Our bustling lifestyles have contributed to the increasing prevalence of obesity and its associated medical problems. Sure, we appreciate the need for activity and healthy eating but in reality many of us prioritise convenience and speed. Among the plethora of modern conveniences we have cars (self-driving anyone?), microwaves, smartphones and fast foods including quick home…

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During the holy month of Ramadan, it is important that you stick to a healthy meal plan. This means avoiding the consumption of fried foods such as samosas and pakoras and reducing your intake of salty foods. Drinks like fruit juices, smoothies and fizzy drinks not only increase your calorie intake but can also leave…

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In the first instance before you start reading this blog, you need to understand that fasting during the Holy Month of Ramadan is not to be intended for weight loss. This Holy Month is intended to be a time for spiritual reflection and increasing devotion. However, if you follow the recommendations provided you will not…

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Will the sugar tax work?

The new Sugar Tax on soft drinks has come into force in the UK as of 6th April 2018, manufacturers will have to impose a tax on high-sugar drinks they sell. We are already seeing some impact of this tax with leading brands like Fanta, Lucozade and Ribena cutting the sugar content in their drinks….

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Public Health England (PHE) now wants the country to go a diet. PHE wants the portion size of some of Britain’s most popular foods to be reduced. They have also asked the food industry to opt for healthier ingredients and the public to choose low calorie options. 13 different food items, which are responsible for…

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Does your employment involve shift work? Have you experienced a decline in health whilst rotating your working hours from day to night? Have your eating habits or weight been affected due to shift work? Yes? – Then you need to read on to tackle the demons of the twilight hours! What is the problem? Sustained…

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New Year’s resolutions have almost become an inevitable part of the festive period, and topping those lists is the resolution to lose weight. A study carried out at the University of Hertfordshire concluded that 78% individuals failed to keep up with their intended resolutions. Given that obesity is now a worldwide problem, and it is…

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You have been trying to lose weight; you have tried every diet available and are constantly experimenting with the latest fad diets. You have spent a huge amount of money on food supplements, exercise DVDs, weight loss classes and you’re still struggling to lose weight. So what are the reasons? Read below to find out…

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People gain weight due to a number of reasons. They eat more and exercise less. Most health care professionals would say the same. In fact cause for obesity is much more complex. Why do people eat more and exercise less even though they know that it is not good for them. Most people are intelligent…

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Dating with Obesity

Assuming you can get past the difficulty of facing others in social settings due to the stigma and taunts, people often choose not to include you in their social activities since there is a chance that you probably won’t enjoy it anyway. They may believe that you won’t be able to keep up if there…

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