Category Archives: Nutrition

  • 27
    OCT
    Why all ‘diets’ are destined to die

    The word ‘diet’ used to mean ‘what we eat’. But over the past few decades, the term ‘diet’ has come to mean ‘what restrictions are you putting on yourself so you can lose weight’. We human beings are very impatient creatures and it’s very tempting to want instant results. Many of those ads on TV […]

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  • 11
    FEB
    4 Fitness Myths Busted!

    Are you getting an A+ for effort when it comes to your workout routine…but you’re not seeing results? There are so many urban fitness myths out there surrounding fitness commandments, it all gets a little confusing. So, to clear some things up, here are the 4 most common fitness myths… busted! Myth 1 : Crunches give […]

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  • 15
    DEC
    The Truth About Alcohol (+5 tips for healthy holiday sips)

    Mixing, mingling and making merry this holiday wouldn’t be the same without alcohol. But for those of us with an agenda to neutraliSe weight gain, adding alcohol to the equation makes this a tough one to balance. Here’s why: Alcohol is the second most potent source of calories.  Partying with alcohol is fun because we […]

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  • 15
    DEC
    Not All Fibre Is Created Equal

    We all know fibre is our friend and is credited with many health benefits, the most poo-pular of which are keeping you regular and lowering cholesterol. But the sad truth is, most of us aren’t eating enough fibre. The average person consumes only 15 grams per day compared to the recommendations of 25 grams for […]

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  • 10
    NOV
    7 Ways To Control Cravings

    Must. Eat. Sugar. NOW! Ah, cravings. We’ve all had them. They strike fast and hard. Before you know it, you’ve downed handfuls of potato chips or half a dozen chocolate chip cookies. Not the best reaction for weight loss. But contrary to popular belief, you can control your food cravings. Try these tips, and you’ll […]

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  • 29
    SEP
    7 Basic Nutrition Tips

    When you finally make the decision to get healthy, you have to start somewhere. But what should you believe? Time after time fad diets fail. They come out strong but fall short at consistent weight loss. In addition, these get-thin-fast concepts don’t often include essential vitamins and minerals. Decide to take pride in yourself and […]

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  • 24
    JUN
    REFINED SUGARS: the new enemy?

    Sorry, Ms Poppins, but it appears that a spoon full of sugar makes the medicine redundant.   Refined sugars are those ingredients that seem to be present in everything delicious these days, but what tastes so sweet may not be so to your insides! But what does ‘refined’ sugar mean? The process of refining basically refers […]

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  • 24
    JUN
    The GREEN Smoothie: what’s the big deal?

    Are we the only ones who have noticed this relatively new fad of the green smoothie? People seem to be consuming these funky-coloured beverages left right and centre these days, so we decided to have a good look into what they’re really about. What’s in them? The term “green smoothie” seems to be a blanket […]

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  • 02
    FEB
    Healthy nutrition to make the most of your training

      These are the basic guidelines to help you plan to eat at least two or three nutritious meals every day and include two healthy easy snacks if you like to snack. Make a shopping list of healthy food that you will enjoy and plan you meals.   Include lean protien with most meals for […]

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