Weight Loss

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Don't Swallow All The Nutrition Advice You Get

In this day and age when so much information about food and nutrition is freely available, suddenly everyone is an expert. As a nutrition specialist, it often makes me laugh (and sometimes even cringe) to hear some of the myths which are perpetuated. Since the first step towards achieving your goals effectively is to differentiate the facts from misinterpreted and false claims, here are some tips to get you started.
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4 Inexpensive ‘Superfoods' That Never Get The Limelight

In the last couple of years, the term "superfood" has gained increasing amounts of popularity. Trendy products like acai, wheatgrass, kefir and goji berries promise health, wellness and extreme weight loss. Consequently, companies bank on these exaggerated claims by slapping on a hefty price tag. So before you shell out your hard-earned cash on trendy overpriced foods, go back to the basics and stock up on ingredients that tend to be overlooked despite their impressive nutritional content.
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'You Don't Have To Disappear To Prove You Were There': Celebrating The 'F' Word

Too many women I know today measure their self-worth by the space between their thighs. "Oh I want to be thin... I need a man, yaar." I don't really think this is about men. It's about other women. What follows is depression, diets and banal discussion. Some work out, some just suck it out. But either way, the thighs start to get thin, so the dresses get shorter. And the lady thinks she is "in".
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Weight Loss Success Is A Lot Like Masturbation

I used to work out without a fan or an AC. It was a time when I thought working out must be hard or it didn't count. So, I took steps to make it as uncomfortable and as difficult as possible. I told myself that I was weak and a sissy for wanting to be comfortable and for craving the easier path. Motivational videos, posters in the gym and movies like Bhaag Milkha Bhaagand Rocky, reaffirmed my faith that I was a weakling.
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Set Yourself Free From The Beauty Trap

You must have already formed an image of me in your mind, but let me fill in the gaps for you. I am a US Size 4, light-skinned, light-eyed, brown-haired girl living in a nation obsessed with fair skin. You must be wondering what gives me the entitlement to write this article since I occupy quite an enviable position in this culture.
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My Body Is Amazing And So Is Yours

Like most women, I've spent so many years focusing on parts of my body that I wish I could change. I've experimented with my diet plenty, overtrained, compromised on sleep, eaten the bare minimum number of calories and basically tested my body to its limits. Without realising it, I've put my body under a lot of stress over the years to reach a certain aesthetic.