Relax Your Stress Away

By Calorie King April 17, 2018

  Who said you can’t buy time? If you’re the sort of person who always feels there is not enough time in the day, then think about this – you can actually make more time in your day by taking ten minutes out of it. Ten minutes of relaxation a day effectively adds hours to […]

Work: A ‘weighty’ obstacle?

April 14, 2018

  Do you work at a desk all day? If you spend most of your day stuck in an office, weight control has some added challenges. There’s that pesky vending machine downstairs, a birthday cake every other week, Mrs. Smith’s mum’s sister’s triple-chocolate brownies or baked goods every other day, and as for time to […]

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Pregnancy and Weight Control

April 14, 2018

  Women who are very overweight (or very underweight) at the start of pregnancy are at greater risk of developing complications during pregnancy or at delivery. For the overweight woman, these include high blood pressure, hypertension or pregnancy (toxaemia), caesarean birth, kidney ailments, gestational diabetes and a long labour. If you’re pregnant or considering pregnancy, […]

Pears

April 15, 2018

  Autumn is a great time of year for tasty pears. Served in sweet or savoury dishes, warm or cold, pears make delicious eating and they’re very healthy too. A medium-sized pear has less than 70 calories and is packed with dietary fibre. In fact, a large pear can contain up to 5 g of […]

Work it Out! Fitting Exercise into your Working Day

Work it Out! Fitting Exercise into your Working Day

April 17, 2018

  If there were twice as many hours in the day you’d have no trouble getting some exercise in, right? Well, maybe. But until science or technology proves otherwise, you’re stuck in the 24-7 zone and there’s no escaping it. So before you say you’re too busy at work to fit exercise into your schedule, […]

Successfully Single: Meals for one

April 15, 2018

  If you live by yourself you might feel that preparing healthy, nutritious meals for yourself is a bit too much of a challenge. It’s easy to get caught up in thinking that it’s just too much effort to go to for one person and besides, it’s hardly fair that you have to do the […]

Gourmet Lunchboxes for Grown-Ups

April 15, 2018

  One soggy sandwich, some questionable cheese, and a bruised banana – anyone for a packed lunch today? We thought not. If the stale smell of your sticker-clad school lunchbox still lingers in your nose every time you consider bringing your lunch from home, it’s time to erase those memories with some gourmet adult lunch […]

Figs

April 15, 2018

  Now is the best time of year to find sweet, juicy figs in your supermarket or greengrocer. With the cooler weather on the way, baked or grilled figs make hearty yet healthy eating, or try them fresh with a cheese platter for an alternative dessert. A quarter of a fresh fig wrapped in a […]

Mushrooms

April 15, 2018

Tasty, low-fat, fresh mushrooms come in so many varieties and flavours for a variety of recipes. The most common variety, the white button, cup or flat mushrooms have the botanical name of Agaricus bisporus. If you can’t find a particular type of mushroom in your supermarket, specialist gourmet and Asian food stores stock a wide […]

BMI & MacroNutrient Explanation

April 11, 2018

Body Mass Index (BMI) – is used to determine a person’s ideal weight based on height and weight. The more body fat is derived the greater the risk of a person encountering health problems. To work out someone’s estimated energy (kilojoule/calorie) requirements, you need to first work out the person’s BMI statistics. To determine your […]

The CalorieKing Fibre Guide

April 14, 2018

      Are you rough enough? Chances are, you’re not. And we’re not talking about social behaviour, unkempt hair, or unruly clothes. Adults (no matter what their hairstyle) need between 25 and 35 grams of dietary fibre every day, though most of us are lucky if we get ten. Fibre is an important nutrient […]

Food for Thought – Audiobooks for Your Walk & Commute

April 13, 2018

Hi All, I like to walk, a lot. Audiobooks & Podcasts have given me so much insight into myself and the concepts of action and motivation. When I have a great Audiobook on the go, I’m much more likely to focus and hold my intentions. No reason they can’t do the same for you. Pretty […]