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weight control

Food & nutrition
March 3, 2016

Gain weight without killing yourself

By Grant Wood “Eat lots of food and you’ll gain weight!” It may sound like a cheap advert in the newspaper, but it’s not actually wrong. There’s just one catch: do this the wrong way and you may kill yourself. (more…)
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Food & nutrition
December 23, 2015

Lose weight by using your emotions

Relationship setbacks, looming deadlines, financial pressures – they all have one thing In common: they cause us stress (among many other emotions)…and how do we deal with it? We immediately seek comfort: anything to give us a way to ‘escape’. For many of us, we find that comfort in food. But is the short-term relief worth it? Or does it create another problem? (more…)
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Food & nutrition
May 6, 2015

Yes, it’s true! It’s International NO DIET DAY!

Make Your Favourite Dish Seeing that it’s all about eating without over-thinking, International No Diet Day (INDD) is the perfect day to make your favourite dish! (more…)
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Food & nutrition
March 26, 2015

Time to shed your kilos

Are you weight loss savvy? Is your knowledge of nutrition up to scratch? Take our quick quiz and find out if you know a thing or two about weight loss.  (more…)
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Food & nutrition
February 12, 2015

Skinny with side effects

Are you about to kick-start a diet program to shake off those extra kilo's - the winter-rolls or the weekend-pouch? There's a problem: in an attempt to burn fat fast, some people reach for diet medication. (more…)
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Food & nutrition
July 15, 2014

Does fat make you fat?

The LCHF/banting trend that’s taken hold makes some people nervous - after all, so much fat just can’t be good for you, right? But where did we get the idea that fat was bad for people in the first place, and is it true? Let’s take a look. It started decades ago when a Dr Key examined heart risk based on how people live and what they ate. He found that in the countries where people ate more saturated fat there were more cases of heart disease, and he concluded that the fat was the cause. But the study didn’t…
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Food & nutrition
June 11, 2014

Weight loss and dieting – What am I doing wrong?

You’ve been exercising most days of the week, eating much healthier meals, and have cut out your daily sneaky packet of chips, but you’re still not seeing the results you want. Where are you going wrong? (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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