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One minute we’re told ‘eat nuts, they’re good for you’ and the next we’re warned about the high calorie content in our favourite, nutty snack. So do nuts make you fat? The short answer is no. In fact, research shows us that nuts may help with weight loss when included in a balanced diet. I […]

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Drop 5 kilos in 5 days! Lose 3 dress sizes in 2 weeks! The seduction of a weight loss quick fix is as strong as ever with a new fad diet popping up every few days promising the body you have always wanted with little effort involved. But wait, there’s a catch. What is a […]

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Losing fat is the number one reason people get on the fitness wagon. But with so much misinformation out there it can be hard to know for sure whether your workout is burning fat, or just burning your time. Chances are if you’ve tried to shift stubborn fat before, you’ve probably heard one of these […]

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‘Metabolism’ is a bit of a buzz word on the fitness scene these days. Countless studies aim to prove speeding up your metabolism equals faster weight loss. But what is it exactly? Simply put, our metabolism is made up of three parts – the energy required to maintain bodily functions (resting metabolic rate); the energy […]

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