The CalorieKing Caffeine Guide

By Calorie King April 17, 2018

  Do you rely on a cup of tea or coffee to kick-start your day? Or do you reach for a can of cola every time you need an afternoon pick-me-up? Perhaps an energy drink after a late night out? Caffeine is one of the most popular substances on earth – consumed in some form […]

The CalorieKing Vitamin Guide

April 14, 2018

  Many Australians take a vitamin pill of some sort, but often they don’t need to. Most of the essential vitamins and minerals that you need to stay healthy can be obtained through the food you consume, which is why it’s so important to eat a well-balanced diet. Read on to learn more about vitamins […]

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 […]

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 […]

Self-Esteem: Your Weight-Loss Maker or Breaker

April 15, 2018

Self-esteem affects all areas of your life.  What you do, how you do it, how you treat yourself and others and how much you enjoy life are all affected by your level of self-esteem. If you have low self-esteem you’re unlikely to be as motivated to take care of yourself physically, or achieve your goals, […]

Artichokes

April 15, 2018

The most popular and widely available artichokes are globe artichokes. They are classified as neither fruit or vegetable, as they are actually the flowering bud of the Mediterranean Thistle plant. You may come across Jerusalem artichokes, also known as ‘sunchokes’. These come from the sunflower family and are not really artichokes at all. Artichokes have […]

Cholesterol – not an entirely bad guy

Cholesterol – not an entirely bad guy

April 17, 2018

  Subject to several decades of bad press, we now know that cholesterol is not the one-dimensional dietary bad-guy it was once throught to be.  While it is never healthy to have high blood cholesterol, our bodies do need cholesterol for vital functioning. What , and how much? Cholesterol is a white waxy substance produced […]

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The CalorieKing Cholesterol Guide

April 17, 2018

Cholesterol. It’s in eggs. It’s in meat. It’s in your bloodstream right now. Should you be concerned or is all the fuss about nothing? Well, if your plan is to be healthy, strong and independent, even in your latter years, it’s wise to understand how your cholesterol level affects your health. What is cholesterol? The […]

Constant Cravings and How to Tame Them

April 15, 2018

  Wouldn’t life be simpler if instead of craving cakes and chocolate your body cried out for lettuce? But unless you’re Bugs Bunny, that’s never going to happen. The good news is that there are ways to control your cravings so they don’t lead to unhealthy eating habits and an expanding waistline. Read on to […]

Hydration Guide

April 15, 2018

  One of the most common things our successful members say is – make sure you drink enough fluids! If you want to lead a more healthy life, a good first step is to increase the amount of fluid you drink each day. Although it might sound strange, drinking water actually helps you lose weight […]

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

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 […]

Breastfeeding and Weight Control

April 17, 2018

  After the birth of your baby, you probably expect to bounce back to your pre-pregnancy weight. Be aware that this can take time! Everyone knows that breastfeeding is good for the baby, but it’s also one way to help you lose weight gained during the pregnancy. How many extra daily calories are required for […]