Citrus Fruits

By Calorie King April 15, 2018

Great-tasting citrus fruits are in season now – which is one of nature’s clever ways of protecting us from colds and flu. During winter when we’re exposed to colder weather, colds and flu, citrus fruits – with their high vitamin C and antioxidant content – offer some protection. While vitamin C can’t prevent you from […]

Healthy Eating on a Shoestring

April 15, 2018

    Do you regularly pop into the supermarket for a carton of milk …and leave with three bags of groceries? Or does your morning latte and muffin cost you over $1500 a year (yes, it’s really that much!). Not only are these habits bad news for your wallet – they’re probably affecting your waistline […]

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 […]

Power Up with Breakfast – No Excuses

April 15, 2018

  The saying “breakfast is the most important meal of the day” is probably something you’ve heard a hundred times before – and it’s one piece of dieting advice you can afford to hear a hundred times more. Eating a healthy breakfast not only settles your morning stomach rumbles, it empowers you for the whole […]

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 […]

The CalorieKing Carbohydrate Guide

April 14, 2018

“Carbohydrate” is a word hot on everyone’s lips at the moment, and not usually in the friendliest sense. In fact, carbohydrates seem to be turning into the next evil scapegoat for everybody’s extra kilos. But the idea that carbs are somehow “bad” for you is unscientific, unwise, and misleading. Carbohydrate foods in their more natural […]

Breastfeeding and Weight Control

April 17, 2018

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

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 […]

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 […]

Drive to Survive (Your Diet) – Healthy eating on the road

April 15, 2018

  How do you feel after a long car trip? Tired? Irritated? Car sick? Next time you’re on the road, take stock of what you eat. Although it often seems the logical option, fast-food is likely to make the ill-effects of lengthy car travel worse than they need to be. Eating healthily on the road […]

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 […]

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 […]