A few nutrition questions answered

This blog post aims to answer a few nutrition questions I am often asked, but if you are uncertain or have any serious medical conditions, always consult your medical practitioner before making any dietary changes or decisions. How do I calculate my calorific requirement? Do you want to work out how much to eat to either lose, gain or maintain your current weight? It is hard to know if you are eating the correct amount, isn’t it? That is because many factors are at play. Your gender, your age and your activity level, as well as your goal and your body...

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That F-Word… Fat

I get asked many questions about fat. I have also found that there is a lot of misunderstandings and confusion about this topic, and will address the questions I am asked about fat in this blog. I hope you all find it helpful!   Question # 1: Why do we store fat? Most people nowadays dread storing fat and seem to be constantly in battle with the fat that they have stored. Since our bodies have the ability to store fat, it seems logical that there must be a good reason for this. The body doesn’t do anything without a good reason! So,...

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10 Excuses, 10 Solutions

These days, there is so much awareness about how damaging a sedentary lifestyle is for a person. There are TV programs, magazines and many blogs dedicated to fitness. Many of our medical aid providers encourage a healthier lifestyle by rewarding us for taking steps to improve our fitness. Why then are there still so many people that simply don’t take action? In this post, I will explore some of the most common excuses that people seem to use. Have a read and if you recognize any of these, maybe it is time for you to step up and start taking...

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