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The 'Paper Towel' Analogy Explains Why Weight Loss Is A Slow Process

When we try to lose weight, the process can be so agonisingly slow that you’d wonder if it’s even happening at all. With the right effort, it is, and slowness is completely normal (and better for your long-term health). Here’s a perfect analogy to keep your mindset positive and motivation high: Think of that fat like a new roll of paper towels.

Ease The Guilt From A Weekend Binge By Asking A Simple Question

The beginning of the week can often feel like the bottom of an alleyway dumpster from the weekend benders, poker night, or simply staying in with Netflix and an entire pizza. But dwelling on what you’ve (or shouldn’t have) done only makes things worse. Here’s how you can get over your remorse and move on.

No Need To Argue About Kilojoules Vs Nutritional Quality: Both Matter

In a world where people market butter in their coffee as a weight loss and mental-boosting elixir, we hear similar noise from folks clamouring that a food’s nutritional quality and “wholeness” matter far more than its calories, whereas others treat the body like a computer and focus solely on the numbers. So, who’s right? Actually, both are.

You Can Measure Your Body Fat, But No Method Is Truly Accurate

If you say you want to lose weight, you’ll probably measure progress by stepping on a scale. But what you’re trying to lose is fat, and the number on the scale may not reflect that. There are many ways to measure your body fat percentage, but they all come with different levels of (in)accuracy.

Make More Nutritious Salads By Paying Attention To Water Content

If you’re on a diet or just trying to eat healthier, salads are likely a staple of your meal plan. While they’re great for filling you up with fibre, to create truly nutritious salads you should also consider the water content of each ingredient.

Transform Your Eating: Your Start-To-Finish Guide To Food Tracking

For lunch on Tuesday last week, I had a vegetable stir-fry mixed with curry ground beef and a side of rice (all topped with Sriracha, of course). I could recall this meal from a week ago because I track my food every day. Not only does it keep me on top of my goals, but now I have records to look through when things go from “under control” to “oh s**t”.

There's Nothing Special About Alkaline Water

Alkaline water is showing up on more and more grocery shelves — but it doesn’t offer any health benefits over its neutral-pH brethren. Refinery29 explains this myth in detail.

Why Trying To Be Perfect Actually Hurts Your Weight Loss Efforts

Many health seekers tend to think of food in absolute, black and white terms: This food is good, that one is bad. While striving for perfection can be a virtue, this all-or-nothing mentality creates a harmful relationship with food and can actually be counterproductive.

Unsexy, Realistic Expectations For Healthy Weight Loss

If you’re keen on losing weight and want to hop on a program, hold the phone if that program is preceded by any of the following words: “rapid”, “quick” and any other synonym for “fast”. Weight loss can happen quickly, but in general, it shouldn’t.

How To Eat Well And Manage Your Food Allergies While Travelling

Travel is all about exploring and immersing yourself in a different culture. You probably don’t want to spend your time worrying about your diet. But food allergies and dietary restrictions can be tough to manage when you’re away from home. The good news is, all it takes is the right preparation to keep it from spoiling your trip. Here are a few ways you can prepare.

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