Articles #Weight Loss


Ever felt that bottomless pit in your stomach after a couple of drinks? And the more you drink, the more food you are likely to eat? On top of this, it’s also generally the high-refined carbohydrate & fatty junk type foods that you tend to crave. How can I tame this habit?

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How often have you felt good because you've eaten better, then stepped on the scale only to see no change and revert back to your old habits? Our society has become so obsessed with weight loss and the number on the scale, but in all honesty, health is so much more than that! The number on the scale does not show the bigger picture of health. Here’s why you should try not equate your health to the number on the scale.

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The circadian cycle is our biological clock. It is the day-night rhythm that regulates all the body functions and processes. It is important for us to eat with the circadian cycle to achieve optimal health and well-being. What does this mean for our eating pattern and when will our body react the best to food within the circadian cycle?

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Activated charcoal has been popping up in all sorts of foods and drinks lately. The most common at the moment is the black bread bun. Although the black bun does not look appealing, there is the belief that the activated charcoal found in these foods and drinks can ‘detox’ the body. Is this true?

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Our society has become far too focused on being ‘thin’ rather than being healthy. And there will always be those that will rebel against this and say that you can be healthy, beautiful and happy even if you are overweight. Can this be true? The answer is however not as simple as ‘yes’ or ‘no’, but is rather a combination of the two.

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Detox diets are popular diets that claim to make you feel younger, healthier, and more energized. So is this something we should be doing on a regular basis? Let's take a look.

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Are you unhappy with yourself? Are you thinking of going on a diet again to make yourself happier? Diet culture is everywhere. Type the word ‘diet’ into google and you’ll find enough diet options to choose from. So which one will you choose? How do you choose from the hundreds out there? Or should you even be choosing one?

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What’s happening with your cravings? Are you managing to keep yourself busy and not needing food to combat the boredom, or is it so bad that you’re stopping by the kitchen every few minutes?

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‘Weight loss’ New Year’s resolutions are all too common, and unfortunately are often also broken by the first week of January! I think that it is great that people are trying to be healthier but I believe how many try to do it is what is causing the high ‘failure’ rate. When people go ‘on’ a (quick fix) diet they have often not made effective goals for their journey. Goals are the groundwork for the journey to health and often I find that when it is just based on a number it is easy for life to take over and old habits to creep back.

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Do you love food, but also want to lose weight? You CAN eat delicious, satisfying food AND lose weight. Your meals do not need to be boring and you certainly can eat a decent amount of food. Most people will lose weight on a 1500kcal diet. Do you know how much food that is? Let’s take a look at a simple sample meal plan:

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What do you do when you are under stress? Most people find it difficult to continue with their healthy eating habits. They either eat to fill their emotional void or grab some fast food just because there is no time to prepare something healthy. But that’s not the only reason why weight gain is so prevalent during stressful times. The hormone that may be making life difficult for you is cortisol.

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Focussing on food quality is such an important part of health and healthy weight. Are you trying to lose weight by counting calories? Has this become your main focus? By moving away from calories and rather focusing on good quality food you will naturally eat less as this food will give your body exactly what it needs. Read here for more tips and ideas on how to make quality choices.

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