Fairlady Fairlady: Top Diets

FAIRLADY is a modern, glossy grown-up magazine that offers great stories and inspired solutions to the busy South African woman.

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in this issue

2 min

‘There is no such thing as “one size fits all” - the same principle applies to weight loss: what works for me might not work for you. There are some promises that just don’t pan out. ‘Fun for the whole family’ is not a thing. That means the kids will love it, the teens will be bored stiff and the adults will cope because they serve alcohol. ‘For all skin/hair types’ is another one you should take with a healthy dose of mistrust. Don’t tell us that what works for thick, luscious locks will work for fine, frizzy strands too. We don’t believe you. If you’ve ever bought clothing online, you will know there is no such thing as ‘one size fits all’. And the same principle applies to weight loss: what…

2 min
what's new!

Want a break from your usual gym routine? The Aerial Fitness Factory in Centurion could be your new workout spot. These classes are all about hanging from ropes or flying through hoops, and focus on strengthening the core and increasing flexibility. The Aerial Silks exercise is performed by securing your feet into two pieces of suspended fabric. Suspension yoga utilises hanging metal loops that help you build upper strength over time as well as develop flexibility. Bungee workouts are a combination of core, cardio and resistance training, all done with a bungee cord attached to your waist. You can also try your hand at pole fitness. Go to aerialfitnessfactory.co.za for more information. Beauty FACE FIT Breaking a sweat can take a toll on your skin, exposing it to environmental damage and harsh UV…

5 min
20 kg lighter

What started out as a 100-day keto challenge turned into a major lifestyle shift for Asanda Kwakweni. No more waking up with sore and stiff joints – these days, she wakes up fresh and more alert than ever. In March last year, Asanda Kwakweni was the heaviest she’d ever been: 96kg. Fearing that her weight would inch up to 100kg and she would be unable to turn things around, Asanda decided to commit to 100 days on a ketogenic diet. ‘How I looked and how I felt were two different things: I felt okay until I saw pictures of myself – throughout 2017, I did not like what I saw in pictures,’ she says. She’s been on keto for a year now. ‘It’s like Banting but with a set formula. And keto also…

1 min
asanda's favourite salad

‘I collect recipes on the internet - this broccoli salad is my favourite.’ Bacon & broccoli salad Serves 2 • ½ broccoli head (raw or lightly steamed)• 4 strips crispy fried bacon (or any preferred meat)• ½ red onion, finely chopped• ½ cup cranberries• ½ cup sunflower seeds (or any preferred nuts)• ½ cup feta cheese, cubed SALAD DRESSING • 2 tbsp mayonnaise• 2 tbsp double-cream yoghurt Toss together all the salad ingredients in a bowl. Combine the salad dressing ingredients, add the dressing to the salad, toss and serve.…

4 min
food news!

Let’s talk about taste, baby… Most of us prefer our food fragrant with herbs and spices, and when we’re on a weight loss regimen it becomes even more important to be able to savour our meals and feel satiated. But dried herbs and spices often contain hidden salts and other diet and health saboteurs. Now Cape Herbs & Spices have launched their new Tastebud range of seven flavours: Savoury, Seeded, Umami, Caramel, Zesty, Spicy and Herbed. Free from artificial flavourants, colourants and MSG, they’re also gluten-free, non-GMO, suitable for vegans, and Halaal- and Koshercertified. Oh – they’re also designed to curb any cravings! Use to amp up the flavour of just about anything. R39,95, at selected leading retailers. Food fact PREVENT GUACAMOLE FROM TURNING BROWN You don’t need to finish all the guacamole to prevent…

4 min
going vegan

for 24-year-old education content writer Lara Moyles, the biggest drawcard of veganism was its ethos. As a child she’d dreamed of being a marine biologist and had been considering adopting a more environmentally friendly diet for a while. ‘I looked into animal slaughtering and came to realise that meat production isn’t the most humane industry,’ she says. ‘Plus the meat industry produces so much waste and so many harmful substances.’ During her time at university, Lara had succumbed to the dreaded first-year spread. Without high school sport scheduled into her weekly timetable, she had picked up weight, something that knocked her confidence. Also, for the first time in her life, she was suffering from acne. ‘I had never had acne before, even as a teenager,’ Lara says. ‘But in 2014 I was…