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The DETOX Bullshit

‘Detox’ Your Brain. Spare Your Body. Every now and then I come across someone on a so called ‘detox diet’. It ranges from having only fruits or only fruit juices to even extremes like having only water. Some fancy forms of ‘detox’ diets also include specialised drinks and concoctions and ‘digestible’ bars and ‘detox’ pills. […]

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STOP COUNTING CALORIES

People counting calories to stay fit is like a child calculating his riches by counting the number of notes in a mixed currency stack. The child doesn’t understand that each note can have a different denomination. Not just that, but even the fact that each currency has a different value of its own. For eg: […]

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Don’t BURN your way to fitness

Here’s a line that every fitness enthusiast has heard at least once in their lifetime: ‘can you feel the burn?’ Now let me dish this out to you up straight — this one is not endorsed by any fitness sciences, rather by, as I like to call it —’bro-sciences’. The glorification of working out till […]

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DON’T FALL FOR THE NOVICE EFFECT

A lot of people claim to find miraculous results with scientifically baseless training programmes. Some of these plans are nothing but shams that are mass produced by ‘online trainers’. People report feeling better and stronger and losing inches thanks to these programmes. How does that happen? Well, it’s actually a psycho-physiological phenomenon called the ‘novice […]

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