeks, here is what you need to know to put together a successful weight (fat!) loss plan. Your body is adapted to hold onto fat as a survival mechanism. We needed the capacity to store energy to survive periods of famine, and fat is a very…

Why you should stop eating fast food


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  Fast Food is a major public health hazard. Because it is so convenient and cheap, it is sometimes hard to resist. Many people crave the taste of their favorite fast food burgers or fries, which makes it even harder to pass up. Unfortunately, fast food can be one of the unhealthiest options out there when it comes to your…

Why you should stop drinking Soda


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Weight gain A 355ml can of coke contains 140 calories and 39g of carbohydrates (sugars). A 160lb man working on a fat loss program would aim to consume no more than 60 to 70g of (low glycemic index) carbohydrates in a day. A single can of coke can wipe out an entire day’s gains if you are working towards fat…

Why you should seriously consider buying Organic Foods


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What are Organic Foods? Consider two apples sitting side by side: The first is picture-perfect, almost plastic looking, while the other has a few minor blemishes and looks like it was just picked from a tree. Biting into the first apple, you experience a bland flavor and chalky texture. Biting into the second apple, sweet juice literally trickles from the…

Why you should not skip breakfast


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The name “breakfast” refers to breaking the fasting period of the prior night. Your body responds to not eating for hours and hours by slowing down or diminishing its metabolic rate and burning fewer calories to conserve energy. By eating breakfast, you wake your metabolism up and get your engines burning those calories you need to burn to lose weight. Eating…

Common Nutrition Mistakes


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Everyone has been there and done that – made common nutrition mistakes, that is. Unfortunately these mistakes cost us the success we feel like we’re working SO hard for. Here are a few of the mistakes we all make; these are the pitfalls to avoid: 1. Trying to out run your fork Proper diet and nutrition is key; weight-loss goals…

What you need to know about Fat


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The name — fat — may make it sound like something you shouldn’t eat. But fat is an important part of a healthy diet. Fat is one of the macronutrients in human nutrition. Aside from providing energy, it also has other key functions such as aiding the absorption of fat soluble vitamins and producing hormones. One of the biggest misconceptions…

What you need to know about Proteins


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Protein is one of the macronutrients in human nutrition that is essential to building muscle mass. It is commonly found in animal products such as lean meats, cheese, egg whites, though is also present in other sources, such as nuts and legumes and some plant seeds. Along with fat and carbohydrates, protein is a macronutrient, meaning that the body needs…

What you need to know about Carbohydrates


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The primary function of carbohydrates is to fuel the body’s metabolic needs. Carbohydrates are made up of fiber, starch and sugar. All carbohydrates are broken down in the body as glucose (except for fiber which is not digested at all). Fiber and starch are complex carbohydrates, while sugar is a simple carbohydrate. How much of each of these is found…