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Food & nutrition
March 13, 2014

Andy’s fifth week on the Tim Noakes 100 day eating plan

We check in with Hello Doctor’s CEO, Andy, to get his latest feedback on the 100 day Tim Noakes eating plan. Andy’s just entered week 6 of the eating plan, and reckons this past week was his toughest week to date. Not because of what he was eating, but because he drank 6 days out of 7 due to a hectic social schedule that included cricket, drinks with friends, a charity golf day, the Springfield Fair, his daughter’s birthday, and cheering on the cyclists in the Cycle Tour. A busy week to say the least! (more…)
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Food & nutrition
February 25, 2014

Andy’s weekly update: The Tim Noakes eating plan

As promised, here’s our weekly update from Hello Doctor’s CEO Andy, who’s in week 3 of the Tim Noakes eating plan. We ran our questions past Andy, and here’s his feedback: (more…)
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Food & nutrition
February 21, 2014

Andy: My first 20 days on the Tim Noakes eating plan

Andy is Hello Doctor’s very own CEO, and he embarked on the Tim Noakes eating plan around 20 days ago, having tried other eating plans with varying degrees of success. He still has around 80 days to go on the 100 day “test” for this moderate protein, high-fat and low-carb eating plan, but Andy says he’s already seeing good results. To keep his progress easy to track, we’ve asked Andy to feedback with a questionnaire we’ve created specifically for him. So, here goes with his first feedback. (more…)
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Food & nutrition
February 20, 2014

Heard about the Tim Noakes eating plan?

If you haven’t heard about Professor Tim Noakes and his controversial eating plan which has tongues wagging, then you could very well be living under a rock! Noakes has been advocating his “moderate protein, high-fat, low-carb” eating plan for years now, and it’s one he personally started on when he was diagnosed with pre-diabetes. He’s recently published a new book – The Real Meal Revolution – which already has a “cult” following of people who have converted to this way of eating. Our team puts it to the test! At Hello Doctor, we’re always interested to find out more about…
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Food & nutrition
February 3, 2014

What we’re reading: Tim Noakes, The Real Meal Revolution

For most people, the notion of eating fat to lose weight is completely foreign – and let’s face it, hard to believe. How does it work, and how does it contribute to weight loss? Tim Noakes’ new book, The Real Meal Revolution, answers these questions and more. (more…)
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Food & nutrition
February 3, 2014

Episode 14 – catch Up

This past Sunday, the Hello Doctor Show focussed on sleep, how to bake delicious treats with less sugar, how to beat bad breath and treat a cut, and Dr Mol busted some popular myths about fat-free/low-fat foods. (more…)
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Food & nutrition
January 30, 2014

No salt? But what can I use instead?

So, you’re reading food labels and you've cut down on your salt intake, excellent! But that’s no reason to settle for bland food. Remember to reduce the amount of salt you add to your meals gradually over time - your taste buds will start to adjust, and soon you won’t notice the difference. Also remember that there are so many delicious (and much healthier) alternatives to salt, that your dishes can still be packed with flavour. Here are our favourites: (more…)
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Food & nutrition
January 29, 2014

What makes a certain food a super food?

“Super foods” refer to fruit and vegetables that are particularly high in vitamins and minerals, and have fantastic health benefits for your eyes, skin, bones and heart. We take a look at the top readily available super foods, and show you why you should be aiming to include them in your daily diet. (more…)
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Food & nutritionWeight Loss
January 22, 2014

How being obese or overweight can damage your heart

Your heart pumps blood around your body around 60-100 times a minute, making it one of the hardest working organs. It doesn't need any extra work, but if you’re carrying too much excess weight, it puts a huge amount of strain on your heart, which can lead to heart disease or a heart attack. Here’s why it’s so important to keep your heart strong and healthy. (more…)
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Food & nutrition
January 16, 2014

Packed lunches – here’s what you should be eating at work

We live in an age of convenience, where everything we want and need is right at our fingertips. This is especially true for convenience food; cooked, packaged and ready to eat within the time it takes to boil a kettle. (more…)
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