Home > Diet and nutrition > Healthy diets Healthy diets 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 I need to lose weight. Where do I start? The journey to weight loss is never easy, but this guide can get you going. Vit & Min doses per day » Count calories in food » Is my vegetarian diet balanced? » Ask The Dietitians » 10 foods to boost your immune system Your quick guide to Banting Are you eating more calories than you think? Throughout each day, you're bombarded by extra calories that never get recorded. And the result could sabotage your weight-loss diet. 'Getting to grips with my emotional eating habit made me lose 28kgs – and now I'm a personal trainer' From yo-yo dieter to weight loss warrior. 5 tips on how to eat more whole foods With so many diet trends and conflicting advice, it’s easy to feel lost and confused when it comes to a healthy lifestyle. Here’s why you should make whole foods your diet for life. Does eating together as a family matter? Do you still make time to sit down at the dinner table? While this idea may seem idealistic in modern times, our nutritional experts tell us how family mealtimes can impact our lives in a positive way. How to rebalance your carb intake Replacing even small amounts of carbs with healthy fats at a meal keeps you satisfied for hours longer and keeps blood sugar on a more even keel. Does a plant-based diet actually increase metabolism or not? An expert weighs in. Do we really need 8 glasses of water a day? Are you drinking enough water? How much water is enough for you? And how do you achieve your intake if you absolutely hate water? Our nutrition experts weigh in. 5 ways to cut the fat from your diet Home cooking lets you control fat content, but it doesn't have to be complicated. Here is another great reason why you should probably just stick to your plant-based diet Time to load up on fruits and vegetables. What's the point of an elimination diet – and should I try it? It might just be the answer to all those tummy troubles. Why do I crave salt? Do you add salt to your food before you've even tasted it? Are you always looking for a salty snack? This is why (and why you should curb those cravings). You're going to want to steal these expert tips to help curb emotional eating Mmmhmm, they do it, too. Increase your 'good' fat intake, they say, but how much fat do you really need? Healthy adults should eat between 20% and 35% of their calories from fat. However, what kinds of fat you eat matters a lot. Do you overeat when dining with friends or family? This is why – and what you can do about it Mealtime as a family or sharing a meal with friends has many benefits – but be careful about eating more than usual. 5 ways to improve our mood and combat stress with food If you find comfort in a chocolate bar from the canteen at work when you feel stressed, you might want to read on... The right foods can help boost your mood in a more sustainable way. 'I finally kicked the depressing yo-yo dieting cycle and lost 10 kilos' Here's how she did it. Intermittent fasting pros and cons you should consider *before* trying it out You miiiiight have an uneasy tummy in the a.m. What to eat before a morning workout, according to nutritionists Choose wisely... WATCH: The many benefits of a low-carb diet Low-carb living brings is with it many benefits and may be here to stay. Here's everything you need to know before going on a low-carb diet. Here's what happens when you stop eating sugar, according to nutritionists Will it be great, or...? 7 tips on how to eat more mindfully How often do you sit down and savour your food instead of simply gulping it down? 10 food 'shifts' to improve your diet A good way to lose weight is to make small shifts in the foods you eat every day. How to pack more plant protein into your everyday diet Investigators found that swapping just a small amount of animal-based protein – processed red meat in particular – with plant-based protein cut the risk of early death from all causes. And the greater the swap, the greater the benefits. Men, your sperm is affected by what you eat The research on diet and male fertility is still fairly new, but there is evidence that nutrition can affect male fertility. Our nutritional experts weigh in on the topic. load more articles advertisement Live healthier Lifestyle » E-cigarettes: Here are five things to know E-cigarettes have become hugely popular in the past decade, but a rash of vaping-linked deaths and illnesses in the US is feeding caution about a product that's already banned in some places. Allergy » Ditch the itch: Researchers find new drug to fight hives A new drug works by targeting an immune system antibody called immunoglobulin E, which is responsible for the allergic reaction that causes hives.