Willpower or Won’t-Power: What works for weight loss?

By Calorie King January 22, 2021

Most dieters start out buzzing with enthusiasm, determined to meet their weight-loss goals. Healthy eating and avoiding temptations become top priority and, fuelled with their newfound “willpower”, they’re convinced they’ll stick to their goals. But as the days and weeks go by, willpower diminishes and junk food and other diet disasters find their way onto […]

Staying Motivated

February 01, 2021

When you start a new weight loss plan, you feel full of enthusiasm and motivation, and determined to succeed! However, after a short time old habits tend to start creeping back in, and excuses for skipping the gym conveniently arise. So what can you do to help your motivation see you through your weight loss […]

Move to the Music

Move to the Music

January 19, 2021

When you first start a new workout program, you’re ready and rearing to go! It’s exciting and energising, and you often wonder why you didn’t start sooner… But after a while, no matter how enthusiastic you were at first, motivation starts to wean. The HIIT class seems exhausting rather than energising; those weight-training machines no […]

Custard Apples

February 01, 2021

The rare and unusual-looking custard apple is packed with protein, fibre, minerals, vitamins and is virtually fat-free. Containing vitamins A and C, magnesium, potassium and vitamins B6 and B3, it is a healthy addition to your diet. Just one custard apple provides well over the recommended daily allowance of vitamin C and, with the season […]

Eating Out – The Healthy Way

February 01, 2021

With eating out being a common part of Australian life, it can sometimes seem difficult to enjoy social occasions while sticking to your healthy diet. Healthy eating can be a challenge when you’re out, thanks to larger portion sizes and more availability of high-fat foods. Learn how to eat out confidently, while sticking to your […]

Figs

February 08, 2021

While you probably know how delicious figs are, you may not be aware of their high nutritional value, largely owing to their fibre and mineral content! You can find sweet, juicy figs in most supermarkets or grocery stores. Baked or grilled figs are sweet yet healthy, or serve them fresh with a cheese platter for […]

Forget Calorie Amnesia…Use a Food and Exercise Diary!

February 01, 2021

Research has shown time and time again dieters who keep track of their calories are far more likely to lose weight and keep it off than those who don’t. There are so many online diaries available to help you track your daily activities. Discover the options, and our top tips for optimising your results when […]

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Coping with Emotional Eating

February 01, 2021

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

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Exercise and Diabetes

February 09, 2021

Whether or not you have diabetes, regular exercise is essential for good health and well being. But for people with diabetes, the benefits of exercise may be even more significant. Exercise can help reduce existing complications associated with diabetes, and also prevent potential problems. Used as a treatment for diabetes, exercise can even help many […]

A Guide to Caffeine

January 18, 2021

Do you rely on a cup of tea or coffee to kick-start your day? Or reach for a can of coke when you’re in need of an afternoon pick-me-up? Rely on an energy drink after a big night out? Caffeine is one of the most popular substances in the world – consumed in some form […]

Fat Percentages Explained

February 01, 2021

Percentage of Energy from Fats While health authorities recommend a maximum of 30% of your total energy intake (calories/kilojoules) should come from fat, it isn’t implied nor recommended that you eat only foods with less than 30% energy from fat. Your normal diet is made up of foods which are either well above or below […]

Motivation for Weight Control: Keep it!

January 22, 2021

In the previous post about motivation, you learnt how to get motivated – now find out how to stay motivated. With sustained motivation, you are far more likely to reach your weight loss goals. (This is part two of a two-part article. Click here for Part One: How to get motivated). Five ways to stay motivated […]