Clever Cooking: Your guide to adapting recipes

By Calorie King April 15, 2018

  Once you get into the swing of it, making healthy food choices is easy. This guide will help you adapt your favourite recipes and make the right choices with the food you eat. How to reduce fat Fat in the diet is essential for good health. However, too much fat can contribute to you […]

Coping with Emotional Eating

April 15, 2018

  Hunger doesn’t always come from the stomach; the mind can be an equally powerful trigger when it comes to the urge to eat. Many of us “get hungry” when we feel a need to numb certain emotions or to ease feelings of discomfort, but this sort of hunger has nothing to do with providing […]

Food Guide For Pregnancy

April 17, 2018

  If you are pregnant, or if you are trying to fall pregnant, a good diet is a top priority. Good nutrition can have a big impact on your own health and the health of your unborn baby. Calorie Requirements During Pregnancy The energy required during pregnancy varies considerably from person to person. This reflects […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Recommended Fat Intake

April 14, 2018

Fat In The Diet Fats in the diet are essential for good health. However, too much fat can contribute to obesity, and a higher risk of heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, gall stones and certain cancers. Dietary fats/oils have over double the energy of carbohydrates and protein: Energy Values Per Gram Carbohydrate: 4 Calories […]

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; […]

Get Set to Barbecue

April 17, 2018

  With the gorgeous summer weather in full swing, it’s the perfect time for ditching the kitchen and firing up the barbecue! Barbecues are a way of life for most Australians – an easy way to entertain and great for family get-together. Barbecues can provide plenty of healthy choices, as long as you choose carefully […]

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 […]

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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 […]