Hibernation mode – activated!

I have to admit that I am deeply conflicted. I have spent the weekend contemplating deep and meaningful things (like did you know that if Oprah Winfrey married Deepak Chopra, her married name would be Oprah Chopra? Mind-blowing!) But on a semi-serious note, I have been pondering about divorce rates and if they increase or decrease during winter. The […]

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Hidden fats and calories in popular foods

SPONSORED BY: FUTURELIFE So, it seems we have to play detective with our foods, even the “healthy ones”. Eating healthily is great, but that doesn’t necessarily mean we’re eating low-calorie. If you’re watching your weight and not seeing the results that you hoped for you may find that you are consuming extra calories through hidden fats (which […]

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Your questions about cooking oils answered

SPONSORED BY: FUTURELIFE With fat being a hot topic these days, you are probably wondering if you are consuming the right type. With so many oils to choose from, do you feel stumped as to which one you should be buying and using based on your needs? Fear not! Here we will explain the types […]

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Whatever makes your soul sing – do more of that!

I do some of my best research while standing in queues or sitting at restaurants. (Some might call it “eavesdropping”, but I prefer my version!) Take the other day, for example, when two people standing behind me in the queue began chatting about how depressed they feel during the winter months. “It feels as if all […]

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I’ve given up on giving up

Have you every heard about the parable of the two wolves? It’s been on my mind over the past few weeks as I thought I’d share it with you today. It goes something like this: One evening, an elderly Cherokee brave told his grandson about a battle that goes on inside people. “My dear one, […]

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Reaching your Fibre needs on cold Days

SPONSORED BY:  FUTURELIFE Colder weather is on our doorstep and there’s no escape from the icy cold mornings and nights. While you’re preparing for the drop in temperature by bringing out your thermals and thick cosy blankets, it’s important to also prepare your diet accordingly. This may sound absurd however, when comfort foods are in […]

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Fibre: A promoter of weight loss

Sponsored by Futurelife / Written by: Sonal Ratan   When most people hear the word fibre, the first thing they associate it with is keeping you regular and treating constipation. What if I told you that fibre assists with weight loss? Not convinced? Let’s take a closer look at the different types of fibre and […]

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I think my soulmate might be carbs…

The cold weather has officially HIT, which has sent a signal to my brain that I must eat carbs. Any carbs. All of the carbs. All. Of. The. Time. In fact, I had my head buried deep in my pantry, desperately looking for something to satisfy my cravings, when I realised that there must be a […]

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How much sugar am I consuming?

BY: Elizda Hanekom – SPONSORED BY FUTURELIFE Sugar is everywhere. It is found in virtually every food, even if just in trace amounts. Sugar is present in almost everything, from sauces and syrups to biscuits and pastries to fruits and drinks. So whether you accept that you have a sweet tooth or try to avoid […]

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