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    Welcome to The Harcombe Diet Club! We have set this up for friends and fans of The Harcombe Diet and for people interested in finding out more about the diet, who hopefully will become friends and fans.

    The Harcombe Diet is a different approach to weight loss, encouraging you to eat naturally and move naturally. Overweight is about fat stored and losing weight is about encouraging the body to release stored fat. In no way is the body as simplistic as energy in = energy out – and, therefore, we do not need to put less energy in and/or try to get more energy out. We need to eat better, not to eat less.

    The club has three membership levels and you can sign up here.

    1) Forum Member. From a little more than £1 per month you can participate as often as you like in the lively club forum, get support from other club members and share your experiences and learnings with other members. You’ll no doubt come in asking ‘daft’ questions, but we don’t consider any question daft – many other members will dive in to help you within minutes (sometimes seconds!) Within weeks, if not days, you will be an expert helping others and this will feel so good!

    2) Club Member. From less than £1 per week, this is the most popular and best value club membership option. For barely the price of a cucumber, this will give you: full forum access; access to all the articles, videos, and the growing library of FAQ’s; and access to all back issues of our magazine “Diet & Health Today”. In this we cover the ‘big issues’ from “Why don’t I lose weight if I eat less?”; “Where do the calories go?!”; “Where does exercise fit in with weight loss?”; “Why have I got fat around my middle especially?”
    Club Membership also gets you access to a private 'Ask Zoe' forum, where you can get your more challenging questions answered by Zoe, herself.
    As soon as you join at this level (and you can unsubscribe at any time) you have immediate access to all back issues of the magazine, weekly diet tips and the full information ‘library’. This membership provides excellent value for money and is our most popular membership plan.

    3) Plus membership will give you everything that Club Membership offers – all the FAQ’s, videos, articles, magazine back issues, 'Ask Zoe' private forum, unmoderated forum access. PLUS – Plus members can have their own personal blog running and a personal photo album. You can customise your blog and many members are having great fun putting their experiences and opinions on line for others to see and to keep an online diary of their own progress. As the club is openly available for viewing, you can send friends and family the link to your blog so that they can follow you without needing to be members.

    There are a number of ‘super members’ in the club who are also on hand to answer your queries – we will be helping you together!
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    If you're new to this site, please read this post first. It explains how the site is organised and how to gain access to participate. ...
    Published on 3rd August 2015 07:10 PM
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    What pregnancy and meal frequency can teach us about weight loss

    Two articles, which I came across last week, have interesting connections and both undermine the calorie theory. The first wasn’t widely reported, but the Daily Mail covered it with the headline “Pregnant? DON'T eat for two! Overeating 'changes the digestive system making it hard to shift your baby weight'”. The study was undertaken by the Medical Research Council (MRC) and their press release is here.

    The second was recently circulated on twitter, but turned out to be a study from August 2014: “Eating two larger meals a day (breakfast and lunch) is more effective than six smaller meals in a reduced-energy regimen for patients with type 2 diabetes: a randomised crossover study”.

    The pregnancy study

    Published on 27th July 2015 07:30 PM
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    The chances of losing weight with dieting

    We’re returning to a story from just over a week ago. On Friday 17th July, the papers were running the depressing news that “The vast majority of people who pile on the pounds never lose them in the long run”. BBC Health reported that there was a “’Slim chance’ of returning to normal weight”.

    The headlines were based on a study led by Dr Alison Fildes, King’s College London. It was published in the American Journal of Public Health and it had the simple aim of looking at the probability of an obese person attaining normal weight.

    The study

    The researchers took a sample of adults (20 years and older), from a UK database, between 2004 and 2014. They analysed data for 76,704 obese men and 99,791 obese women. They excluded anyone who received bariatric surgery ...

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    Very nice of you to say, Mamie. Glad it helped.

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    Stick to phase 2, don't concentrate on weight lose but on health gain. Then it's a done deal.

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