Many who go on diets achieve weight-loss, whether it is 2kg or 20kg. What most people don’t achieve is sustaining their desired weight for the long-term. Diets are designed for rapid results. However they are not designed for sustainable long-term results. What is required is a long-term approach. This leads us onto intermittent fasting and the health benefits associated to this way of approaching food, health and nutrition.
Most of us have, at some point, been interested in improving our body shape through a change in diet or exercise behaviours. The modern fitness industry has become noisy and disorienting; spurious social media gurus and aggressive marketing dominate the weight loss landscape. This article offers a refreshing guide through some of the important evidence around weight loss.
The usual image we hold for training our “core” is getting down and smashing out as many sit-ups as we can. This is usually with a training partner holding our feet or the classic manoeuvre of using the underside of the bed to fix our feet in place. However, is this an accurate exercise for replicating the movements and functions of the “core”?