When we think of severe illness, one would generally equate this with a thin, frail body. In fact there are a number of severe illnesses that can lead to weight gain.
(Date published: 24/03/2014)
Here we look at the tempting takeaway pizza and compare the new healthy options at a number of pizza chains to their original counterparts. We also compare a tasty homemade chicken and sundried tomato pizza, complete with recipe.
(Date published: 9/09/2013)
A curry is a great winter meal that can be packed full of a variety of vegetables and lean meats.
(Date published: 29/07/2013)
We look at the latest research into keeping off those shed kilos!
(Date published: 1/04/2012)
Fat is essential to good health, however too much of it can give rise to a number of health problems. Here are some tips on reducing fat in your diet.
(Date published: 10/01/2012)
Your tanned and tonned summer figure does not have to dissapear this winter. We look at how to stay healthy over the cold months.
(Date published: 21/06/2011 2:23:00 PM)
Making simple substitutions in your diet will improve your long term health and help you shed some kilos.
(Date published: 21/06/2011 2:14:00 PM)
Eating for one can be interesting and nutritious. Planning ahead will help you maintain variety and nutrition and prevent boredom. This article gives a detailed menu plan for one for weekly evening meals.
(Date published: 7/02/2011)
Reports on the success of the Atkins Diet may sound good, but what is it really doing to dieters bodies, and what do the real long term results look like?
(Date published: 18/01/2011)
This articles looks at Metabolic Syndrome and the best way to acheive weight loss if you suffer from the Metabolic Syndrome factors.
(Date published: 18/01/2011)
We all have those times of the year where our food intake increases, exercise decreases and a few kilos sneak up on us! Kick those kilos by following this 5000 KJ or 1200 calories weekly menu plan. This can be adapted for to 2 or more people by simply increasing quantities.
(Date published: 28/12/2010)
Dining out can be difficult if you’re dieting or trying to stick to an eating plan. Here are a few tips to help you choose wisely when eating out.
(Date published: 20/09/2010)
Thiw will help you understand how much energy, carboydrate and protein is required and how to have enough and not too much to encourage weight loss.
(Date published: 20/04/2006 11:07:00 AM)
Over the last couple of generations activity levels among our young people have been declining leading to increases in obesity, diabetes, heart disease and arthritis to name just a few.
(Date published: 3/02/2005 3:46:00 PM)
The CSIRO diet has been in the news lately. Is this better than the Dr Atkins diet that advocates strict low carbohydrate and higher fat? The following is an extract from the media release from Meat & Livestock Australia who funded the CSIRO diet.
(Date published: 17/03/2004 11:11:00 AM)
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome is a condition that occurs in 5 to 10% of women of reproductive age, and is probably best known for it's role in causing it's sufferers difficulty in becoming pregnant.
(Date published: 16/06/2003 2:05:00 PM)
It is easier to control weight than to lose weight already gain. People are spending countless hours and large amounts of money on losing weight only to regain it later. Prevention now will help to give you a healthy body and better life style in the future. Learn how to do better.
(Date published: 31/12/2002)
Glycaemic index is often in the news as a way of controlling blood sugars for people with diabetes and for assisting in weight loss. It is a useful guide to assist in understanding and improving blood sugars and weight control.
(Date published: 28/09/2002)
What is it about a Mediterranean Diet that may assist us in the control of heart disease?
On the Island of Crete in the Mediterranean they have a very low rate of heart disease.
The diet in Crete is very high in fat but 95% of it comes from olive oil. Olive oil is monosaturated but is high in antioxidants. This is particularly so if it is a deep green colour. Antioxidants help the body battle free radicals that damage cell walls of arteries and therefore antioxidants can protect against heart disease.
(Date published: 3/05/2000)
Dieting doesn't work. Many overweight people say they have tried it all. They have gone to Weight Watchers International, Easy Slim, Jenny Craig, Weight Watchers Federation , followed their favourite diet in books such as Liver Cleansing, Fit for Life, The Zone Diet or ones from popular magazines.
They are still over weight and looking for the magical cure.
(Date published: 2/02/2000)
Obesity is increasing in Australia. The best line of approach is to modify behaviour, increase physical activity and to eat a healthy low fat diet.
(Date published: 19/01/2000)