Women's Health (South Africa) - - DISCUSS -

1 / MODER­A­TION “It’s way too ab­stract to be ef­fec­tive and it means dif­fer­ent things to dif­fer­ent peo­ple,” says di­eti­cian Keri Glass­man. You’re bet­ter off spec­i­fy­ing how many treats you can work into your plan – say, a glass of wine per day. 2 / RE­DUCED It’s a com­mon sign on pack­aged foods. It could mean less kilo­joules or fat, but the num­ber could still be high, says Dr Melina Jam­po­lis. Your best bet? Com­pare la­bels to see which of­fers less su­gar, more fi­bre and less sat­u­rated fat to get a sense of the health­i­est op­tion. 3 / DETOX “When I hear this word, I want to scream!” says di­eti­cian Keri Gans. “No one needs to go on a food detox – your liver and kid­neys are de­signed to fil­ter tox­ins out au­to­mat­i­cally.” If you’re eat­ing a lot of added su­gar, you’ll feel less foggy if you cut back and add more fruit and veg­gies. 4 / GUILT-FREE “When you eat healthily, think of it as nour­ish­ing and em­pow­er­ing – not ‘good,’ which is a moral judg­ment,” says di­eti­cian Michelle Du­dash. “And if you eat an in­dul­gent – not ‘bad’ – food, just for­get about it.” Use your next meal or snack to eat some­thing nu­tri­tious.

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