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Genetic Screening Tests with Dr Arien & Anri If you could safeguard your future health, would you? What can I do today to change my tomorrow? This question has been the driving factor behind ongoing research into genetic testing and its many applications. We live in a world that now believes in prevention rather than read more…

My Fabulous Fat Loss Journey 3: Exercise is Medicine I watched an awesome TEDx talk, and I decided this will be the next post for my fabulous fat loss journey. To summarise: it was to emphasise how depression is increasing yearly and is now a global epidemic. Clearly antidepressants aren’t working and depression rates are read more…

My Fabulous Fat Loss Journey 2: Wine Not? The Wine and Dine Disaster Written by Anri van Rooyen I am now past my 3 week mark with ‘My Fabulous Fat Loss Journey’, click here for my first entry. So far so good, I am standing at 1.6kg of fat loss in less than 3 weeks, read more…

My Fabulous Fat Loss Journey 1: One week in heaven or hell? You choose… Your mind is a powerful thing Written by Anri van Rooyen I am the Health & Fitness Scientist and co-owner of The Weight Control Clinic. I am also a qualified Holistic Counsellor. Read more here I have decided to share my fat loss read more...

The Fabulous FunFitness Regime FitSMART – make the SMART choice! Written by Anri van Rooyen I am following my FitSMART Guide (I developed it with our EatSMART Guide for optimal results). Start slowly by at least doing 3x Fit-in-15 Workouts for Week 1, then working your way up gradually to about 5 or 6 exercise read more…

The Fabulous Food (of My Fabulous Fat Loss Journey) I used our EatSMART Guide (from our Weight Control Clinic Program) and planned my meals accordingly. Most days I also made use of my FitFood Ready-Made Meals – this is ideal for preparation (see table below). I also use our Rapid Fat Burning Supplements to increase my metabolism read more…

Tzatziki Tzatziki is an easy, carb clever recipe that can be a dip or dressing for many meals. For example: you can eat it with crudités as a snack or use it in your low carb cauliflower wraps. Cucumber is a natural way of reducing water retention.   Diet stage: start-up, follow-up and maintenance Cal= 160 read more…

Mayonnaise/Yoghurt Dressing Are you tired of dry, boring salads? This is an ideal dressing if you want to put the oomph back in your salad. This creamy, rich dressing works well with biltong and avocado salads. This dressing is also delicious on top of the Zucchini/Baby Marrow Cheese Fritters. Diet stage: start-up (yoghurt), follow-up (yoghurt or read more…

Legit Hot Chocolate This super easy and totally legit hot chocolate recipe is ideal for those icy nights and when you’re craving chocolate, but want to limit sugar intake.  Diet stage: start-up, follow-up and maintenance You need: 1 tsp (teaspoon) unsweetened cocoa powder 1 teaspoon Suki (or any aspartame free nutritive sweetener to taste) ½ read more…

Practical Tips to Incorporate Exercise into Your Daily Life Written by Anri van Rooyen (Health & Fitness Consultant) We all know that exercising is great for us for different aspects of our lives: emotionally, mentally (improved mood, happiness, self-confidence) and physically (to gain muscle and lose fat gives us a more streamlined body). Daily exercise read more…

Blessings and Gratitude to All To all our patients: we wish you love and blessings for now and throughout the new beginning a new year symbolises. To support you, we are keeping our prices at 2016 rates until 31 Jan 2017! Office hours We close 23 Dec. 2016 at 16h00 – Nikita will be here read more…

Facebook post on Metabolic Syndrome In a recent Facebook post based on an article that Dr Arien shared: This is a very interesting article and emphasises once again what Dr Arien says in her book (Managing Diabetes and Related Health Challenges) on insulin resistance and metabolic syndrome. Comment on Facebook post: Eating sugar causes depression and read more…

Breast Health Written by Dr Arien van der Merwe The most devastating loss of life from breast cancer occurs in women between 30-50 years of age. According to the American Cancer Society, breast cancer is the leading cause of death in women 40-44 years of age. Although breast cancer has only 10% the morbidity and read more…

Digestive Friendly Egg This recipe is great for constipation, by adding fiber to your scrambled eggs.  Cal= +/- 220 You need: 1 cup oat bran 1 cup digestive bran 1 egg 2 tbsp coconut oil 2 tbsp milk Salt & pepper to taste Method: Mix 1 cup of oat bran and 1 cup digestive bran read more…

Blueberry Almond Pancakes This is a yummy, weight control friendly pancake. So luckily on those rainy days you can still have a guilt free pancake. This recipe can be used from phase 2 of our Weight Control Clinic Program. Serving size: 1 You need: 1 egg ¼ cup almond meal/flour (or finely ground almonds) ¼ cup read more…

Apple Flax-Jack You can try this recipe if you are on phase 2 of the Weight Control Clinic Program. It is an awesome alternative for flap jacks. Serving size: 1 You need: 1 egg 2 tsps water 3 tbsp ground flaxseed ¼ tsp ground nutmeg 1 small apple – unpeeled, cored & shredded 2 tsps coconut read more…

Apple and Egg Oatmeal Written by Anri van der Merwe (Health & Fitness Consultant at the Weight Control Clinic, owner of PlayFunFitness) This recipe is ideal when you are on the maintenance phase of our Weight Control Clinic Program.  Serving size: 2 large or 4 small servings You need: 2 cups unsweetened almond milk 1-2 tsps read more…

Tuna Treat This recipe can work as a snack or meal. It is really delicious as a tuna bake and great for something different for dinner. This is an ideal way to get your fish in for the week (at least 3 fish meals per week). You need: 1 tuna tin 3 egg whites ½ read more…

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