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21 December 2017

10 best diet stories of 2017

Need a bit of diet advice to kickstart a healthy eating plan for the new year? You’ve come to the right place.

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If you’ve overindulged over the Christmas season, you are probably focusing on healthy eating and how to get back on track for 2018.

No worries! We have our 10 best diet stories of 2017 right here.

1. Is a low-carb diet really the answer for diabetes type 2?

Are you a diabetic and need the right diet? First read this before kicking the carbs. According to SEMSDA (Society from Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes of South Africa) it’s important to have an individualised approach to any diet. Consult your doctor if you need any help losing weight.

2. People are freaking out about this latest diet fad – but is it safe?

It’s common to look for the quickest weight-loss method, especially if you’ve overindulged over the holidays and are looking for a quick fix. A nutritional fad called CICO – short for "Calories In, Calories Out" – promises just that.

Unfortunately, that's not the way it works. A diet plan shouldn’t just be about losing weight, but also about nutrition. Not all calories are the same.

3. 20 simple steps to forge the willpower you need to lose weight and get fit

In desperate need of some willpower to get back on a healthier track? These 20 tips might be just the thing for you. And no, these tips are not your run-of-the-mill advice. This article encourages you to get rid of weight-loss clichés and never skip meals. These are tips we can live by.

woman eating healthy breakfast

4. SEE: Eating 3 healthy meals on a budget

Healthy eating shouldn’t break the bank. Watch these videos for three meal ideas on a budget. These are especially good if your bank balance is a bit thin (pun intended) in January.

5. SEE: 10 of the best diet tips

Too lazy to read? Here is a comprehensive video on 10 of the best diet tips if you need some inspiration.

man writing out diet plan

6.  Always bloated? Watch what you eat

The DietDoc Forum is regularly flooded with questions from Health24 users who complain about flatulence and bloating. They often self-diagnose with IBS, which isn't always correct. In this article, we take a look at how you can change your diet to eliminate bloating.

7. 7 ways to cut out 50 calories each day

You don’t have to make huge changes to see results. Trimming 50 calories a day can make a difference to your weight. Follow these easy tips to get you started on making small changes.  

8. Why you should avoid these 5 ‘diet’ foods

If you feel the need to pile up your grocery cart with all the “low-fat” and “healthy” foods in the supermarket, you might want to read this first. Many seemingly healthy products are not healthy at all. Think twice about the food choices you make and don’t fall for marketing traps.

9. To lose weight, start with dairy swaps

Don’t know where to start to get rid of those pesky kilograms? A good action plan is to decrease the fat in your diet by using low-fat or fat-free dairy products.

10. How fat can alcohol really make you?

If you are still asking yourself if alcohol affects your weight, you should read this. We unpack the reasons why alcohol can wreak havoc on your waistline.

Image credits: iStock 

 
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