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Exercise in the Morning!

  Making exercise part of your daily routine means that you are more likely to exercise consistently. Here are some reasons why exercising in the morning is a good bet: Morning exercise gives your metabolism a boost and keeps it elevated throughout the day, allowing you to burn more calories!...

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Baby Marrow, Pea and Feta Salad

I love using raw veg in salads. When I saw this recipe on Pick ‘n Pay’s website I was dying to try it and made it as a side to our roast chicken last night. It was delicious! A fresh and tasty summer meal! Check out the recipe here:...

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Dukan Diet explained

People are very quick to jump on the fad diet bandwagon, but often don’t understand what exactly the diet entails or what the pro’s and con’s are. Today we take a closer look at the Dukan Diet. The Dukan diet is a high protein, low fat and low carbohydrate diet. There are four...

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Eating Indian this weekend?

Here are a few tips to make healthy choices if you are eating at an Indian restaurant this weekend: Opt for poppadoms rather than samosas or bhaji's. Make sure that the poppadoms are not deep fried! Choose a chicken or vegetable curry rather than beef or lamb Skip the curries that are cooked with...

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Not eating enough to lose weight?

  Not eating enough? Don't you mean eating too much? While eating too much is an obvious reason for not losing weight, eating too little is often overlooked. People typically slash their calories to very low levels in the hope their fat loss will be quick. Unfortunately, all this does is cause...

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Going Italian this weekend?

  It's Friday and many of you will be planning meals out with family and loved ones. Eating out can put a serious damper on your new year's resolutions or general healthy eating plans. If you are visiting an Italian restaurant, use these tips to ensure you order the healthiest meal possible....

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How to shed your holiday weight!

If you feel that your pants are a bit tighter after the festive season you are not alone! Millions of people will start January off in the hope of losing the weight they gained during December. I would like to encourage you to steer clear of detox and fad diets as a quick fix solution. Although

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Tantalising Tuesday: Low Fat Mushroom Sauce

There are few things better than a good piece of steak with a creamy mushroom sauce. However the cream part of the sauce can be an absolute fat trap. Here is a low fat and delicious alternative for you to try: 10ml Canola/Olive oil 1 onion, sliced 250g mushrooms, sliced 2 TBS flour 1 cup

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Portion Distortion

Don't have a kitchen scale on hand? Use these handy size estimates to get your portions right: 1 cup = cricket ball 1/2 cup = tennis ball 30g or 1/4 cup = golf ball 1 tsp = about the size of 1 die 1 tbsp = poker chip 30g of chicken or lean meat =

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10 ways to survive your end of year function!

Eat a proper breakfast, lunch and snacks the day leading up to the function. If you aren't ravenous when you arrive you are less likely to overeat Drink lots of water in the day leading up to the function so that you don't arrive dehydrated. This can leave you feeling drained and tired Choose your

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Tantalising Tuesday: Turkey and Avo Wrap

    Wraps are a great alternative to sandwiches and salads. Choose a Low GI or wholewheat wrap to sustain you for longer and fill it up with lean proteins and plenty of salad. Here is a delicious recipe that is quick and easy to prepare!     Ingredients: 1 wholewheat wrap (about...

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Essential Nutrients for a Pregnant Woman

    Eating healthily during your pregnancy is one of the best things you can do for you and your baby. Here are some nutrients that are especially important during pregnancy: Folate Folate is a B vitamin that helps prevent neural tube defects, serious abnormalities of the brain and spinal...

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Tantalising Tuesday: Homemade Flavoured Water

You know that you should drink more water, but it often seems like a chore! Store bought flavoured waters often contain loads of added sugar and preservatives, so what is the alternative? Flavouring your own water with fruit and veg can be a healthy and low calorie way to add some zest to your H2

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Tips for a Healthy Weekend!

  Eat breakfast Often when you sleep later you skip breakfast and this can play havoc with your blood sugar levels later on in the day. Even if it's a bit later than usual, be sure to squeeze in a nutritious breakfast! Do something active With summer upon us there is no excuse to sit

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Tantalising Tuesday: Summer Lentil Salad

  I am crazy about lentils at the moment and this Summer Lentil Salad is an absolute treat! A great source of good quality protein, fibre and low in fat, enjoy as a lunch or as a side with a braai or roast!           Ingredients Salad: 500g green lentils 2 spring

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Super Food Sunday: Ostrich for Africa

After a few days of internet failure I am finally back online. So rather late than never, this weeks Super Food Sunday (on a Tuesday) looks at Ostrich – a truly South African Super Food! Ostrich is a healthy, delicious and nutritious alternative to beef, lamb and even chicken. It is lower in...

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Keeping motivated.

Keeping motivated to make a lifestyle change (such as incorporating healthy eating habits) is difficult at the best of times. When your motivation wanes a bit, it takes a lot of self- discipline to keep on track. Here are some tips to help you keep your motivation levels flying:  Remember why you...

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Recipe: Middle Eastern Chicken

Ingredients: 4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts 2 tbsp lemon juice 1/2 tsp cumin 1/2 tsp dried coriander 1/2 tsp cinnamon 1/2 tsp cardamom 2 garlic cloves, slivered 1 tin of chickpeas, well rinsed and drained 1 tin of diced tomatoes 1/4 cup freshly chopped cilantro Preparation: Preheat oven to 200...

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Super Food Sunday – Nuts about Avocado!

This week I have chosen two of my favourite foods - both super delicious super foods! Avocado and nuts are both a well renowned source of 'good fats' – mono and%A0polyunsaturated fats. To recap - fat is an essential part of a balanced diet. Fat is an important source of energy, supplies...

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Hydration during Sport

Keeping hydrated during exercise is extremely important. By drinking regularly, athletes can prevent declines in concentration and skill level, prevent excessive elevations in heart rate and body temperature and improve performance - good reasons for all athletes to make fluid replacement a key...

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Healthy Eating on a Shoestring

With the price of food rising more and more, eating a healthy, balanced diet can be tricky. Here are some tips on how to stay healthy on a budget:  Make a shopping list and stick to it. The more prepared you are when you do your groceries, the less impulsive you will be. Do a

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