My jeans were too tight!

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Back in January, I thought that my washing machine was playing up, and shrinking my jeans! But then I realised that I was using a different hole on my belt buckle, and that actually, all of my clothes were too tight. Oops – too fat! Time to lose weight. Two months later, and I had lost 10% of my body weight. Have a look at this video and find out how I did it!

The Complete Guide to Fasting by Jason Fung, available via Mostly Books, our favourite bookstore just round the corner from the practice! Website run by the irritatingly handsome Dr Andreas Eenfeldt about low carb eating. Lots of stuff by Jason Fung here.

Intensive Dietary Management. ‘Fasting for Weight Loss and Diabetes Reversal Made Simple. (Jason Fungs website)

Effect of Breakfast on Weight and Energy Intake: Systemic Review and Meta-analysis of Randomised Controlled Trials.

Cup of tea?

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I was about to go for a run and then come back and have a cup of tea, but then I read this article in the BJSM about the effects of caffeine on sports performance. It was a very powerful piece of research, pulling together the results of many other research articles.

….and the result? Does caffeine improve sports performance? You’ll have to watch the video to find out! (it’s only 30 secs)

I was an addict….

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Bizarrely, when I was 18yrs old, I found that running kept my eczema at bay. It was great to feel that simply by going running, my eczema got less troublesome. I became addicted to running….

‘Runners high’ is the sensation of going running as one person and coming back from your run as another (much nicer) person. You may well have experienced this!

You do not wish ( if you are a running addict like I was), to have to stop running due to ‘Runners Knee’. There was a great article about it this week in the BMJ. Runners Knee is, typically, pain on the outer aspect of the knee which comes on when we start a new running programme, particularly if we are running on hard surfaces, in old running shoes, on a camber or downhill. Running slowly can also make it worse.

To improve the problem, they recommend that you do faster interval-training, get some new running shoes, and get yourself assessed for biomechanical problems, especially leg length asymmetry. I have done previous videos about this topic here and here.

There are a couple of exercises that they recommend which you can see in the video!

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