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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 29th June 2015 07:30 PM
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    Britain’s fattest man & anorexia

    Carl Thompson died on Sunday 21st June. He had the unfortunate distinction of being known as “Britain’s fattest man”. Carl was estimated to weigh 65 stone He was just 33 years old. Without knowing Carl’s exact height, his BMI was approximately 130 – 140.

    An inquest is currently taking place into the death of 17 year old Emma Carpenter. Distressingly for the family, the inquest is taking place almost nine years after Emma died because of investigations into the circumstances of her death by Nottinghamshire Healthcare Trust and the Health Ombudsman. Emma died suffering from anorexia and weighing just 4 stone with a BMI of 10.

    Published on 28th June 2015 04:30 PM
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    Here is Zoe Harcombe's second presentation. To view full screen, just click the little icon at the bottom right hand corner of the video

    Published on 22nd June 2015 07:30 PM
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    Does chocolate reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease?

    That’s what we were told on Tuesday 16th June: “Heart researchers at the University of Aberdeen found that eating up to 100g of chocolate a day reduced the risk of suffering a stroke by 23 per cent".

    The claim for stroke and coronary heart disease together (what is termed cardiovascular disease – CVD) was a 14% risk reduction.

    Here’s the full study. Table 3 is where they get the headline numbers from for those interested.


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