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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The GI – friend or foe?

What is the Glycemic index (GI)? The Glycemic Index (GI) ranks carbohydrate containing foods according to the effect that they have on blood sugar levels. Foods with a GI of under 55 are classified as low GI, their energy (sugar) is released more slowly. Low GI food choices are recommended for people with diabetes, slimmers’ […]

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The death of King Calorie and Prince Kilojoule

Calories and kilo Joules are measuring units for energy just the same as miles and kilometers are measuring units for distance. Since we use the metric, not imperial measuring system in South Africa, our food labels indicate kilo Joules. To convert calories to kilo Joules, you need to multiply the number of calories with 4,18 […]

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How much sugar is in the can?

Added sugar in our daily diet have shown a marked increase over the last 100 years. This contributes to the increased incidence of obesity and related health conditions. Use this simple calculation to help you make better choices. How much sugar is in the can?  

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Everybody say CHEESE!

May I enjoy some cheese? Ask this question of your doctor, your dietician or health promoting agencies such as the Heart Foundation and you are likely to receive an answer that, in one way or another will urge you to be cautious. It’s an ‘animal’-fat’ product – high in so-called BAD saturated fat. It contains […]

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Eat with your mouth and your mind…

Recent research from the School of Psychology and Discipline of Psychiatry at the University of Adelaide in Australia points out the importance of mindful eating. Paying attention to what we eat, how fast we eat, and what the food tastes like, has a direct effect on the ‘HOW MUCH’ we eat… HOW MUCH we eat […]

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BeterEet 2 dag Detox ‘Kick Start’ jou gewigsverlies

Gewigsverlies se doodskoot is dikwels insulienweerstandigheid en gepaardgaande Hoë insulienvlakke. Hierdie EEN BLADSY KICK START’ projek sal jou BETEREET – 1 nommerkleiner projek laat afskop met stof!   2 Dag DETOKS vir 1 nommerkleiner  

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Are you constantly hungry on your ‘healthy’ diet?

Researchers from the University of Maastricht in the Netherlands investigated the effect the TYPE of fat consumed with a meal, may have on satiety. Three types of fats were given providing predominantly 3 types of fatty acids – saturated, mono-unsaturated and poly-unsaturated fat. They concluded that compared to the saturated fat ( SHEA – oil) […]

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Is jy HONGER omdat jy te min VET eet?

Navorsers aan die Universiteit van Maastrich bevind dat die ‘soort’ vet in ‘n maaltyd ‘n rol kan speel in hoe versadig mens voel. Die effek wat verskillende vetsure op versadiging kan hê, is getoets deurdat verskillende vetsoorte as deel van ‘n maaltyd vir 2 groepe mense gegee is. Observasies d.m.v. bloedtoetse asook wetenskaplike vraelyste is […]

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Anti-Boep exercise without lifting a finger…

One of the reasons why unstable blood sugar levels, as a result of incorrect dietary choices, insulin resistance, diabetes, stress, lack of sleep etc. result in obesity, is that the these conditions result in an inability of cells to use sugar energy effectively. This in turn results in lipo-genesis in the liver and fat storage […]

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