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Experiencing unexplained weight gain? Here are 5 possible reasons
It’s frustrating to see your weight creep up, despite training consistently and sticking to your diet for months. But before you freak out, consider these five common reasons for unexplained weight gain. You can fix most almost immediately with a few simple tweaks, while others aren’t necessarily detrimental to... Read more
FUTURELIFE®, helping you and your family meet your 2021 goals
Healthy eating can be daunting and difficult, especially after the festive season. Our New Year’s resolutions generally revolve around eating healthier and wanting to improve our dietary patterns, but this is often challenging as we get back to our busy lifestyles. Why not make 2021 your year, with a... Read more
The stress-less toolkit
As the pandemic rages on and we all try to continue with life as normal – whatever that means these days – we could also use more coping mechanisms to manage rising stress levels. Numerous studies (see here, here and here) from across the globe reveal the pandemic’s mental... Read more
Give your diet a new Youthful look
The expanded Youthful Living range continues to grow from its handmade nut butter roots, with the local manufacturer announcing various new delectable better-for-you snack alternatives. New Youthful Living Skinny Slabs are made from sugar-free chocolate. With only 97 calories per serving, this is the perfect guilt-free delight. The new... Read more
[RECIPE] Keto-approved nut smoothie
Blending up a quick smoothie is an easy way to simplify your low-carb lifestyle. But it’s important to know which ingredients will keep your macros in check and which could unwittingly boost your carb intake. Two common culprits are peanut butter and whey. READ MORE: Living Fit’s smoothie-making masterclass... Read more
Weight loss versus fat loss: what’s the difference?
Does your fat loss plan carry any weight? We demystify these two terms so you know which foe you are up against. The terms ‘fat loss’ and ‘weight loss’ are often used interchangeably by those of us who strive for a leaner, more toned body. However, there are fundamental... Read more
Innovation is the name of the game in the supplement sector
Supplement and nutraceutical makers invest significantly to deliver new innovations within existing categories, as well as entirely new products in this highly competitive market. We take a closer look at some of the innovations released in recent years, which help to keep products at the cutting-edge of this exciting... Read more
The rise and rise of milk alternatives
Dairy has been a mainstay in modern diets since the dawn of the agricultural era due largely to its impressive nutritional value and man’s ability to mass-produce it with commercial farming practises. But dairy’s diet dominance is diminishing. There are numerous reasons behind this trend, from a rise in... Read more
Super seeds: Small in size but mighty in nutritional value
Seeds are nature’s small yet potent superfoods. They’re concentrated sources of energy, vitamins, minerals, plant protein, fibre and other beneficial compounds like antioxidant polyphenols, essential fats and enzymes. Seeds pack this nutritional punch because they require these materials to germinate new plants and support growth. A mature plant then... Read more
The dos and don’ts of ketogenic dieting
Going keto aims to improve your body’s sensitivity to insulin, which is the body’s main storage hormone that helps fat cells absorb excess glucose from the blood. This is important because eating a diet rich in refined and processed carbs releases insulin in larger and larger quantities. Over time,... Read more