Weight loss

10 ways to burn more kilojoules

Weight loss doesn’t have to involve countless hours sweating the kilojoules off. The simple equation is that you have to use more kilojoules than you consume to lose weight.

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.

No single scapegoat for obesity

Blaming a single food for all the overweight people in the world is a pointless exercise, warns DietDoc. Obesity is a much more complex problem.

Garcinia - the latest weight-loss wonder?

Every year a new magic weight-loss ingredient hits the market. The latest one is garcinia cambogia, an exotic fruit extract that promises "dramatic weight loss".

Obesity and abuse: is there a link?

Women who experienced severe abuse in their childhood are more likely to suffer from food addiction and obesity in adulthood, a new study has found.

Should I supplement my diet?

A multivitamin-and-mineral supplement, providing 50%-150% of the daily recommended intake (DRI) per tablet, is recommended for vegetarians.

Avocados a good diet food

Mention avocados and most people will tell you that these fruits are laden with fat and should be avoided by anyone trying to lose weight. But this isn't necessarily true.

Eat dairy, lose weight

If you're keen on losing weight, it may be well worth your while to start stocking up on low-fat milk and yoghurt. Research shows it may assist in helping you shake centimetres.

Eat breakfast to lose weight

Research shows that eating a solid breakfast is one of the best things you can do if you're trying to lose weight. Still not convinced it's the way to go? Read DietDoc's comments.

The skinny on snacks

First, they told us snacking would lead to weight gain. Then they told us it would help us lose weight. So, what's the deal really?

Party-season survival plan

If you've been watching your diet over the past months and getting ready to show off your new figure this summer, you may be approaching the party season with some trepidation.

Cut those Christmas kilojoules

Do you always gain a kilo or two over the festive season? This needn't be the case. It is possible to enjoy a festive family feast and still maintain a healthy weight.

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Top tips to downsize your portions

As portions have supersized over the years, so have our waistlines. Did you know that a large coffee shop muffin can equal up to five slices of bread? Here's help.

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Small changes, big results

If your New Year’s resolution was to lose weight, don’t despair; it does not have to be stressful or complicated! The secret to success is taking one small step at a time.

5 crazy diets you should avoid

Experts have drawn up a list of the five most bizarre and dangerous celeb weight-loss diets that are currently the rage. Here's why you should avoid them.

Stop feeling guilty about food

Are you forever checking your conscience before eating something? Here's how to ease the guilt, enjoy the odd treat and keep your weight in check, says DietDoc.

Food addiction: myth or reality?

The media has been buzzing with articles that liken foods, especially fatty and sweet foods, to narcotics. Is food addiction real?

How to lose weight without dieting

Want to lose weight without struggling with a strict diet? Fortunately you can – by slightly tweaking your eating habits and lifestyle.

How to shop for your slimming diet

Don’t get around to following a healthy, balanced diet because you don't have time to shop for and prepare the foods these diets require? DietDoc offers some solutions.

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.

Fast food without the fat

We all love fast food. What we don't love are the implications for our health and our weight. Here's how to have your cake and eat it.

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