diet

The Benefits Of Fibre (And How To Know You're Getting Enough)

Everybody poops. It’s a universal truth, and it’s largely thanks to fibre — the most widely unappreciated dietary hero. But fibre’s benefits extend beyond ensuring your toilets get frequent use. Here are some of fibre’s benefits, and how to know if you’re getting enough of it.


12 Diets In 12 Months: Wholefood Vegetarian

It was what will be forever known as the month of bliss.

After four weeks on the super restrictive Okinawa Diet, the next on my list of centenarian tried-and-tested eating plans was that of the Seventh Day Adventist poster girl Marge Jetton, who lived to 106 on a wholefood vegetarian diet. The rules to follow were (kind of) simple: don’t eat things that are bad for you, and don’t eat animals.


How McDonald's Destroys The Good Bacteria In Your Gut

When Morgan Spurlock famously spent a month eating large portions of McDonalds for the purposes of his documentary Supersize Me, he gained weight, damaged his liver and claimed to have suffered addictive withdrawal symptoms. This was popularly attributed to the toxic mix of carbs and fat plus the added chemicals and preservatives in junk foods. But could there be another explanation?


Keep Baby Carrots In Water In The Fridge For Easy, Healthy Snacking

The urge to snack in the middle of the day can be strong, and it’s easy to reach for the chips if a healthier option isn’t nearby. Keep that option in front of you, on the top shelf of the fridge — that way the next time you head to the kitchen, the first thing you find are some fresh carrots, capsicums or another veggie.


How To Free Yourself From Food Cravings With Intermittent Fasting

Fasting for weight loss might sound as silly as drinking water for thirst, but it’s not exactly the same thing. Let’s look at a special kind of fasting, called intermittent fasting (or IF), that can be a powerful tool on your fitness journey.


Hit Your Nutrition Goals By Thinking Of Meals Like A Game Of Tetris

Some days, it’s easy to back yourself into a wall with your nutritional targets. For example, perhaps you need to eat more protein in order to hit your goal, but you’re at your carbohydrate limit for the day. You can hit your numbers by playing what fitness writer and blogger Stephanie Lee calls “macro Tetris”.


Why Your Fitness App Can't Tell If You Have A Vitamin Deficiency

Diet-tracking tools often include data about the vitamins and minerals you are (or aren’t) getting. While it’s fine to use that as motivation to eat a few extra veggies, you shouldn’t jump to the conclusion that you have a vitamin deficiency or need megadose supplements. Here’s why.


MyFitnessPal Adds Premium Version With More Diet Detail, Custom Goals

MyFitnessPal, one of our favourite fitness and nutrition tracking tool, has always offered a free version. The service just added a new premium account tier with more discrete options for your goals, more ways to keep track of the macronutrients in the foods you eat, diet and meal suggestions, and — of course — no ads.


This Table Shows You The Restricted Diet Options For Major International Airlines

While free airline meals are becoming rarer these days across the word, international flights will often still serve them. If you have dietary restrictions, you can use the following table to review all your options for major airlines.


Stick To Your Diet Plan By Using Black And White Rules

When it comes to dieting, thinking in “black and white” can spell trouble. Anyone who’s had that one cookie that’s “not on their diet” only to polish off an entire box knows exactly what I mean. However, let’s look at an exception where black and white thinking can help.