Food Calories, Exercise Calories and Net Calories

By Calorie King February 15, 2021

If you’re trying to lose weight, understanding how your body uses the food you eat is important. The key to weight loss is: “Weight loss = Inputting less than your body needs to maintain its current weight.” This means to lose body fat, you need to eat less than the amount of energy your body […]

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 […]

Everything You Should Know About Type 2 Diabetes and Children

January 25, 2021

Did you know the number of young people being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes is on the rise in Australia? It’s important to consider whether your child is at risk of developing this condition, and what you can do to help prevent this from happening. What is Diabetes? The diabetic condition occurs when the body […]

Pre-diabetes: Are you at risk?

February 15, 2021

Diabetes Australia estimates 2 million Australians have pre-diabetes. Left untreated, pre-diabetes can develop into Type 2 diabetes, which can have serious health consequences. Most people with pre-diabetes aren’t even aware they have it. Are you one of them? What is pre-diabetes? Pre-diabetes means your blood glucose levels are higher than normal, but not high enough […]

Fennel

February 01, 2021

Fresh, aniseed-tasting fennel is a delicious and nutritious way to add flavour to your cooking. Fennel has long been touted for the range of health benefits and properties it offers, including easing flatulence to helping produce milk in breastfeeding women! Therapeutic uses of fennel include: Relieving gastric upset, including flatulence, wind, burping and hiccups. May […]

The Carbohydrate, Fat and Protein Balance

February 17, 2021

Think about what you eat each day. Do you use your whole calorie allowance on chips, chocolate and fast food, or are you eating meals containing lots of vegetables, grains, meats and legumes to give you energy and help you feel satisfied and full for longer? It’s important to eat the right balance of carbohydrates, […]

Asparagus – A bunch of goodness

February 01, 2021

While fresh asparagus is a favourite in many households, are you aware of all the nutritional benefits this humble vegetable can provide? In season between mid August and February in Australia, asparagus is a versatile vegetable that is super quick to cook, and packed full of vitamins and other nutrients. History The name ‘asparagus’ comes […]

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Weighing in on the Scale

January 27, 2021

It’s no secret that many of us allow our mood to be determined by the number on the scales. If it’s the right number – we feel elated. If it’s the wrong number – we feel deflated. But how much stock should you really put in this number? In truth, it’s not as reliable as […]

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 […]

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P.S. I’m an Emotional Eater

January 20, 2021

Ever wanted to see inside the mind of an emotional eater? Follow our EE (Emotional Eater) as she writes in her private journal about the eating habits that have led her to experience deep negativity, poor self-image, and lack of weight control. See how she overcomes emotional eating behaviours, and manages to not only lose […]

FAQs About Vegetarian Nutrition

February 07, 2021

We’re answering your most frequently asked questions about adopting a vegetarian diet, and meeting your nutrient requirements. 1. What are the health benefits of a vegetarian diet? Vegetarian diets are lower in saturated fats, cholesterol, and animal protein than omnivorous diets. They’re also high in folate, antioxidant vitamins like Vitamin C and E, carotenoids, and […]

Power Up with Breakfast – No Excuses

February 02, 2021

Heard the saying “breakfast is the most important meal of the day”? This piece of dieting advice is one you can afford to hear a hundred times more. Eating a healthy breakfast not only settles your morning stomach rumbles, it provides you with energy for the whole day, and actually helps you make wiser health […]