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AlayaCare- Montréal-based healthtech Startup Secures $225M CAD In Series D Funding

“Have you heard about AlayaCare? It is a popular health tech startup based in Montréal. Keep reading this blog to learn some exciting updates about this end-to-end platform.” · The future of care is connected and will be based on the current tech advancement that we are experienc ...

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12 tips to help you lose weight

1. Do not skip breakfast

Skipping breakfast will not help you lose weight. You could miss out on essential nutrients and you may end up snacking more throughout the day because you feel hungry.

Check out healthy breakfast recipes

2. Eat regular meals

Eating at regular times during the day helps burn calories at a faster rate. It also reduces the temptation to snack on foods high in fat and sugar.

Find out more about eating heathily

3. Eat plenty of fruit and veg

Fruit and veg are low in calories and fat, and high in fibre – 3 essential ingredients for successful weight loss. They also contain plenty of vitamins and minerals.

Read up on getting your 5 A Day

4. Get more active

Being active is key to losing weight and keeping it off. As well as providing lots of health benefits, exercise can help burn off the excess calories you cannot lose through diet alone.

Find an activity you enjoy and are able to fit into your routine.

5. Drink plenty of water

People sometimes confuse thirst with hunger. You can end up consuming extra calories when a glass of water is really what you need.

Read more about drinking water as part of a heathly diet

6. Eat high fibre foods

Foods containing lots of fibre can help keep you feeling full, which is perfect for losing weight. Fibre is only found in food from plants, such as fruit and veg, oats, wholegrain bread, brown rice and pasta, and beans, peas and lentils.

7. Read food labels

Knowing how to read food labels can help you choose healthier options. Use the calorie information to work out how a particular food fits into your daily calorie allowance on the weight loss plan.

Find out more about reading food labels

8. Use a smaller plate

Using smaller plates can help you eat smaller portions. By using smaller plates and bowls, you may be able to gradually get used to eating smaller portions without going hungry. It takes about 20 minutes for the stomach to tell the brain it's full, so eat slowly and stop eating before you feel full.

9. Do not ban foods

Do not ban any foods from your weight loss plan, especially the ones you like. Banning foods will only make you crave them more. There's no reason you cannot enjoy the occasional treat as long as you stay within your daily calorie allowance.

10. Do not stock junk food

To avoid temptation, do not stock junk food – such as chocolate, biscuits, crisps and sweet fizzy drinks – at home. Instead, opt for healthy snacks, such as fruit, unsalted rice cakes, oat cakes, unsalted or unsweetened popcorn, and fruit juice.

11. Cut down on alcohol

A standard glass of wine can contain as many calories as a piece of chocolate. Over time, drinking too much can easily contribute to weight gain.

Find out more about the calories in alcohol

12. Plan your meals

Try to plan your breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks for the week, making sure you stick to your calorie allowance. You may find it helpful to make a weekly shopping list.

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Is The Vegan Diet Healthy?

If you were to ask the general population "Is the vegan diet healthy or unhealthy?" you will likely get one common response: unhealthy! Most people believe that vegans are deprived of important nutrients and cannot get enough protein without the consumption of meat and dairy, and ...

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Boost your immunity, lose weight and fend-off Type 2 Diabetes with Baobab

Introduction · I was born and bred in rural Southern Africa. I am now in my late 50’s but most people I meet say I look much like someone in his early 40’s. Although we did not have easy access to modern health facilities back then, I rarely fell sick. Thanks to my mother’s knowl ...

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Coffee Beans Experience

I adore coffee. It tastes good and smells fine. It warms me up and gives me a wonderful feeling. One cup in the morning and the day can start. Slowly but surely. But there are multiple ways to get to drink this dark delight. I recently decided to blend the coffee beans myself. In ...

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Loosing Belly Fat Fast - The African Way: African Lean Belly Review

Have you ever wondered why people in Africa do not struggle much with issues of weight gain? The secret is in their diet, which is mainly composed of plant based organic herbs, made from fruits and vegetables that grow wild in their natural habitats. In most cases these herbs are ...

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