If there ever was a multi-use fruit, it’s bananas. You can bake them into bread, throw them on some pancakes, dip them into chocolate, and make them into ice cream. Plus, they’re and easy, portable snack that’s packed full of good-for-you vitamins and minerals. But are sweet, filling fruits like bananas good for weight loss?
When it comes to weight loss, many feel that desperate times call for desperate measures. Case in point: Failure in the face of diet and exercise often leads dieters to unconventional weight-loss methods — cyrotherapy, hypnotism, and yes, even acupuncture. It’s said that acupuncture can alleviate stress, physical pain, allergies, addictions, and even PMS, but can it really
Question: What’s the first thing you think about ditching when you’re looking to lose weight? Carbs, right? I mean, the most popular diets out there right now — like Whole30, or the keto diet — focus on limiting carbohydrate intake, and they seem to yield pretty legit results. So it only makes sense that if
There’s nothing more buzzy than intermittent fasting (IF) when it comes to current weight-loss trends. Tons of celebs tout it as their go-to eating approach to get or stay in shape — including Halle Berry, Jenna Jameson, Jennifer Garner, and Vanessa Hudgens, to name a few. And the benefits of IF aren’t limited to weight loss. Research (albeit
If the phrase “fibre in your diet” calls to mind images of your mom popping Metamucil tablets, we don’t blame you — fibre is basically the Golden Girls of the nutrient world. However, it’s also an essential for weight loss. Fibre is about as close to a magic weight loss ingredient as you can get, says Keri Gans,
So you’ve got the healthy lockdown routine waxed. You’re doing regular streaming workouts, you’re cooking your own healthy meals and you ran out of wine in week two. So why are the waistbands of your leggings still digging in more than usual? The answer may lie in a concept called non-exercise activity thermogenesis or NEAT.
Let’s be real for a sec: Weight loss isn’t always easy. Often times it’s trial and error to find what sort of diet and exercise plan works best for you. And even once you figure that out, you still might find that your bod just isn’t responding to the changes you’ve made. That’s because the process of shedding weight
Intermittent fasting (IF) has gotten its fair share of buzz as the trendy diet of the moment. But if you’ve tried IF and were quick to give it up because you weren’t satisfied with your results, there’s a good chance you weren’t doing it quite right. Or, you may have seen substantial results quickly but then hit an
Khululwa Mohoto tried everything to lose weight, but found it difficult to stick it out. In fact, with two not so successful weight loss efforts under her belt, she was close to giving up. But you know what they say: third time’s a charm. Armed with a never-say-die attitude and a new mindset, she changed
The journey to a healthier you isn’t always quite as straightforward as you hope it will be. It takes patience, self-love and sometimes a good few attempts to find what works for you — something Ajohche Awungjia knows all about. Here’s her body positivity success story. Ajohche Awungjia Occupation: Academic (PhD student, part-time lecturer in
If you’ve already given keto or any other low-carb diets a try, you might be eager to test out the Slow-Carb Diet, which is *somewhat* similar. The eating plan is included in the book The 4-Hour Body: An Uncommon Guide to Rapid Fat-loss, Incredible Sex, and Becoming Superhuman by Timothy Ferriss (an entrepreneur, author, and podcast host), which was
Faced with health issues, Bronwyn Mathews had no choice but to drastically change her life or risk losing it. With the help of a personal trainer, a dietitian, her sister and pure determination, this 46-year-old fought for her life — and came out on top! Bronwyn Mathews Occupation: Skills Development Manager Age: 46 City: Cape
Abigail Hartney — like many of us now — works from home. And like many of us now, that exact set-up is what led to her weight gain. But she’s here to share her weight-loss secrets with you: Zumba training and a vegan diet. This is her journey to health. Use her tips to get
Calling all people with a sweet tooth! One of the hardest parts of any diet is fighting back against cravings for sweet, sugary foods, amiright? But when it comes to dieting, not all sugar is created equal. While your diet may have strict rules against the refined sugars found in treats like cupcakes and cookies, natural sugars
People have plenty of complaints about the keto diet, including the fact that it’s super heavy on meats. But there’s a slight variation on keto that’s more friendly to lovers of plant-based foods. It’s called the ketotarian diet, and it’s a plant-based version of the keto diet. Just to recap: The keto diet is an eating plan that focuses
When you’re on a diet, mostly everything you eat and drink gets a makeover. You might switch to low-sodium soups, lean protein, whole-grain versions of your favourite refined carbs, and low-sugar snacks. Fruits and veggies get a pass, but that’s about it. Except, blessedly, your morning cup of joe. As long as you’re not pouring in tons of
One of the top 10 most searched diets in 2019, Keto was also one of the most discussed diets of the year. We saw cafè’s adding bullet-proof coffee to their menus and restaurants and shops dishing up low-carb options. We learned that the possibilities with cauliflower are endless! But even with all the great press keto
Being a mom is stressful enough, right? Add the strain of a career, and weight loss tends to slip to the bottom of the to-do list. But not for Galebalwe Ramorola, whose resilience and passion have pushed her through running two Comrades Marathons — and resulted in a whopping 37kg reduction in her body weight.
If you’re into wellness (and since you’re reading this, I’m guessing you are!), you’ve probably heard the term Ayurveda thrown around. You may have even heard of it used when talking about diets and healthy eating. The Ayurvedic diet has been practiced in India for centuries but it’s only recently caught on in the U.S. While
We’ve all struggled to get up off our butts and commit to an active lifestyle. Stuck between excuses and poor life choices, we forget what’s most important… But getting fit is about more than just physical exercise. Weight gain seriously affected Linda Phukubye’s self-confidence and quality of life. Push came to shove when she began