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 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. Check Glycaemic index tool » Count Calorie counter » Quiz Ready for weight loss? » Ask DietDoc » What's actually in McDonalds' chicken McNuggets? What 100 calories of fruit looks like Calorie counting app doesn't guarantee weight loss Apps can be a powerful tool for people who are ready to track calories, but it's not going to help everybody lose weight, according to a new study. Fat like me? Brandon's back! Health24's fat fighter has returned after four weeks of silence with an update on his CrossFit journey. 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. 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. 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. Fat babies: a charity in Columbia will help these obese babies safely lose weight These babies way 42kg together. A Columbian charity is now going to help them lose weight as the long term health impacts are huge. To ensure the weightloss is healthy, it may take up to 8 months. Hyperglycaemia and Diabetes According to WHO, diabetes is now viewed as one of the major threats to human health. Hypertension – silent, but potentially deadly Metabolic Syndrome includes a number of chronic lifestyle diseases, hypertension or high blood pressure being just one. Cardiovascular disease linked to Metabolic Syndrome Cardiovascular disease is one in a cluster of the chronic diseases associated with Metabolic Syndrome Metabolic Syndrome, a weighty issue worldwide International and local statistics reveal a frightening increase in the last three decades in the prevalence of people who are overweight and obese. “ Latest comment on Health24 Tony De Wijn says... Skip the booze and stick to diet soda. How about that for a way to wake up feeling great and save money? Diet drinks make cocktails more potent ” 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'. 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 The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) statistics reveal the frightening rise in diabetes Hyperglycaemia and Diabetes The dangers of Xiu Tang Bee Pollen weight loss capsules Zi Xiu Tang Bee Pollen Weight Loss Capsules, freely available on the Internet, are to be avoided as they could cause heart problems, seizure and insomnia. New app makes faces appear skinnier on 'selfies' A new app that was designed to show overweight adults a leaner version of themselves could backfire and encourage an unhealthy body image. Sun exposure early in the day good for weight loss A study found that people tended to be leaner if they got sun exposure earlier, rather than later, in day. Low libido and erectile dysfunction: the hidden curses At around 30 men’s testosterone levels begin to decline and continue to do so as they age. 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. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Uncontrolled periodontal disease and diabetes – a collective health risk? Exam stress – a challenge for the whole family Eduloan offers affordable education finance Live healthier Medical bills » GP and money Cut medical bills Medical savings account Medical scheme: what is a self-payment gap? Have you exhausted your day-to-day benefits and moved into your self-payment gap? Here's what it means. Allergy alert » Allergy myths Cold or allergy? Children and allergies Allergy facts vs. fiction Some of the greatest allergy myths and misconceptions can actually be damaging to your health.