How to lose fat and keep muscle

Your 30-day weight loss plan! Playing off your weight loss goal against the collateral metabolic damage of a caloric deficit? New research pinpoints a way to lose fat and keep lean body mass, despite eating below your energy needs (that means less chance of yo-yo and skinny-fat effects). According to a new report published in […]
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DIY diet success stories

Not sure which diet will work for you? Readers Imogen and Erin share their success stories. Imogen, 46,  has lost 15 kg on the 5:2 diet in about a year “I’d been exercising and putting on weight, not losing it (the old ‘eating extra to compensate for the exercise’ trick). I’d reached a weight that […]
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7 weight loss myths disproved!

You don’t have to give up your favourite foods to lose weight, says fitness coach Theresa Jenn Lopetrone. Having been overweight, Theresa Jenn Lopetrone (pictured) empathises with women who feel the only path to being good enough is slavishly following prescribed – often extreme and punitive – formulas. “Our industry has gone far in the […]
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Best bread for weight loss?

Trying to lose weight? You can still eat bread – just make sure you choose the healthiest type. Whole grain Choose whole grain bread if you are on a weight loss plan. The fibre will keep you fuller for longer, leaving less room for hunger spikes and excess calories. Rye bread Rye bread is another […]
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Eat-fasting 2.0

Eat-fasting 2.0 sanctions eating two meals within a 12-hour period. So does this diet plan work?   The whole fasting and eating at the same time thing has become so ubiquitous, we’re inured to the fact that it’s the stupidest oxymoron since skinny-fat. But suspending logic and intellect for the sake of being able to […]
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Eat like a warrior

Keep your energy levels up throughout the day with Sheena-Lauren ‘s Warrior Recipes.   Chocolate protein and coconut porridge BEST FOR: A mini boost before an end-of-day workout or if you need something in your tummy pre-early morning workout. (Sheena-Lauren recommends fasted morning workouts, but if you can’t fathom powering through without something to nibble, […]
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Diet plans – which will work for you?

Are you a compulsive, emotional or anxious eater? A new study shows brain attributes determine ideal eating behaviours According to US neuroscientist Dr Daniel Amen, different brain types determine ideal eating behaviours. Compulsive types, for instance, click with a healthy carby plan, while anxious sorts should stick with macrobiotic and whole foods, according to Dr […]
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The MIND diet ‘reduces risk of Alzheimer’s’

The MIND diet may reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s by up to 53%. What is it? The MIND diet is an acronym for Mediterranean-DASH intervention for neurodegenerative delay, fusing the acclaimed Med diet and DASH (dietary approaches to stop hypertension). Strictly following the MIND diet could markedly drop the odds of developing Alzheimer’s disease according […]
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4 ways to increase fat loss

Progressively burn more fat with these top tips from personal trainer, Pilates instructor, and owner of KE Fitness Kris Etheridge. Body fat is simply stored energy, so giving your body a reason to use it is vital. This can be done through diet or exercise, but most commonly a combination of the two. “To lose […]
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Eco-Atkins Diet (vegan)

Looking for vegan diet plans? The high-fibre Eco-Atkins diet could help boost weight loss and curb heart disease. THE HYPE A vegan take on the low-carbohydrate Atkins diet could induce weight loss and curb heart disease by up to 10% per decade by lowering bad cholesterol LDL, suggests research published in British Medical Journal Open. […]
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