The Gluten-Free, Sugar-Free (GFSF) Diet

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For the past few weeks, I haven't been eating a "strict" low-carb diet. My main goal has been to break my addiction to unhealthy foods by being completely abstinent. And I've managed to do it. I haven't eaten a single bite of junk food since September 3rd. Not a bite, not a sip, not a sniff. For 7 weeks now. This has been my primary goal and I've made it less of a priority to … [Read more...]

How to Prevent Diet-Induced “Brain Fog” From Killing Your Progress

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We've all been there. We decide to start eating healthy and it all goes well for a while. Then one stressful day we realize that we have nothing to eat for dinner. We're hungry, we're tired and we just can't seem to think of anything healthy to eat. The fridge appears empty and it's actually hard to remember why we wanted to eat healthy in the first place. This is what I … [Read more...]

Not Losing Weight on a Low Carb Diet? Here’s What To Do

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Are you on a low-carb diet, but not losing weight? Perhaps you lost some weight in the beginning but now the scale won't budge? This article will show you how to get that thing moving again. Not Losing Weight on a Low Carb Diet? I like low-carb diets. I honestly think they are a strong weapon against some of the biggest health problems in the world. That being said, … [Read more...]

Do Artificial Sweeteners Cause Weight Gain?

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Most of us have been enjoying sugary treats since we were kids. For many years it didn't seem that it was doing any harm. But, as the years crept by, we started getting fat. Being responsible individuals, we decided to do something about it. Usually, the first rule of weight loss is to eat healthy food. As we know, sugar ain't healthy, so it is usually one of the first … [Read more...]

How Many Carbs on a Low-Carb Diet? More Than You Might Think

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There seem to be mixed opinions on what actually constitutes a "low carb diet". I've gotten some really interesting remarks after using these words in some of my articles. Some people think I'm promoting Atkins to them, and others think I'm telling people to cut out all fruits and vegetables from their diet. First of all, I haven't even read Atkins's book. In fact, I'm not … [Read more...]

How Long Does it Take to Lose Weight?

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People are impatient. I'm guilty of that myself. In the modern society, we've come to expect quick fix solutions, and are often unwilling to put in the time and effort required to achieve results. If something is too hard or takes too long, chances are we'll move on to something else. Unfortunately, weight loss is one of those things that is both difficult and takes a long … [Read more...]

The Best Eating and Exercise Plan for YOU is the One You Can Follow

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I've gotten a lot of comments from people that disagree with me. The reason they disagree is often that they have done something that worked for them, that may be the complete opposite of what I'm saying. Now you might think that all this would break my spirit, make me crouch into the fetal position and cry, and then shut down my website. But it doesn't. That's because I also … [Read more...]

Low Carb – Smart, but Hard?

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One of the main arguments I see against low-carb diets is that they are difficult to follow. People assume that whole grains, bread and the occasional sugary treat are somehow a necessity to life. The fact that people need to deprive themselves of something on a low-carb diet is a valid point, but this really applies to all weight loss diets. The reality is that despite the … [Read more...]

Calcium May Literally Make You Poop Out Fat

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I came across a study about something I find very interesting. It involves dietary Calcium and faecal fat excretion. Faeces is dirty business, but someone has got to do it, and I am very grateful to those researchers. I'd just like to take a moment and admire the types of scientists who are willing to spend their days weighing and measuring shit, for the sake of improved health … [Read more...]

The Art of Not Finishing Your Meal

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Did your grandma ever tell you not to leave any food on your plate? Maybe your parents told you to think about the starving kids in Africa when you didn't finish your meal? Well, even though a lot of what grandma said was true, finishing every meal may not be the best idea in the world. Let me explain why. I'm a binge eater. I can eat a ridiculous amount of food in one sitting. … [Read more...]