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Bitter Breakthrough - The Science Behind Calocurb

Bitter Breakthrough - The Science Behind Calocurb

Like a lot of great ideas, Calocurb was created out of necessity. In the USA alone, more than two thirds of people are overweight or obese, resulting in a whole bunch of associated health and social problems. It’s been clear for a long time that we’re facing a public health crisis as a result of sedentary living and high-fat, high sugar diets. Behind those scary numbers are millions of personal stories about the struggle against excess weight. Parents that want to be better role-models for their children, people who feel powerless in the face of overeating, health scares that threaten...

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Keeping Up With Keto: The Diet Sweeping The World

Keeping Up With Keto: The Diet Sweeping The World

The Ketogenic diet is everywhere these days, but what is it and is it right for you?  Put simply, keto is all about replacing carbs with healthy fats. It’s based on a body state called ‘ketosis’ where fat, not sugar, is your main source of energy.  There are a few different types of Keto, but the rule of thumb is to dial up healthy fats and proteins (meat, fatty fish, nuts, natural dairy products and green veggies) and avoid starchy, sugary and processed foods (grains, beans, root vegetables, most fruit… and alcohol).  There’s a fair bit of research linking Keto...

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Starting Healthy: Foods to Avoid During Breakfast

Starting Healthy: Foods to Avoid During Breakfast

Health & fitness writer Harper Reid tells us how to make the most of the morning meal. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and the food we put into our body during this meal will determine our physical and mental functioning throughout the morning. Try to make breakfast a calm and relaxed affair, full of a variety of appetising and healthy foods and drinks. Failing that, here are some foods to avoid at breakfast: White toast Everybody loves buttered toast with their breakfast. However, the processed flour in standard white bread is full of refined carbohydrates which...

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Starting over: 5 ways to get back into exercise

Starting over: 5 ways to get back into exercise

Life happens. Whether it’s a major work project, family commitment, illness or simply a motivation speed bump – exercise can quickly slide down the priority list. But it won’t be this way forever. When the injury has healed, the project is over or your schedule lightens up, here are some tips to get your rhythm back. 1. Write it down. Make it real. Focus all that energy and angst into a clearly defined mission and start with a simple sentence. Give yourself a clear target to aim for with a SMART fitness goal - specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, timely. Here’s...

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