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WHY IT IS SO EASY TO PUT ON WEIGHT AND SO DIFFICULT TO LOSE IT?

It’s actually not easy to put on lean muscle
mass or bone mass.  It’s even difficult
to maintain lean body mass as one ages. 
But that’s the subject for another blog. 
More correctly stated: WHY IS IT SO EASY TO GET FAT AND SO DIFFICULT TO
GET LEAN? The very simple reason is that we are designed to do just that.  Through natural selection, we are genetically
disposed to store fat reserves easily and to use energy efficiently making it
hard to lose the accumulated fat.  […]

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Sports and Fitness Supplements

Many people ask: “why take a sports and fitness supplement”.  The short answer is because it works.  It helps you to achieve your goals. The slightly longer answer is that even a so called “healthy balanced diet” is likely to lack the specific nutrients required to optimize your performance.  With modern farming methods focused on mass production, it is unlikely that the foods you eat contain the nutrients you need for optimum sporting performance.  Many will also contain harmful […]

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The Truth about Alcohol

If you choose to consume alcohol, this is what you should know:

Alcohol is toxic and highly calorific.  Your body will prioritise the metabolism of alcohol to rid itself of the toxin. It will then metabolise the food that you have eaten. But, the body may not need the calories as there were plenty in the alcohol. So, the food will be processed into fat.

A bottle of dry wine (3 large glasses) has the same calories as a cheese burger and chips […]

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Nutrition

We at The Real Stuff, do not believe in labelling diets, such as: “Low Fat” or “High Fat Low Carbohydrate “.  In fact, we don’t even believe in calling what one should consume, a diet, as this has the negative connotation of restriction and deprivation. Instead, we believe in seeking out and consuming only nutrient-dense foods.  Starting with sufficiently high-quality protein and then adding some leafy and colourful vegetables, some healthy fats and some healthy high fibre carbohydrates. Depending […]

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Exercise

Depending on your goals, your exercise regimen should include in varying degrees: aerobic exercise, high-intensity interval training and resistance training.  We will be publishing great content in the coming weeks but for now, a word for regular folk out there who are neither elite athletes nor exercise enthusiasts:
A relatively small amount (20 minutes) of regular exercise (4 to 6 times per week, 2hrs/week max) can have a significant positive impact on your health, what you look like and what […]

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Why is Protein so important to health?

Protein is a component of every cell in the human body.  It is not just for building muscle.  Your hair, skin, cartilage, bone, blood, and hormones consist significantly of protein.  With the exception of water, protein makes up the majority of your lean body weight. Many people believe that bone is made up only of calcium and other inorganic minerals, whereas collagen (a protein), makes up a significant percentage of bone. In fact, collagen is the most abundant protein […]

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