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weight

Food & nutrition
March 3, 2016

Gain weight without killing yourself

By Grant Wood “Eat lots of food and you’ll gain weight!” It may sound like a cheap advert in the newspaper, but it’s not actually wrong. There’s just one catch: do this the wrong way and you may kill yourself. (more…)
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Food & nutrition
November 6, 2015

How birth control pills affect your weight

Wondering what’s going on? Do those jeans you used to look great in, just seem too tight now? No longer feeling confident enough to wear your bikini this summer? If you’re on a birth control pill, you’re probably asking yourself: “Is my contraception making me gain weight?” (more…)
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Food & nutrition
May 6, 2015

Yes, it’s true! It’s International NO DIET DAY!

Make Your Favourite Dish Seeing that it’s all about eating without over-thinking, International No Diet Day (INDD) is the perfect day to make your favourite dish! (more…)
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Food & nutritionMental & Emotional Health
April 4, 2015

Bulimia: The food monster

It seems like such an easy answer to weight-control: whatever you put in, you just throw out. But it isn’t how your body works - at all. We’re not sure where our connection between food and health broke down, but conditions like bulimia show how broken it can get. (more…)
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Food & nutrition
July 15, 2014

Does fat make you fat?

The LCHF/banting trend that’s taken hold makes some people nervous - after all, so much fat just can’t be good for you, right? But where did we get the idea that fat was bad for people in the first place, and is it true? Let’s take a look. It started decades ago when a Dr Key examined heart risk based on how people live and what they ate. He found that in the countries where people ate more saturated fat there were more cases of heart disease, and he concluded that the fat was the cause. But the study didn’t…
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Food & nutrition
June 11, 2014

Weight loss and dieting – What am I doing wrong?

You’ve been exercising most days of the week, eating much healthier meals, and have cut out your daily sneaky packet of chips, but you’re still not seeing the results you want. Where are you going wrong? (more…)
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Tests & investigations
February 25, 2014

Why is BMI an important part of your health assessment?

BMI (Body Mass Index) is a general measure for human body shape based on your specific weight and height. It’s calculated by dividing your weight by the square of your height. So, if for example you weigh 60kg and are 1.7m then your BMI would be 20.8 – which falls into the normal/healthy weight category. (more…)
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Food & nutritionWeight Loss
January 22, 2014

How being obese or overweight can damage your heart

Your heart pumps blood around your body around 60-100 times a minute, making it one of the hardest working organs. It doesn't need any extra work, but if you’re carrying too much excess weight, it puts a huge amount of strain on your heart, which can lead to heart disease or a heart attack. Here’s why it’s so important to keep your heart strong and healthy. (more…)
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Food & nutrition
December 21, 2013

Can diet drinks make you fat?

Soft drinks are bad news, we all know it, but if you’re going to have one then a sugar-free version is fine, right? Not quite. Before you reach for your next diet soft drink, here are the top 4 things you need to know about what you’re drinking: (more…)
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