Enjoying Easter – The healthy way

By Calorie King March 26, 2018

  No matter how pious you are, when you think ‘Easter’, you’re bound to also think ‘chocolate’ within a few seconds. And when the supermarket shelves are weighed down with enough chocolate eggs to feed a million Easter bunnies, it’s impossible not to! The huge Easter displays can be very tempting, making it seem like […]

Fennel

April 15, 2018

  The fresh, aniseed taste of fennel is a delicious way to add flavour to your cooking. Fennel also has a reputation for health-giving properties that include everything from easing flatulence to helping to produce milk for women who are breastfeeding. Some of the therapeutic uses of fennel include: Relieving gastric upsets, including flatulence, wind, […]

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How to Avoid Portion Distortion

April 15, 2018

  Portion control is a hot topic in health right now. So much so that food companies are repackaging entire product lines to cater to consumer demands for healthier options – even McDonald’s in the U.S. has done away with supersized meals. And it’s not just a food industry or weight-control trend – scientists are […]

Antioxidants – nature’s little helpers

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 […]

What You Must Know About Type 2 Diabetes and Children

April 17, 2018

Did you know that type 2 diabetes in young people is on the increase in Australia? It’s important to think about whether your child is at risk of this health problem, and what you can do to help prevent it. Read on to find out more. What is Diabetes? The diabetic condition is one in […]

Relax Your Stress Away

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 […]

Feel Fantastic and Lose Weight Faster – Fall in Love with Healthy Food

April 14, 2018

  Boring! Bland! Bleh! Whatever names you’ve heard ‘healthy eating’ – watch out! Healthy food is striking back! With herbs and spices, a little know-how and a dash of creativity, you can enjoy healthy eating just as much as a gooey, fatty pizza that tips your calorie count for the day. In 2008 the theme […]

Motivation for Weight Control: Get it!

April 14, 2018

    You know those super-charged, over-achieving people that seem to have a source of motivation about as bottomless as Donald Trump’s bank accounts? Do you ever wonder how they do it? How they just keep going and going, running towards their goals like there’s no tomorrow? Do you find yourself thinking: “It’d be so […]

The Carbohydrate, Fat and Protein Balance

April 14, 2018

    Have you thought about what you are eating each day? Sure, you could use your whole calorie allowance on chips, chocolate and fast food, but eating meals that contain lots of vegetables, grains, meats and legumes will give you energy and help you feel satisfied and full for longer. It’s important to get […]

Complementary Medicines for Weight Loss – Good for Your Waist or Just Good Money Wasters

April 15, 2018

  Pills, potions and powders for weight loss are everywhere! They’re in the shops, online and maybe in your home. It’s hard to spot the truth from the tales when it comes to complementary medicines for weight loss. Which ones work? Which ones don’t work? Which ones are safe? How do you overcome the powerful […]

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Calories In Food

April 15, 2018

  At the heart of an effective weight-control strategy is the vital fact that weight will only be lost when calories burnt are more than calories consumed.  Simple enough, but it means you have to know the calorie-value of everything that goes into your mouth.  Here’s a simple guide to how these figures are determined. […]

Good Fats, Bad Fats: Get with the (blood) flow

April 15, 2018

  There’s a reason why you don’t pour vats full of fat down your sink; fat clogs up the drain and it shuts down. And that’s exactly what happens to your arteries when you overload them with “bad” fats; namely, saturated fat and trans fat. These types of fats cause a plaque to form on […]