The Festive season is upon us… Shops decorated with Christmas decorations and carols playing in the background to Christmas memes stating 6 weeks till Christmas. The year is slowly winding down with everyone getting ready for the holidays. It is always a time of family, fun and food. But instead of picking up an extra
I once heard the saying “Willpower is like a muscle, it needs to be challenged to build itself,” this shows that things worth having do not come easy and staying focused is really important in achieving ones goals. When it comes to weight-loss, having the self-determination and drive can be the most challenging of it
It’s all fun and games until your jeans don’t fit anymore. With health and wellness at the top of our minds we are constantly on the lookout for ways to shed some kilos. The internet is swamped with different diets, tips, tricks, pills and promises to help you on your way. So, how do you
We all know that fibre is good for us and that it helps to keep your tummy regular but rarely do we think that it might actually reduce your risk of death. A study of nearly 1 million people that was published in December 2014 found a strong association between fibre intake and death from […]
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So if you haven’t heard, the verdict is in…US News & World Report has evaluated and ranked 35 diets with input from a panel of health experts. To be top-rated, a diet had to be relatively easy to follow, nutritious, safe, effective for weight loss and protective against diabetes and heart disease. The Top 5 […]
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What is the Skinny Gut Diet? The Skinny Gut Diet is one of the latest diets on many people’s lips but what exactly does it entail? The Skinny Gut Diet is based on the idea that the key to weight loss is founded in one’s digestive tract or as they have called it ‘the […]
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Juggling a career, exercise regime, social life and whatever else life deals you can understandably leave you drained and more inclined to grab a pizza and beer rather than prepare a gourmet meal at the end of the day. What I’m here to do is to offer you some quick and easy, balanced meal options […]
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The Mediterranean diet which consists of whole grain carbohydrates, fruit, vegetables, nuts, omega-3 fatty acids and olive oil has been scientifically shown to decrease the symptoms and protect against metabolic syndrome (explained in the previous article). The following foods are important in the Mediterranean diet: Omega 3 fatty acids or fatty fish consumption Omega 3 […]
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Fibre has continuously been linked to its wide array of health benefits through scientific evidence. These health benefits include the treatment and prevention of constipation, haemorrhoids and diverticulosis; lowering blood cholesterol; reducing risk of heart disease and type 2 diabetes; protection against certain forms of cancer; and increasing satiety (the feeling of fullness) which assists […]
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When it comes to food, my general philosophy is everything in moderation. There are, however, some exceptions to this rule – there are foods that we should eat a lot of, for example fresh fruit and vegetables, and there are foods that we would be better off never buying again. What are the top 5