Diabetes Basics: Management and treatment

  Diabetes is a disease that currently affects over one million people across Australia, and the numbers are on the rise: in fact, diabetes is developing worldwide at epidemic rates. However, although diabetes is so widespread, many of us don’t have a good basic understanding of the disease or how to manage it. Even if you don’t have diabetes yourself,...

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...

How to Avoid Portion Distortion

  Portion control is a hot topic in health right now. So much so that food companies are repackaging entire product lines to cater to consumer demands for healthier options – even McDonald's in the U.S. has done away with supersized meals. And it’s not just a food industry or weight-control trend – scientists are also eyeing up what’s on...

What’s Your Food Doing For Your Mood

  You are what you eat – right down to your mood. Though you might not realise it, your diet can have a dramatic impact on the way you feel. Although a serving of salmon won’t cure serious depression, it can sometimes mean the difference between a smile and a frown on your Monday morning face. And, as you know,...

Whole Grains for Whole Health

  If you haven’t felt the “grain wave” yet, you will soon. Whole grains are being touted as the new super food, the new carb, the better way to better health, the latest dish de jour – and for once, the hype is deserved. Whole grains are a little piece of nutritional heaven. They’re packed with far more fibre, protein,...

Motivation for Weight Control: Get it!

    You know those super-charged, over-achieving people that seem to have a source of motivation about as bottomless as Donald Trump's bank accounts? Do you ever wonder how they do it? How they just keep going and going, running towards their goals like there's no tomorrow? Do you find yourself thinking: "It'd be so much easier to lose weight...

Weight Control for Children and Teenagers

    Childhood is the time when food preferences and eating patterns are formed. It has been estimated that 30% of Australian school children are overweight. Unless intervention occurs early, overweight children will tend to become overweight teenagers, and in turn overweight adults. Although weight problems may run in families, it is often the faulty eating habits of the parents...

Pregnancy and Weight Control

  Women who are very overweight (or very underweight) at the start of pregnancy are at greater risk of developing complications during pregnancy or at delivery. For the overweight woman, these include high blood pressure, hypertension or pregnancy (toxaemia), caesarean birth, kidney ailments, gestational diabetes and a long labour. If you’re pregnant or considering pregnancy, make sure you have a...

The CalorieKing Fibre Guide

      Are you rough enough? Chances are, you’re not. And we’re not talking about social behaviour, unkempt hair, or unruly clothes. Adults (no matter what their hairstyle) need between 25 and 35 grams of dietary fibre every day, though most of us are lucky if we get ten. Fibre is an important nutrient for a number of reasons....