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WAYS TO REDUCE BELLY FAT

WAYS TO REDUCE BELLY FAT

EAT MORE FIBER Increasing daily fiber intake by as little as 10 grams a day reduced visceral fat by 3.7 percent after 5 years, according to a study done in 2011. This is as easy as including 1 cup of All Bran, 2 small apples and 1/2 cup of lentils into your diet per...

SNACKING

SNACKING

Tips for Healthy Snacking: Always have healthy snacks close by – in your drawer at work, in the car, in your handbag or easy to reach cupboards at home. Divide snacks into smaller portion sizes to avoid overeating. Don’t skip meals – eat regularly and space snacks in...

AVOIDING SUGARS – HIDDEN SOURCES OF SUGARS

AVOIDING SUGARS – HIDDEN SOURCES OF SUGARS

I often see clients that want to cut out all sugars. This is easier said than done. To be able to cut out sugars we need to know what sugars are and where we find them. It is also important to know that not all sugars are bad for our health: fruit, vegetables, dairy...

Good Mood Food – Part 2

Good Mood Food – Part 2

During the winter months we often find ourselves a bit more gloomy and depressed. In the previous article we mentioned the importance and benefits of the ‘healthy-brain-diet” and its effect on mental illness. We also discussed some basic guidelines (See Good Mood Food...

Good Mood Food – Part 1

Good Mood Food – Part 1

Winter is here and it is common to feel a bit under the weather. Cold, rainy days are often associated with a gloomy, depressed mood. However, emerging research has shown the benefits of a “healthy-brain diet” and its value as an underutilized but effective...

Healthy Eating for Students:

Healthy Eating for Students:

We all know students have a tight budget and don’t have time to spend hours cooking. But they need nutritious meals to keep them healthy and for optimal brain function. Try one or more of the following tips to increase your nutritional intake: Try to always combine...

LIFE AS A DIETITIAN

LIFE AS A DIETITIAN

I decided to move away from the healthy recipes and great tips for one day and be honest and real about life as a dietitian. Below are a few of the things that we have to deal with daily: The first thing most people ask me when we meet is; can I give them a meal plan...

To Exercise or Not to Exercise?

To Exercise or Not to Exercise?

Exercise can prevent or postpone the onset of a disease by acting directly on the CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM (the heart and lungs), and indirectly on METABOLISM, BODY MASS and BODY COMPOSITION (muscle, bone and fat). Exercise is an essential part of everyday life because...

Tips for Healthy Eating While Eating Out

Tips for Healthy Eating While Eating Out

You have been eating healthy the entire week, going to the gym every day (well almost every day), eating your 5-a-day of vegetables and limiting luxuries. Today your friends or family decided they want to go to a restaurant. Now what? Do you fake a sudden onset of flu...

Fad Diets: Fact or Fiction

Fad Diets: Fact or Fiction

Have you heard of the ‘Raw food diet’, ‘Atkins diet’, ‘Cookie diet’, ‘Alkaline diet’, ‘Grapefruit diet’, ‘Blood group diet’? Now that I have your attention, let’s discuss the pros and cons of each diet and determine how successful they will be when it comes to weight...

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