Experts response to Cokes Anti-obesity campaign

Coca-Cola has launched an anti-obesity campaign. There is 64g = 13 teaspoons of sugar in a 600ml coke. That’s the same calories as 3 ½ slices of bread. 10 tsp sugar in a can of coke. Given one of the … Continue reading

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Is it food or a chemist’s concoction?

Mystery Label Guessing game #1   What common 99% fat free food-like item belongs to this label? Wheat flour, colour, maltodextrin, maize starch, dehydrated chives, corn & onion, sugar, creamer, glucose syrup, milk protein, mineral salts 339 & 450, salt, … Continue reading

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Scary statistics

I remember a government ad on carbon emissions that said mothers were the worst offenders domestically. Huh? Similarly when you read the statistics from the Preventative Health Taskforces’ Technical Paper 1: Obesity in Australia: a need for urgent action, I … Continue reading

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IMPORTANT: Sleeve and calcium update

A new update on nutrition and sleeve gastrectomy has recommended 1200-1500mg daily calcium intake from food and supplement combined for people with a sleeve. Previous recommendations were 1700mg. The upper range for women 51yrs + and men 70+ yrs. Consuming … Continue reading

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Red Lentil & Tomato Soup

1 tbls oil (I use olive or canola) 1 onion 1-2 cloves garlic 1 tsp Italian Herbs 1 large or 2 small carrots, peeled and diced small 1 zuchini, diced small 1 cup red lentils 1 litre stock (I use … Continue reading

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Why do some people with a low cholesterol level have a heart attack?

Like obesity, heart disease has many causes. In the past 2 decades an ‘inflammation theory’ of  chronic disease has emerged and suggests a low level inflammatory response may be a risk factor in developing many chronic diseases but then again … Continue reading

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Stop playing snakes and ladders

Do your weight loss attempts feel like one step forward and two steps back. Check out this article for perspective: http://toomuchonherplate.com/stop-playing-chutes-ladders/

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“Food Switch” app from Bupa

You can scan in a barcode to your i-phone or Android and the tool will tell you if it is a healthy choice using a traffic light system. It also tells you better choices between brands. I prefer to interpret … Continue reading

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Online Cook Book

Check out Dietitian Catherine Saxelby’s 150 recipes for working women on the go at http://foodwatch.com.au/recipes.html

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Crispy chicken and nam-jim salad (Donna Hay)

You could get away with the chicken skin in this recipe if you used 125g raw chicken rather than 200g per serve. The difference between skinless and with skin ½ breast is only 50 calories. (150 vs 200). If you … Continue reading

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