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Euronews Living | Is 'intuitive' eating a credible diet, or just a craze?

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The anti-diet approach to losing weight is all about trusting your instincts. And that means eating what you want, when you want.

Dieting is so last decade. Nowadays, rules are out and instinct is in, as the health-conscious admit to feeling trapped by restrictive meal plans and struggle to lose weight. Indeed, consumers actually “equate the word diet with deprivation, and they know deprivation doesn't work," says Susan Roberts, professor of nutrition and psychiatry at Tufts University in the U.S.

In the last 10 years, the number of Americans counting calories has gone down, an NPD Group study reports. Shoppers are now more likely to seek items with minimal processing and no artificial ingredients than adopt a diet.

'Intuitive eating' has become a trendy term in the health and fitness space, but is it a credible approach to dieting? In fact, it is the antithesis to dieting, having been dubbed the ‘anti-diet’ by nutritionists.

Intuitive eating was first coin…

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 8 Worst Foods for Your Heart

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The food we eat has a massive impact on our heart health.


For years experts have been saying that a healthy diet and lifestyle is one of the best ways to fight cardiovascular disease and while we know that fruits, veggies and whole grains are all good options, what about the foods that are not so great for your ticker?
Sugar, saturated fats, and loads of salt can all increase your risk for heart disease and stroke but it is not always easy to identify the foods that contain these. So, we did the homework for you. Here are some of the worst foods for your heart:



After losing whooping 133kg this lady is became accused

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After this lady’s heart stopped due to her obese state, she worked hard to lose 294 pounds (approx. 133 kg), and drastically changed her diet and lifestyle. Her transformation is so spectacular that she has been accused of photoshopping her photos.
Robin Janes, 28, from Newfoundland, Canada, weighed 450 pounds (approx. 204 kg), and she was so large that she needed to use an industrial set of scales meant for weighing large quantities of fish.




5 Reasons Why You Should Be Eating Blueberries

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Blueberries are luscious little berries with dark blue skin. Because they're good for you, blueberries top the list of healthy fruits and berries, and I think I've seen them on every superfoods list I've ever reviewed. Want to know more? Here are my five reasons why you should be eating blueberries. Right now. #1 Blueberries Are Antioxidant-RichPlant compounds called phytochemicals give blueberries their beautiful color and also function as antioxidants. That means they help prevent free-radical damage to cells. Antioxidants are thought to have a variety of health benefits -- at least when you eat them in the form of food. Taking antioxidants as supplements doesn't seem to work as well. 

WEIGHT LOSS AND NUTRITIONAL WELLNESS: YOUR LAST DIET

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For Sharon LaCroix, who created the Bon Vie Weight Loss and Nutritional Wellness, there is nothing more rewarding than seeing the transformations of the body of their clients.
Based on the method of Ideal Protein Low Carb, the program uses a 4-phase approach that combines protein foods and supplements with protein and vegetables own person.
"I get thank you notes from people who feel that this program has changed their lives, people who have tried so many diets and found success with Bon Vie" she said. "This is a muscle sparing diet focused on sustained weight loss - that means no more yo-yo dieting.
LaCroix says other diets often fail because they focus too much on calorie counting, "People can reduce weight by reducing calories, but lost weight may be losing muscle. Muscle uses fat as fuel, you never want to burn muscle. Usually at the end of their diet have less muscle to burn fat than when they started the diet so put back in (and sometimes more) "
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