How to lose weight sensibly

Planet Fat

We're the most gluttonous humans in history, and we're weighing down the world. Fat is a green issue.

How Unathi lost 28kg

“I wanted to go back to being my husband’s sexy girlfriend,” says TV and radio personality Unathi Msengana.

The curse of comfort foods

When weightloss turns into a lifelong struggle, diet plans and exercise regimes are just not enough - sometimes decoding your relationship with food is the key to lasting success.

'Mindfulness' may reduce belly fat

People with higher levels of 'dispositional mindfulness' were less likely to be obese than those with lower levels, a new study found.

Many overweight teens don't see the problem

It's important that young people be aware when they are above a healthy weight. This could be a first step to becoming more active and making healthy changes to their diet.

‘Fat burning’ diet pill kills man

A man has died after consuming 2.4-dinitrophenol (DNP) more than a month after Interpol issued a worldwide notice warning countries about the highly toxic substance.

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.

Piling up those winter kilos? Don't!

It's winter and, for many South Africans, also holiday time. Unfortunately, this could be a dangerous combo when it comes to weight management.

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.

A healthy, low-fat slimming diet

Now that summer is upon us, it is becoming more challenging to hide those extra unwanted kilos. Follow our DietDoc's low-fat diet programme and the fat cells will start to disappear.

10 ways to beat cellulite

Don’t put too much faith in skin products – beating cellulite requires a firm commitment to making a number of lifestyle adjustments.

The best diet programmes for losing weight

Only two out of 32 major commercial weight-loss programmes – Weight Watchers and Jenny Craig – can boast scientific evidence showing their clients maintain weight loss for at least a year.

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.

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