A Calorie is "NOT" a Calorie

Is a Calorie just a Calorie???

I grant you that at first glance the phrase, “a calorie is not a calorie,” doesn’t seem to make a lot of sense, because of course a calorie is a calorie; if it wasn’t then it wouldn’t be called a calorie, it would be called something else… But alas, there is more to a calorie than you might think. Just as with the misleading terminology, “Calories in Calories out” that we exposed to be a complete untruth in “Calories do Not make you fat,” the term “a calorie is a calorie,” is also equally misleading. Read More

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Dietary Cholesterol: What is it and is it bad for you?

Dietary Cholesterol

For over 50 years we have been told that Dietary Cholesterol causes heart disease and that the saturated fat in our diets containing dietary cholesterol should be avoided in order to maintain a healthy heart. At the time of the early research there was reason to suspect this was indeed the case but given that science has moved a lot over the past 50 years does the latest research still hold with this hypothesis? Is Dietary cholesterol a driving factor of heart disease, and if so how much of factor is it? Read More

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Calories do NOT make you fat!

Calories in, Calories out

“Calories in, calories out,” has got to be one of the simplest to understand of all health statements. I mean, it makes such obvious sense. Calories go in, you burn off as many as you can and if there is any leftover the excess gets stored as fat. The problem is that this is not how the body works. I mean, it is such a perversion of the truth as to beggar belief, but it does roll off the tongue quite easily and it is very easy to remember and that has gone a long way to making this untruth an underpinning of modern obesity control. Ironically, this complete misunderstanding of how the body works is also one the greatest causes of that self-same obesity epidemic. Read More

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Low Carb or No Carb


How to make low carb or no carb work for you.

Most people who have an interest in losing weight, reducing their body fat or improving their overall health will have come across low carb eating in one form or other along the way. Some have great success with it while others really seem to struggle and soon go back to eating as they did before... but why is this? Is there a difference between eating low carb and no carb and can this difference be holding you back? Might you just be getting low carb eating wrong? Read More

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What’s the story with…Paleo Diet

There are so many different approaches to nutrition nowadays that we want to shine some light on what they are actually all about. We have created this blog series because we want to enable you to make informed decisions in your life by presenting you with facts that we research for you. You can then decide for yourself whether it’s for you or not. Today we will be talking about the paleo diet. It’s one of those buzz words that you hear everywhere. So what is the Paleo diet and what are its possible benefits? Read More

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