Breast Cancer

By Calorie King April 17, 2018

  Breast cancer is the most common cause of cancer death among women. Current statistics show that one in 11 Australian women is likely to have breast cancer. Men can get breast cancer too, although only one per cent of all breast cancer patients are men. Risk factors Unfortunately, the cause of breast cancer is […]


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 […]

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 […]

Work: A ‘weighty’ obstacle?

April 14, 2018

  Do you work at a desk all day? If you spend most of your day stuck in an office, weight control has some added challenges. There’s that pesky vending machine downstairs, a birthday cake every other week, Mrs. Smith’s mum’s sister’s triple-chocolate brownies or baked goods every other day, and as for time to […]

Carbohydrates and Diabetes: Breaking it down

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 […]

myDNA Recommendations – General Suggestions

April 11, 2018

Lower Fat Choose low-fat dairy (milk, yoghurt, cheese) Use cooking oils sparingly Thinly scrape butter/margarine on toast No deep frying- instead steaming, grilling, baking Choose lean cuts of meat- including meats with less marbling, 5-star mince Trim fat from steak Take-off the skin of chicken Avoid processed meats (salami, strass) Include beans, legumes, fruits and […]


Going Up In Smoke: Weight gain when you quit smoking

April 17, 2018

    Many people seem to gain a couple of kilos when they quit smoking, but is it really a problem? Well, the jury’s been out for a while on this one, and the verdict seems to be: forget your weight and focus solely on the puffs (or lack of them). It’s not often in […]

Sleep It Off: The Sleep-Weight Connection

April 15, 2018

  Say “Rock-a-bye-extra-kilos!” Did you know that lack of sleep can make it difficult to lose weight? Several major studies have shown that sleep, or lack of it, affects a number of processes in the body linked with weight management, including the ability to process glucose effectively. If you’re doing all the right things, but […]

The CalorieKing Protein Guide

April 14, 2018

  Once cast in more of a supporting role, protein has recently become a centre-stage nutrient – but not everything we hear about protein is correct. Protein is a vital nutrient – without it your body would simply waste away. However, while too little protein means you cannot grow or sustain your body properly, too […]

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 […]


April 15, 2018

  The fresh, aniseed taste of fennel is a delicious way to add flavour to your cooking. Fennel also has a reputation for health-giving properties that include everything from easing flatulence to helping to produce milk for women who are breastfeeding. Some of the therapeutic uses of fennel include: Relieving gastric upsets, including flatulence, wind, […]

Gourmet Lunchboxes for Grown-Ups

April 15, 2018

  One soggy sandwich, some questionable cheese, and a bruised banana – anyone for a packed lunch today? We thought not. If the stale smell of your sticker-clad school lunchbox still lingers in your nose every time you consider bringing your lunch from home, it’s time to erase those memories with some gourmet adult lunch […]