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How Your Food Choices Are Influenced By Outside Factors

Following a healthy diet can be hard. From deciding when and what to eat to how much food you actually put on your plate, the average person makes over 200 food-related decisions each day, most of which are automatic. These automatic choices — dubbed “mindless eating” by some experts — happen when we eat and drink without consciously considering what kind of or how much food to consume. We’ll keep eating from a bowl of chips past the point of fullness simply because they’re in front of us.


Why Diet Matters More Than Exercise For Weight Loss, In One Video

If you want to lose weight, diet and exercise are both important. However, that doesn’t mean they’re equally important. This video explains why changing your diet has a bigger effect on your weight loss than exercise.


10 More Food Myths That Just Won't Die

Do vegans struggle to get enough protein? Does skipping meals affect your metabolism? Should pregnant women avoid eating sushi? Are all saturated fats bad for you? Here are ten more food misconceptions that have been thoroughly debunked by nutrition experts.


A Serving Size Isn't What You 'Should' Eat

It’s good to be able to estimate food measurements. Two tablespoons of peanut butter makes a lump the size of a ping-pong ball or, if you prefer, an Eos lip balm. But that doesn’t mean a serving is what you should eat.


How To Shop, Cook And Eat Healthy When Eating For One

Solo folks face unique challenges for eating healthy, beyond a lack of cooking skills. It’s less fun to cook and eat alone, and very little food comes in packs of one. The trick is to muster up the will to cook once a week so you can enjoy healthy meals for the next few days.


Why Juice Cleanses Are A Waste Of Time

People are obsessed with detoxing after the holiday season, as the guilt of consuming enough food for a family of four over a two week period creeps up on them in the New Year. Juice cleanses are popular during this time. Sadly, they simply don’t work.


12 Diets In 12 Months: The Hunza Diet

The Indigenous Hunza people in the hills of Pakistan don’t eat until lunchtime, existing on a mostly raw diet of fruit, nuts and seeds with a little yoghurt thrown in. There is one cooked meal per day — dhal with wholemeal chapattis.

Every single night.

This has been my diet for the last four weeks.


What's The Stupidest Diet Or Health Trend You've Ever Tried?

From Paleo and the honey lemon diet to juice cleanses and colonic irrigations, most people have dipped their toes into at least one fad diets or health trends. We want to know which one of those you regret trying.


Drink A Glass Of Water Shortly Before Each Meal To Eat Less

You sit down to your meal, planning to only eat a small portion. Then, you realise you’re ravenously hungry, so you wolf down twice as much as you planned to eat. Want to break the cycle? Start drinking water before you get to the meal.


Why You Should Plan An Occasional Break From Dieting (And How To Do It)

When your weight loss seems to be stalling or you’re starting to feel burnt out, try taking a break from watching your diet. It sounds counter-intuitive, but it may be just what your body — and mind — needs to see progress again. Here’s how it works.


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