Carbohydrates and Diabetes: Breaking it down

By Calorie King April 14, 2018

If you have diabetes it’s important to know how carbs can affect your blood glucose levels. If you eat too many carbohydrates, or the types of carbohydrates that process rapidly, then your blood glucose levels will fluctuate dramatically, increasing health risks. Even if you don’t have diabetes, it’s good to know the ins and outs […]

Big Fat Hints for Low-Fat Eating

April 15, 2018

  When it comes to fat in your diet do you sometimes “adjust” the advice you get so it suits your tastes? “Avocado is good for you” doesn’t mean order a bacon-avocado burger, it means have an avocado and tomato sandwich instead of the burger! Read these tips for more helpful ideas on how to reduce […]

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 […]

Move to the Music

Move to the Music

April 17, 2018

  When you first start a new workout program, you’re ready and rearing to go! It’s exciting and energizing – you wonder why you didn’t start sooner. But after a while, no matter how interested you were at first, motivation starts to wear a little thin. That step-class doesn’t tickle your endorphins quite so much; […]

How Can You Keep the Kilos Off for Good

April 15, 2018

  You lose some weight – you celebrate. The weight creeps back on – you feel like a failure. You lose some weight again – you feel good. On-off-on-off – you’re sick of this. How can you keep weight off for good? Ask those in the know. Who are they? People who have succeeded at […]

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P.S. I’m an Emotional Eater

April 15, 2018

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

Mirror Mirror on the Wall: Body image and you

April 14, 2018

    When Snow White’s wicked stepmother asked her mirror who was the fairest of them all, she expected to be told it was herself. We don’t have the same sense of arrogance  when we look in the mirror – more the opposite problem in fact! Many women, and some men, struggle to find even […]

High amount of sugar in beverages

The CalorieKing Sugar Guide

April 14, 2018

Next time you go to call your nearest and dearest “sugar” or “sweetie” or even “honey”, take a moment to consider whether it’s really a term of endearment you’re flattering them with. In the past, when sugar was a rare dietary treat, referring to someone as your “sweetie” made sense. But nowadays Australians eat eat […]

Asparagus

April 15, 2018

  It’s fresh, it’s tasty and it doesn’t contain any fat – in fact, it is the ultimate health food for spring. It’s asparagus, grown fresh in Australian soil. The Australian asparagus season starts in mid-August and runs through to February, with the peak of the season occurring now. Whether you microwave, grill, steam or […]

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 […]

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 […]

How to Handle Sabotage

April 14, 2018

Losing weight is never an easy walk in the park, but when you have to deal with sabotage from others it’s more like a hike up Mount Everest. It’s difficult enough when you talk your own way out of exercising and into a big piece of cheesecake, but when someone else does it for you, how […]