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Food & nutritionWeight Loss
April 8, 2019

Food combinations that boost weight loss

Burgers and chips, waffles and ice-cream and pancakes and cream. These are some iconic food combos that we know and love. Sadly, they also pack on the kilos. Don’t worry though, if you ditch them, you can still pair your foods by choosing more nutritious options. First, you need to find healthy, balanced meal options. Eat smart When combined, foods react to each other in your body, for better or worse. If you eat the wrong foods together, your digestive system suffers. As a result, the undigested food is left in your stomach to rot. Researchers have shown that this…
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Food & nutrition
March 20, 2019

How to know if you’re undereating

If you are trying to drop a dress size or two, eating less seems like the simplest solution. But be careful, you might wind up losing more than a bit of weight! Undereating may seem harmless, but over time, it can lead to several health risks like bone fractures, infertility, a weakened immune system, malnutrition, anaemia and chronic fatigue.
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Food & nutritionWeight Loss
March 19, 2019

How to lose belly fat

Many of us are quick to dismiss body fat changes as “a normal part of ageing” but ignoring a growing waistline isn’t a good strategy. Being overweight dramatically increases your risk for life-threatening diseases, especially as you get older.
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Food & nutritionWeight Loss
January 23, 2019

How to lose weight and not gain it back

Dropping five kilos with a crash diet for your upcoming date sounds like a good idea - but it’s not! Everyone loves a quick fix (particularly when it comes to shedding weight). But, quick weight loss is bad for your health and it’s also unsustainable. Slow and steady wins the race Implementing drastic changes makes you feel good because it gives you hope and a sense of achievement. In the long run though, if your goals are too radical, you won’t be able to keep up. You might get to a point where you revert to bad habits. For example,…
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Exercise, Fitness & Muscle
November 30, 2018

Different types of body fat and what to do about it

Seeing fat on your body may make you want to hit the treadmill to sweat it off or only eat carrot sticks for a week. The good news though, is that not all fat is bad… there are good kinds too. Body fat plays an important role in storing energy, managing your hormones and regulating your metabolism. This means it’s important to have enough of the good fat and to manage the bad kind. There are four main types of fat in your body. Each kind has its own structure, colour, and effect on your health. Where fat is stored…
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Healthy Lifestyle
October 8, 2018

What your body shape says about your health

Should you wear skinnies or boyfriend jeans? Your body shape can help you decide which jeans you’d look best in – and reveal a few things about your health too. The most common shapes are pear, apple, inverted triangle and rectangular. People of all shapes and sizes can be healthy, but sometimes your shape could put you at risk for certain diseases. Your natural body shape is determined by your genes, but diet, exercise, sleep and stress levels all play important roles in “shaping” you. Apple If most of your weight accumulates around your hips and abdomen, you have an…
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Food & nutritionWeight Loss
August 3, 2018

How artificial flavour leads to obesity

In a 2011 segment on US current affairs show, 60 Minutes, journalist Morley Safer spoke to flavourists from food technology company Givaudan. The conversation was a damning one, in which the technologists admitted to wanting to develop food flavours that are addictive. Fast forward to 2013, and New York Times journalist, Michael Moss, releases his expose, Salt Sugar Fats: How the Food Giants Hooked Us, on how the US processed food industry gets consumers to buy its products and keeps them hooked on high fat, high sugar and high salt pre-prepared foods. It’s 2015, The Doritos Effect, by journalist Mark…
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Exercise, Fitness & Muscle
June 18, 2018

The best ways to boost your metabolism

Making the right choices about your diet is a daily struggle for many. Occasional takeaway meals, crash diets, eating too much or too little can leave you feeling very anxious and conflicted as to what your body actually needs to function at its best. Understand how your metabolism works, and you’ll be on your way to boosting your health and speeding up your weight loss. What is metabolism? Your metabolism sums up everything your body does. Every time you eat or drink, enzymes (protein molecules) in your body's cells break down the food and turn it into energy. This energy…
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Recipes
June 13, 2018

Recipes – How to make delicious, healthy junk food

There’s nothing like sinking your teeth into a juicy burger, munching on a slice of cheesy pizza, or diving into a big packet of chips. Yum! But this indulgence comes at a cost. Foods like burgers and pizza taste good but are packed with unsaturated fat, sodium and hidden sugars. If giving up your favourite junk food is stopping you from eating healthy, don’t worry. With a few simple swaps, you can still enjoy the taste, without all the consequences. Here are a few recipes to get you started: Healthy chocolate and raspberry ice-cream Curling up with a bowl of…
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Food & nutritionWeight Loss
June 3, 2018

How to trick your brain to like healthy food

It is a sad reality. The foods that we crave the most are, in terms of nutritional value, the worst. Salty chips, chocolates, burgers, pizza, ice cream… the list goes on. In fact, sometimes even the thought of these types of foods can set off the most intense craving.  However, it’s not all in your head…well, actually it is. In fact, it is all in your brain. Many of our favourite snacks have been carefully modified and manipulated by manufacturers to contain the perfect combo of sugar, salt, fat, additives and - most importantly - flavouring, designed to make you…
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