Body fat: Your Body’s Fridge Freezer!

When it comes to getting to grips with how your body stores food as fat, the analogy of your body as a fridge and freezer has got to be one of the easiest to understand. In this article, we are going to look at Fat Storage and we are going to look at it though the analogy of a fridge and freezer…(cool). Read More

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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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What's the story with....Chia Seeds

Only a few years ago Chia Seeds weren’t widely known or available. Thankfully this great seed has found its way to Ireland and can now be bought in any supermarket or health food store. At Fit 4 Life we just love this little yet powerful seed and use it daily in one form or another in smoothies, granola, puddings or egg replacers but more about that later. 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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