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7 Mindful Eating Tips

This week’s UpForIt podcast, which is entitled 7 Mindful Eating Tips, is largely based on material produced by the US National Eating Disorders Association. When we are mindful it means that we are fully present in-the-moment without judgment. When it comes to eating,...
7 Tips For Mindful Eating

7 Tips For Mindful Eating

When you are mindful it means that you are fully present, in-the-moment without judgment. When it comes to eating, mindfulness helps amplify the volume of your body’s cues so you can hear loud and clear when you are hungry and when you are satiated. Many social and...

Fat – Friend Not Foe

  Often an epiphany or a ‘light bulb moment’ leads to a change in the way in which we view things. This is what a paradigm shift is. And in this podcast we are going to look at a few of the facts underpinning the paradigm shift that is needed so as not to view dietary...
Fat Is Your Friend

Fat Is Your Friend

When we say the words cholesterol and heart attack in the same sentence we tend to think FAT, especially animal fat, which many mistakenly believe is comprised of only saturated fat or ‘bad’ fat. Firstly, a number of good studies show that saturated fat is not ‘bad’...

Sugar – Public Enemy # 1

Sugar is everywhere. If a food item says low-fat, it probably also means that  it contains added sugar.  Almost 80 % of the processed food and beverages we buy  contain added sugar. Did you know that sugar consumption has increased by more than 300% over the past...
The Dangers of Sugar

The Dangers of Sugar

Pravin Gordhan, the South African Minister of Finance, recently announced the introduction of sugar tax on fizzy drinks in South Africa. South Africa is certainly not the first country to introduce a sugar tax, and since the announcement in February 2016, the United...