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The Deeply Disturbing Truth About Diets

Diet culture is incredibly persuasive and manipulative. The challenge is getting people to see this and understand this, when they're currently trapped in the vicious cycle of it all. Maybe this is you. Maybe you're trapped in diet culture and someone has directed you to Rebelfit to try and free you from it. But you just can't...

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Health - A Rebel Perspective

Once upon a time there was a security guard at a factory. One day he noticed one of the workers leaving the factory, pushing a wheelbarrow. Inside the wheelbarrow was a very small box. He stopped the worker and asked him, "what have you got in your wheelbarrow?", and the worker replied, "it's a small box". The security guard...

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Sad Ok Happy

How Do You Think About Your Body?

"Hi I’m in a good financial position now, just joined rebel weigh! looking forward to changing my life for the better. I joined slimming world at the age of 13 as I pilled on the pounds through emotional eating by being bullied constantly at school... I started putting the weight on at age 7 and at age 14 I knew I was different...

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Skin Tanning

To Control Your Weight - Understand Your Weight!

"Hi rebelfit, I was fairly slim even after having my first baby, but I was very stressed. Iv now had a second baby and he is 18 months and I’m still big, I am over weight, 12 stones! And I’m not stressed, I keep myself happy albeit very very busy with work, 2 kids and now a single mum. I’m not obsessing about my weight or what...

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Woman Fridge

The Best Explanation Of Obesity You'll Read Today!

I'd like you to imagine you own a very small fridge. You go out shopping. You stock up on lots of fresh food. Then you fill up your small fridge when you get home. Over the week you eat from that fridge, and as the contents slowly runs out, you gradually refill it. Fill the small fridge. Eat from the small fridge. Refill the...

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Could Overeaters Anonymous Help You Lose Weight?

"I have a question, I have never dieted, the closest thing I found potentially helpful was the OA overeaters anonymous program, I just haven't stuck with it. I like it because it's not a diet and it's more of a life program, is your training twelve step friendly? As I would like to continue maintaining through OA once I have...

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Diet Confusion

If Diets Don't Work How Do You Lose Weight?

"If diets don't work, how the hell do you lose weight and keep it off? So, for background, I lost over 6 stone on slimming world after I had my second child. After returning back to work when he was around 11 months and I wasn't walking miles and miles a day with my push chair any more the weight started creeping on. Skip to...

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Do You Keep Falling For This Diet Trick?

Science has proven, beyond doubt, that diets, in all forms, have a 95% failure rate. It doesn't matter which diet you try, or what the rules or style of that diet are, 95 out of every 100 people who try it will regain the weight. So why, when we know there is such a monumentally high failure rate, do diets remain so incredibly...

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Why Intermittent Fasting Won't Work For You!

"Hi Liam, I recently read the Fast Feast Repeat book about Intermittent Fasting, most of it made a lot of sense. What is your opinion of it? Does the restriction side of the fasting go against rebel fit? Thanks." Hi Jenny, thank you for your question :) Part of overcoming diet culture is overcoming the ridiculous belief that...

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Secret Eating

When Kids Binge - Tips For Parents!

We've had a question sent to us on our fan page... "Hiya 😊 Slightly random, but I'm really in need of some advice, please. I enjoy reading your posts and I was wondering if other members also have this problem. Basically, my son keeps sneaking food. Sugary snacks to be exact. Admittedly, he is a hungry lad, always has...

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Flat Earth

Could Diets Actually Be A Good Thing?

I don't know if you've noticed the rise in the number of "Flat Earthers" these days? Those people who truly believe that the earth is flat, in spite of the wealth of evidence to prove it is round? It doesn't matter what evidence you put to them, and how compelling that evidence is, they put their fingers in their ears and they...

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The Difference Between Type 1 & Type 2 Diabetes!

Earlier this week we shared a post promoting strength training with a list of research proven benefits: • reduced risk of diabetes• reduced risk of osteoporosis• reduced risk of dementia• improved mental health• aiding long term weight loss• keeping you strong as you age• reversing effects of menopause This then sparked a...

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Tape Mouth

Why You Struggle To Control Overeating!

We've had a question on our fan page... "What happens if you don’t diet and you just over eat? How do you control that." All overeating has its roots in caloric uncertainty. Which means that if you overeat, somewhere in your past or present your calorie intake has been uncertain. Your brain has been convinced that you might run...

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Are You Starving Yourself Fat?!

A little lesson on how we get fat... I'd like you to imagine a world without banks, or credit cards or any form of digital currency. This world is cold, hard cash only, in the form of notes that people carry around with them. However... You can't deposit the notes anywhere. You can't hide them under your mattress. The only...

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A Rebel's Guide To Food Addiction!

If you've ever taken part in a Rebelfit mission you will have learned about the six different "eating cues" that drive us to eat and overeat.Appetite - feeling hungryCraving - feeling cravingsEmotion - feeling emotionsEnvironment - where you liveCulture - how you liveSocial - who you live withThe first three are "internal...

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Time For A Little Lesson On Getting Leaner!

I'd like you to imagine a sponge.Now imagine popping that sponge in your pocket and walking around with it all day, everyday, everywhere you go.When your sponge is dry...Your body is burning fat 🔥When your sponge is wet...Your body is storing fat 💧Only when your sponge is completely dry does your body start...

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How To Combat Your Pre-Menstrual Hunger!

We've had a question sent to us... "How can I combat pre-menstrual hunger?! For the week before I'm so hungry and craving anything sweet!" Hello and welcome to Rebelfit 😊 You don't combat pre-menstrual hunger. You go with it and work with it. A large part of the reason we have an obesity epidemic is that people are...

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Woman Stressed

Why Can't I Control My Food Habits For Longer?!

We've had a question sent to us privately... [warning: this post contains some swearing, not mine!] "I am tired. Tired of worrying about my weight. Tired if trying the fads - and wow have I tried them all . . . WW, SW, Cambridge, Lighter Life, Dukan, Atkins. Fuck me. I was chubby as a child, an emotional eater by the age 10 (my...

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Weight Stigma

How Stigmatising Obesity Creates Obesity!

Pleasure. We all need it. We all find it in different ways. But how you find it can have a huge impact on your weight, shape, health, happiness and life. One of the most fascinating theories I've ever come across is the concept of a "pleasure budget". The theory goes that human beings need a certain amount of pleasure in our...

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Calorie Amnesia

Are You Suffering From Calorie Amnesia?

Yesterday, in the mission group I asked... "What do you weigh? And how many calories do you honestly think you eat a day on average? Rough guess!" Some answers. "I weigh 15 stone 8lb and think I’m eating about 2000 a day." "18.8 and about 2000 a day." "14 stone.... I think about 2000 to 2500." "18st. When I eat properly about...

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