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  • People with a 'genetic sweet tooth' have less body fat
  • You'd think that people who have regular sweet cravings are more likely to pack on the kilos than those who don't right? Well, according to European researchers, this isn't the case. In a new study published in the scientific journal Cell Reports, researchers found that people with a gene variation that causes them to crave sweets have a predisposition to less body fat, not more. These findi... ››› more
  • [16 April 2018]
  • Cardio, strength training or both? Here's what's best for weight loss...
  • The question of which is the best way to lose weight - cardio or strength training - has long been one of heated debated, with exercise experts coming down in squarely one camp or the other. Finally, researchers from Duke University in the United States set out to solve the question by conducting the largest study of its kind comparing the two forms of exercise. If you fall into the overwei... ››› more
  • [01 April 2018]
  • Breakthrough: Eating regular meals is more effective than dieting!
  • Eating regular balanced meals is more effective than dieting when it comes to managing a healthy weight, according to new European research published in the journal Eating Behaviors. Whereas regular meals promote weight loss, dieting can actually cause weight gain, the researchers found. Read on for more. European study finds that regular balanced meals is key for weight loss The study was ... ››› more
  • [29 March 2018]
  • Losing weight isn't only about exercising more and eating less…
  • Many people think that losing weight is only about exercising more and eating less. If this includes you, then think again! Hunger hormones, associated with your metabolism, play a big role in weight gain and weight loss - and controlling them may be the best way to safely and healthily shed kilos. Read on to learn more. Losing weight is easy – keeping it off is the hard part! Dr Scott I... ››› more
  • [28 March 2018]
  • Forget BMI - these are more accurate ways to measure a healthy weight
  • The body mass index (or BMI) is a popular measure of body fat based on your weight in relation to your height that can be tracked to the 1830s. Your doctor has probably shown you a colourful chart of your BMI after hopping off the scale during a visit. However, despite its popularity, the BMI is understood to be a relatively inaccurate measure of fitness. Fortunately, there are alternatives tha... ››› more
  • [26 March 2018]
  • A healthy microbiome promotes weight loss
  • It's no secret that losing weight isn't easy. If it was, 42% of women and 14% of men in South Africa wouldn't be obese. Not only does obesity take a toll on your self-esteem, but also boosts your risk for cognitive impairment and mood disorders. But here's some good news: According to emerging research, losing weight may be as easy as balancing your microbiome - a vast ecosystem of organisms su... ››› more
  • [23 March 2018]
  • Fish and olive oil can help you lose weight the healthy way!
  • The Mediterranean diet is touted the best diet for a healthy heart due to its abundance of heart-healthy fats. According to a recent study published in the journal Circulation, this diet promotes healthy weight loss, too. That's right - enjoying foods like fresh fruits and vegetables, fish and seafood, breads, extra-virgin olive oil, herbs and spices, and nuts and seeds can help you lose weight... ››› more
  • [01 March 2018]
  • Forget weight-loss teas! These common teas will help you shed kilos
  • Weight-loss teas are on everyone's lips right now, which may have you wondering if these so-called miraculous drinks that are filled with unpronounceable ingredients are backed by any scientific evidence. We hate to break it to you, but all the talk about weight-loss teas is just that: Talk. Truth is, no tea will lead to significant weight loss. However, some common, straight-off-the-shelf tea... ››› more
  • [21 February 2018]
  • Your morning cuppa can help you lose 5 kg a year!
  • It's no secret that coffee helps a lot of people get going in the morning. If this includes you, you'll be pleased to know that coffee also gives your metabolism a temporary boost and that simply drinking it can help you lose weight. In fact, sipping your favourite java daily can help you lose up to 5 kg a year. This is according to new research published in Women's Health Magazine. However, it... ››› more
  • [16 February 2018]
  • Eating more slowly can help trim your waistline
  • If you've been looking for a quick and easy way to lose weight, it's your lucky day! And, no, we aren't about to suggest some crazy crash diet that'll leave you starving with no energy… According to research involving nearly 60,000 Japanese people published in the journal BMJ open, people who wolf down their food could lose weight by simply chewing longer and pausing between bites. Read on... ››› more
  • [15 February 2018]
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