The Carbohydrate, Fat and Protein Balance
By Calorie King February 17, 2021
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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
The First13 Nutrition Education Program is here to support Australians who want to conquer their weight and improve their health.
Asparagus, Capsicum & Cashew Stir-Fry
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