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Busting Fitness Myths
By Angela Bentley
Date: August 2016

The nutrition and fitness world are riddled with myths and half-truths which can leave you feeling very confused and unsure what to believe. Today I will help to debunk 8 of the most common fitness myths.

The Truth about Dieting

The diet industry is saturated with unhealthy weight-loss lies that fill us with misconceptions when it comes to proper nutrition. This has helped lead to an explosion of unhealthy weight-loss behaviours. Read more...

30 Kgs DOWN and counting!
I went to the Doctor in May 2014 and I got a fright when he told me I have high blood pressure, cholesterol and type 2 Diabetes and I better do something about my weight.  At that time I weighed a heavy 161.8kg.  I also suffered from heart burn, tiredness and total discomfort.  I knew I had to listen to him and take responsibility of my health.  He referred me to a dietician who did a diet history and explained to me all the guidelines to follow for controlling my cholesterol, diabetes and high blood pressure.  As I needed support, she suggested that I join eatForLife. 

It was amazing – I learned so much about healthy eating – from label reading, to mindless eating and how I can still enjoy food, without indulging totally and gaining weight again.  I enjoyed the companionship of the other members and their support – everyone is really happy for each other when they lose weight and this motivated me. 

The weekly weigh-ins also helped me to stay focussed.  Both of my sisters-in-law joined later on and it was a motivation for me as well to see people noticing my weight loss and wanting to join in the weight loss journey.  I think in all honesty that my losing weight helps others to see that the impossible is possible.  I am very proud to say that I have lost 30 kilograms by only eating healthy and not by using diet pills or shakes.

I started exercising recently as I am now so much more comfortable.  The heart burn disappeared, my blood pressure and cholesterol and blood glucose is under control and I am feeling so much better.  I can’t wait to join the others this holiday on our sea trip to walk on the beach as I was just too big to get out of the car and walk the previous holiday.  I still have a long way to go, but I am ready for it!  Thank you so much to my dietician, eatForLife, and all the other members in my group, people on facebook that gave me such positive feedback and eatForLife Head office and Edgars for my enormous prize!  I greatly appreciate it!
 
Meisie van Aardt

Reading Labels 101
Reading Labels 101
By: Ashleigh Smith
Date: April 2016
I don’t know about you but before I learnt how to read labels I would stand in the shop with one product in each hand trying to decipher the tiny letters and numbers written on the back or side. Food labels can sometimes be misleading with health claims, flashy packaging or confusing messages leaving you very confused as to if it’s classified as a healthy option. On the other hand, food labels can provide you with a great deal of information about that product and once you know how to read them you will feel so empowered.


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