Tagged With weight loss

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Dear Lifehacker, In the past, I've assumed most doctors are charlatans, and only visited them in matter of dire emergency (needing a sick note for work, week-long flu, etc.). I am now reaching a point in my life where my body and mind are getting older and I am reconsidering past decisions.

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The scale is fickle: We lose weight when we pee or when we do a sweaty workout. We gain weight when we eat or drink or put on a sweater. But how much does that kind of fluctuation really impact the numbers we see? I weighed myself 15 times in one day to find out.

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Losing weight can be a struggle, but there are so many little things you can do to make things easier. Here's a super long list of tips for those of you trying to shift a bit of weight.

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Dear Lifehacker, I've been employed as a fly in-fly out (FIFO) worker for a year. In that time I have gained over 10 kilograms and with little time to exercise due to the schedule, I'm worried for my future health.

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You shouldn't take weight loss success stories at face value. I'm not talking about stories like "I dropped 25kg by using this magical thing!" Those are obviously a load of crock. I'm talking about stories like "I tried for years, but I finally realised I just had to work hard and it paid off!" The idea of hard work sounds very nice, but let's not forget a little thing known as survivorship bias.

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Weight loss isn't easy (if it were, we wouldn't have a billion different diet plans and products to waste our money on). But even the smallest weight loss tricks or mind hacks can make a big difference when it comes to sticking to your diet or weight loss plan. Here are 10 such tricks you can easily incorporate today.

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It might seem like there are perks to exercising on an empty stomach, like burning more fat per workout, but the downsides greatly outweigh the benefits. Here's why you're probably better off fuelling up before you go for a run or crank out some super sets at the gym.

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The idea of the 2000 calorie (8000kJ) diet is baked in to a lot of nutrition advice. But it turns out that 2000 is the wrong number for almost everybody. These charts show what people actually need to eat to maintain their weight.

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If you'd rather not fight for kettlebells at the gym or just want to work out at home, one well-chosen kettlebell is versatile, compact and pretty cost-effective. You just have to sift through the myriad sizes, brands, styles and weights. Here's how to tell what matters and what's useless.