Junk food is out

…And eating healthy is in! It’s time to treat yourself right.

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Your body needs a lot of energy for you to be able to do your school work, help around the house and for extracurricular activities.

You need good nutrients, and although kota and magwinya taste good, they aren’t great for your growing body. Why eat better?

Eating more fruits and vegetables will help protect you from illness and injury and give you the energy you need throughout the day.

Kitchen rules!
They way food is cooked affects how healthy or unhealthy it is. Grilled food is better than fried food. Avoiding deep fried foods and instead of using a cup of oil when cooking chakalaka, use three tablespoons.
Tip: Overcooking vegetables removes nutrients, so cook vegetables just enough for them to keep their nutrients and flavour.

Water is your best friend
Water is the best thing you can drink. We constantly need to top up because we lose large amounts of water during the day.
To make your water tasty without adding extra sugar or calories, try adding cucumber or lemon slices.

It’s not about dieting
If you feel like you need to lose a little weight, don’t go on a diet. Being healthy is not about going on a diet, which can harm your health. Rather make lifestyle changes like eating more fruits and vegetables and limiting the amount of fatty and sugary food you eat. Start exercising, even if it’s taking a walk with friends three times a week.

Being healthy is a life choice you make for you, because you want to feel better and be healthier. You’ve only got one body.

Love it and keep it healthy!

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Lïndylë

Mihle do you have moya

Aug. 15, 2022, 4:31 p.m.

Lïndylë

Hey girls am new here and my name is Lindelwa🥀🌺💗 Any body wanna be friends😔🥀

Aug. 13, 2022, 2:35 p.m.

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Mihle_

Hey♥️

Amierh

Hey

Lïndylë

Great advice hey❤️🌺

Aug. 13, 2022, 2:32 p.m.

Sixishe

Hi my name is Mimi l am new 🍐🍓🍏

July 26, 2022, 7:05 p.m.

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Samantha_64

Sym gal❤

Mihle_

Saym💅

Jinx

I hate food after eating I just wish I could push it back up 🤢🤢🤮🤮🤮

July 21, 2022, 6:02 p.m.

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Samantha_64

U know I feel like I'm not alone😔💞

Nomsa

Sorry

100sky

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July 18, 2022, 10:51 a.m.

- Great😊

March 20, 2022, 9:01 p.m.

#Wow

March 20, 2022, 9:01 p.m.

Thanks😀.... Really helpful info😀😀😀

March 20, 2022, 9:01 p.m.

im stuggling to loose weight. .advice please I've tried everything

March 20, 2022, 9:01 p.m.

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In order to lose weight you would need to eat less and move more. If you don't enjoy the gym maybe consider a dance class or a swimming team or go for jogs in the morning. Try eating less sugar and make sure you drink at least 8 glasses of water a day. Talk to a parent or guardian about seeking advice from a nutritionist to plan out a diet for you.

Thank🙌🙌

March 20, 2022, 9:01 p.m.

Hi I want to loose weight but I love junk food can't help it😢

March 20, 2022, 9:01 p.m.

If your water is your best friend then the water is finshing soon plz people save water

March 20, 2022, 9:01 p.m.

Guys help i can't get enough of junk food nd i want to loose waight sizani bo😭😭

March 20, 2022, 9:01 p.m.

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Try new things. Try making healthy snacks or maybe take interest in cooking healthy meals. You'll be surprised how delicious healthy food can be. Think of your health, eating junk food too often can't be good for you.

I HV the same problem The junk food is jst so nice 😫😭😭

Commitment and discipline baby girl, stick to wat u start till the end...you'll see it all starts with dedication and relies on how committed you are!😜😜

Hi guys i always eat fruit and veg but im still fat what can i do more:-(

March 20, 2022, 9:01 p.m.

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Eating lots of fruits and veggies is good for you. You can read up on other dietary suggestions here http://za.gem.molo.unicore.io/sections/my-body/healthy-food-rulz/ I would also suggest drinking more water, at least 2 litres a day and more frequent exercise like running, skipping, dancing, swimming.

Ntsane

You need to jog and oh to gym 🏃🏋️

I usually eat fruits and vegetable but i really can't see any changes in my body

March 20, 2022, 9:01 p.m.

Guys i love junk food but i don't get fat

March 20, 2022, 9:01 p.m.

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Same prob eish mara;(

Guys plz help what makes me fat bcoz i love junk food and yesterday i ate 8 vetkoaks but no difference

March 20, 2022, 9:01 p.m.

I also eat too much junk bt am still a stick..Is something wrng wth me?

March 20, 2022, 9:01 p.m.

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No. There is nothing wrong with you.Some people have faster metabolisms than others, meaning they burn fat faster and find it more difficult to put on weight. As long as you maintain a healthy lifestyle and eat well you should be just fine.

Samantha_64

Eat more dairy and banana but not too much Then u can build muscle

What can i do to make my body fit?

March 20, 2022, 9:01 p.m.

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Exercise

Lee_560

Dringking a lot of water

What can I do to get fit faster?

March 20, 2022, 9:01 p.m.

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Excercise nd eat healthy food Going to the gym every weekends Or gym at home

squads babe... trust me it works. download an app to help u

I HV a problem I went on my piridos twice in a month is a normal thing or something is happening course I HV been priveting for such a long then left it after my high school and gain a lot of wight

March 20, 2022, 9:01 p.m.

I HV a problem I went on my piridos twice in a month is a normal thing or something is happening course I HV been priveting for such a long then left it after my high school and gain a lot of wight

March 20, 2022, 9:01 p.m.

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What method of birth control have you been using? A woman's cycle is 26 - 32 days long so your period could show up at the end and the beginning of a month.

The 2months

I'm always hungry..I always have food on my hands...what can I do?..

March 20, 2022, 9:01 p.m.

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The types of foods you eat can determine how long you stay full. Thirst can sometimes be confused for hunger, so before you get the urge to eat, drink a glass of water and see if the sensation passes. Eating meals high in protein and low in glycemic index (meaning it releases energy slower into your body and keeps you fuller for longer). Try eating oats in the morning, have boiled eggs, brown bread instead of white bread, at least eight glasses of water a day, more fruits and vegetables.

Whole wheat bread is actually the best in maintaining your your eating patterns!

How can i gain weight fast ?

March 20, 2022, 9:01 p.m.

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Is there a reason you want to gain weight fast? changing your weight drastically and in a short period of time can be unhealthy.

I want to be fit and thick at the same time

doing squads every morning or before after bathing really make a change. Ever since I've started doing squads people are saying I'm gaining weight and besides I can tell even myself because my butts and thighs are thick and looking the way I wanted

How do I loose weight fast

March 20, 2022, 9:01 p.m.

what can I do to remove a big tummy ??

March 20, 2022, 9:01 p.m.

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Stomach exercises will do

Do an exercise or Yoga and drink a lot of warm water 😊

Samantha_64

I know u don't want to hear this but u can't spot reduce fat

how can I keep a healthy immune system to avoid viruses and sickness?

March 20, 2022, 9:01 p.m.

I'm too skinny,i eat a lot of healthy food but I see no difference please help

March 20, 2022, 9 p.m.

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Drink 6 glasses of warm water everyday

hey.... I drink lot of water like 6glasses a day and i can't stop eating junk I like chips alot Mara I wanna lose weight and to look good for ma mom's wedding on December this year.. please help me I will really like to slim and focus on diet

March 20, 2022, 9 p.m.

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Most teens feel self-conscious about their bodies. The secret to losing weight quickly and safely is not really a secret: eat less and move more! These aren't hard things to do on their own, but they are hard to do consistently. Whenever you get discouraged, remember that millions of people just like you have been in this position. Stick to it and you'll eventually lose the weight you want to. You should also drink at least 2 litres of water a day and decrease sugar intake.

so drinking lot of water can help me lost weight even though I eat bit of junk?

Hi Springster. Hydrating does help with weight loss but you'll have to eat healthier too.

...Im gaining weight . I'm afraid I won't be accepted in any Modelling agency . Ow Lord .. I Love modelling .. My told me to exercise everyday but I just Procrastinate

March 20, 2022, 9 p.m.

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Hi Springster. There are agencies who look for plus size models as well. If you want to model then you should maintain a good meal and workout plan. Maybe research reputable agencies and find out what their requirements are. Good luck

I'm gaining weight in such a bad way ......my thomie s getting bigger....... N I don't know wat to do

March 20, 2022, 9 p.m.

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Hi Springster. If you want to lose weight you'll need to eat less and move more. Maybe start doing some squats, sit ups and jumping jacks at home. Drink 8 glasses of water, eat more fruits and vegetables and love yourself no matter which size you are. Here's an article I think you should read http://za.heyspringster.com/sections/my-life/all-shapes-sizes-and-colours/

Drink warm water everyday in 4 months ur body will be awesome and u will feel free 😊

Thandekile03_

How many times a daycan I drink warm water

water helps and it gives you a lot of energy, so I agree with this.

March 20, 2022, 9 p.m.

water helps and it gives you a lot of energy, so I agree with this.

March 20, 2022, 9 p.m.

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Drink warm water

My friend just found out that she's pregnant and she's only 3 weeks. She wants to do abortion and I'm totally against it. The reason why she wants to do it it's because she sAys that because we doing matric next year the baby might delay her year as she might conceive during or at the beginning of the preliminary exams. What must I do now .. I'm scared and confused .must I let her sister know

March 20, 2022, 8:59 p.m.

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Hi flikswa. Thank you for sharing. Firstly its normal for you to be concerned but i'd strongly advise against you telling people without her consent, you don't have the right to do that. Secondly your role as a friend is to be supportive regardless of the decision she makes. That is her body and she should be able to make the decision that's best for her without you making her feel guilty. Remember that this is a difficult time for her and an abortion can't be an easy decision to make.

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March 20, 2022, 8:58 p.m.

guyz i have a sister who had jealous and she is too selfish she don't want my mom to send me money above R1000 she want my mom send me R100 or R50 s he said am too young for lot of money i don't know want to do can u advice me?

March 20, 2022, 8:57 p.m.

I'm too fatty and I want to lose weight without any exercise

March 20, 2022, 8:57 p.m.

Hi I have been thinking of cutting junk food . I want to take my lunch money which is R50 per week and buy fruits which I will eat at school at break. Is that a good idea?☹

March 20, 2022, 8:57 p.m.

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Hello I m 11 and I want to lose my tummy what can I do please help me Thank u

Good idea gal

Good idea gal

Lee_560

Indeed a good idea girl👍

Hi... I have tried exercising and dieting. But the problem is I can't even compete a week... I easily go back to fast food again... Please help...

March 20, 2022, 8:57 p.m.

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Hi Voviso, eating healthily is all about commitment and dedication. You have to make it a habit and if you're struggling to eat healthily, maybe you need some support. Have you thought about asking a friend or family member if they are willing to quit eating junk food with you. If someone else is doing it with you and encouraging you, it may help you think twice every time you think about eating junk food. Be motivated by the fact that once you start making eating healthily a habit, it's easy to not go back to the junk food. Good luck springster!

Hi.my weight are 62kg but I think my stomach is fat what can I do to let the fat go away

March 20, 2022, 8:57 p.m.

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Hello Lizilia It is a good thing that you want to live a healthy life and we support you.Please allow us to direct you to one of our articles which will help you.Click on the link below. http://za.heyspringster.com/sections/my-body/junkfoodout/ http://za.heyspringster.com/sections/my-body/junkfoodout/

Hi.my weight are 62kg but I think my stomach is fat what can I do to let the fat go away

March 20, 2022, 8:57 p.m.

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Hello Lizilia It is a good thing that you want to live a healthy life and we support you.Please allow us to direct you to one of our articles which will help you.Click on the link below. http://za.heyspringster.com/sections/my-body/junkfoodout/ http://za.heyspringster.com/sections/my-body/junkfoodout/

Exercise& stay away from fast foods

Hi.Am so skinny and I like to eat bread which my mum say it is unhealthy and if I don't get bread I don't eat for that day my friends say that am a stick .I don't know what to do please help What should I eat to gain my weight back and to be healthy again??

March 20, 2022, 8:56 p.m.

I'm obese and I don't like it.I know exactly of what to do in order for me to lose wait but I keep on having set backs like I tell my self that I'm going to stop cunsuming junk and I will eat healthy and exercise but I don't know what just happens and I stop that attitude.And I feel really bad like sometimes I cry when I look at my body, I don't like it and I think even my boyfriend is playing me because I look bad and maybe he has another girlfriend which is normal in size I'm just ashamed of myself

March 20, 2022, 8:56 p.m.

I'm obese and I don't like it.I know exactly of what to do in order for me to lose wait but I keep on having set backs like I tell my self that I'm going to stop cunsuming junk and I will eat healthy and exercise but I don't know what just happens and I stop that attitude.And I feel really bad like sometimes I cry when I look at my body, I don't like it and I think even my boyfriend is playing me because I look bad and maybe he has another girlfriend which is normal in size I'm just ashamed of myself

March 20, 2022, 8:56 p.m.

hey...im a teen and i want to gain more weight than usual...im weighing about 50-60kg...i want more shape eventhough i do have shape...my fam in my house isnt thick or fat ... but i just want to gain weight before this year ends...please help ..im clueless😥🌌

March 20, 2022, 8:56 p.m.

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Hi Theonique, weighing 50-60 kilograms is around the normal and average weight for a teenager. Please consult a medical professional before deciding to go through any drastic weight changes.

How can I lose my tummy. Please help me Thank u springsters

March 20, 2022, 8:56 p.m.

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Hey Else, exercise and a healthy diet are important for keeping a healthy mind and body. The aim is not to diet or lose weight quickly, what is important is a healthy lifestyle. Maybe you should consider jogging, exercising and maintaining a healthy diet. Check out some cool tips from these stories - http://za.heyspringster.com/sections/my-life/healthy-body-happy-mind/ and http://za.heyspringster.com/sections/my-body/5-ways-fit-exercise-tight-schedule/. Let us know how things go. All the best Springster.

I have tried to get rid of belly fat , but nothing helps. I am so tired , i dont think i ever want to eat again💔

March 20, 2022, 8:56 p.m.

I have tried to get rid of belly fat , but nothing helps. I am so tired , i dont think i ever want to eat again💔

March 20, 2022, 8:56 p.m.

Yes

March 20, 2022, 8:56 p.m.

keep eating it

March 20, 2022, 8:55 p.m.

This is a good advance for people who want to be healthy just like me😊it take more than one person to raise a community ✊✊

March 20, 2022, 8:55 p.m.

Sometimes poverty doesn't give you much choice because you accept what is given to you, you are not able to follow a balanced diet due to lack of money

March 20, 2022, 8:55 p.m.

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Hey Goitseona, we appreciate you sharing your thoughts on healthy diets and expenses. We think it's true that not having enough money limits you from the kinds of foods you can eat, but doing stuff like less deep-frying, and drinking more water than fizzy drinks will be able to save you some cash. Eating healthily does not mean you have to spend on luxury items as fruits and vegetables are not as expensive as other food items.

I really appreciate your thoughts,am a plus size lady I also want to lose weight so I will go with you thoughts,b bu I like to drink lots of water, so from now I'll add cucumber and lemon in my water.thank you 🤗😘

March 20, 2022, 8:54 p.m.

I also want to get fat just a little bit

March 20, 2022, 8:54 p.m.

I like my body as it is but junk food has made me have a big belly

March 20, 2022, 8:54 p.m.

Hy guyz I have a too much fat and it make me lazy I have try to diet but I can stand it people call me names , what can I do?

March 20, 2022, 8:54 p.m.

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Hi Tsholow, thanks for reaching out ot us with your question. Try to understand that all bodies are different shapes and sizes and there's no such thing as a perfect body. We wouldn't recommend that you go on any crazy diet, just try to cut down on any unhealthy foods, eat more of your vegetables and fruits and include some exercise in your life. Unless you've received advice from your doctor about needing to lose weight, then we think you shouldn't stress. Consult with your nearest doctor or clinic about whether or not you are unhealthy.

Hard one but definitely worth it

March 20, 2022, 8:54 p.m.

How could I do this couse Qamr is lazy 🤗

March 20, 2022, 8:54 p.m.

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You have to train yourself and be disciplined so that it can change to a natural thing.

It's true food killed we have to look what we consume in our bodies.Water is the best healthy thing and also try to balance what we eat.

March 20, 2022, 8:54 p.m.