ARTICLES RELATING TO WEIGHT LOSS
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WATCH: Woman who lost 55kgs says giving up alcohol was the hardest part of her journey

After losing 55 kg , Nicola has found a new sense of purpose. Watch her story now.

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Your achievements mean nothing if you're fat. Huh?

2016-01-08 11:51

Oprah’s weight watchers ad is filled with mixed messaging about weight.

www.15kg.gone - Bonita Nuttall's inspirational weight-loss journey

2015-11-17 10:29

Former Carte Blanche presenter Bonita Nuttall reached her goal of losing 15kgs by doing exactly the opposite of current weight-loss trends. She embraced her freedom of choice, asked herself the hard questions, put shoulder to the wheel and gradually her vital, skinny self emerged.

‘Fat burning’ diet pill kills man

2015-06-26 16:01

A man has died after consuming 2.4-dinitrophenol (DNP) more than a month after Interpol issued a worldwide notice warning countries about the highly toxic substance.

18 kg anorexic woman begs for help after hospitals say she is too thin to treat

2015-05-21 13:04

Rachael Farrokh, who suffers from extreme anorexia, is begging for help to save her life after being turned away from multiple treatment centres.

Lose weight without taking toxic diet pills

2015-05-09 11:39

A nutritional consultant tells Health24 there is no such thing as a quick-fix to lose weight, following a warning over the deadly drug 2.4-dinitrophenol (DNP).

How 'brown fat' helps you lose weight

2015-05-04 11:38

DietDoc explains how the ratio of 'white' to 'brown' fat in our bodies influences the rate at which we burn fat.

'How I lost 30 kilos and made fitness my life'

2015-04-08 12:07

Kelly Stegan graduated from a yo-yo dieter to a fitness freak and body builder in just 12 weeks. Here's how she did it.

The world is your gym

2015-03-17 13:53

Taking a break this Easter? Stay in shape with these tips.

The fitness craze twirling its way back in 2015

2015-02-02 13:54

Bring on the hula hooping!

 
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Woman who lost 55kgs says reaching 'rock bottom' helped her reclaim her life

Nicola Davidson shed an extraordinary 55 kilograms through Sleekgeek Ultimate You Challenge. She joins us in studio to talk about her journey.

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Worst fad diets

2015-12-07 00:00

In search of a quick fix diet before you hit the beach this holiday? You should read this first.

FDA approves stomach-filling balloon for weight loss

2015-07-29 15:16

The FDA has approved a medical balloon that is inserted into the stomach and filled with saline solution to treat obesity.

SA has a big fat problem - academic

2015-05-27 15:23

South Africa has a fat problem, with women having a bigger problem than men and youth being the third most obese in the world, says a professor.

Falling off the banting bandwagon

2015-05-19 10:01

A whirlwind relationship with the Tim Noakes diet made Samantha Steele realise that her one true love is really carbs.

Warning about deadly weight-loss pill

2015-05-07 17:05

South Africans are being urged against using a highly toxic ‘fat burning’ substance known as 2.4-dinitrophenol (DNP), following a global warning and death of a student.

How lemon juice and hot water may help you lose weight

2015-04-08 12:07

Many people believe in the health benefits of a glass of hot water and lemon juice first thing in the morning.

Less protein and more fibre may prevent type 2 diabetes

2015-04-01 12:10

DietDoc provides evidence why replacing protein with carbohydrates may help prevent type 2 diabetes, especially if fibre-rich breads, cereals and pulses are chosen as carbohydrate sources.

Less popular surgery tied to greater weight loss

2015-02-06 16:28

Biliopancreatic diversion, a less-popular type of weight loss surgery, may lead to more weight loss than gastric bypass, but is linked to more complications.

Forget BMI, these are better ways to measure your body fat

2015-01-27 12:35

In the light of the limitations of the BMI, DietDoc discusses a number of other ways to determine how fat – or not – you are.

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