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Weight Loss
Carbs, carbs, carbs! Should you give up carbs? People talk about carbs like they talk about wicked step-mothers in fairy tales. But do carbs deserve such a bad rap? We don’t think so and here’s why… Carbohydrates provide our bodies with fuel to produce energy just like a car needs fuel to run. They are...
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  Mindful Eating Recently, whilst eating out at a large and very busy restaurant, I looked around at the diverse group of patrons and noticed a significant number of diners on their phones, mindlessly stuffing bite after bite into their mouths before they’d even finished the last bite. It made me think that if people...
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Protein Did you know that the word protein originates form the Greek work Protos, meaning first?  This reflects how important protein is in our body with it being the second most abundant compound in our body, behind water.  Unfortunately, there has been lots of misinformation circulating about protein and how much we need in our...
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Who knows what the 5 food groups are? And do you know why there are 5 food groups? Many people I speak with can’t answer these two questions. So how do they know about good nutrition and healthy eating?   I’ll get to that later… Recently we consulted with a teenage foster child whose BMI was...
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Sugar & Healthy Eating Sugar is one of the most talked-about topics in the health industry worldwide. There is constant debate about the role of sugar in causing health problems like obesity, tooth decay and diabetes. All of this conflicting information can be confusing, leaving you with questions such as ‘which sugars are the bad...
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What’s Hot and What’s Not So, it’s the start of the New Year and already millions of people with good intentions to lose weight have fallen off the weight loss train and gone back to their old habits.  It’s the glossy, air-brushed, beautiful promotion of the one size fits all fad diets that inspires the...
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5 Simple tips to help you lose weight Two thirds of Australians are overweight or obese and spend up to $1 Million per day on fad diets that don’t work.  So what are the secrets of those who don’t need to lose weight? 1. Shop with a shopping list.  Those who shop with a shopping...
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Food Label Claims Food manufacturers use their packaging as advertising space to try and sell their product….and it can be very misleading.  Take frozen crumbed chicken for example.  Many food manufacturers state that their product is 100% chicken breast.  Now while this may be true, they don’t mention on the front of the box that...
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The relationship of stress and your weight Here are some interesting facts for you: • 63% of Australian adults are overweight or obese. • 2 Million Australian adults suffer from anxiety. • 25% of Australian children are overweight or obese. • 1 in 6 Young Australians between the ages of 16-24 suffer from anxiety. •...
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