Home > Diet and nutrition > Weight loss Weight loss All sections in Diet and Nutrition » Beverages » Healthy Diets » Healthy foods » Nutrition Basics » The Immune System » Vitamins, Minerals and Supplements » Weight loss » Diet and Nutrition News » Food Safety People associate obesity with bad odour A new study suggests that some people are so repulsed by obesity that they actually imagine a bad smell. Check Glycaemic index tool » Count Calorie counter » Quiz Ready for weight loss? » Ask DietDoc » What’s SA’s most sugary drink? 8 microwave myths Is the Zoe Harcombe diet right for you? Are you a yo-yo dieter? Do you struggle with food cravings? Do you want a diet that is sustainable long-term? The Harcombe diet may be right for you. Could 'poo transplants' help us lose weight? 'Faecal transplants' can clear up nasty infections, and CyberShrink wonders if this procedure may also inadvertently cause people to lose or gain weight. 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. Duromine diet pill sees surge in popularity The appetite suppressant Duromine seems to be the latest trend in weight loss with an increasing number of prescriptions being filled across SA. US approves first new weight-loss device in 8 years The FDA has approved a new weight-loss device that 'blocks nerve activity between the brain and the stomach'. Are you being misled by bogus weight-loss supplements? Think a pill you saw advertised on the Internet can miraculously help you shed unwanted pounds? You're not alone: A new survey finds many are misinformed about the quality and effectiveness of these supplements. 'Imaginary meals' trick the body into losing weight Researchers have developed a pill that is like an imaginary meal that tricks the body into thinking it has consumed calories, causing it to burn fat. Scientists create food that reduces hunger A food ingredient, developed by British researchers contains a natural substance that stimulates the gut to release hormones that act on the brain to reduce hunger. 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. Speed of weight loss may have little impact on success at keeping it off A recent study has challenged the common belief that people who lose weight rapidly are more likely to put that weight back on again. 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! Bloemfontein is South Africa's fattest and most unhealthy city The ObeCity Index by Discovery Vitality shows that the least healthy Vitality members live in Bloemfontein while the healthiest live in Cape Town. An apple a day could keep obesity away Apples are a good source of non-digestible compounds that may prevent disorders associated with obesity. Dieting but not losing weight? If you've tried everything to lose weight, but it just won't budge, read this. 10 unusual ways to burn Christmas kilojoules To save you from giving up your much-loved yuletide treats there are in fact many ways you can counteract the Christmas kilojoules. 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. Is being overweight or obese dangerous? Being overweight or obese may be seen as a good or a bad thing, depending on the existing cultural and social setting. 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. 5 reasons you could be gaining weight Are you frustrated that you are gaining weight instead of losing it? There are many factors that could trigger weight gain. Learn more here. Alzheimer’s disease – incurable but preventable A report by the Alzheimer’s Association reveals that in 2013 approximately 5.4 million people in the USA had Alzheimer’s disease, and that it is their 6th leading cause of death. Cardiovascular Disease – world’s number one chronic disease At the heart of the cluster of lifestyle-related diseases that make up Metabolic Syndrome is cardiovascular disease “ Latest comment on Health24 Johnsonl Morgan says... Hello my name is morgan mary I want to give a testimony about my HIV virus that was cured by a great spell caster PROFECTEZIKE. Since last 4 months I have being a HIV AID... HIV 'cure' looks promising, say scientists ” Less popular surgery tied to greater weight loss Biliopancreatic diversion, a less-popular type of weight loss surgery, may lead to more weight loss than gastric bypass, but is linked to more complications. The Fast Diet Here's what you need to know about the Fast Diet, also called the 5:2 Diet. Is Fexaramine the weight loss pill we've all been waiting for? DietDoc reports on a completely new diet pill called Fexaramine that may well open the door to successful global weight loss. Low-carb diets may come out tops for weightloss A low-carb diet is better for losing weight than low-fat options and may also be better for lowering the risk of heart disease, a new study says. 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. Fat like me? Brandon's back! Health24's fat fighter has returned after four weeks of silence with an update on his CrossFit journey. 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! ‘Banting/Noakes diet' discriminates against women DietDoc points out that the 'Noakes/Banting diet' is nothing new and explains why men have an unfair advantage when it comes to dieting. 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. What’s Your Flab Telling You? Where your fat is stored can tell you a lot about your health. 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'. 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. 7 weird things people do in restaurants The things people do with their food in restaurants can make you lose your appetite. 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. What can YOU do to manage your metabolic syndrome? Self-care, and not medical care is most important in metabolic syndrome, according to research and practice. 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. load more articles advertisement Live healthier Hypertension » Salt may be bad for more than blood pressure Regularly salting foods heightens death risk How potassium fights high blood pressure Are you eating too much salt? Did you know that high blood pressure affects as many as 25% of adult South Africans? Do you have a sweet tooth? » What’s SA’s most sugary drink? Craving sugar? Blame your brain WHO says we're eating too much sugar 10 foods with hidden sugar Even if you don't have a sweet tooth, you might still be eating far more sugar than you think.