5 ways to change your eating habits

Want to lose weight but can’t stop eating junk? Self-control alone might not be enough, so why not try training your tastebuds to love healthy food. Step #1 Start slow: If you struggle to eat bitter foods, try white cabbage rather than broccoli when first introducing more leafy greens to your diet.   Step #2 Quit […]
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Theresa Jenn Lopetrone’s diet plan

Want to know exactly what fitness models eat? Cover model Theresa Jenn Lopetrone shares her diet plan. Note: “I usually rotate my protein, vegetables and carbs; except on the weekends I have a glass or two of wine, one to two meals out, and a Quest bar.I may have a slice of cheesecake or go […]
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Paleo (Caveman) diet review

Diet Basics: Nutrition program based on eating foods we were genetically designed to eat Diet Ground Rules: The Paleo Diet is based on the diet of our ‘hunter gatherer’ Paleolithic ancestors, and includes lean animal foods like meat, birds and fish, along with vegetables and nuts but not too much fruit. It encourages weight loss […]
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7 days to ultimate health with Tegan Haining

With the help of the author of The 7 Day Quickie and personal trainer Tegan Haining, we’ve come up with an approach to the week-long kickstart. Haining’s book is a simple yet detailed guide to seven days of health and fitness that combines a balanced diet with a more active lifestyle. Nourishing food and drinks Haining says […]
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Gluten-free diet

We ask the experts to assess the health benefits of a gluten-free diet. The lowdown While some people have a medical need to black ban gluten (if they have coeliac disease or are medically diagnosed as gluten intolerant), for others, cutting out gluten seems to be a new way to try to lose weight. To […]
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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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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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