BMI & MacroNutrient Explanation

By Bree Voegt 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 […]

Rewards, Enablers, Motivation & Tools

October 05, 2020

Rewards, Enablers, Motivation & Tools Digital KItchen Scale Measuring Cups/Spoons Plastic-Free Glass Food Storage Containers with Eco-Friendly Bamboo Wooden Lids, Set of 4 NutriBullet 1200w Series Blender, 10 Piece Set 1L Motivational Hydration Tracker Water Bottle Insulated Stainless Steel Water Bottle & Vacuum Flask Beeswax Food Wraps – Set of 3 Eco Friendly, Reusable Produce […]

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Going Up In Smoke: Weight gain when you quit smoking

April 17, 2018

    Many people seem to gain a couple of kilos when they quit smoking, but is it really a problem? Well, the jury’s been out for a while on this one, and the verdict seems to be: forget your weight and focus solely on the puffs (or lack of them). It’s not often in […]

Food Labels

April 15, 2018

    The last few years have brought a revolution to the supermarket. Literally thousands of new low fat products have emerged in response to consumer demand. Healthy eating has never been easier or more enjoyable or for that matter more confusing. There is no question that many waist watchers find the supermarket a daunting […]

Gestational Diabetes and You

April 14, 2018

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

myDNA Recommendations – General Suggestions

April 11, 2018

Lower Fat Choose low-fat dairy (milk, yoghurt, cheese) Use cooking oils sparingly Thinly scrape butter/margarine on toast No deep frying- instead steaming, grilling, baking Choose lean cuts of meat- including meats with less marbling, 5-star mince Trim fat from steak Take-off the skin of chicken Avoid processed meats (salami, strass) Include beans, legumes, fruits and […]

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 […]

Clever Chicken Choices

April 15, 2018

  If the word ‘chicken’ conjures up images of crunchy batter-coated chicken with eleven secret herbs and spices, it’s time to take a fresh look at chicken! Most people love chicken and it’s also a good choice as part of a healthy diet: it’s a great source of protein and it stacks up well on […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]