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Avoid overindulging at the Xmas table
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Avoid overindulging at the Xmas table

AVOID OVERINDULGING AT THE XMAS TABLE – AND WHAT TO DO IF IT HAPPENS ‘Tis the season… to let go? According to studies, the average person consumes an extra 2000 kJ per day over the Festive Season. This causes a weight gain of 2 kg by New Year’s. Added to that is the fact that...

by December 4, 2014November 1, 2017
Want to boost your weight loss?
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Want to boost your weight loss?

WANT TO BOOST YOUR WEIGHT-LOSS? TRY SOME EARLY MORNING SUN! For many of us, December holidays are all about sleeping late and then enjoying sun-drenched afternoons. It’s time for a wake-up call. Early bird catches the (slimming) rays A Chicago study found that people tended to be leaner if they got sun exposure earlier, rather...

by December 4, 2014November 1, 2017
Money mistakes to avoid in December
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Money mistakes to avoid in December

TIPS TO EXTEND THE LIFE OF YOUR FESTIVE SALARY It’s been a long year. You’ve worked hard and the temptation to let go and splurge on yourself and loved ones is overwhelming. After all – you deserve it. But if you’re not one of the lucky ones getting a bonus, then December is no different...

by December 4, 2014November 1, 2017
Healthy snacking tips over the festive season
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Healthy snacking tips over the festive season

HEALTHY FESTIVE SEASON SNACK OPTIONS When it comes to snacks and treats, temptation is all around us at Christmas. Luckily there are many ways to strike a balance between maintaining a healthy diet and joining in with the fun and festivities. Make some traditional favourites less kilojoule-heavy with these tips:  Tip #1 Can’t resist mince...

by December 4, 2014November 1, 2017
How to balance your alcohol intake
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How to balance your alcohol intake

HOW TO: BALANCE YOUR ALCOHOL INTAKE TO COMPLEMENT YOUR WEIGHT-LOSS PROGRAMME In many South African cultures, alcohol and celebrations go hand-in-hand. But after a few drinks it’s easy to forget that alcohol and weight gain also tend to go hand-in-hand. The buzz about booze Alcohol comes with very little nutritional value but is very high in kilojoules....

by December 4, 2014November 1, 2017
Stay weight wise at work this festive season
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Stay weight wise at work this festive season

TOP TIPS TO PREVENT YOUR WORKPLACE FROM MAKING YOU FAT You’re probably really good at eating healthily at work. You pack nutritious lunches, avoid the canteen and ignore any afternoon sugar cravings. Until now. The Festive Season Food Fairies are out in full force. And you can only say ‘no’ so many times before diving...

by December 4, 2014November 1, 2017
Body change vs life change
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Body change vs life change

DEFYING A CULTURE OF QUICK FIXES When it comes to losing weight, people tend to look for a quick fix. Secretly, all we want is a way to quickly and effortlessly lose 10 kilos so that we can go back to our old ways of eating what we want when we want. Why? Because a...

by December 3, 2014November 1, 2017
6 ways to motivate yourself to hit the gym after work
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6 ways to motivate yourself to hit the gym after work

6 SIMPLE TIPS TO GET YOURSELF TO GYM AFTER WORK Everyone has that moment after a long workday when all you want to do is get home and hit the couch – even though you totally planned to go to gym. Here’s how to do it even if you really don’t feel like it: #1...

by December 1, 2014November 1, 2017