On kale, weight loss and misconceptions…

mixed seasonal vegetables

A little while ago, we had a light supper with old friends. In years past, a ‘braaibroodjie’ (toasted cheese and tomato sandwich prepared on the fire) or baked potato or sweet potato would no doubt have been on the table to compliment the usual chicken, lamb chops and perhaps ‘wors’ (meat sausage) and salad. This […]

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Weight loss extremely difficult for people with Insulin Resistance

Overweight is both a cause and a complication of insulin resistance. An ordinary “diet” is unlikely to be successful when a person is insulin resistant. To effectively treat insulin resistance, one has to take into account not only factors that will result in weight loss but also those that will prompt the body to reduce […]

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Overweight children may be Insulin Resistant!

An overweight child, or a child with a tendency to carry excess weight around the waist – may be at risk of being INSULIN RESISTANT! In South Africa, about one in three children are overweight! 80 % of individuals that are overweight are insulin resistant. Children with Insulin Resistance have a very good chance of […]

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Worldwide weight epidemic is affecting millions of people!

NO – THIS IS NOT JUST HYPE – BUT FACT. Being overweight is not simply an issue about looking good, but is a serious health issue. Indeed, even a matter of life or death! If you don’t lose it – it will kill you! This century may well be associated with technological advancement well beyond […]

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Unable to lose weight? You may be insulin resistant

Insulin Resistance affects 80% of people that are overweight. If you are battling to lose a couple of kilos or carry a little excess fat around your waist or often feel tired and without energy, you may be insulin resistant! Insulin Resistance is a serious condition that affects millions of people worldwide – many of […]

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If exercise is not a regular habit – you may be wasting your time!

Indeed, exercise is only effective as health tool when it is regular! It is of little effect to do one or two sessions of strenuous exercise a week, every 2 weeks or once a month. To effectively promote weight loss, to treat Insulin Resistance, or simply to be healthier, daily repetition is required. Aim to […]

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Potbelly waistline? You may have Insulin Resistance!

Indeed, an expanding waistline is much more than a cosmetic issue! The waist circumference is a simple, but very powerful and effective evaluation measure used to screen individuals to determine whether or not they are overweight. Waist circumference is also used to determine whether the way excess weight is carried on the body, indicates insulin […]

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Do you have to detox?

Maybe…but 3 carrots and 2 lettuce leaves won’t do the trick! We are naturally detoxing all the time…simply because the the body has extensive mechanisms to remove waste products. That means, there’s no real need to ‘detox’ yourself by starving! However, when, what and how one eats may tax these systems – making them less […]

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Overweight – when does it become more than a cosmetic issue?

Diagnosing overweight or obesity is about more than just a reading on a bathroom scale. Individual parameters like height, age, gender (male or female), levels of activity (whether you exercise or not), and genetic factors have to be taken into account. Where we carry our excess fat in our body is as important as how […]

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Why do we get fat?

The weight loss industry is a multi-billion rand industry. These profits are often made “feeding” on the desperation and insecurity of overweight people. Quick cures lure desperate people into an endless cycle of weight loss – weight gain – weight loss – weight gain. The fact is, there are far too many factors to take […]

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