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Mindful Movement and Munchies ‘Mindfulness is becoming in tune with your internal world and starting to listen to your body and its needs again.’ – Anri van Rooyen Mindfulness is… Being fully present in the moment. An intentional act and non-judgemental (i.e. you don’t judge yourself, you just become aware of where you are at). read more…

9 Wellness Tips to Kickstart your Healthy Year Youthful Living with Dr Arien A truly integrated, holistic (mind, body, emotions, soul) wellness lifestyle starts with a mindset, a conscious choice you make every day, sometimes from minute to minute. It’s the unwavering commitment to the pursuit of personal, communal and planetary wellbeing. A healthy, wellness read more…

Weight wobbles are a sign of the season for the genetically compromised ones among us! We intuitively feel the urge to be warm and protected, hence the cravings for comfort food, hot drinks and other survival tools that build fat as protection against the cold. If we happen to be in a snowstorm, the built-in read more…

Health Benefits of Weight/Fat Loss A little goes a long way when it comes to losing some body weight, particularly fat. Research has shown that losing 5-10% of your body weight, can have major benefits for your health. Such a small loss may not seem like much if you’re trying to fit into your bikini, read more…

Genetic Screening Tests with Dr Arien & Anri If you could safeguard your future health, would you? Click here for our Videos on Genetic Screenings 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 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…

Tiny Little Words Don’t let these little words scare you! Allow us to help you cope, control and manage their associated health risks. Written by Dr Arien van der Merwe, medical doctor and author specialising in natural medicine, co-owner of the Weight Control Clinic and Holistic Health Counsellor Fat! Such a tiny little word.  But 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 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…

Intermittent Fasting (IF) Adapted from Dr Arien van der Merwe’s book: Managing Diabetes and Related Health Challenges Written by Dr Arien van der Merwe Based on conclusive research published over the past 2 years, IF is one of the best ways to lose weight (especially fat weight) and reverse diabetes (while reducing your risk of 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…

Weight Control Clinic Special Offers* Packages to Suit Your Need & Budget: In-House & Online Options Click here for our Weight Control Clinic Testimonials.  Click here for more information about The Weight Control Clinic Do you need to lose weight urgently? Are you feeling disgusted with yourself? Do you have little or no energy? Or do you read more…

Lose fat, be healthier! Written by Dr Arien van der Merwe, medical doctor, natural and ethno-medicine practitioner and author of the soon to be released book (NB Publishers) on diabetes and metabolic syndrome Losing weight, especially fat weight, is not only about a better looking body, but more importantly, about managing the health risks that read more…

Health Awareness The Importance of Health Screenings Health screenings can identify and assess the following health risks: diabetes, metabolic syndrome, high cholesterol, overweight and obesity, osteoarthritis, cancer, heart disease, chronic inflammation, depression, etc. Dr Arien herself is an example of why regular health screenings are so important. A very unpleasant surprise awaited her when she did read more…

PlayFunFitness Feedback     ‘When I went to Dr Arien at the end of July 2014, after alot of inner work, I was finally ready to walk the path of health and comfort. I was desperately on the lookout for help to loose weight, because I could not function properly anymore without getting out of read more…

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