“I gained 13 kilos of muscles and built the body of my dreams”

2019-02-13 16:06

Look at all these gains!

Let them eat more fat?

2019-01-11 12:48

Researcher argues that a balance of types of fat is the key

There's even more evidence that one type of diet is the best for your body and brain

2019-01-06 22:00

If you're looking to eat healthier, lose weight, and have more energy during the day, researchers advise trying a plant-based or Mediterranean diet.

5 things you need to know in SA business today, and why the term ‘superfood’ is nutritionally meaningless

2018-12-18 06:52

Welcome to the silly season, a little more on Edcon's scramble for money, and why "superfoods" is not a word with much bite.

Here’s how to sleep better if you’ve been feeling super tired all the time

2018-12-12 12:50

Tired all the time? Yeah, we know the feeling. You know you should go to bed earlier, but it’s just so hard to fall asleep when you do. So, what gives… and how do you solve the problem?

3 surprising reasons you should add bugs to your diet

2018-12-03 18:41

Insects are surprisingly nutritious and they're much more environmentally friendly to farm than pigs or cattle.

Here is what LeBron James eats to stay at the top of his game at an age when many other NBA players decline

2018-11-29 14:28

It may not fit the typical athlete diet, but hey, it's working for James.

“I entered survivor to lose weight — here’s what happens when you live on rice”

2018-11-15 08:45

Plus, what she ate for her first meal off the island.

Brain's 'self-control' centre may be key to weight-loss success

2018-10-23 06:55

Brain scans reveal that people who are better at losing weight have more activity in regions of the brain associated with self-control, a small new study reports.

Gluten-free craze: But what about people who really can't have gluten?

2018-10-18 07:02

People with coeliac disease say they're happy to have more gluten-free choices at shops and restaurants, brought on by the gluten-free craze - but some with coeliac sense a growing stigma as other people voluntarily go gluten-free.


Fitness inspiration: Mbali Sebapu

2019-02-07 11:51

Fitness fanatic and social media influencer Mbali Sebapu’s dedication to staying fit is inspiring. She lets us in on how she maintains her gorgeous body.

We compared salads at some of SA’s favourite restaurants – and found one that has more kilojoules than two Big Macs

2019-01-07 06:43

We stacked up some local salads and compared them to a Big Mac.

Carb cycling: An exercise in weight loss

2018-12-22 07:00

Carb cycling, which involves alternating between high- and low-carbohydrate days, allows you to tailor your carbohydrate intake according to your needs.

A woman has brain damage after trying a soy-sauce cleanse that recommended drinking a litre in a 2-hour period

2018-12-12 21:21

After trying a soy-sauce cleanse, a woman was diagnosed with severe nerve damage. The incident proves how dangerous fad cleanses can be.

What rugby hooker Scarra Ntubeni's diet looks like - including his favourite cheat meal

2018-12-12 12:13

Keen to know how the rugby player keeps in top shape in and out of season?

This is everything vegan F1 champion Lewis Hamilton eats and drinks for breakfast, lunch, and dinner

2018-12-02 20:55

As five-time champion, Lewis Hamilton continues to dominate in Formula 1, but how does the racer fuel his body?

Everything you need to know about Intermittent fasting

2018-11-15 15:47

Intermittent fasting has fast become one of the world’s most popular methods of losing weight, but how exactly does it work, and is it safe?

A local dietician’s guide to healthy eating for diabetics

2018-11-14 12:09

Midrand-based dietician Jacinta Ndubane shares her top food tips and gives advice about what to eat if you’re diabetic.

Could diet affect breast cancer risk?

2018-10-22 07:08

Like the human gut, the breast gland has a "microbiome" that's influenced by diet, new animal research suggests.

Six ways diet affects your chances of developing breast cancer

2018-10-16 12:50

In light of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we chat to specialist surgeon Dr Justus Apffelstaedt who explains how what we eat could play a role in affecting your chances of developing breast cancer.

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