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Break the obesity cycle!

Continual weight gain is often the result of a vicious cycle created by something called metabolic syndrome. Metabolic syndrome is the problem underlying many modern health issues. Not surprisingly, it is caused by eating too much sugar and carbohydrate. Despite evidence for its existence metabolic syndrome took a while to be accepted by the medical and scientific…

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Beating Diabetes: Sharmilah’s Story

“You are young, you’re happy, and you’re full of life, but being overweight you are a ticking bomb.” Big is Gorgeous founder Sharmilah Begum was offended. She had come to meet Xndo founder Lars Brittsjo to talk about how the Singaporean weight and health management company could collaborate with BIG. At the end of the…

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12 side effects of sugar

There are reasons to avoid sugar that have nothing to do with a slimmer waistline. We know sugar leads to weight gain and obesity, and contributes to a growing number of diseases. Yet it seems the more research that is done, the more negative things we discover about sugar and its effects. Following are some of the more harmful…

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Protein Shakes: Good for everyone

Protein shakes are a great way to supplement your protein needs. While body builders have long used protein bars and shakes to boost their daily protein intake and build muscle post-workout, protein is not just for the fitness minded. An increased protein intake is beneficial for everyone. Protein builds muscle, balances blood sugar Protein helps our…

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Why does sugar make us fat?

Sugar makes us fat, but why? The answer has to do with the way our bodies use and store energy. Fast blood sugar release When sugar or carbohydrate is digested, it is released into our blood as energy in the form of glucose. As soon as glucose hits our bloodstream, our pancreas produces insulin which tells our cells to begin soaking…

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Sugar & Disease

Sugar makes us fat, but that’s not the worst thing it does. Sugar is making us sick. Sugar consumption is now proven to contribute to a range of serious diseases. And the more of it we eat, the worse the effects are. Diabetes It is well known that sugar is a major contributor to obesity,…

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You’re fit, but are you healthy?

Health and fitness are not the same thing. At 46 Andrew Boardman was the fittest he had ever been in his life. When he walked to the starting line of a marathon in Blackburn on August 3 this year (2016) he expected to finish well, but he never made the race. He collapsed with a massive stroke minutes…

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Protein aids weight loss: fact or fiction?

Protein has big benefits for weight loss, and helps fight the effects of aging. Protein aids weight loss in several ways. It is necessary for building and maintaining lean muscle, which is important because muscle boosts your metabolism naturally. Muscle burns calories when you are active and also when you are resting, making it easier to lose weight.…

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Optimize weight loss with protein

Protein has big benefits for weight loss, and helps fight the effects of aging. A study recently completed in the USA showed that high protein intake helps to maintain muscle we normally lose as we get older, keeping us stronger and healthier. High protein consumption also reduces obesity as we age, and helps prevent the…

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The coconut milk myth

If you’ve been cooking with condensed or evaporated milk because you were told coconut milk was fattening, it’s time to go back to the old recipes. We’ve compared condensed milk, evaporated milk, and coconut milk and the outcome may surprise you. The truth is coconut milk is by far the healthiest option! Coconut milk has the least calories, and almost…