Healthy weight loss

Diet review: South Beach Diet

Diet review: South Beach Diet

Named after the celebrity-studded South Beach in Florida USA, the South Beach Diet promised to be easy and enjoyable with no suffering or deprivation. But once you read through the 14 days of the initial weight-stripping (Phase 1), you soon realize that it's a very restricted diet, only one degree better than Atkins. Will you lose weight on it? Absolutely, but not for the regime or combination of foodstuffs - simply because you're only taking in a meagre 4500 kJ/1070 cals per day!

15 July 2015 by Catherine Saxelby

Diet review: The Low GI Diet

Diet review: The Low GI Diet

The Low GI Diet won't eliminate all your carbs but it does make you think about choosing ‘smart carbs' to help your weight loss...

6 May 2015 by Catherine Saxelby

Diet review: Can't Lose Weight? You could have Syndrome X.

Diet review: Can't Lose Weight? You could have Syndrome X.

Sandra Cabot's book Can't Lose Weight? You could have Syndrome X promises help for those struggling to shed...

29 April 2015 by Catherine Saxelby

My week on the IQS program (Week 1)

My week on the IQS program (Week 1)

Is sugar the key culprit in the obesity crisis? If I cut out ALL sugar (including honey and agave) and everything sweet, will it be...

4 March 2015 by Catherine Saxelby

The 13 REAL causes of the obesity crisis

The 13 REAL causes of the obesity crisis

Forget sugar as the sole villain. Don’t blame fat alone for the flab. Forget carbs as the culprit. There is no silver bullet for...

1 October 2014 by Catherine Saxelby

Diet Book Review: The CSIRO Diet Book 1

Diet Book Review: The CSIRO Diet Book 1

The best-selling CSIRO Total Wellbeing Diet has come under scrutiny over the validity of its research and the concern that a diet...

9 May 2014 by Catherine Saxelby