Matt’s Diary

Ok its day 1. So far I have to say I have to step up my game.

For breakfast I had 2 Pop Tarts and a glass of milk. I had a cup of coffee when I got to work and for lunch I went to the a supermarket nearby (They have a buffet) and got mashed potatoes, broccoli, Salisbury steak and meatballs and a bottle of Dr Pepper. When I got home I had a pepperoni hot pocket, plus canned spaghetti and Ramen noodles. I also had 2 more Dr. Peppers and a glass of orange juice.

For exer…

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Do I need to be skinny to look toned?

Want to achieve that ‘shredded’ look? It usually requires an increase in muscle mass and a descrease in body fat.

Increased muscle mass (i.e. size, width and volume of your muscle fibres) will help your muscles become more visible beneath body fat; however, significant mass is not always necessary for improved tone.

According to exercise scientist Johann Ruys, “Muscle mass increase is generally associated with an increase in tone, but an increase in tone is not necessaril…

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10 ways to boost calorie burn at the gym

Trick up your workout with these simple techniques to burn more fat at the gym. 



1. Aim for 3-7 reps
To boost metabolism, you want fewer reps with heavier weights according to the Norwegian University of Sport and Physical Education. To maximise calorie burn after your workout (a.k.a. excess post-exercise oxygen consumption or EPOC), aim for three to seven reps.


2. Combine loads

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Fiber-rich diet may reduce lung disease

A diet rich in fiber may not only protect against diabetes and heart disease, it may reduce the risk of developing lung disease, according to new research.
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Brain levels of vitamin B12 decrease with age and are prematurely low in people with autism and schizophrenia

A new study has found that Vitamin B12 levels in the brain are significantly decreased in the elderly and are much lower in individuals with autism or schizophrenia, as compared to their peers at similar ages.
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Joanna Turner: I lost 25 kilos with deep breathing

We do it all day, every day. But simple tweaks to your breathing can boost your wellbeing. Joanna Turner, a health coach from Sydney, tell us how she lost weight through correct breathing.

“It took me a while to hear the message about breathing that everyone kept talking about. I was ‘hearing’ the message but not actually doing it. After a stressful day at work (I was formerly a corporate accountant), I would literally say, ‘I haven’t even breathed today!’

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Newbie needing to introduce myself and my new journey

Hi all. I am Rufus. I have just started my new way of eating and today is the start of week 2. I am trying to keep all calories under 1200-1500 as I was eating over 3000 a day. My exercise is nill at the moment as I cannot physically do it, but plan to as soon as my body will allow.

Please let me tell you a bit about me and what brings me here. I am 42. 43 next month. I am 5'11" and weighed 429 the last time I weighed which was two to three months ago, maybe more. …

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Curcumin Boosts AMPK Activation, Prevents Fatty Liver

Several new studies show that curcumin activates the enzyme AMPK, along with related fat burning gene signals, thus preventing the build up of fat in liver cells. 

AMPK (AMP-activated protein kinase) is a pivotal cell enzyme required to orchestrate the burning of fat and sugar. The first study was trying to figure out if curcumin had a mechanism that could specifically help protect against non-alcohol fatty liver disease; a common consequence of obesity-related health problems. …

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How Fast Body Slimming

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Everyone will want to have a healthy body weight and body and also has a well proportioned body shape and body weight. This is regardless of whether he is a male or female, all definitely want to have a body like this.

But if the women have a body fat will always strive somehow to lose weight so that body has become slender or slim. Because these desires have gained weight when few surely will find yourself confused and dizzy just because of her…

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Low Energy? Detect Thyroid Related Fatigue

Energy is the backbone of life. All systems in your body need energy to function properly. How you produce and distribute energy is complex; thyroid hormone function has a major impact on all of your energy systems. However, not all fatigue or tiredness is due to thyroid malfunction. How do you tell the difference?

Thyroid hormone governs the basal metabolic rate, which is like the idling speed of a car engine. Even when you are sitting in a chair or sleeping your 100 trillion cells …

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