Abs Diet Power!

You can’t just exercise your way to a taut stomach – you also have to eat right.


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Almonds and Other Nuts (with Skins Intact)

Why They Work:


Almonds help reduce cravings and if you're trainin…Continue Reading

Beans and Legumes

Superpowers:


Help burn fat and regulates digestion



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Spinach and Other Green Vegetables

Superpowers:


Neutralises free radicals (molecules that accelerate…Continue Reading

Dairy Products (Fat-Free or Low-Fat Milk, Yoghurt, Cheese)

Superpowers:


Builds strong bones, fires up weight-loss


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Instant Oatmeal (Unsweetened, Unflavored)

Superpowers:


Boosts energy, reduces cholesterol and maintains bloo…Continue Reading

Eggs

Superpowers:


Helps build muscle and burn fat.



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Turkey and Other Lean Meats

Superpowers:

Strengthens your immune system

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Peanut Butter

Superpowers:


Builds muscle and burns fat.



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Olive Oil

Superpowers:


Lowers cholesterol and boosts your immune system. Continue Reading

Whole-Grain Breads and Cereals

Superpowers:


Prevents body from storing fat



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Whey Powder

Superpowers:


Builds muscle, burns fat



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Berries

Superpowers:


Protects your heart; enhances eyesight; improves bala…Continue Reading

Abs Diet Power!

You can’t just exercise your way to a taut stomach – you also have to eat right.



These 12 amazing foods are the healthy, stealthy secret weapons your abs will love. Packed with nutrients to help ignite your natural fat burners, these foods will also help protect you from disease and injury.



Plus, the more of these powerhouses you eat, the more able your body will be to increase lean muscle mass and avoid storing fat.

Sweet deal, right?

Almonds and Other Nuts (with Skins Intact)

Why They Work:


Almonds help reduce cravings and if you're training can aid towards muscle gain.



Fights:


Obesity, heart disease, muscle loss, wrinkles, cancer, high blood pressure



Kilojoules Per 100g:


Just watch out how much you eat as there are 2600 kilojoules per 100grams.



Did you know that peanut butter is a super sports food. Try these smart breakfast recipes.

Beans and Legumes

Superpowers:


Help burn fat and regulates digestion



Fights:


Obesity, colon cancer, heart disease, high blood pressure



Kilojoules Per 100g:


They contain 600 kilojoules per 100 grams.

Spinach and Other Green Vegetables

Superpowers:


Neutralises free radicals (molecules that accelerate the ageing process).



Fights:


Cancer, heart disease, stroke, obesity, osteoporosis.



Kilojoules Per 100 Grams:


Spinach is super and you can eat loads of it as they contain only 130 kilojoules per 100 grams.

Dairy Products (Fat-Free or Low-Fat Milk, Yoghurt, Cheese)

Superpowers:


Builds strong bones, fires up weight-loss



Fights:


Osteoporosis, obesity, high blood pressure and cancer.



Kilojoules Per 100 Grams:


Milk, low-fat/2%: 210kj


Milk, fat-free/skim: 150kj


Yoghurt, low-fat, fruit: 300-400kj


Instant Oatmeal (Unsweetened, Unflavored)

Superpowers:


Boosts energy, reduces cholesterol and maintains blood sugar levels.



Fights:


Heart disease, diabetes, colon cancer, obesity.



Kilojoules Per 100 Grams


Instant Oats (unflavoured, unsweetened), cooked: 280kj



Want to know which oats are the best for you? Our dietician explains which oats you should eat.

Eggs

Superpowers:


Helps build muscle and burn fat.



Fights:


Obesity



Kilojoules Per 100 Grams:

Eggs weigh in at 600 kilojoules per 100 grams. Bring on that omelette!



Check out the benefits of eggs here!

Turkey and Other Lean Meats

Superpowers:

Strengthens your immune system

Fights:


Obesity.



Kilojoules Per 100 Grams:


Lean meats: 400-700kj


Wholegrain bread:900-1100kj



Check out our non-salad-like chicken salad.

Peanut Butter

Superpowers:


Builds muscle and burns fat.



Fights:


Obesity, muscle loss, wrinkles, cardiovascular disease.



Kilojoules Per 100 Grams:


Watch out peanuts weigh in at a heavy 2600 kilojoules per 100 grams.

Olive Oil

Superpowers:


Lowers cholesterol and boosts your immune system.



Fights:


Obesity, cancer, heart disease and high blood pressure.



Kilojoules Per 100 Grams:


3700kj



Check out these cancer-busting marinades.


Whole-Grain Breads and Cereals

Superpowers:


Prevents body from storing fat



Fights:


Obesity, cancer, high blood pressure and heart disease.



Kilojoules Per 100 Grams:


Whole-grain bread has 900-1100kj

Whey Powder

Superpowers:


Builds muscle, burns fat



Fights:


Obesity



Kilojoules Per 100 Grams:


(Sweetened): 1500kj

Berries

Superpowers:


Protects your heart; enhances eyesight; improves balance, coordination, and short-term memory and prevents cravings.



Fights:

Heart disease, cancer, obesity



Kilojoules Per 100 Grams:


Berries are oh-so yummy and only 150-230 kilojoules per 100 grams.



Check out our awesome strawberry summer salad!

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  • Anonymous

    I think that including these foods in your diet and regular exercise goes a long way .

  • Anonymous

    really good advise here. I love peanut butter and chilli sauce on grilled chicken breasts with a lentil, beetroot ,baby spinach and low fat plain joghurt salad :) and as a treat, flamed pineapple and crushed almonds (mouth watering i tell you girls ,dont really know how healthy it is but i dont add any sugar) u cud add a little lite orley whip cream.

  • Anonymous

    Really enjoyed every bit of advice. Nice to get info that will make a difference to your well being!

    Thanks, Ronel

  • Anonymous

    i love this!!!! when i included these in my diet last year in cape town, i lost alot of belly flab!! it was amazing!!!

  • Anonymous

    Hi
    I do a lot of cardio excise but i do not loose much in my waste line..please help

    Pelonomi

  • kerileng

    So this means I am on the right track…….Peanut butter, oats, lowfat youghurt, seedbread and berries…….Just need to keep it up..

  • taryn78

    which is the better Whey protein powder on the market ? i am stuck between USN and SOLAL ?

  • Anonymous

    This is good news- ’cause in this house even the dogs eat peanuts – LOL

  • Anonymous

    Love the excellent advice on whey poweder. Sometimes the questions that you dont even think to ask are answered before you get here! I’d love to see more gym before and after foods so we know what to feed our bodies for best results. Thanks for the update. Pity that some of the good foods are so high in KJ’s. Arent eggs bad cholestorol foods?

  • EmmaVP

    Whoever said good healthy food is boring?

    My mouth is watering… I’m thinking spinach salad with satsumas and pinekernels. Berries ala naturell or in your morning porridge. And why not Chicken skewers marinated in peanutbutter?

    I think a happy balance is where it’s at.

    http://sprigsnsprogs.wordpress.com/category/nutrition/

  • Anonymous

    Please put together a great Low Gi Meal plan for us bussy bees with high blood sugar levels

  • Sonette Wilke

    Where do you buy whey powder?

  • blosper

    Sonette you can buy whey powder @ Clicks, Game any stores that sells health products. I bought the USN Whey Protein the other day and it was R239,99.

  • Peanut

    Hello, thank goodness peanuts are on your list! I eat peanuts like crazy, hanse my “name” is Peanut, i was at some point in my life looking for reasons to keep eating my nuts (ha ha) and now that you have given me one, there is no way i’m stoping! thank you for this PHAT list :-)

  • michael.baillie

    @Peanut… try out the sugar-reduced and no-salt-added varieties of peanut butter…

  • Anonymous

    hmm…uhm…what is whey powder and what is it best used for?

  • Anonymous

    Hey thanx..Blosper
    I bought some yesterday.. still dont actually know how or when to use..and what the efeects gonna be..
    Dont wanne be a bodybuilder..so probably don’t have to drink so much??

  • Anonymous

    Whey powder is pure protein anonymous. It has very little fat. It comes in powdered form and you can add it smoothis, cereal or add it to milk and drink it on its own. It’s a great gym food!

  • blosper

    Hi Anonymous,

    Don’t worry we as woman do not build muscle like the men do.

    I use my whey protein in smoothies you can add like a 2 teaspoons to it or i add some to my oats to give it some flavour. ive read that you can even mix it with some water and drink it before or after a workout.

    I hope this helps you.

    Regards,
    Bianca