Category Archives: Diet Plans

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 […]

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 […]

Raw food diet

Does the raw food diet really work? And what’s the best way to go about it? Christy Kaloustian investigates. This basically dictates a diet of fruits and vegetables only – raw. (Lend your microwave to the neighbours.) Like the juice detox, this super-streamlined eating style lacks vital nutrients and minerals in protein, complex carbs and […]

5-day ‘mindful eating’ meal plan

Choosing to be mindful with your food not only prevents absent-minded overfeeding, but increases satisfaction levels as well. Here’s your 5-day diet plan. Day 1 Breakfast: Traditional oats porridge with sliced fresh fruit such as kiwi fruit or strawberries Lunch Grainy bread sandwich with plenty of salad and tuna, salmon or lean meat Dinner Spaghetti […]

The 5:2 Diet

The 5:2 Diet involves intermittent fasting. Does it work? We ask Jessica Colacino to investigate What is it: You can’t have missed the hype – apparently this diet involves starving yourself for two days a week and lets you eat what you want on the other five days. Also known as ‘intermittent fasting’, the 5:2 Diet […]