What's the deal with cheat meals?

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.

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Eating too much? Blame your genes
Recent research reveals that our genes not only affect the type of foods we choose to eat, but also how much, and how often.
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Should protein and carbs be eaten separately?
The so-called "food combining theory" has been around for decades and many people still believe that you can lose weight by eating carbs and protein separately, writes... read more
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Teen uses veggie power to conquer Kilimanjaro
Eighteen-year-old strict vegetarian Deva Argue recently fulfilled a lifelong ambition to summit Mount Kilimanjaro, despite misgivings about her diet.
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Why your body needs sugar
Our bodies all need sugar (or glucose) to function, which in my mind is why we all should eat sugar, or at least foods that convert into sugar, writes registered... read more
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Portion control: lead by example
By controlling your portion sizes and rather choosing homemade meals and snacks, you can improve your health, save on food costs and help to better control your weight.
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Weight loss: every kilojoule counts
Need to lose weight? Most people tend to give up before they have even started, says DietDoc. However, losing just 5 to 10% of your body weight, will already improve... read more
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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.
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What is a food portion?
Many weight loss diets - and even just guidelines for healthy eating - place the emphasis on portion control. If you're still confused about portion sizes, this article... read more
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7 factors that prevent weight loss
You've been dieting and exercising, but it's made no difference at all. Here are seven possible reasons why you're not losing weight.
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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.
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Top 5 foods for healthy hair
Healthy hair starts with a well-balanced diet. Check out this guide to the top five foods for healthy hair, and start feeding your mane today.
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4 vitamins and nutrients no woman should live without
It’s time to make some resolutions that involve a somehow healthier lifestyle, a CGI-enhanced version of superhuman you.
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The Fast Diet
The Fast Diet, also called the 5:2 Diet, has taken the world by storm. Here's what you need to know.
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