A former journalist fat-shames a woman after her workout for ordering a smoothie she felt had too many calories for her - and Twitter users hit back

2019-02-15 11:21

The tweet read: "No fat lady, your workout doesn't mean you can have that extremely large @KauaiSA - why does this size even exist?"

Low-carb diets may work by boosting calorie burn

2018-11-23 18:30

According to a theory called the 'carbohydrate-insulin model', diets heavy in processed carbs send insulin levels soaring, which drives the body to use fewer calories, and instead store more of them as fat.

Could even high-fat dairy be good for you?

2018-10-23 06:55

Dairy foods might be your ticket to better heart health, even if you're drinking whole milk and eating rich cheeses, a new study suggests.

Tech elites are paying huge amounts to freeze stem cells from liposuctioned fat as a 'back up' for a longer life

2018-09-13 13:51

Stem cells have a range of potential therapeutic uses in conditions such as diabetes and heart disease, since they can turn into any kind of cell.

The 12 best foods to burn fat and build lean muscle

2018-08-05 11:40

Certain foods help you train harder, burn fat faster and sculpt muscle more easily. Here they are.

After 5,300 years, the last meal of an ancient Iceman has been revealed — and it was a high-fat, meaty feast

2018-07-13 20:28

Otzi, the 5,300 year old iceman, ate a high-fat, meat-lover's diet. But he wasn't 'Paleo,' and he also ate some toxic ferns and wheat.

7 foods doctors prescribe for your health

2018-04-10 20:00

Think of these foods as your shield against a costly visit to the doctor.

There's now even more evidence that one type of protein is best for your body

2018-04-06 16:48

A study of more than 81,000 people in the US and Canada found that eating more nuts and seeds might help heart health, and meat could hurt it.

The best ways to lose weight and keep it off, according to science

2018-03-13 08:33

Sustained weight loss can feel like an uphill battle. Here are some practical guidelines for a healthier you.


Thembi Seete opens up about once being ashamed of her weight

2019-01-25 10:01

Actress and musician Thembi Seete is still youthful as her Boom Shaka days despite reaching the milestone age of 40, but just like everyone else, she has had insecurities about her body.

10 easy ways to lose weight without starving yourself

2018-10-27 07:00

Shred unwanted kilos without surviving on salad alone.

Salt Fat Acid Heat

2018-10-14 10:18

Chef and food writer Samin Nosrat travels the world to explore four basic keys to wonderful cooking, serving up feasts and helpful tips along the way.


2018-09-12 11:30

Our favourite local queen of the dance floor, Zodwa Wabantu has been working hard lately, trying to stay in shape.

14 foods with wonderfully healthy fats that you should add to your plate

2018-07-21 16:30

Getting enough of the good kinds of fat in your diet can help you stay trim and energised.

How belly fat increases your risk of diabetes

2018-06-28 09:30

We know that excess weight increases your risk for many diseases. But it’s a specific kind of fat that makes you more susceptible to diabetes.

11 'bad habits' that are actually healthy, according to science

2018-05-27 04:53

Admitting you enjoy naps, the occasional glass of wine, or hitting the couch instead of the gym every once in a while can often land you a prime spot in the shame corner.

5 myths about your metabolism busted

2018-04-10 07:04

Many people who want to lose weight are convinced they need to increase their metabolism, but not many understand how the process works. Our nutrition expert separates myth from fact.

Weight Watchers' new program has 200 'zero-point' foods you can eat as much as you want — including eggs

2018-04-02 20:29

Weight Watchers zero point foods list includes some surprising additions — like eggs and salmon — that participants can eat without tracking or measuring.

Body mass index is a rubbish measurement — here's what you should look at instead

2018-03-02 11:47

Physicians and researchers are increasingly recognising waist measurement as a key indicator of health. It leaves metrics like BMI in the dust.

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