Antioxidants – nature’s little helpers

By Calorie King April 15, 2018

    Antioxidants play a vital role in the body to protect against the degeneration of cells. Research suggests that antioxidants help to protect against cancer, stroke and heart disease. They may also help to delay the ageing process, reduce the formation of ‘bad’ LDL cholesterol and prevent the formation of cataracts. Putting out fires […]

Pre-diabetes: Are you at risk?

April 14, 2018

The United Nations has declared 14 November, 2007 World Diabetes Day. “Yeah, that’s great, but I don’t have diabetes so I don’t need to pay attention to all the talk about it”, we hear you say. Well maybe, maybe not. Diabetes Australia estimates that 2 million Australians have pre-diabetes. Left untreated, pre-diabetes can develop into […]

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 […]

Whole Grains for Whole Health

April 15, 2018

  If you haven’t felt the “grain wave” yet, you will soon. Whole grains are being touted as the new super food, the new carb, the better way to better health, the latest dish de jour – and for once, the hype is deserved. Whole grains are a little piece of nutritional heaven. They’re packed […]

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, […]

Clever Cooking: Your guide to adapting recipes

April 15, 2018

  Once you get into the swing of it, making healthy food choices is easy. This guide will help you adapt your favourite recipes and make the right choices with the food you eat. How to reduce fat Fat in the diet is essential for good health. However, too much fat can contribute to you […]

Sleep It Off: The Sleep-Weight Connection

April 15, 2018

  Say “Rock-a-bye-extra-kilos!” Did you know that lack of sleep can make it difficult to lose weight? Several major studies have shown that sleep, or lack of it, affects a number of processes in the body linked with weight management, including the ability to process glucose effectively. If you’re doing all the right things, but […]

Get Set to Barbecue

April 17, 2018

  With the gorgeous summer weather in full swing, it’s the perfect time for ditching the kitchen and firing up the barbecue! Barbecues are a way of life for most Australians – an easy way to entertain and great for family get-together. Barbecues can provide plenty of healthy choices, as long as you choose carefully […]

Chewing the Right Fat: Why omega-3 fats are good for your health

April 15, 2018

  We all know that consuming too much fat is bad for our health, but did you know that an essentially fatty acid called omega 3 is actually good for your body and wellbeing? Omega-3 fat is a form of polyunsaturated fat that helps to prevent heart disease, reduce blood pressure, enhance mental health, and […]

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P.S. I’m an Emotional Eater

April 15, 2018

  Ever wanted to see inside the mind of an emotional eater? Follow EE (Emotional Eater) as she writes in her private journal about the eating habits that have led her deep into negativity, bad self-image, and poor weight control. See how she overcomes emotional eating, and manages to not only lose weight, but also […]

Constant Cravings and How to Tame Them

April 15, 2018

  Wouldn’t life be simpler if instead of craving cakes and chocolate your body cried out for lettuce? But unless you’re Bugs Bunny, that’s never going to happen. The good news is that there are ways to control your cravings so they don’t lead to unhealthy eating habits and an expanding waistline. Read on to […]

Artichokes

April 15, 2018

The most popular and widely available artichokes are globe artichokes. They are classified as neither fruit or vegetable, as they are actually the flowering bud of the Mediterranean Thistle plant. You may come across Jerusalem artichokes, also known as ‘sunchokes’. These come from the sunflower family and are not really artichokes at all. Artichokes have […]