Successfully Single: Meals for one

By Calorie King April 15, 2018

  If you live by yourself you might feel that preparing healthy, nutritious meals for yourself is a bit too much of a challenge. It’s easy to get caught up in thinking that it’s just too much effort to go to for one person and besides, it’s hardly fair that you have to do the […]

Pre-diabetes: Are you at risk?

April 14, 2018

The United Nations has declared 14 November, 2007 World Diabetes Day. “Yeah, that’s great, but I don’t have diabetes so I don’t need to pay attention to all the talk about it”, we hear you say. Well maybe, maybe not. Diabetes Australia estimates that 2 million Australians have pre-diabetes. Left untreated, pre-diabetes can develop into […]

PLANT-BASED DIETS

May 29, 2019

Eating a plant-based diet and reducing your meat intake is one of the most important things you can do for your health.  The ever-growing evidence that supports the transition towards a plant-based diet, based on research into human health and environmental impact, has led to an increasing trend to turn to plants for our food. […]

Food for Thought – Audiobooks for Your Walk & Commute

April 13, 2018

Hi All, I like to walk, a lot. Audiobooks & Podcasts have given me so much insight into myself and the concepts of action and motivation. When I have a great Audiobook on the go, I’m much more likely to focus and hold my intentions. No reason they can’t do the same for you. Pretty […]

Diabetes Basics: Management and treatment

April 17, 2018

Diabetes is a disease that currently affects over one million people across Australia, and the numbers are on the rise: in fact, diabetes is developing worldwide at epidemic rates. However, although diabetes is so widespread, many of us don’t have a good basic understanding of the disease or how to manage it. Even if you […]

Mushrooms

April 15, 2018

Tasty, low-fat, fresh mushrooms come in so many varieties and flavours for a variety of recipes. The most common variety, the white button, cup or flat mushrooms have the botanical name of Agaricus bisporus. If you can’t find a particular type of mushroom in your supermarket, specialist gourmet and Asian food stores stock a wide […]

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 […]

School’s In: Lunchbox lessons

April 15, 2018

  During a long day at school, little brains work overtime concentrating on learning their lessons. To keep them full of energy all day, children need a healthy lunch. Every parent wants to do what’s best for their child, but as we try to cram even more into our already hectic lives packing a nutritious […]

The Carbohydrate, Fat and Protein Balance

April 14, 2018

    Have you thought about what you are eating each day? Sure, you could use your whole calorie allowance on chips, chocolate and fast food, but eating meals that contain lots of vegetables, grains, meats and legumes will give you energy and help you feel satisfied and full for longer. It’s important to get […]

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 […]

How to avoid food distortion

How to Avoid Portion Distortion

April 15, 2018

  Portion control is a hot topic in health right now. So much so that food companies are repackaging entire product lines to cater to consumer demands for healthier options – even McDonald’s in the U.S. has done away with supersized meals. And it’s not just a food industry or weight-control trend – scientists are […]

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Pregnancy and Weight Control

April 14, 2018

  Women who are very overweight (or very underweight) at the start of pregnancy are at greater risk of developing complications during pregnancy or at delivery. For the overweight woman, these include high blood pressure, hypertension or pregnancy (toxaemia), caesarean birth, kidney ailments, gestational diabetes and a long labour. If you’re pregnant or considering pregnancy, […]