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Weight Loss Facts

October 23rd, 2009 No comments

Did you know…

    1. To lose about half a kilogram a week the body needs an energy “deficit” – that is less calories eaten than burned by the body – of about 500 to 600 calories (2,100 to 2,500 kilojoules) a day.
    2. For every kilogram of body weight lost, ongoing food intake should be cut by about 25 calories (105 kilojoules)  a day to ensure the weight stays off.
    3. So if you lose 10 kilograms, for the rest of your life you have to eat 250 calories (1050 kilojoules) less a day.

This all assumes of course you don’t alter your activity levels.

This is according to Dr Leeds, who is a Visiting Senior Fellow in the School of Biomedical and Molecular Sciences at the University of Surrey.

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Accomodating for eating style could help reduce inches off the waste line

October 14th, 2009 No comments

Hearty portioner’s have difficulty stopping eating at the buffet, their problem is they eat too much in single sittings.

Grazer’s or Mindless Muncher’s snack steadily throughout the day. 

If you are both, I’d say you really have some problems, but there is a strategy for each.


  • The most important thing for the Hearty Portioner is to slow down your eating as they typically eat too fast.
  • Next is to portion your food in such as way as to fill your plate with the low energy dense foods such as salads and vegetables and keep the energy rich foods such as meat, cheese and anything oily or deep fried such as chips (fries) in smaller portions to the side.
  • As much as possible try to avoid buffet style eating where you can fill up your plate as much as possible and keep going back.  Sometimes it’s best to simply avoid the temptation.

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