Tag Archives: weight loss

Getting Older, Getting Fatter

As we age, our body shape changes. We slowly lose muscle and we slowly gain fat. It is a part of life, but once we turn 40, male or female, our muscle mass declines by 1% per year. As a result, our strength decreases by around 3% per year. Studies have shown that older people […]

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Sleep Less, Weigh More?

It’s a sad fact, but being sleep deprived may lead to greater appetite and unwanted weight gain.  New studies have shown that a lack of sleep affects the timing of the release of specific hormones, namely ghrelin and leptin.  Ghrelin and leptin work in a “checks and balances” type of system to control feelings of […]

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Can Exercise Make You Fat?

A new study from Queensland University of Technology has shown that exercise can increase some people’s craving for high calorie and sugary foods. What the study found was that people can roughly be divided into 2 types: responders to exercise and non-responders. Non-responders choose higher calorie foods after exercise whereas non-responders prefer lower calorie, low […]

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Healthy Eating with The Body Doctor

The Body Doctor and Love Lunch Unite. The Body Doctor and Annalise Braakensiek recently joined forces to add further sparkle to Annalise’s growing food catering business Love lunch. Each week, Annalise and her team of chefs produce delicious organic, low fat, dairy, gluten and meat free recipes that can be delivered fresh to your home […]

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