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I’m trying to gain/lose weight, how much food should I eat?

I get many versions of this type of question. Gaining or losing weight is largely about calorie control. As explained in an earlier post, body weight is determined by the balance of energy in (food eaten) and energy out (energy expenditure). Therefore, you would alter your energy intake/expenditure depending on what...

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Why is it so hard to change behavior?

Have you ever tried to get a loved one to change a habit that was unhealthy? Maybe someone else has tried to get you to change? It seems like no matter how hard you try, and how obvious the problem may be, they are just not willing to improve....

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What is the set point theory?

The bodyweight set point theory states that we each have a certain weight, or ‘set point’, which is difficult to deviate from. It is a bit of a misnomer, as our bodies do not actually keep our bodyweight constant. Instead, our metabolism changes in response to altering weight. At its...

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