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calories

Exercise, Fitness & MuscleFood & nutrition
April 7, 2016

Is it possible to out-run a cheese burger?

Burgers taste great! We can’t deny that – but they are far from healthy. Besides the health-risks like heart-disease and strokes caused by junk food, they pack a whopping amount of calories. The basic cheese burger contains an average of 315 calories. So, how much exercise will it take to burn off one burger*? We’ve researched the calorie count of cheese burgers from 3 well-established fast food outlets and have found astounding results. Take a bite out of this: (more…)
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Food & nutritionWeight Loss
March 11, 2016

Why calorie counting doesn’t work

If you Google “I want to lose weight”, besides the hundreds of pages offering you miracle weight loss tablets, you will also be met with the consistent message of “eat less, move more” or “calories in equals calories out”. It sure sounds logical, right: Spend more energy (calories) than you eat, and you lose weight? (more…)
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Food & nutrition
March 4, 2016

What are calories?

We hear about calories and kilojoules just about every time we visit a health site, the supermarket and even on TV adverts. Just what are they, and why do we constantly want to burn them? Let’s find out! (more…)
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Food & nutrition
December 11, 2013

Two simple truths for weight loss

If weight loss was that easy, then everyone would be slim and fit and there wouldn’t be a multi-million Rand market for weight loss drugs, fad diets and fitness programmes. The truth is, while some people are bestowed with a fast metabolism and the ability to lose weight relatively easily – the majority of people actually struggle to lose weight and keep it off. (more…)
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