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Food & nutritionWeight Loss
December 14, 2013

9 Holiday diet tips

In anticipation of summer, you’ve been eating well and exercising (most days) and you’re finally feeling body confident and ready to hit the beach in your bikini. But come the festive period, even the most disciplined people struggle with the temptations of too much good food and drink – often resulting in unwanted weight gain by the time January rolls round. With that in mind, we’ve come up with a practical strategy to help ensure you enjoy the festive season without compromising your healthy eating plan. Here are our top tips: If you’re counting calories, one important meal aspect you…
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Food & nutrition
December 11, 2013

Two simple truths for weight loss

If weight loss was that easy, then everyone would be slim and fit and there wouldn’t be a multi-million Rand market for weight loss drugs, fad diets and fitness programmes. The truth is, while some people are bestowed with a fast metabolism and the ability to lose weight relatively easily – the majority of people actually struggle to lose weight and keep it off. (more…)
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Food & nutrition
December 9, 2013

Why you really should take a lunch break every day

Think about the last time you took a full one hour lunch break? And we’re not talking about taking one so you can run errands, but taking one so you can actually sit and enjoy your lunch, or get a bit of quiet time for yourself. Still thinking? You’re not the only one. (more…)
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Food & nutrition
December 6, 2013

I’ve got 99 problems, but going vegan ain’t one

If you were looking forward to binging this holiday season, wait till you hear what Jay-Z and Beyoncé have planned. Instead of going all out, the happy couple have decided to go on a 22 day vegan challenge – which will end at Christmas. Jay-Z took to his blog, Live and Times, to explain the reason for their radical decision. "Psychologists have said it takes 21 days to make or break a habit. On the 22nd day, you've found the way,” he wrote. (more…)
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Food & nutrition
December 4, 2013

Eat and exercise for your body shape

Generally, each of us has a particular body shape: “pear”, “apple” or “hour glass”, which means we have individual problem areas that need targeting. We take a look at each of these body types and focus on the correct nutrition and exercise needed to help you make the most of the body you were born with. (more…)
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Food & nutrition
December 3, 2013

Swap your unhealthy treats for healthy snacks

Whether we’re at work, home, or on the go, most people tend to snack between their main meals of the day. What most people don’t realise however, is that what they’re snacking on is likely the reason they’re putting on weight, or not able to lose weight. It’s time to ditch those unhealthy snacks and swap them for healthier (and often tastier) options. (more…)
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Food & nutrition
November 27, 2013

Helpful tips for long-term weight loss

"I lost 5kgs fast, but now I've put them all back on!" There are many weight-loss schemes that will help you lose weight, but the true test comes with keeping it off and maintaining your new fitness levels.  This means exercising more, and changing your eating habits – for good! (more…)
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Food & nutritionWeight Loss
November 25, 2013

3 Changes that will help you lose weight

You’ve been exercising regularly and eating all the right things at the right time, but you’re still not losing weight. Sure, your pants are a little looser around the bum and thighs, but the scale’s still saying that you weigh the same. So what’s stopping you from reaching your weight goal? Here are 3 of the most common reasons why you’re struggling to lose those extra kilos. 1. Don't eat more calories than you’re burning The basic principle behind weight loss is to burn more calories than you eat. So, eat a bit less, and exercise a bit more. It…
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Food & nutritionHealthy Lifestyle
November 20, 2013

Mackerel and avocado wrap

Summer, sunshine and braais in sunny South Africa – what more would we want? Beautiful skins, thank you very much. Well, then we have to take care of them – you only have one. Taking care of your skin should not just be something from outside. How well you eat, is often reflected in the condition of your hair, nails and skin. Healthy food is packed with the nutrients our bodies need to look and feel great. Moderation and variation remains key and including enough healthy omega-3 essential fatty acids, plenty of antioxidants and zinc, is the answer. Despite the…
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Food & nutrition
November 19, 2013

A student’s guide to healthy eating

Leaving home to study is an exciting time for many young adults, and it’s often the first step towards independence and reaching their career goals. While many students travel to and from varsity every day, others don’t have that option, and live in a residence or house-share. Being away from home often means that ‘res’ students end up eating an unhealthy diet, with ready meals, 2-minute noodles and high-fat cafeteria food making up the bulk of their daily meals. (more…)
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