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4 Keys to a Heart-Healthy Braai Day

For South Africans, the braai is a part of our heritage and a social gathering event that has been bringing friends and families together for as far back as we can remember. Whilst it may be lekker, it’s not always the healthiest option… A steak or lamb chop on its own might not be the…

Losing Weight vs. Losing Fat

Losing Weight vs. Losing Fat

Whilst most people think that these terms are simply used interchangeably, the fact of the matter is that they have completely different meanings. Losing weight means losing a bit of everything, like: muscle, fluids, organ size, and of course fat. Losing fat, however, means that the focus is on burning fat. This is why your…

Good Fats vs. Bad Fats for Losing Weight

Good Fats vs. Bad Fats

Before running around and cutting out all fats from your diet, you should consider the different types of fat: Saturated fats are the fats found in animal products such as meats and dairy. Unsaturated fats are fats found in vegetables and oils, and are better for you than saturated fats. Essential fatty acids are the fats you…

Why you’re Not Losing Weight

Obese and lean individuals have different gut flora composition. At this point it’s not clear exactly which species are important in weight management. Some studies show reduced numbers of Bacteroidetes in obese subjects, while others point to lower levels of beneficial bacteria like Lactobacillus. Even though diet will affect gut flora composition, most studies conclude…

How Does Candida Keep You From Losing Weight?

Candida, the medical term for yeast, can cause major, long-term health problems, including weight gain, according to some alternative practitioners. But many conventional medical practitioners don’t believe that candida causes any health problems beyond the occasional vaginal yeast infection in women or thrush in babies. According to practitioners who do believe that candida can cause…