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So You've Reached Your Fitness Goals: Now What?

We often talk about how to get to your fitness goals, but that’s only half the battle. Once you reach the endpoint, you still need to maintain it, or you’re going to end up right where you started.


Avoid Deprivation To Make A Dietary Change Stick

Changing your diet is tough as it is. Depriving yourself of foods you enjoy and forcing yourself to only eat things you hate, however, will destroy your motivation. When building a new diet, find healthy foods you enjoy, rather than just depriving yourself.


This Video Breaks Down The War On Fat (And Why You Need Fat In Your Diet)

Dietary fat doesn’t make you fat — we’ve established this before. There are good fats and bad fats, despite what product labels and low-fat marketing would have you believe. If you’re still confused, this video helps explain the differences and how dietary advice on fat went wrong.


How To Avoid The Dreaded 'Carb Coma'

Carb-heavy meals are notorious for making you hungry and cranky later in the day, not to mention gaining weight. But if you really want to eat your pasta and potatoes, you can make the meal easier for your body to deal with by adding other food to it. Pancakes and bacon are a better bet than pancakes alone.


Ask LH: How Can I Start Eating More Healthily?

Hey Lifehacker, I am a 6’2″ 20 year old male university student and it is fair to say that my diet is appalling. It basically consists of frozen food (chips, pies, sausage rolls), pasta, bread, two-minute noodles, chocolate and fast food. As a result I have developed somewhat of a gut and man boobs.


The Benefits Of Fibre (And How To Know You're Getting Enough)

Everybody poops. It’s a universal truth, and it’s largely thanks to fibre — the most widely unappreciated dietary hero. But fibre’s benefits extend beyond ensuring your toilets get frequent use. Here are some of fibre’s benefits, and how to know if you’re getting enough of it.


12 Diets In 12 Months: Wholefood Vegetarian

It was what will be forever known as the month of bliss.

After four weeks on the super restrictive Okinawa Diet, the next on my list of centenarian tried-and-tested eating plans was that of the Seventh Day Adventist poster girl Marge Jetton, who lived to 106 on a wholefood vegetarian diet. The rules to follow were (kind of) simple: don’t eat things that are bad for you, and don’t eat animals.


How McDonald's Destroys The Good Bacteria In Your Gut

When Morgan Spurlock famously spent a month eating large portions of McDonalds for the purposes of his documentary Supersize Me, he gained weight, damaged his liver and claimed to have suffered addictive withdrawal symptoms. This was popularly attributed to the toxic mix of carbs and fat plus the added chemicals and preservatives in junk foods. But could there be another explanation?


Keep Baby Carrots In Water In The Fridge For Easy, Healthy Snacking

The urge to snack in the middle of the day can be strong, and it’s easy to reach for the chips if a healthier option isn’t nearby. Keep that option in front of you, on the top shelf of the fridge — that way the next time you head to the kitchen, the first thing you find are some fresh carrots, capsicums or another veggie.


How To Free Yourself From Food Cravings With Intermittent Fasting

Fasting for weight loss might sound as silly as drinking water for thirst, but it’s not exactly the same thing. Let’s look at a special kind of fasting, called intermittent fasting (or IF), that can be a powerful tool on your fitness journey.