Everything you need to know about weight loss

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Is there a gene for obesity?

It's not uncommon for people to search for external reasons as to why they have gained fat, or why they struggle to lose fat. Some of the reasons given for this include "I just have a weak spot for chocolate", or "I'm big boned". When I'm delivering the DNAFit education programme to personal trainers and nutritionists, I ask if people believe there is a gene, or genes, which cause obesity. A fair percentage of people on these courses say that there is. But is this true?

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How to lose weight fast

If you're looking to lose weight fast, then this article is for you. Losing weight can feel like a long, painful and arduous journey. If you feel like you've tried everything under the sun, from the cabbage soup diet to juice cleansing, only to lose ten pounds and gain 15 back again, we have some expert advice to help you break the cycle. The following article will explain why weight loss is hard, how to lose weight the healthy way for sustainable, long-term results and how to speed up your weight loss journey.

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Can understanding your DNA help you lose weight?

You may have heard of DNA testing for ancestry and healthcare, but how can understanding your genetic information help you lose weight and get in shape? The following article will show you how your genes impact your response to your diet and exercise.

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What is your body mass index (and is it an accurate measure of health)?

Body mass index (BMI) is an equation used to measure body fat. Your BMI is calculated by your weight in kilograms divided by your height in metres squared. From this calculation, you get a score which shows you where you sit on the weight spectrum. A high BMI is linked to obesity, whereas a very low BMI is linked to anorexia and malnutrition. However, your BMI isn't always an accurate representation of your overall health. This article will discuss everything you need to know about your BMI, and why it can sometimes be an inaccurate.

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