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3 Tips to Help You Drop Those Difficult Last 10 Pounds

The last leg of a diet can be brutally difficult. You're training hard and eating clean, but your body is being stubborn and your fat levels seem to be stuck just a few percentage points above where you want to be. Read More

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Is Coffee Good or Bad for You?

If you Google "coffee + health" and click on a random result, there's about a 50/50 chance you'll be told it's either good or bad for you. For some it's a magic bullet that aids weight loss and helps prevent disease, while for others it's a harmful vice that will ruin your body. Read More

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3 Exercise Mistakes That Are Killing Your Progress

Even the most dedicated gym-goers can sometimes fall foul of the dreaded plateau. When that happens, you can be working your butt off and still won't see the results you're looking for in the mirror. Read More

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Can Spicy Foods Help You Lose Weight?

Are you a big fan of spicy food? If so, you'll be happy to know that the "kick" often comes from some variety of chili pepper — an ingredient rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. So there are definitely some health benefits. Read More

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Why You Need to Include Resistance Training in Your Exercise Routine

Resistance training, to put it simply, involves moving heavy objects in brief, intense sessions with rest intervals in between. It's the single most effective form of exercise you can do... Read More

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Can You Eat Junk Food and Still Lose Weight?

One of the biggest hurdles for many personal training clients is giving up all the sweet, salty and fatty treats they love. For someone who's not used to eating healthy, going without crisps or chocolate bars and snubbing their favourite fast food restaurants can take a huge amount of effort and determination. Read More

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The 3 Types of Weight Loss Support You Need to Get in the Shape of Your Life

There's a famous quote by the poet John Donne, which goes something like "no man is an island, entire of itself." He was probably referring to loneliness, but the sentiment also rings true when it comes to our health and fitness goals. Read More

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Why a "Low GL" Diet Is Key to Weight Loss and Improved Health

Have you ever heard the expression "great bodies are made in the kitchen, not the gym"? There's definitely an element of truth to this, because no matter how hard you work out, it takes a good diet to uncover those toned muscles and give you the silhouette you're after. Read More

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Why Your New Diet Book Won't Work

Excess weight is one of the major health problems of our time, especially here in Ireland, and a huge industry has built up around finding the "next big thing" that will solve it. If you've been struggling with your weight, chances are you've contributed to this industry yourself by purchasing the odd diet book in the hopes you would finally get in shape. Read More

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4 Reasons You're Not Getting the Weight Loss Results You Want

Here's a complaint that's all too common among dieters. See if it rings a bell with you: "I've been working out and eating healthy everyday for the past couple of months, but I'm not losing weight. In fact, some weeks I'm GAINING weight. It's really discouraging… Read More

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