What your food cravings say about you and your weight

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Have you ever had the strong urge to crunch ice? You could be lacking iron in your body. Well, at least eating ice in abundance won’t harm you in any way. You do need to take heed though and acknowledge your body is lacking a vital nutrient. Worse than craving something as innocuous as ice…

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How is Obesity Linked to World Diabetes Day?

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World Diabetes Day   Did you know that Type 2 Diabetes has become the number one cause of death in women in South Africa according to Statistics SA? The people who are most at risk are older men and women who are overweight. Diabetes is also a major cause of blindness, kidney failure, heart attacks,…

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Let’s Get Real About Diabetes and Your Weight

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Diabetes is close to becoming South Africa’s new epidemic. Diabetes 2 is now the biggest killer of South African women, overtaking TB, stroke and HIV/AIDS. This is according to Statistics South Africa. Doctors have been warning the public about this for a long time already. In 2013 Dr Larry Distiller, MD of the Centre for…

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Cambridge Weight Plan Southern Africa Launches During Obesity Week

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12 October: The latest South African Demographic and Health Survey conducted in 2016 has revealed that 68% of South African women, 31% of men, and 13% of children are overweight. It also says that four in 10 people are considered obese, and one in five women qualify as severely obese. The Cambridge Weight Plan, a…

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Understanding the Dangers of Obesity

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In South Africa, 15-19 October is National Obesity Week. This means we as a nation need to put the dangers of obesity in the spotlight. Did you know? South Africa now has the highest overweight and obesity rate in sub-Saharan Africa – up to 70% of women and a third of men are classified as…

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