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7 things that can stand in the way of weight loss

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Certain habits can hinder your attempts to lose weight - and keep it away.
If you've changed your eating habits to focus on healthier foods and taken your workout seriously, you can expect to lose weight. However, the reality is that despite what you may have believed, weight loss is more complicated than calorie consumption versus calorie consumption. If you are trying to lose weight, check these habits that may interfere with your efforts.
1. You save on protein.
If you normally eat a muffin or avocado toast for breakfast, you may need to increase your protein intake. Research has shown that a high-protein breakfast can help alleviate hunger, so you may be less tempted to have a morning snack.
Protein is also important at lunch and dinner. If you routinely eat salads or sip gazpacho without accompanying protein - such as boiled egg, yogurt, beans, meat, poultry, or fish - over time, this can lead to a decrease in muscle tissue, which means that your metabolism will slow down and mak…

The benefits of intermittent fasting

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I’ve long thought that the human body was not meant to run on empty, that fasting was done mainly for religious reasons or political protest. Otherwise we needed a reliably renewed source of fuel to function optimally, mentally, emotionally and physically.

Personal experience reinforced that concept; I’m not pleasant to be around when I’m hungry. There’s even an official name for that state of mind, confirmed by research: Hangry!

But prompted by recent enthusiasm for fasting among people concerned about their health, weight or longevity, I looked into the evidence for possible benefits — and risks — of what researchers call intermittent fasting. Popular regimens range from ingesting few if any calories all day every other day or several times a week to fasting for 16 hours or more every day.

A man I know in his early 50s said he had lost 12 pounds (5.4kg) in about two months on what he calls the 7-11 diet: He eats nothing from 7pm until 11am the next day, every day.

I was sceptical, …

The diet of the jungle: How celebrities lost a combined 75kg in three weeks

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MERV Hughes is the biggest loser in the jungles of southern Africa, dropping drastic 14 pounds in three weeks he has starred in I'm a celebrity, get me out of here.
In total, the 11 celebrity contestants have lost 75.6kg combined with former cricketer shed the most weight.

Extreme weight loss can be attributed to the miserable rations jungle celebrities, including former AFL great Barry Hall, identity means Chrissie Swan, The Brady Bunch star Maureen McCormick and former MasterChef winner Julie Goodwin, happen daily .

That coupled with the stress of having to take eyeball juice, eating worms and bathing in a tub full of rats - all in the name of charity.

The average weight loss per day for competitor is 3.97kg, while the total loss of weight is 23.5kg female and male total loss of weight is 52.1kg.

Being on a diet of little more than rice and beans Hughes has been shrinking before our eyes.
While former British cricket player, Freddie Flintoff, has lost 3 kg after only six days in …

Fitness Tip of the Week

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This week,talks about themost effective ways toburn fat and loseweight with the helpofregular aerobic exerciseforms.

Cardiovascular exerciseburns calories, helping your body dropkilosmore.

Usea calorie calculator, such as MayoClinic.comto determine yourestimateddailycalorie needs.

Subtract1,000 calories per dayfrom thisestimationtolose 2pounds per week.This restrictionof1000caloriescan come fromchanges in dietor physical activity, or a combination.

In addition to promotingweight loss, aerobic exercisereduces cardiovascularrisk, lowers cholesterol andreduces the risk ofcertain chronicdiseases.

The Collegeof Sports Medicinerecommends thatadults engagein 30 minutesof moderate aerobicexercise fivedays a week. Moderate exerciseincludesdancing,brisk walking, gardening or cycling.

Alternatively, youcanperform 20minutes of vigorousaerobic exercisethree days a week. Considerswimming, running,heavyyardworkor play basketballto increaseyour heart rateduring vigorous exercise.

You can also splitthe a…