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Three huge new studies of more than half a million people are casting significant doubts on 'keto' and other low-carb diets. Because sugar is a carb, many keto dieters drastically reduce their sugar intake - but they eliminate healthier carbs too. The studies found that focusing on healthy, plant-based, whole foods is a better long-term strategy than dieting.

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Taryn Brumfitt has a bone to pick.

"It’s no wonder the Kayla Itsineses of the world are making millions and millions of dollars, she has the perfect business model -- create a problem and provide a short term solution that results in repeat business," she says. Ultimately, this promise of "bikini nirvana" only leave women feeling frustrated. Here's why.


Every year, for many, many years, I would promise myself I'd lose weight. Sometimes I would make a little headway, but mostly I didn't. Then in 2017, it happened. Like most huge changes, it was actually lots of little choices adding up to something big. Here's how I did it.


Many of us have lost weight to feel better about our bodies before donning a bathing suit for a beach holiday, or getting into that just-too-tight outfit for a special occasion. But old habits die hard, and before we know it we’ve started eating that chocolate cake and stopped going to the gym. Soon after losing the weight, we find ourselves back where we started – or worse. This is called yo-yoing.


We don't often discuss the mental impact of restrictive diets such as Whole30 (no "inflammatory" foods), keto (low carb, high fat) or paleo (foods supposedly eaten during the Palaeolithic era). People like to tout the weight loss and mood-boosting effects of these diets, but experts say they can push some of us toward disordered eating.

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It's that time of year again - when we are inundated with information about what the next great wellness blogger will be instagramming non-stop as a cure-all for, well, all.

So what do the experts make of this year's biggest trends - hemp, proats, flexatarianism, adaptogens, kanuka and seaweed? I spoke to nutritionist Catherine Saxelby from Foodwatch to find out.


The scale is fickle: We lose weight when we pee or when we do a sweaty workout. We gain weight when we eat or drink or put on a sweater. But how much does that kind of fluctuation really impact the numbers we see? I weighed myself 15 times in one day to find out.


What should you cut out of your diet to be more healthy? Everything. According to the most popular diet books on the market, there's barely a food on Earth that's safe to eat. But what is the actual benefit of these diets? Here's what science has to say.