Tag Archives: Diets

Forget weight loss and fad diets. Aim for holistic health – a happy body means a happy mind

Contributed by Francesca Hawker, the founder and owner of The 321 Effect Like many people, I’ve struggled with my weight and my self-confidence over the years. I’ve tried every single diet out there, I have spent money on pills, plans, memberships and inch loss wraps. If I’m being really honest, I’ve even tried liposuction. Finally,… Read More »

High fibre diets make for healthier lives

People who eat lots of high-fibre and whole grain foods have lower risk of heart disease, stroke, diabetes and other chronic diseases than people whose diets are low in fibre, a study commissioned by the World Health Organisation (WHO) says. For every 8 gram increase in fibre eaten a day, total deaths and incidences of… Read More »

Health Tip: Comparing Different Diets

Print this page — Diets that stress calorie restriction versus those that stress fasting seem to be all the rage. But what’s the difference? With a calorie-restriction diet, you reduce the number of calories you typically consume in a day. This type of diet should allow you to cut calories without depriving your body of… Read More »

Intermittent Fasting No Better Than Other Calorie Restriction Diets

Scientists have concluded that intermittent fasting, also referred to as the 5:2 diet or the 16:8 diet, does help with weight loss, but it’s no better than conventional calorie restriction diets for losing weight. An example of an intermittent fasting diet is feasting for 8 hours and then fasting for 16 hours. Some intermittent fasting… Read More »

Low-carb diets may be best for losing weight and keeping it off, study finds

Strictly limiting carbohydrates and eating more fat may help the body burn more calories, a new clinical trial shows. Researchers found that among 164 adults in a weight-loss study, those placed on a low-carb, high-fat diet burned more daily calories, versus those given high-carb meals. On average, their bodies used up 250 extra calories per… Read More »