Energy-boosting diet plan

Breakfast, lunch and dinner ideas to boost your energy and help you lose weight. Breakfast Breakfast is essential. It reduces the risk of weight gain by elevating your metabolic rate and lowering the tendency to snack inappropriately, and gets some dairy and fibre into your diet. Examples: •    Yoghurt – 150g low fat yoghurt + […]
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Fat burning tactics

If you’re aiming for quickish results, exercise that works out your muscles should be a priority. It provides the best bang-for-buck that will not only fast-track you towards a healthy body but also give you the toned features that can give you the appearance of being slimmer. This is because resistance training – using free-weights […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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5 scientific ways to burn more fat

Fat loss tips that are PROVEN to work. Trust us, we asked the scientists. “We accumulate stored fat very fast,” says Dr Pablo Enriori, from Monash University’s Neurophysiology research group. “In 15 minutes you’re going to get a lot of insulin in circulation. This is induced to accumulate fat in tissue as well as used in […]
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4 reasons you’re not shedding those last few kilos

Struggling to lose those last few kilos? Here are some common weight loss saboteurs that might be getting in your way. 1. Liquid energy Less filling and easy to over-consume. Smoothies and juices may seem like healthy options, but can be packed with sugar and kilojoules. Cut back on sweetened beverages. Think carefully about long-term […]
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20 ways to lose weight and feel great

Fed up of yo-yo diets and self-loathing? It’s time to change your mindset and achieve your weight loss goals with these tips from Angela Tufvesson. 1. Change your mindset. Rather than ‘going on a diet’, decide to change your lifestyle – permanently. As a result, you’ll eat differently, exercise more and have a better approach […]
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4 spices to spice up your meals and their health benefits

A spice a day may help keep the doctor at bay according to recent research. So add these to your personalised meal plan to help make food more flavoursome:   Wasabi: boasts anti-bacterial and anti-fungal effects in your digestive system and may also help reduce the risk of blood clots and cancer. Chilli: women who eat meals containing […]
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Fasting the key to weight loss?

Can fasting help you lose weight? Fasting seems to be this year’s magic weight-loss trick, but dietitians always seem to pooh-pooh skipping meals. What’s the story? If you eat less, you lose more. If logic outpaced Mother Nature, that would be the end of it. But when eating ‘less’ equals completely skipping meals to squirrel […]
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