It turns out that whilst “everyone knows” that muscles burn more calories than fat does, it isn’t really true. Okay, it is sort of true – but the effect isn’t significant.
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I saw an interesting article recently about nitrates and muscle growth. I know the focus is supposed to be on weight loss not muscle growth but I’ll get to why you need to know this in my next post.
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Protein is really interesting. There are a bunch of things I didn’t know but which are quite important for weight loss (and for body building too for that matter). The body builders probably already know this, but for the rest of us …
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The Cabbage Soup diet is a fast way to lose weight but it does have some downsides.
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If you’re on the 5:2 Diet here are some suggestions for your ‘fasting’ (500/600 calorie) days (with the least calories at the top of each list so you consider them first):
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The 5:2 diet is about eating normally for 5 days a week and slashing calories on the other two. The two aren’t days in a row. You get to eat what you like between them.
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What is the difference between Good and Bad Carbs? How do you tell?
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Calories are the imperial measure. Kilojoules are the same thing, but “in metric”.
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Yesterday I provided a LBS to Kg converter.
It dawned on me afterwards that I should ALSO have provided one for the other way around! So, here is a Kg to Pounds conversion table:
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I was working in a supermarket after school when Australia became metricated in about 1974. One day everything was imperial (pounds and ounces) and the next day it was metric (kilograms or grams).
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