Why you cannot lose weight

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Let me start with some bad news – you cannot lose weight by following most of today’s conventional advice around what makes the best exercise to lose weight. Most exercise tips to lose weight these days focus on aerobics (often referred to as “cardio”) as the best way to tackle the problem.  They suggest that you should try walking to lose weight, endless running or any combination of demanding fitness activities that will have you sweating buckets and panting like a dog on a hot day. The reality, however, is that – despite following that advice and engaging into endless jogging, elliptical machine training, Zumba and other “fun” activities – the majority of people cannot lose weight and keep it off.  You […]

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Skinny Fat: When Losing Weight is Not Good

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A very common mistake of “losing weight” can totally mess up your health. How often have you seen thin people resembling oversized stick figures? How often have you secretly wished you were skinny? Perhaps because the media constantly promotes the image of light-weight and slim models – or perhaps you think this would be a healthier version of yourself? Here is why you might have been wrong about this.

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Nutritional Ketosis, Part I – the State of being a Superman

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Very few metabolic states are as misunderstood as nutritional ketosis – even by medical professionals. Yet, following a ketogenic diet may be one of the best changes you can make to improve a lot of things – body composition, energy levels, mental performance and even multiple health markers and overall longevity. So, what exactly is ketosis? Here is what you need to know…

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Yoga and the Magnificent Illusion of Fitness and Health

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Yoga is a concept totally hijacked and overused to ultimately create a multi-billion dollar industry, capitalizing on the illusion of health and fitness. Surprisingly, tens of millions of people (mostly females) throughout the world fall victim to masterful marketing and waste their time on something that was never intended as a method to achieve the goals they have in mind. Are there better alternatives? You bet!

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Calories and why counting them is not a good idea

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Counting calories remains the most popular method to lose weight – yet, millions of people following it do not realize that they are dead wrong in their assumptions. Yes, it is a concept that is easy to understand, track (and sell) – but real life cannot be simplified to a couple of easy equations. Here is why relying on this method is a bad idea and what to do instead.

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Quitting Bread: Why Adopt a Grain Free Diet

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Quitting grains is one of the most difficult decisions for some people to make – a lot of us are very addicted to the smell of fresh bread, the sound of a perfect crust and the satisfaction that comes from eating bakery products. The problem is, though, that grains are not only unremarkable nutritionally – they may be downright dangerous and a clear disadvantage to anyone who cares about their performance, well being and longevity.

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Strength training for women: how to burn fat and look awesome

Today, once again, we are going to talk about strength training. For women the benefit of lifting weights for weight loss don’t seem to be apparent.  After all, many generations of females have been conditioned to resort to aerobic exercise any time they had a goal of trimming off body fat.  Strength training for women isn’t really a mainstream approach, because lifting weights has traditionally been perceived as a masculine activity and reserved for men. But if you are a woman and consciously avoid free weights – you are missing out on a LOT of benefits.  Burning body fat is just one of them. This is the best kept secret of the fitness industry that we are going to explore.

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Lose Weight for good and Ditch Diet Plans that Don’t Work

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Extreme Weight Loss Programs that Don’t Actually Help you Lose Weight Trying to lose weight?  Ever wondered (or counted) how many extreme weight loss and diet plans are out there? In a desperate attempt to lose weight fast and look better, a lot of people implement and stick to some brutal restrictions when it comes to what, how much or when they eat.  The choices are endless – type the word “diet” in your favorite search engine and get amazed with how many diet plans you can utilize. The varieties range from simply esoteric to borderline crazy. There are diet plans that limit any food intake to one specific item for some period of time (grapefruit diet, watermelon diet, lemon […]

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