Personalised Nutrition Based on Your DNA – Part 2 – Exploring the Evidence

By Eleise Britt April 06, 2018

Is it possible to create a completely personalised diet based on your genes? This was the topic discussed in the first article of this series. The overall conclusion was yes, but only to a certain extent. As technology and research advances, so too will the ability to refine and personalise diets. But what about right […]

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Meditate to Lose Weight

May 21, 2018

I know it sounds a bit crazy right? You may be thinking “After all the gurgling workouts and some serious dieting, all I needed to do is meditate to lose weight”? Come, on Hamish!” Well you’re right. I’m not here to offer you some magical meditation technique which will instantly melt away all the unwanted […]

Forget Calorie Amnesia…Use a Food and Exercise Diary!

March 22, 2018

  Research has shown time and time again that dieters who keep track of their calories are many more times likely to lose weight and keep it off than those who don’t. Read on to find out why keeping a food and exercise diary works so well. Did you know there are several electronic and […]

Antioxidants – nature’s little helpers

April 15, 2018

    Antioxidants play a vital role in the body to protect against the degeneration of cells. Research suggests that antioxidants help to protect against cancer, stroke and heart disease. They may also help to delay the ageing process, reduce the formation of ‘bad’ LDL cholesterol and prevent the formation of cataracts. Putting out fires […]

Mangoes

April 15, 2018

  Delicious mangoes are in season so it’s the time of year to treat yourself to the sweet, creamy texture of this beautiful tropical fruit. Mangoes are a rich source of vitamin A and also contain vitamins B, C and E. They are also an excellent source of carotenoid – one of the most powerful […]

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The CalorieKing Carbohydrate Guide

April 14, 2018

“Carbohydrate” is a word hot on everyone’s lips at the moment, and not usually in the friendliest sense. In fact, carbohydrates seem to be turning into the next evil scapegoat for everybody’s extra kilos. But the idea that carbs are somehow “bad” for you is unscientific, unwise, and misleading. Carbohydrate foods in their more natural […]

Motivation for Weight Control: Get it!

April 14, 2018

    You know those super-charged, over-achieving people that seem to have a source of motivation about as bottomless as Donald Trump’s bank accounts? Do you ever wonder how they do it? How they just keep going and going, running towards their goals like there’s no tomorrow? Do you find yourself thinking: “It’d be so […]

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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 […]

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 […]

The CalorieKing Alcohol Guide

April 17, 2018

  Alcohol is a fairly common part of Australian culture. It is often associated with celebrations and significant events, such as weddings. But if you find yourself indulging in your favourite drink a bit too often, it’s not only the hangovers and excess calories than can cause problems. Other serious issues, including poor health, violence, […]

Asparagus – A whole bunch of goodness

April 15, 2018

  Fresh asparagus, with its long slender stalks and crunchy texture, is a favourite in many households. But if you’ve only ever tried tinned asparagus, get set for a whole new flavour experience! In season between mid August and February in Australia, asparagus is a versatile vegetable that is super-quick to cook. It’s also packed […]

Work it Out! Fitting Exercise into your Working Day

Work it Out! Fitting Exercise into your Working Day

April 17, 2018

  If there were twice as many hours in the day you’d have no trouble getting some exercise in, right? Well, maybe. But until science or technology proves otherwise, you’re stuck in the 24-7 zone and there’s no escaping it. So before you say you’re too busy at work to fit exercise into your schedule, […]