Simple post-workout dinner ideas

PROUDLY SPONSORED BY: FUTURELIFE We know that convincing yourself to exercise after a hard day can often be challenging, worse still, you are famished and still need to prepare dinner. Morning, noon or night, recovery nutrition post-exercise is always important. So how do you get everything that you need (carbohydrates and protein are of utmost […]

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The only #LifeHack you’ll need this year!

I read something the other day that actually made me gasp out loud (and no, it wasn’t the number on the scale – rude!) It was this: “WE ARE AMAZING AT FOOLING OURSELVES INTO STAYING EXACTLY WHERE WE ARE!” Mel Robbins, the author, went on to say, “Stop saying you will do it tomorrow. If you […]

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Healthy habits worth trying

PROUDLY SPONSORED BY: FUTURELIFE Small changes usually give big results. Here is some food for thought: if you buy a cappuccino costing R20.00 once a week for a period of 5 years, you would have spent about R4800.00 on cappuccinos. Imagine you made coffee at home in a flask and only bought cappuccino now and […]

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All about portion control

PROUDLY SPONSORED BY: FUTURELIFE INTRODUCTION Many of us think we need to starve or overwork ourselves to get results, skip dessert, only eat lettuce leaves and we not allowed to enjoy our food! This is not true, and if anything, this actually makes us put on more weight than we actually lose during this crash […]

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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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