Choosing to put yourself first can be difficult, especially if you’re a mom. When Aameera Abrahams realised she’d lost a bit of herself, she decided it was time to change that. With the help of fitness and weight-loss programme Shedding For The Wedding, this mom of two took back her health and self-esteem, and proved to
If there’s one thing that’s been proven time and again, it’s that there is no magic pill for weight loss. And yet, “quick fixes” keep popping up everywhere…and they’re usually pretty problematic (I see you, detox teas). Another example: garcinia cambogia extract—an ingredient most commonly found in weight-loss supplements. Uh, what exactly is garcinia cambogia? Garcinia cambogia—a.k.a. Malabar tamarind—is a
When your life gets turned upside down, it can be very easy to throw in the towel and count your losses. But Thobekile Gwamanda, it presented her with an opportunity to change her life for the better. Sick of feeling uncomfortable in her own body, this 40-year-old challenged herself and ending you living her best life.
We all crave something sweet from time to time and often it’s a combination of sugar and fat – chocolate! – or sugar and carbs – cookies! – that gets us drooling. When you’re next whipping up a delicious treat, make these simple swaps to create a healthier – but just as tasty – version.
Could This Actually Be The Best Tea For Weight Loss? It’s said to increase kilojoule burn by 10%! Women’s Health | 30 November 2018 SHARE THIS ON Photograph by Freepik Oolong tea is a Chinese tea that enjoys superstar weight-loss status. Researchers showed that oolong increased kilojoule burn by 10 percent, versus green tea’s four
Sure, unhealthy eating habits can cause everything from weight gain to sluggishness. The good news: with minimal effort, you can make up for most not-so-good food decisions… Bad food habit: You’re never not eating For you, chewing is like breathing. And since you probably lose track of how much and what you’ve eaten, all that
These righteous rituals are actually just simple eating habits you can adopt to change your body for the better. Put these gastronomic good deeds on your to-do list today… READ MORE: These Are The 20 Best Fat-Burning Foods Of All Time Say yes to beans Top your salads with half a cup of black beans
“I Stopped Eating Gluten And It Totally Changed My Body” A little change goes a long way Zinhlezonke Zikalala | 27 November 2018 SHARE THIS ON When an allergic reaction left Ranj Naidoo on chronic medication, she found that the meds weren’t having the desired effect — and it was making her pick up weight.
Ready to slim down? Then you need to follow these steps. And don’t worry – they’re all pretty simple and totally doable… 1. Add weights to cardio To drop serious kilos, you need the one-two punch of aerobic exercise plus strength training. “Regular resistance training can boost your basal metabolic rate by 15 percent, but
3 Meal Prep Hacks That Will Make It Way Easier To Eat Healthily They’re not even hard work! Wanita Nicol | 23 November 2018 SHARE THIS ON Photograph by Freepik One of the biggest saboteurs of healthy eating? Time. Like when you have to work late and cruising through a drive-through on the way home
“Abusing Sedatives to Get Skinny.” “The Women Sleeping Their Lives Away to Lose Weight.” Recent headlines about the “Sleeping Beauty” diet (taking sleeping pills to avoid eating, a.k.a. narcorexia) seem designed to shock. And shock, they do. But the behaviour is not new. WTF Is The Sleeping Beauty Diet? “I dabbled in it a decade
Of course we’re smug about the fact that we choose nuts over naughtier snacks. They’re so good for us! But here’s a question: Will snacking on nuts actually help you lose weight? Or could your desk-side bag of nuts actually be playing havoc with your weight goals? READ MORE: The Surprising Health Benefits Of These
Cutting back on ice cream = one of the suckiest parts of dieting. But that doesn’t mean you have to go hungry. (Never!) “People will go crazy and cut out whole food groups,” says nutritionist Jess Cording, “or be really intense with exercise without refueling appropriately. But it’s really important to give your body adequate calories
“I Focused On My Health Instead Of The Number On The Scale” It’s not all about the weight Michelle October | 20 November 2018 SHARE THIS ON With a career as a personal trainer, Bianca Benade was used to helping her clients get the body of their dreams and better their health. When her own
The December issue of Women’s Health has just hit shelves. On the cover, Nkateko Dinwiddy (better known as Takkies) shows off her sizzling-hot abs, just months after giving birth to baby Sana. Takkies got back in shape fast. When we called her about being on the cover, she responded: “I can shoot tomorrow! My body
Always looking for new ways to lose weight, but nothing seems to work? Next question: Ever wondered how a mind expert would weigh in on your weight-loss goals? Glenn Mackintosh is a leading psychologist and an expert in weight management psychology. Here, his take on the best ways to lose weight for you. 1. Be
Scroll through Instagram and you’re bound to find a reality star or 10 posting ads for one of their fave “slimming” drinks. But…what is it about those detox teas in particular that make celebs swear by them for weight loss? Are they really better for you than your standard cup of Lipton? Tell me a little
The worst part about trying to follow a kilojoule-controlled eating plan has to be that constant feeling of being so, insatiably hungry. Even if you haven’t eaten, say, a vetkoek in years, as soon as you’re trying to clean up your eating, boom! You’re craving one. Unfair? Totally. Avoidable? Absolutely. Yes, you read that right.
Personal trainer Tegan Haining has worked with model Jessica Gomes, Natalie Imbruglia and David Beckham. She’s also the author of fitness and diet plan, The 7 Day Quickie. Decode your hormones “Cortisol is our stress hormone and, when it’s elevated, we can hold fat more around our abdominal region, belly button and side profile. When
Chloe McLeod is an accredited practising dietician and sports dietician with a focus on gut health. Here, how to shift those last few stubborn kilos – and stay happy and healthy for life. Do a total reset “Food diaries can be incredibly useful, as writing everything down means you become more aware of everything [you