We all know that it is important to eat nutritious food, but what exactly does this mean? Basically, nutrition is the science that examines the relationship between diet and health.  By having a good understanding of nutrition we are able to effectively reduce our chances of incurring health problems associated with poor nutrition which includes…

The ancient Japanese proverb hara hachi bunme basically means “Stop eating when you’re 80% full.” Unlike Western food, which has over time come to favour the super-sized, the Japanese eat small amounts slowly, which is one of the reasons why the Japanese are among the healthiest races in the world. Japanese people have one of…

You know you should be reducing your intake of carbs in order to lose weight. But how can you stay full and energised without all that bread and pasta? The good news is, reducing carbs isn’t about denying yourself- it’s just a matter of making smarter choices so that you get the energy you need…

While achieving your weight loss goal may be an individual and personal journey, support from those closest around you can make all the difference between reaching your goal weight and not. Furthermore, family support is fundamental for long-term, sustainable lifestyle changes. What is more, everyone benefits! Tips to get the family onside: Let your family…

To achieve a healthy diet it is important to eat a broad range of foods across all the food groups. According to the ‘American guide to healthy eating’ the number of daily servings required from each food group can be roughly broken down into: Carbohydrates: 6 – 8; Protein: 1 – 2; Fats: 1; Dairy:…

It’s important to keep eating regularly throughout the day to keep your metabolism moving. But if your snacks are stacking on too many calories to your daily total, it’s time to come up with some new ideas. Luckily, there are plenty of delicious and healthy ways to satisfy your cravings and keep your hunger at…

The Lemon Detox Diet ordinarily costs around $75 and it hard to understand why, when all the ingredients are so cheap.  Below are a list of the ingredients and the recipe on how to make the lemon detox drink yourself. Don’t get sucked in with a fad diet. We have natural, proven diet plans created…

The glycemic index (GI) ranks carbohydrate foods according to their effect on blood glucose levels (Brand Miller): High GI foods are absorbed quickly and cause a rapid rise in blood glucose levels. Low GI foods are broken down gradually over time and keep blood glucose levels more stable. Benefits of Low GI foods Stable blood…

There is a great deal of hype around the Lemon Detox Diet. Celebrities such as Mariah Carey and Beyonce Knowles swear by it and there are many stories of significant short term weight loss on the diet. So lets find out what it is all about and if it could work for you. How the…

Fibre rich foods are the way forward in keeping you fuller for longer. This means you are less likely to be tempted by poor food choices and the weight will drop off. Rich fibre foods are fruit and vegetables and wholegrains such as berries, leafy greens, beans and grains. Not only do they work at…

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