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Why you should stop your fad diet


While we pour our savings into the latest diet fad, we aren't getting any thinner. The Australian Bureau of Statistics has revealed that 70 percent of Australian males and 56 percent of females are classified as overweight or obese.

Eggs: We settle the debate


Do eggs really affect your cholesterol levels? It's one question that has divided dieters, health professionals and nutritionists for years and it seems that finally we have finally reached a consensus.

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Healthy eating

How fibre can help with weight-lossForget skipping meals and chewing celery: to maintain, and even lose, weight you can still enjoy filling portions and tasty snacks — just make sure they're full of fibre.

Expert Advice

Should you detox?Detox programs come and go like new diets. Here are some pros and cons for the health conscious.

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