Coping with Emotional Eating

By Calorie King April 15, 2018

  Hunger doesn’t always come from the stomach; the mind can be an equally powerful trigger when it comes to the urge to eat. Many of us “get hungry” when we feel a need to numb certain emotions or to ease feelings of discomfort, but this sort of hunger has nothing to do with providing […]

Keeping Motivated

April 14, 2018

  When you start a new weight loss plan, you feel full of enthusiasm and motivation, determined to succeed! However, after a short time it can be easy for old habits to start creeping back in and excuses to stop you from exercising conveniently turn up. So what can you do to help your motivation […]

Recommended Fat Intake

April 14, 2018

Fat In The Diet Fats in the diet are essential for good health. However, too much fat can contribute to obesity, and a higher risk of heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, gall stones and certain cancers. Dietary fats/oils have over double the energy of carbohydrates and protein: Energy Values Per Gram Carbohydrate: 4 Calories […]

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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, […]

Fat Percentages Explained

April 14, 2018

  Percentage Of Energy From Fats While health authorities recommend that not more than 30% of our total energy intake (calories/kilojoules) should come from fat, it is not implied nor even recommended that you eat only those foods with less than 30% energy from fat. Our normal diet is made up of foods that are […]

Metabolism, Weight Loss and How to Boost Both

April 15, 2018

  Fast metabolism, slow metabolism, phfft…what’s the difference? Actually, it’s a pretty big one, as it turns out. Possibly big enough to stop you from losing weight. Ah! Now you’re interested… Metabolism is a much-talked-about, little-understood topic among people who are trying to gain control of their weight. To find out what you need to […]

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 […]

Big Fat Hints for Low-Fat Eating

April 15, 2018

  When it comes to fat in your diet do you sometimes “adjust” the advice you get so it suits your tastes? “Avocado is good for you” doesn’t mean order a bacon-avocado burger, it means have an avocado and tomato sandwich instead of the burger! Read these tips for more helpful ideas on how to reduce […]

Personalised Nutrition Based on Your DNA – Part 2 – Exploring the Evidence

April 06, 2018

Is it possible to create a completely personalised diet based on your genes? This was the topic discussed in the first article of this series. The overall conclusion was yes, but only to a certain extent. As technology and research advances, so too will the ability to refine and personalise diets. But what about right […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]