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Eating Fat Burns Fat!
Eating Fat Burns Fat! 960 640 Janie

It seems to contradict logic but a very effective way to burn fat is to eat fat. Well, before you quote some government agency or health care professional that has told you to eat less fat, take a look around…

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What happens when you stop eating sugar in 10 Bullet Points
What happens when you stop eating sugar in 10 Bullet Points 960 611 Janie

Recently the World Health Organisation reduced their recommended sugar intake from 10% to 5% of total calories in the diet. For an average person eating 2000 calories per day that equates to 100 calories of sugar, or 25g, or about…

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Why Dieting Doesn’t Work in 10 Bullet Points
Why Dieting Doesn’t Work in 10 Bullet Points 960 689 Janie

We are told that to lose weight we need to go on a diet. In other words we need to restrict the calories we eat – especially fat which has more calories per gram than carbohydrates or protein. Apparently if…

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Sarcopenia – why every adult must know what this means
Sarcopenia – why every adult must know what this means 960 638 Geoff

For every 10 people I ask, only 2, maybe 3, have heard the term “Sarcopenia”. Given that Sarcopenia will negatively affect your quality of life as much as other physical health conditions, this is a massive failing on the part…

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Youth Strength Training
Youth Strength Training 959 665 Geoff

Takeaway points: • An increase in absolute strength can offer immediate and significant benefit to a junior athlete who has not strength trained before • Strength training results in an increased ability to produce force. This is relevant to all…

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Recovery from Dieting
Recovery from Dieting 960 640 Janie

If you have spent most of your life dieting or cutting calories to try to lose weight then it is highly likely that you are suffering from metabolic damage which makes weight loss impossible and causes a cascade of health…

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Don’t be normal… be healthy instead!
Don’t be normal… be healthy instead! 960 498 Janie

The 1000 Norms Project (http://sydney.edu.au/health-sciences/research/1000-norms.shtml) is a ground-breaking research project currently generating great national and international interest. An initiative of leading researchers at The University of Sydney, the aim of the study is to improve our understanding of the physical…

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Strong is Beautiful!
Strong is Beautiful! 960 595 Janie

I lift weights. I don’t mean using machines in a gym, or light dumbbells on a swiss ball, or moving up and down under a smith machine. I mean I REALLY lift weights. Right now I can squat with an…

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The 5 Star Anti-Health Rating System
The 5 Star Anti-Health Rating System 960 638 Janie

The Australian Government has recently introduced its new 5 Star Health Rating System (http://www.healthstarrating.gov.au/internet/healthstarrating/publishing.nsf/content/home). Although I am not sure what their definition of “health” is because as far as I can tell the more stars a product has the WORSE…

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Let Food be your Medicine
Let Food be your Medicine 960 640 Janie

There comes a time in our life when we reach a crossroads with respect to our health. As we age, our health declines – things just catch up with us. Unless we have arrested this situation early enough, we can…

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Make Time NOW for your Health, or Later for Disease…
Make Time NOW for your Health, or Later for Disease… 960 640 Janie

Did you know that 1 in 2 men (and 1 in 3 women) will be diagnosed with cancer before their 85th birthday and that rate is growing? Did you know that over 60% of people are now overweight or obese and that figure is expected to grow to 80% by…

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Why counting calories probably won’t help you lose weight
Why counting calories probably won’t help you lose weight 960 639 Janie

Eating less and exercising more has been the gold standard of weight loss treatment for the last few decades. Overweight people are told that if they can just cut their portion sizes and start exercising that their energy expenditure will exceed their energy intake forcing their body to use its…

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The best nutrition expert… is you
The best nutrition expert… is you 960 640 Janie

In the 1970’s the science of nutritionism was born. This is when we decided that food wasn’t just food – but it was a substance that contained nutrients that we needed to consume in the right ratios for good health. And because we couldn’t see those pesky nutrients in our…

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Fat Loss, Not Weight Loss
Fat Loss, Not Weight Loss 960 640 Janie

Anyone can lose weight by cutting calories or replacing meals with shakes, but this is losing “weight”, not losing “fat”. Losing weight means losing muscle, decreased bone mass, lost water and leaves you malnourished, hungry and with a low metabolism so that when you start eating again, you put the…

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Would you like butter or margarine with your vegetable oil?
Would you like butter or margarine with your vegetable oil? 960 672 Janie

Recently Baker’s Delight did a survey to find out whether Australians preferred margarine or butter with their hot cross buns. They found out that 84% of us prefer butter which is fantastic – it is great to see so many people realising that natural healthy fats like butter not only…

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Sorry but Wheat is not a Real Food, and here’s why
Sorry but Wheat is not a Real Food, and here’s why 960 535 Janie

If you have come to see me for a nutritional consultation then you know that I recommend completely avoiding wheat, and many of you have seen great health improvements from a period without wheat. But I know there is a huge majority out there that think that 5-7 servings of…

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Weight Loss & Wellness – One Simple Step at a Time…
Weight Loss & Wellness – One Simple Step at a Time… 960 638 Janie

Have you ever felt extremely motivated to start a new diet or exercise program only to find that a few days later it has become too hard and you just go back to your old habits? Have you ever undertaken a 12 week health program to lose weight and get…

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