What You Must Know About Type 2 Diabetes and Children

  Did you know that type 2 diabetes in young people is on the increase in Australia? It's important to think about whether your child is at risk of this health problem, and what you can do to help prevent it. Read on to find out more. What is Diabetes? The diabetic condition is one in which the body doesn’t...

The CalorieKing Caffeine Guide

  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 or other by almost every...

The CalorieKing Alcohol Guide

  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, and drunk driving, can occur...

The CalorieKing Cholesterol Guide

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 word "cholesterol" can refer to...

Willpower or Won’t-power: What works for weight loss?

  Most dieters start out buzzing with enthusiasm, determined to meet their weight-loss goals. Healthy eating and avoiding temptations top the menu - and fueled with their new-found "willpower", they're convinced they'll stick to their goals. But as the days and weeks go by, willpower diminishes and junk food and other diet-disasters find their way onto the menu once again;...

Breastfeeding and Weight Control

  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 breastfeeding and how can it...

Motivation for Weight Control: Keep it!

  In part one, you learnt how to get motivated - now you can find out how to stay motivated. With sustained motivation, you are far more likely to reach your weight loss goals. (This is part two of a two-part article. Click on the link at the end of this article for part one – how to get motivated). Five...

Get Set to Barbecue

  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 and watch out for hidden...

Ten Ways to Tame Your Appetite

  When it comes to losing weight, there are some things you could live without; an insatiable appetite is one of them. Appetite can feel like such an untamable beast, and a bossy one at that. When it demands to be fed, you feed it - often regardless of your weight-control goals. So what’s the alternative to caving in? We...

Constant Cravings and How to Tame Them

  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 find out more. Prevention is...