10 Simple Tips That Help You Lose Weight (& Keep It Off)

When people tell me about the latest diets they are following, they want me to tell them that they are going to lose weight and just like that all their health concerns  will be resolved and they'll fit into their skinny jeans forever! However, "Diets don't work!" There, I said it.  I'm a dietitian and

Here’s The Diet That Works

You see, long term weight loss has never been achieved by following a restrictive diet that bans your favorite foods. Such a diet is a temporary fix to a long term problem. Truth of the matter is the diet that works is not that complicated. It doesn't come in liquid or powder form and surely doesn't force you to eliminate your favorite foods.

Small Dried Fish

Dried Small Fish Small Dried Fish Also known as Matemba (Zimbabwe), Kapenta (Zambia), Daaga (Tanzania), Omena (Kenya), Same age boys (Ghana), Janga (Cameroon), Mwanja moto (Cameroon) (Help us include more African names, leave us a comment below with what you call these little guys in your country…don’t forget to tell us where you

Fermented Beverages

Also Known as: Mahewu (Shona), Amarewu (Xhosa), Amahewu (Zulu) Togwa (Tanzania), Mabundu (Venda), Mapotho Mahewu (As I grew up calling it) is a traditional African beverage enjoyed by millions. Derived from fermenting cereals such as maize (corn), millet and sorghum, it can be consumed hot or cold and is commonly served as a thirst quencher,

Sadza/Ugali/Nshima/Pap

Sadza/Ugali/ Nshima:  If I had to serve one food item that would represent most countries in Africa, I am pretty sure this starchy staple would be in my serving dish.  Usually prepared by mixing water and a starch to a thick porridge consistency,  this dish is refered to by various names throughout the continent. Common names include Sadza,

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