June 15, 2016
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The Ultimate Guide to Simplifying Diet: Part 1 – Solid Ground

One of the initial reasons why I started my first blog was frustration with how a simple subject was becoming clouded. Sure, nutrition science is deeply nuanced […]
June 1, 2016
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The Fat Loss Formula: 10 Questions & Answers to Start Losing Fat Today

Let me see if this sounds familiar to you… In April, you picked up a magazine that had some article about the ‘secrets’ behind losing fat […]
December 9, 2015
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The Novice Guide to Intermittent Fasting

If you read this blog, then you know I love fasting. It’s simple. It’s incredibly effective. And it puts an end to diets with one, swift […]
November 25, 2015
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Myths & Truths About Protein

Once established, truisms and myths in nutrition die hard. Dietary protein intake has been subjected to many of these myths; high protein intake is considered harmful […]
November 10, 2015
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A Better Way to Eat

I think there is a better way to eat. There has to be, because the way we’re currently eating isn’t working (obviously). One of the problems […]
September 30, 2015
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Food Quality: The Hierarchy of Needs

There is a unfortunate irony in the modern food environment; the overabundance of food available in Western societies, relative to the cheap cost of eating. The […]
September 22, 2015
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10 Simple Weight Loss Troubleshoots

Weight loss and maintenance is often overcomplicated. The reality is that the finer details are only relevant to about 1% of people: anyone trying to get […]
September 15, 2015
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3 Reasons Why Food Labels Are Ruining Your Health

Let’s make one thing clear: the food industry is not on your side. Marion Nestle, Professor of Nutrition at New York University, even went so far […]
August 4, 2015
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4 Reasons Why You Need More Fibre

Before you read, check out this quick video which Harvard psychologists shot in the ’90’s. Did you see the gorilla?! Half of the students originally shown […]
June 9, 2015
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Does Your Sleep Hygiene Stink? 3 Reasons You Need to Improve Your Sleep

I laughed the first time I heard the term ‘sleep hygiene.’ I thought it had something to do with changing your sheets. Nope. The National Sleep […]
May 5, 2015
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An End to the Calorie Debate: Part 2

In Part 1, we looked at the the importance of energy balance, and situations which can affect the fate of calories. In this part, we’re going […]
May 1, 2015
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An End to the Calorie Debate: Part 1

The nutrition and health world loves black and white concepts; it doesn’t do middle ground. It’s understandable to an extent: people like to identify with something, be […]
November 25, 2014
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What is Nutrition?

Let’s take a pause. Assuming you have multiple social media accounts, it’s probably rather safe to assume you’re bombarded with info on nutrition. #vegan. #paleo.#vegetarian.#cleaneating.#cheatday.#healthy.#plantbased.#carnivore. Enough. Let’s […]
November 11, 2014
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Stop Eating Stale Popcorn: How Distracted Eating is Affecting Your Diet

Imagine you go to the cinema. You do what you habitually do at the cinema; buy some popcorn. You go into the movie, and crunch and […]
October 28, 2014
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The Single Reason Why Diets Do or Don’t Work

One of the hallmark features of weight loss research is the fact that the overwhelming majority of dieters will regain the weight, often with interest. [1-3] […]