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The Only Three Things Everybody Agrees On When It Comes To Nutrition

There’s not much agreement about nutrition. On many topics — fat, salt and carbs, to name a few — government guidelines will say one thing, but fans of paleo or vegan or fad diets will insist that the opposite is true. Pretty soon, you just don’t know what to think about eggs, white bread or low-fat salad dressing.

'Fitspiration' Is Bad For Your Motivation

Seeing pictures of super-fit men and women may push you to get in shape, but psychology dictates that relying on “fitspiration” for motivation may hurt more than it helps. Here’s why.

Reframe Cheat Days As Treat Meals 

Everybody loves the idea of a cheat day — what fun would a diet be if you don’t have the chance to put yourself at risk of cardiac arrest every Saturday (quadruple bypass burger anyone?) While they may help you stick to your diet during the week, they also may be ruining your progress. The solution? Change how you think of them.

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.

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