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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!

Love can make you fat

There is not much thought given to the effect that love can have on our bodies. Unfortunately loving can have some negative consequences, such as gaining weight after marriage.

Dodgy weight-loss pills may slip through as health supplements

The promises of a 'slimmer you' made by over-the-counter pills, potions and drops generally do not materialise,yet the public is forever searching for a get-slim-quick scheme. New proposed regulations could see weight-loss pills slip through as 'health supplements'.

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.

Why teenagers get fat

South African teenagers are gaining weight at an alarming rate, a crisis that is also seen on a global scale. What are the reasons for adolescent obesity, and is it preventable?

How many greens match a hamburger?

So, fast food generally isn't your best option if you're on a diet. But how many kilojoules are there really in burgers and pizzas? We compared these items to fruit and vegetables.

The big fat lie that fat is bad

Sharksrugby editor Michael Marnewick is a ‘fat is good’ convert and invites you to a screening of Cereal Killers in Durban where you can meet and greet the likes of Bruce Fordyce and Shaun Meiklejohn.

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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!

Does obesity affect the brain?

Health problems associated with overweight and obesity are well known – and there might be even more bad news: Being overweight could affect your intelligence!

Cheat meals – friend or foe?

Many diets allow for cheat meals in a bid to keep dieters on track. But Dr Greg Venning says they do more harm than good.

Obesity: are our children doomed?

The growing obesity epidemic is putting our children at risk of adult lifestyle diseases such as heart disease, hypertension and type 2 diabetes, DietDoc warns.

8 reasons to lose weight

Research has shown that losing weight can significantly improve your health. Losing as little as 2.3kg can result in a healthier body.

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.

Cancer – a metabolic disease

Cancer is a word that strikes fear into the hearts of many. This dreaded disease has become increasingly common all over the world because of our modern lifestyle.

40 percent of SA women are overweight

South Africa has the highest overweight and obesity rate in sub-Saharan Africa and ranks among the highest regions in the world in percentages for overweight and obese women.

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