Weight-Loss Plateaus: 7 ways to break through

  When you first start to lose weight, you're on a roll - nothing can stop you. Week after week, kilo after kilo drops off, and the more you lose, the more motivated you are. You're in weight-loss heaven! "Whoever said this was hard?" you say to yourself, "It's as easy as [eating] pie!" But then one day when you...

How Can You Keep the Kilos Off for Good

  You lose some weight – you celebrate. The weight creeps back on – you feel like a failure. You lose some weight again – you feel good. On-off-on-off – you’re sick of this. How can you keep weight off for good? Ask those in the know. Who are they? People who have succeeded at long-term weight control – there’s...

Good Fats, Bad Fats: Get with the (blood) flow

  There’s a reason why you don’t pour vats full of fat down your sink; fat clogs up the drain and it shuts down. And that’s exactly what happens to your arteries when you overload them with “bad” fats; namely, saturated fat and trans fat. These types of fats cause a plaque to form on the walls of your arteries....

Big Fat Hints for Low-Fat Eating

  When it comes to fat in your diet do you sometimes “adjust” the advice you get so it suits your tastes? “Avocado is good for you” doesn’t mean order a bacon-avocado burger, it means have an avocado and tomato sandwich instead of the burger! Read these tips for more helpful ideas on how to reduce the amount of fat in...

Calories In Food

  At the heart of an effective weight-control strategy is the vital fact that weight will only be lost when calories burnt are more than calories consumed.  Simple enough, but it means you have to know the calorie-value of everything that goes into your mouth.  Here's a simple guide to how these figures are determined.   Calories in food are...

How to Avoid Portion Distortion

  Portion control is a hot topic in health right now. So much so that food companies are repackaging entire product lines to cater to consumer demands for healthier options – even McDonald's in the U.S. has done away with supersized meals. And it’s not just a food industry or weight-control trend – scientists are also eyeing up what’s on...

Drive to Survive (Your Diet) – Healthy eating on the road

  How do you feel after a long car trip? Tired? Irritated? Car sick? Next time you’re on the road, take stock of what you eat. Although it often seems the logical option, fast-food is likely to make the ill-effects of lengthy car travel worse than they need to be. Eating healthily on the road can take some preparation -...

Successfully Single: Meals for one

  If you live by yourself you might feel that preparing healthy, nutritious meals for yourself is a bit too much of a challenge. It's easy to get caught up in thinking that it's just too much effort to go to for one person and besides, it's hardly fair that you have to do the dishes as well as cook....

Healthy Eating on a Shoestring

    Do you regularly pop into the supermarket for a carton of milk ...and leave with three bags of groceries? Or does your morning latte and muffin cost you over $1500 a year (yes, it's really that much!). Not only are these habits bad news for your wallet - they're probably affecting your waistline as well. While some people...

Metabolism, Weight Loss and How to Boost Both

  Fast metabolism, slow metabolism, phfft...what's the difference? Actually, it's a pretty big one, as it turns out. Possibly big enough to stop you from losing weight. Ah! Now you're interested... Metabolism is a much-talked-about, little-understood topic among people who are trying to gain control of their weight. To find out what you need to know about the big difference...