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Learning To Trust Ourselves With Food

Let me ask you this: how much of your time, money, and, quite frankly, well-being have you wasted on bad advice, fad diets, supplements, and diet pills over the years? I wouldn’t be surprised if you have invested hundreds, if not thousands, of pounds in your lifetime. According to Yoni Freedhoff in his book, The [&hellip

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Sweeteners: What We Know So Far

Some people swear by sweeteners as a ‘healthier’ low-calorie alternative to sugar to help with weight loss and management, whilst others believe them to be the cause of certain metabolic diseases such as diabetes, as well as obesity, and some cancers. Despite some limited evidence which supports both sides of the argument, there is still [&hellip

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How Screen Time Affects Appetite

Appetite is our natural desire to eat food to satisfy our bodily needs. It may result from internal cues such as hunger or external hedonic cues such as foods we find appealing (1, 2). Working from home the past year, I can personally say my screen time has increased. This is consistent with research in [&hellip

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Lessons We Can Learn From The Blue Zones

Around the world, a few select geographical regions have been designated Blue Zones due to a significantly higher life expectancy in these areas compared to anywhere else on the planet. The Blue Zones include the Italian island of Sardinia; the Greek island Ikaria; Okinawa, Japan; Nicoya, Costa Rica; and Loma Linda, California1. Although certain genetic [&hellip

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Gestational Diabetes: An Introduction

Gestational diabetes mellitus, or GDM, is a form of diabetes that affects pregnant people. According to the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (1), GDM is defined as any degree of glucose intolerance that is not clearly pre-existing diabetes. Having GDM can increase the risk of high blood glucose levels in your new-born, macrosomia [&hellip

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What Are The Side Effects of Dieting?

A survey last year found that adults will try 126 different diets during their lifetime, with an average of 2-3 a year.[1] The top five diets were the 5:2 diet (intermittent fasting), Atkins and keto diets (very low carbohydrate), a cabbage soup diet and juice cleanses. You will likely have tried one of these fad [&hellip

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