For years, we’ve been told fat is the enemy. Now, high-fat, low-carb diets have put it at the top of our shopping lists. So what’s the real skinny on fats?
With the advent of home juicers, many claim to drink their way to wellness and weight loss. Kim Kardashian apparently did a juice fast to get wedding-ready, Beyoncé reportedly lost nearly 10 kg on a lemon juice and cayenne pepper diet, and Salma Hayek swears by Cooler Cleanse juice.
Dietitian Alpha Rasekhala has worked with the South African Department of Health, conducting nutritional assessments at hospitals, prisons and other facilities across South Africa and developing food-service management guidelines. His consulting firm works with government and corporate clients and he treats individuals in Joburg. He is a spokesperson for the Association for Dietetics in South Africa (ADSA). And we are chatting to him about salt this week.
There has been a recent uproar in the media about the Wolf Diet. The main objective here is to only eat one meal a day, and that meal needs to be high in protein-heavy and fat. Let’s say you go with dinner. You’ll have to expel lunch and breakfast, as well as that last slice of chocolate mousse cake you were hoping to devour. But we love food, and we like to indulge, too much to give it up without good reason, so we delved a little deeper.
Eating out has become somewhat of a challenge, with Sally not eating carbs and Rushda having gone vegan. Not to mention the Banter, the paleo-dieter and the Atkins follower who also wants to follow suit. With all of these differing views on diets and food, it becomes easy to judge others on their food choices. But for your own sanity, here’s how to avoid the criticism and focus on enjoying your food instead.
Summer is officially here in all its balmy glory! With it comes beach days and plenty of skin-baring outfits that have many of us worried about those extra brownie(s) we scoffed down during winter. From there, the simple click of a button will open up a plethora of trendy diets and ‘foolproof’ weight-loss tricks to get your bod summer-ready in no time. Here’s why it’s not even worth your time.
When yet another customer in front of you in the queue orders a cappuccino with almond milk instead of regular cow’s milk, can you not also but wonder how the trend for milk alternatives has become so popular? And should you also be drinking them?
From advocates for going gluten-free to limiting fruit intake to lower sugar consumption, the internet has never been as saturated with health and wellness advice as it is right now. But the question is: how credible is this information?