Healthy Meal Preparation And Planning Made Easy

Offer Link & Coupon Code in Article Below One of the keys to success for weight loss is meal preparation. Meal preparation involves planning of meals for the week, writing shopping lists and then getting to the supermarket, greengrocer, fishmonger, and/or butcher for quality fresh produce. I’m exhausted even just thinking about it and that’s before we have even worked...

Carbohydrates and Diabetes: Breaking it down

  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 of carbs and how...

The Carbohydrate, Fat and Protein Balance

    Have you thought about what you are eating each day? Sure, you could use your whole calorie allowance on chips, chocolate and fast food, but eating meals that contain lots of vegetables, grains, meats and legumes will give you energy and help you feel satisfied and full for longer. It's important to get the right balance of carbohydrates,...

The CalorieKing Protein Guide

  Once cast in more of a supporting role, protein has recently become a centre-stage nutrient - but not everything we hear about protein is correct. Protein is a vital nutrient - without it your body would simply waste away. However, while too little protein means you cannot grow or sustain your body properly, too much protein may actually increase...

Your Low-Carb Diet Questions Answered

  The idea of being able to eat as much meat and cheese as you want and lose weight is pretty appealing to most people; hence the popularity of low-carb diets. But does "beefing up" your plate really result in weight-loss, and are there any negative spin-offs when cutting down on carbs? We put these questions and more to our CalorieKing...

Feel Fantastic and Lose Weight Faster – Fall in Love with Healthy Food

  Boring! Bland! Bleh! Whatever names you’ve heard ‘healthy eating’ – watch out! Healthy food is striking back! With herbs and spices, a little know-how and a dash of creativity, you can enjoy healthy eating just as much as a gooey, fatty pizza that tips your calorie count for the day. In 2008 the theme for National Nutrition Week, run...

myDNA Recommendations – General Suggestions

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 vegetables in your diet Consume...

BMI & MacroNutrient Explanation

Body Mass Index (BMI) – is used to determine a person’s ideal weight based on height and weight. The more body fat is derived the greater the risk of a person encountering health problems. To work out someone’s estimated energy (kilojoule/calorie) requirements, you need to first work out the person’s BMI statistics. To determine your BMI, follow this BMI equation:...

Personalised Nutrition Based On Your DNA – Summary

Here at food.com.au we are focused on bridging the intention-behaviour gap. One of the ways we will do that is by promoting personalised nutrition advice. Other ways we will bridge the gap are through embracing the latest scientifically backed technology, delivering highly educational, actionable content and tools, and promoting action through our internal and partner products and services. Our finding...

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

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 now? This article will go...