The silent beach body thief

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Why do we get fat and lose our beach bodies?

To understand it, we need to know how different foods affect us, why we overeat, and how the human body works.

When you are thirsty and drink water, how much do you need? You don’t know, and you also don’t care, because your body tells you through a variety of biochemical signals to stop when you’ve had enough. How does the human body know what to do? The concept is called homeostasis.

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You are what you eat. So, what to eat?

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If you have downloaded our wellness guide, you will know that tip 1 is Eat Clean. I thought to elaborate a bit what we consider eating clean is. For years I thought I ate very clean, but now I can shake my head about all the bad food I’ve put in my mouth.
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Are you a sugar burner or a fat burner?

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We all know sugar burners, or maybe you are one? You can spot them a mile away, or I do. I know them well because I was one once. Sugar burners eat the whole day, and they get hangry. The ones who are trying to eat healthily, carry a massive cool box filled with Tupperware to work. I know, because that was me. I was priding myself on my healthy habits of eating my “clean, small meals” the whole day, keeping my metabolism fast (who told us this silly “fact”?). Little did I know I was doing my body and metabolism a disservice. Let me explain to you how your body uses fuel(energy) and why you don’t want to be a sugar burner.
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Intermittent Fasting vs Calorie restriction

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The last year or so, I've been more active on twitter. What a brutal space. I find it a place where people have no filters and can be downright rude. One thing the hardcore bro-science followers are very sure about is that intermittent fasting is the same as cutting calories. It is not the same. 
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Did you know you have a body set weight?

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For a good decade a year or two before the birth of my third child, I experienced this bizarre phenomenon of my weight yoyoing. It was even worse after her birth. Every New Year I get on the scale after a great December holiday, and I’m overweight (very overweight). That is when I pulled in the reigns, reduced my calories, cutting fat, eating beautiful salads with lean meats and exercise like a madwoman. 
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