How to Read Food Labels

By Calorie King February 07, 2021

With the increasing emphasis on healthy eating, food labels contain more and more information – and have simultaneously become more and more difficult to understand and interpret! Healthy eating has never been easier or more enjoyable… or more confusing. Many people aiming to lose weight or achieve weight balance find the supermarket extremely daunting, as […]

How to Handle Sabotage

February 21, 2021

Losing weight is never a walk in the park, but when you have to deal with sabotage from others (or even yourself!) it becomes more like a hike up Mount Everest. It’s difficult enough when you talk yourself out of exercising and into a large slice of cheesecake, but when someone else does it for you, […]

Pre-diabetes: Are you at risk?

February 15, 2021

Diabetes Australia estimates 2 million Australians have pre-diabetes. Left untreated, pre-diabetes can develop into Type 2 diabetes, which can have serious health consequences. Most people with pre-diabetes aren’t even aware they have it. Are you one of them? What is pre-diabetes? Pre-diabetes means your blood glucose levels are higher than normal, but not high enough […]

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A Guide to Carbohydrates

February 15, 2021

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

Constant Cravings and How to Curb Them

January 25, 2021

Wouldn’t life be simpler if, instead of cravings for cakes and chocolate, your body cried out for green vegetables and salad? Sadly, 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! […]

Metabolism, Weight Loss and How to Boost Both

February 02, 2021

Metabolism… everyone wants a faster one, but not many people truly understand what this means. Surprisingly, the difference between a fast metabolism and a slow one could be the difference between whether you can shed those extra kilos or not! While it’s a widely discussed topic, capitalised upon by endless weight loss products claiming to […]

What’s Your Food Doing For Your Mood

February 02, 2021

You are what you eat – right down to your mood. Your diet can have a dramatic impact on the way you feel. Food is so powerful, it truly can turn that frown upside down! And as you know, the way you feel significantly impacts your motivation to stick to your health goals. Depression, diet and […]

Mangoes

February 01, 2021

This tropical fruit is a rich source of vitamin A and also contain vitamins B, C and E. Mangoes are also an excellent source of carotenoids – one of the most powerful antioxidants – and a great source of fibre. How to eat a mango You can enjoy mangoes in a variety of ways, but […]

Weight Loss Plateaus: 7 Ways to Break Through

January 25, 2021

When you first start to lose weight, you’re on a roll – nothing can stop you. Week after week, kilo after kilo drops off, and the more you lose, the more motivated you feel. You’re in weight-loss heaven! “Whoever said this was hard?” you say to yourself, “It’s as easy as [eating] pie!” But then […]

Carbohydrates and Diabetes: What’s the Link?

February 15, 2021

If you have diabetes, it’s important to know how carbs can affect your blood glucose levels. If you eat too many carbohydrates, especially the types of carbohydrates which your body processes rapidly, your blood glucose levels will fluctuate dramatically, posing health risks. Even if you don’t have diabetes, it’s good to know the ins and […]

Asparagus – A bunch of goodness

February 01, 2021

While fresh asparagus is a favourite in many households, are you aware of all the nutritional benefits this humble vegetable can provide? In season between mid August and February in Australia, asparagus is a versatile vegetable that is super quick to cook, and packed full of vitamins and other nutrients. History The name ‘asparagus’ comes […]

Diabetes Basics: Understanding the Disease

January 25, 2021

Diabetes is a disease currently affecting more than one million people across Australia, and this number is only rising. However, although diabetes is so widespread, many of us don’t have a good understanding of the disease or how to manage it. Even if you don’t have diabetes yourself, it’s likely you know someone who does, […]