When we allow ourselves a sugary snack or a high-carb treat, is it to satiate our hunger and stock up on nutrients? In our experience, it isn’t. Instead, we indulge in these foods to make us feel better emotionally – a symptom of compulsive eating or sugar addiction.
Here are answers to questions you might have pertaining to children and nutrition.
Professor Timothy Noakes, emeritus professor, co-author of The Real Meal Revolution, founder of the The Noakes Foundation and scientist stands before the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) to defend his 2014 tweet advising a mother to wean her child onto low-carb high-fat (LCHF) foods.
Donal O’Neill is a fit and healthy ex-professional athlete. Donal's battle is against global government dietary guidelines that have been advocating low-fat, high-carbohydrate diets as the means for a healthy lifestyle since 1977.
As if removing sugar from your diet isn't tough enough, food manufacturers give sugar all sorts of crafty and 'sciency' names in an effort to disguise the toxic stuff. We've established a list of the 55 most common names for sugar.
Many people claim that Banting is not a sustainable option as it's far too expensive. Well, we've spent a bit of time crunching the numbers, and we think you're going to be surprised by the results.
Simply put, the term food addict refers to a person who has lost control over their eating behavior and is powerless to stop consuming certain foods despite the negative consequences it has on their health, well-being and relationships.
The Banting lifestyle has become part of popular culture as people have come to realise its health benefits. As a result, an increasing number of restaurant and deli owners have added ‘Tim Noakes inspired’ dishes to their menus and ‘Banting’ friendly products are a dime-a-dozen.
What we’ve found is that people incorrectly assume that red list food items need to be avoided, because they have a high carb count. While these lists are drafted with Banting in mind, the carb count is not the sole reason for classifying an ingredient as ‘red’, ‘orange’ or ‘green’.
Sugars have slowly and steadily found their way into every corner of Western nutrition. They’re crammed into everything from cereals to sauces, yoghurts to fruit juices; they line our supermarket aisles disguised as biscuits or breads; they’ve even forced themselves into the so-called ‘health foods’.
Chillies are part of the nightshade family and come in a variety of shapes, colours and sizes. We love all chillies. Not only do they add a bit of zip to your cooking, but they have a whole range of associated health benefits. Check out our Cool Chilli Guide.
There is no doubt that the Banting diet, which espouses low carb-high fat (LCHF) eating has caused quite a stir. Prof Noakes has been lambasted in the media, by his peers and by South African dieticians. He has been called irresponsible, unscientific and a charlatan for "inventing" a diet.
We love our herbs. We really do. They add fantastic depth of flavour. But have you ever wondered what herbs pair best with what food? Wonder no more. Our helpful herb guide will help you get the most out of your meals.
There has been a great deal of debate over whether dairy is worth keeping around. Some believe that consuming dairy is “unnatural”, as milk in their minds is meant for infants only (or calves in our case), and that cross-species lactation has no place in a human’s shopping cart – ever!
In just over a year, the world has been changed - one meal at a time. View a visual history of the Real Meal Revolution from 2013 to 2014.
There are so many wonderful and healthy fats that are beneficial to the body, so there is no reason to consume the unhealthy ones. This article will give you the low-down on which fats to avoid and which to consume.
The body is SUPPOSED to be acidic. Our stomachs contain acid which is close to battery acid it's so acidic. If that were not so, we could not break down our food, absorb it properly, and would be horribly anaemic.
If the traditional food pyramid has been getting it wrong all these years and the proportions of a typical plate of food have been lopsided, just what exactly is a Real plate of food supposed to look like?
Eat enough animal fat. This is central to banting. Animal fat DOES NOT make you fat, and you need to eat it. Small amounts at a time make you feel full and stop you from overeating.
Think you know what a superfood is and isn't? We've narrowed down a selection of The Real Superfoods, foods that are nutritious, delicious and inexpensive.
Is it good for you? Is it bad for you? What’s it like? How do I ‘do’ ketosis? How do I know I’m in ketosis? The questions everyone wants the answers to. The first question is a lot easier to answer than the second two.
There is no doubt about it, banters lose weight more successfully and sustainably than anyone on any other diet. However, some people do struggle, and there are many reasons for this.
Cooking breakfast is a mission – but then so is cooking dinner. What’s the deal? Do I have to do both or is one more important?
Can a cheat day help me lose weight? I heard that if I plateau I can cheat on good carbs and it might put me back in the game? What should I eat when I cheat? How often should I cheat?
Here is a list of the five worst and five best foods you can put into your mouth. This excludes alcohol and is in no particular order.
As the title might suggest, the first print run of The Real Meal Revolution is missing one or two valuable bits of information. Then there is the case of those tortillas lurking on the back that have no reference to any recipe whatsoever.
Eating fat is good for you. That's the extraordinary claim by South African health and exercise guru Tim Noakes, who has snatched headlines with his controversial new diet plan.
After three years of ‘Challenging Beliefs’ in the field of nutrition, controversial Cape Town sports and exercise scientist, Professor Tim Noakes has joined our team to produce a cookbook/diet book to help people stick to his diet.