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So far Health Coach Banji has created 23 blog entries.

‘Good Enough’ – The 64% principle.

Not everybody is trying to lose (or gain) weight.  There are quite a few people who are happy at the weight they are. They just want to maintain this status quo.  I have a number

How to lose weight on a Nigerian Diet.

What makes Nigerians fat? As a health and nutrition coach, this question is the one I deal with every single day. The answer can be boiled down to this, “Find the reason or

Hidden in plain sight. Dangerous substances in processed foods.

I like writing about the things that are good to eat.  Where Nigerian food is concerned, this covers most of our traditional foods.  It's much more fun working with those things, I get to cook

Draw-Soup, Unsung Hero of the Nigerian Diet

Increasing numbers of Nigerians are suffering from conditions and diseases connected with diet; hypertension, diabetes, heart disease and atherosclerosis, as well as certain types of cancer.  The number of overweight and clinically obese Nigerians is

Series: A Nigerian diet perspective of various fad diets. – Part 1: Paleo Diet.

Any change that sees you paying attention to what you eat after a period (or a lifetime) of “eating anyhowly” will probably yield results. Any regulation is better than none.  I’ve seen people adopt a

Breakfast, the most important meal, myth or magic?

Muesli with flax-seed and banana. “Eat your breakfast, it’s the most important meal of the day!”  I can still hear my parents’ voices, telling me this.  I’ve never been a fan of breakfast;

The Nigerian Vegan or Vegetarian

In the voice of Sir Richard Attenborough, “Hidden in the vast cities of the Nigerian landscape, you can find the rare, endangered, Nigerian vegan.  Almost as rare, but less endangered is the diasporan Nigerian vegan,

Exercise and the Nigerian Lifestyle.

Exercise is great but it doesn’t have to look like exercise and it doesn’t have to involve great strain or other ‘gra-gra’. I was once an athletic youth. I played competitive basketball until I was

Busting some popular misconceptions about Nigerian food

There is a lot of misinformation being spread about Nigerian food, here are some fallacies that I have come across recently: Yams at the market. A staple Nigerian food. Nigerian food is all

New Year’s Resolutions

After the party As we scrub out the pot that held Christmas stew, and pack away bottles and the bones we did chew, our thoughts turn to waistlines that we once knew. So