How to speed up your metabolism

I’ve got a slow metabolism!’ It’s a great excuse for being overweight – putting the blame on an aspect of our body make-up that we claim to have no control over. But few people know how to calculate their metabolic rate or more importantly, how to influence it. What is a metabolic rate? To put it […]
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Your guide to food intolerances

Think you may be intolerant to certain foods? Here’s how to tell the difference between specific intolerances. Gluten: This protein is found in wheat products. Some people with gluten sensitivity react to wheat but can tolerate oats or rye. Food examples: wholemeal bread, rye crispbreads, rolled oats and barley Lactose: A natural sugar, lactose is […]
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Gluten intolerance explained

So what does it really mean to be gluten intolerant? Read on to find out more. The allergy Gluten is most problematic for sufferers of coeliac disease, where gluten damages the tiny structures in the small bowel that absorb nutrients, says nutrition expert and author Catherine Saxelby. What it means to be gluten intolerant Gluten-intolerant people […]
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Is intuitive eating the new norm?

Could the key to healthy eating lie within listening to your body and trusting your body’s signals? Say hello to intuitive eating. What is intuitive eating? Intuitive eating is based on our innate wisdom to know what to eat, when to eat and when to stop eating. It relies on feeling hungry and knowing how […]
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How stress affects your metabolism

Wondering why your metabolism is slowing down? Stress could be the culprit. “When you’re stressed, your adrenal glands release more cortisol, which makes you store fat in case you have to go for a lengthy time without food,” says Timothy Crowe, Associate Professor in Nutrition and Exercise Sciences at Deakin University. “This build-up can occur […]
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Protein powder low down

With so many protein powders on the market, it can be hard to know which one is best. Here’s a guide to protein powders for specific results. Fat Burning Best Protein: For fat burning, nutritionist Rosie Mansfield recommends a low-protein blend of soy isolate and whey protein.  What to look for: Ingredients such as green […]
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What It Takes To Become A Professional Dietitian

The job of a dietitian has never been more important in the modern world. Obesity continues to be a major problem in the world today especially among the millennial generation. Dietitians educate and create awareness on how a person can maintain a balanced diet which leads to you having a healthy lifestyle. There are certain […]
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The importance of micronutrients

There’s so much talk about maintaining an optimal diet with macronutrient ratios but here, we take a look into the importance of micronutrients, when to take them and how they complement your regime. Magnesium (Mg) An essential mineral involved in over 300 metabolic reactions including energy production and excreted through sweat, magnesium is widely used […]
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Shy away from sugar

It can be difficult to stay away from refined sugar, especially if you have a sweet tooth. But as wellness coach Tamra Mercieca explains, there are healthy options that carry an array of nutritional benefits. Medical herbalist Dominique Finney says sugar is first pressed as a juice from the cane and refined into molasses. It […]
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5 tips to stop the Christmas snacking blowout

‘Tis the season to be jolly but don’t let it be the season to lose sight of your goals! Beat the Christmas snacking blowout with these simple tips. 1. Fill up before you go  “Have a few drinks of water, which will also ensure your body doesn’t mistake dehydration for hunger,” says Gawthorne. Or enjoy […]
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