Fennel

By Calorie King February 01, 2021

Fresh, aniseed-tasting fennel is a delicious and nutritious way to add flavour to your cooking. Fennel has long been touted for the range of health benefits and properties it offers, including easing flatulence to helping produce milk in breastfeeding women! Therapeutic uses of fennel include: Relieving gastric upset, including flatulence, wind, burping and hiccups. May […]

Metabolism, Weight Loss and How to Boost Both

February 02, 2021

Metabolism… everyone wants a faster one, but not many people truly understand what this means. Surprisingly, the difference between a fast metabolism and a slow one could be the difference between whether you can shed those extra kilos or not! While it’s a widely discussed topic, capitalised upon by endless weight loss products claiming to […]

Gestational Diabetes

February 15, 2021

Pregnancy is an exciting and turbulent time, full of new experiences both good and bad. During pregnancy you do everything you can to look after your own health, knowing your baby’s future health depends on it. Gestational diabetes is a disease occurring only during pregnancy. It can threaten the well being of both you and […]

Healthy Eating on the Road

February 01, 2021

Do you find yourself stopping off at the nearest McDonalds, KFC or service station on a long road trip to refuel? It seems like the logical, quick option. However, fast food is likely to make the ill-effects of lengthy car travel far worse than they need to be. Eating healthily on the road can take […]

Breastfeeding and Weight Control

January 17, 2021

After the birth of your baby, many women expect to bounce right back to their pre-pregnancy weight. Be aware that this can take time! Everyone knows that breastfeeding is good for your baby, but it’s also an effective way to help you lose the weight you gained during pregnancy. So how many extra calories are […]

Breast Cancer

January 20, 2021

Breast cancer is the most common cause of cancer-related deaths among women. Current statistics show one in 11 Australian women are likely to have breast cancer at some stage. Men can get breast cancer too, although only 1% of all breast cancer patients are men. Risk factors Unfortunately, the causes of breast cancer are still […]

Self-Esteem: Your Weight-Loss Maker or Breaker

January 26, 2021

Self-esteem affects all areas of your life.  What you do, how you do it, how you treat yourself and others and how much you enjoy life are all impacted by your self-esteem. If you have low self-esteem, you’re unlikely to be as motivated to take care of yourself physically or achieve your goals, as someone […]

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Exercise and Diabetes

February 09, 2021

Whether or not you have diabetes, regular exercise is essential for good health and well being. But for people with diabetes, the benefits of exercise may be even more significant. Exercise can help reduce existing complications associated with diabetes, and also prevent potential problems. Used as a treatment for diabetes, exercise can even help many […]

Mushrooms

February 01, 2021

Tasty and low-fat, mushrooms come in so many varieties and flavours, making them suitable for so many nutritious recipes. The most common varieties, white button, cup and flat mushrooms, have the botanical name Agaricus bisporus. If you’re looking for a particular type of mushroom and can’t find it in your supermarket, specialist gourmet and Asian […]

Relax Your Stress Away

January 20, 2021

Who said you can’t buy time? If you’re the sort of person who always feels like you don’t have enough time in your day, then think about this: you can actually create more time in your day by taking 10 minutes out of it. Just 10 minutes of relaxation each day effectively adds hours to […]

How to Handle Sabotage

February 21, 2021

Losing weight is never a walk in the park, but when you have to deal with sabotage from others (or even yourself!) it becomes more like a hike up Mount Everest. It’s difficult enough when you talk yourself out of exercising and into a large slice of cheesecake, but when someone else does it for you, […]

Citrus Fruits

February 06, 2021

Vitamin C is one of the most commonly used supplements…but did you know you can get all the benefits of vitamin C and other nutrients from delicious citrus fruits, like oranges and lemons? Citrus fruits are in season during winter – nature’s clever way of protecting you from colds and flu. During winter when you’re […]