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    Last week, the National Obesity Forum caused a furore by claiming that eating fat, including saturated fat, will help cut rates of obesity and type 2 diabetes. Public Health England hit back, calling NOF’s advice “irresponsible”. There’s wide agreement that modern diets have led to a rise in illnesses such as coronary heart disease and type 2 diabetes. Like most research, the recent controversy focuses on whether specific nutrients are the cause. I’m not qualified to decide whether fat is good for you or will help you lose weight. But as a philosopher, and someone who has studied diet and […]
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    Athletes must be powered by the right fuel. It’s no good having a natural talent and flair if you don’t have the fitness levels to put this to use and those fitness levels cannot be achieved without a balanced diet that provides all the right nutrients needed to succeed. Tackling this can be a big headache for an athlete. Alongside the technical skills you require to succeed you’ll need to become an expert in balancing your diet too. Here are some top tips on how to get that right… Sensible goals Be totally focussed on what you want to achieve. […]
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