“The Fat Ginger Nerd” a Weight Loss Story by Brendan Reid

I have heard it said that the definition of an adult is someone who has stopped growing up and started growing out.  This describes the typical process by which many of us tend to gain weight: gradually, over a period of years following a childhood of relatively normal size.  Hence, the term “middle-age spread”. This […]

Celebrating Women’s Day: Challenging Misleading Food Marketing

Happy Women’s Day! Women’s Day, celebrated annually on 9th August, holds significant importance in South Africa as it commemorates the historic march of women against injustice and oppressive laws in 1956. This iconic protest symbolised the collective strength and determination of the women in South Africa. Today, we are reminded of the courage, resilience, and […]

National Candy Month: Revealing the Sweet Deception

National Candy Month has been celebrated in the United States every June since its establishment by the National Confectioners Association (NCA) in 1974. The NCA is a trade organization that has contributed to over $42 billion in retail sales by distributing candies, chocolates, and confectionery products. As a result, the United States boasts the largest […]

The Importance of Family Meals

Youth Day is an official public holiday where South Africans commemorate the Soweto Uprising, which occurred on 16 June 1976. This year, at The Noakes Foundation we would like to highlight the importance of children and youth’s wellbeing and health for a better and healthier future for South Africa and worldwide. Children are constantly exposed […]

Celebrating Youth Day – The Importance of Proper Nutrition in Children

Nutrition and The Youth by Georgina Pujol-Busquets Guillén   What’s the Youth’s Day? Youth Day in South Africa commemorates the Soweto Uprising in the country, a series of protests led by black school children that began on the morning of 16 June 1976. Students from numerous Sowetan schools began to protest in the streets in […]

Salt – How much is too much?

On this edition of The Ask Prof Noakes Podcast we have a great question in from someone who wants to know, without putting yourself at further lethal risk, how much salt can we, or should we, be eating? Brad Brown chats to Prof Noakes about the amount of salt consumption in our daily lives. If you […]

The role of exercise when you want to lose weight

Today on The Ask Prof Noakes Podcast we get some answers on should we be exercising while trying to lose weight. Brad Brown has a question in about exercise from a listener who would like to know if it is vital to exercise if you want to lose weight? Can we just exercise and eat what we […]

Weight Loss – is it all about calories in and calories out?

Welcome to this edition of The Ask Prof Noakes Podcast. Brad Brown has a question for Prof Noakes relating to weight loss. This listener wants to know if you must be in ketosis to lose weight or fat, or is low carb enough? Whether your carb count is 30g or 90g a day, is low […]

In Ketosis vs fat adapted – What’s the difference?

Welcome onto this edition of The Ask Prof Noakes Podcast. Today Brad Brown discusses with Prof. Noakes, the question of  being in ketosis and being fully fat adapted. Is there a difference or is it the same thing? Prof. Noakes sheds some light on this interesting question. Listen to this podcast to find out how you […]

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