Your inability to turn down seconds may be in your DNA. One in six people carry the “obesity gene” – a variation that boosts risk by around 70 percent – have more of the hormone ghrenlin, which keeps the brain’s “I’m full” light from switching on. Until scientists create drugs to suppress ghrenlin, the best advice is to hit the gym. Exercise will help keep the hormone in check.

You will be hungrier on days you exercise – make sure you burn more than you eat:

During or immediately after a workout, your appetite will often be suppressed, but a little later on hunger hormone levels increase and satiety hormones decrease, making you super hungry.

To avoid unnecessary nibbling, coordinate your workout times with your meals/snacks, so that finishing up your exercise session coincides with your next regular eating time. This will help avoid skipping a meal, or eating an extra one.

Your post-workout meal should be rich in carbs and protein. Also drink enough water during and after your session, since thirst is often mistaken for hunger.

With this in mind weigh yourself before and after your workout to calculate how much fluid loss occurred, then slowly drink the same amount of water as your lost weight


Yes, it’s true: exercise can thwart illness! A workout a day keeps the flu away.

When you get into a workout groove, everything runs as it should, including your ability to fend off an invading cold or flu.

Moderate exercise helps boost immunity by increasing the movement of immune cells,which seek and destroy viruses and bacteria.


This chemical used to make some plastic dishes and utensils – don’t mix, reports a study. Levels of the chemical were eight times higher in people who consumed hot food from plastic bowls versus ceramic ones. Long-term exposure to melamine may increase the risk of kidney stones. Thus the real problem is what’s in the spoon, not on it.

The 3-Day Detox Cleanse: How It Works

  • The 3-Day Detox Cleanse consists of drinking cleansing smoothies

  • Every meal is replaced by a Detox Smoothie that fills you up and provides you with your essential nutrients

  • The cleanse makes you feel invigorated, cleans your system and is an effective way to lose weight

  • The recipes use simple ingredients that you can find in any large grocery store

  • If you follow the instructions, you will feel refreshed and energetic after drinking the Detox Smoothies for 3 days

Even if you eat healthy and get plenty of exercise, your body needs cleansing from time to time to help remove harmful residues and restore your vitality.


A detox aims to help the body rid itself of toxins. Of course, the human body has many natural detox pathways via the liver, urine, sweat and feces. While it is a complex process, the liver neutralizes toxic substances, and then releases them from the body.

If you're living amongst us in this increasingly toxic world, then it’s probably a good idea to do a cleanse once or twice a year. Doing a detox is like hitting a reset button for your body. It will help to increase your energy levels, balance your hormones, improve digestion, give your adrenals a much needed break, help break cravings and make you feel joyous all over, not to mention beautiful glowing skin.

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