Weight Loss

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Effects of alcohol on weight loss & muscle recovery

What is alcohol? Alcohol is a compound made of carbon, hydrogen and oxygen, produced from yeast ferment sugars. The amount of alcoholic content in a drink is determined by the amount of yeast and length of fermentation. Department of health advises that safe drinking levels for both men and women are 14 units per week. …

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What are fats, their function, bad and good fats

In this post you will learn what fats are, their function within our body and how these can affect our weight loss journey. With that being said, you will also learn how to calculate the amounts of fats too! Alternatively, you can use our macro-nutrient calculator! Definition of fats Fats are organic compounds made up …

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What are Carbohydrates, Simple carbs and Complex Carbs

What are Carbohydrates? Carbohydrates (Carbs) are one of the 3 main macronutrients whose primary purpose is to provide the body with energy, and consist of carbon, hydrogen and oxygen atoms. Carbs can be found in different forms; starchy carbs, fibres and simple sugars found in fruits, dairy products, grains and vegetables. However when digested these take the …

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Why do you gain weight so fast after losing it

Have you been dieting for a while and lost all the weight you wanted to lose just to gain it back? Don’t worry, you’re not alone; many people face a similar problem. About 80% of people will regain their weight within a year of quitting their diet. Within two years, about 85% of people will regain their weight, and within three years, that figure rises to 95%. (Norton and Baker, 2019).  Unexplained weight gain happens due to a number of reasons, and specifically due to your body’s defence system. We’ve created this post …

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