Are You the Mike Tyson of Dieting?

How many diets have you tried? That isn’t rhetorical. Think for a second. I have personally yo-yo’d through a smorgasbord of diets in the last 20 years. Maybe you know some of these. I’ve done 5:2, Dukan, Low Carb, Fasting, Vegan, Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Pescatarian, Low Fat high fibre (SAD) and through patches in my teens […]

Is your Keto or Banting Weight Loss Transformation physical or psychological?

Does being overweight absolutely infuriate you? Does it make you feel insecure, and introverted? Do you look in the mirror and wish your body was different? Are you riddled with self-hate, or even self-disgust to the extent that you hate buying clothes, you can’t take compliments and you avoid socialising? Do you ever experience a […]

Why Perception is Everything Whether You’re Banting, Keto-ing or Mid-Binge

by Victoria Webster, Clinical Psychologist Are you a glass-half-full or glass-half-empty kind of person? Everyone knows that this is a question about perception – do you perceive the water level in the glass in a negative or positive way? This kind of question can be a sneak peak into a person’s general perception of the […]

How Envy Impacts a Keto or Banting Weight Loss Transformation

by Victoria Webster, Clinical Psychologist   “Magic mirror on the wall, who is the fairest of them all?”  We all know this famous question asked by the narcissistic Evil Queen of the fairy tale Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. We also know that the Evil Queen didn’t get the answer she was looking for […]

Crazy Sugar Content of South African Cereals

Crazy Sugar Content of South African Cereals This is mental. I just got sent an article from BusinessTech that details the sugar content of all of the big-brand cereals in South Africa. Oh. My. Goodness. You’re about to find out which cereals have less sugar in them than Coca Cola. Spoiler alert – there are […]

How Anger and Resentment Impact Weight Loss on Keto and Banting

By Victoria Webster (Clinical Psychologist) I am angry. I am angry that all my life I have received messages that my body is not acceptable the way it is. I am angry that I have been conditioned to believe that I will only be happy if I am a certain size and look a certain […]

The Dread of Shopping for Clothes

by Victoria Webster – Clinical Psychologist Let’s talk about the changerooms at your local clothing shop. What is that you say? Let’s not talk about it? I totally get you.  The thought of a typical changeroom, despite just being an unusually small and underwhelming room, is likely to get your heart pumping and your anxiety […]

Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease: Are you human foie gras?

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is now being recognised as one of the most common liver diseases, with more than 30% of adults in developed countries being diagnosed (1). As the name suggests it is a condition in people who don’t excessively drink alcohol which is marked by a large number of fat cells taking […]