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Warning about deadly weight-loss pill

South Africans are being urged against using a highly toxic ‘fat burning’ substance known as 2.4-dinitrophenol (DNP), following a global warning and death of a student.

Simple maths equals easy weight loss

The pleasure of eating a chocolate bar lasts only a few minutes. However, burning off the kilojoules it delivers can take nearly three-quarters of an hour.

7 tips to lose weight the smart way

If you want to lose weight permanently, forget about fad diets and magic slimming potions. Discover the route to a new and healthier you by following these smart tips.

8 simple diet rules

Make these eight simple diet rules part of your lifestyle and you will be on your way to permanent weight loss, says registered dietician Kim Hoffmann.

Obesity in SA: where will it end?

The latest figures on obesity in South Africa are frightening; especially as obesity can lead to serious lifestyle diseases such as type 2 diabetes, heart disease, stroke and some types of cancer, says DietDoc.

The Fast Diet

Here's what you need to know about the Fast Diet, also called the 5:2 Diet.

Keeping that weight loss resolution

If you're one of the many Americans who plan to lose weight next year, there are a number of things you can do to improve your chances of success, an expert says.

How I lost 56kg on Paleo

At the age of 58, Felicity Dreyer lost 56kg in one year, and has never looked, or felt, healthier and stronger.

How I lost weight – part 6

The women in this weight-loss series are all ordinary people who lost weight through diet and exercise. Here’s how Susan Annandale did it, and how YOU can do it too!

How I lost weight – part 4

The women in this weight-loss series are all ordinary people who lost weight through diet and exercise. Here’s how Natalie Ford did it, and how YOU can do it too!

How I lost weight – part 2

The women in this weight loss series are all ordinary people who lost weight through diet and exercise. Here’s how Maritza Diedericks succeeded, and how YOU can do it too!

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Are low carb diets more effective for weight loss?

A study by Stellenbosch University shows that low carb diets are not more effective for weight loss than balanced diets and demystifies the notion that there is a “magic bullet” solution for weight loss. The Association for Dietetics in South Africa takes a close look.

10 kitchen tips to keep you slim

With its fridge and cupboards full of tempting treats, sometimes the kitchen can seem like a dangerous place to be when you’re trying to lose weight.

Foods that keep the kilos down

Need to fit into that little black number or your new bikini? Certain foods can help you on the road to a healthier weight.

Paleo diet - is it worth the switch?

The paleo diet, also known as the Tim Noakes diet in South Africa, is fast becoming one of the most popular diets of the new millennium. Is it worth making the switch? DietDoc takes a closer look.

Banting helped me lose 75kg

In less than two years, Laetitia Hayes went from a size XXXL to taking part in her first Impi Challenge – 75kg lighter.

How accurate is the BMI?

The Body Mass Index is widely used to assess if an individual is overweight or not. DietDoc investigates how accurate this tool really is.

Drink milk and lose more weight

A new weight loss study showed that dieters who consumed milk or milk products lost more weight on average than those who consumed little to no milk products.

How I lost weight – part 5

The women in this weight-loss series are all ordinary people who lost weight through diet and exercise. Here’s how Alexa Kirkoff did it, and how YOU can do it too!

How I lost weight – part 3

The women in this weight-loss series are all ordinary people who lost weight through diet and exercise. Here’s how Tamsyn Strydom did it, and how YOU can do it too!

How I lost weight – part 1

The women in this weight-loss series are all ordinary people who lost weight through diet and exercise. Here’s how Alana Imaan Jattiem did it, and how YOU can do it too!

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