Warning: These 10 everyday traps will make you fat

2017-10-31 16:49

How to dodge life’s major threats to your waistband – and stay lean forever.

There are 6 types of body fat – here’s what you need to know

2017-09-09 08:04

Despite what fad diets and catchy headlines would lead you to believe, fats are not all the same. And you need to stop treating them that way.

Noakes should not have given 'Banting for babies' advice – HPCSA

2017-04-04 14:21

In a final argument against Prof Tim Noakes, the Health Professions Council of SA (HPCSA) heard that the low-carb, high-fat (LCHF) diet was not for babies, who should be breastfed.

Saturated or not? The debate about fat carries on

2016-09-01 15:40

Lately there have been many claims that saturated fats should regain their prominence on our plates. There is, however, still a lot of controversy about the role of saturated fat in our diet.

Is fat good or bad? The debate carries on

2015-11-02 10:37

The Finns are returning to full-fat products while the Indians are trying to cut down on fatty foods like ghee. Who is right?

Communities need to pull together and get SA’s children off the fat list

2015-06-05 17:43

How did South Africa get to a point where its children are the third most obese in the world yet only 10%of the country's schools offer sport, asks Alison Visser

Gyms keep clients on track with social media

2015-05-19 14:12

Fitness studios are keeping track of clients' progress with videotaping their workouts, measuring their fat and even posting a friendly nudge on their Facebook pages.

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.

Why South Africans are addicted to fried chicken

2015-02-11 10:05

DietDoc investigates how fried chicken is contributing to making South Africans 'the fattest population in sub-Saharan Africa'.

How accurate is BIA in gyms to measure body fat?

2015-02-02 14:32

This week DietDoc discusses the pros and cons of bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA) to determine 'fatness'.


Eat this high-calorie food at least once a week to stay lean

2017-10-13 12:00

Put these on your plate to ward off packing on the kilos.

Fat around the heart dangerous for postmenopausal women

2017-02-01 13:30

A certain kind of fat around the heart is a hazard for postmenopausal women because it raises the risk of hardening of the arteries.

South African seed oils are safe and healthy

2016-04-29 12:38

Are South African canola, sunflower and olive oil toxic, as claimed by 'The Real Meal Revolution'? Nutritional researchers and dietitians investigate and give us their verdict.

Why children of obese parents are more likely to be obese

2015-06-10 12:08

While in the womb, the cells of children of obese mothers may be programmed to accumulate extra fat, or develop differences in metabolism that could lead to insulin resistance.

Obese children may be less able to taste fats

2015-05-20 14:06

A study found that obese children may have a significantly harder time detecting fatty acids in foods and drinks than their leaner peers.

Body fat helps to regulate appetite and other processes

2015-05-11 11:29

Diet Doc explains how body fat is not just a heap of inactive lard, but a highly active metabolic powerhouse that drives many different body processes.

'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.

10 ways to beat cellulite

2015-02-10 12:50

Don’t put too much faith in skin products – beating cellulite requires a firm commitment to making a number of lifestyle adjustments.

Can the 'Banting' diet cause diabetes?

2014-12-02 15:52

It is generally agreed that type 2 diabetics should eat better and exercise more. What is controversial, however, is which diet is best – low carb or vegetarian.

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