Category Archives: Lifestyle

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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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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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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Coles new plastic recycling program

Top marks to Coles innovation at turning our soft plastics into Australian made bench seats for pre-school and primary schools! In addition to plastic & bread bags Coles will take: Clean-ish cling wrap Old reusable ‘green’ bags Biscuit packets (the … Continue reading

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The top 50 traumatic moments in kids movies

What has Bambi’s mum being shot dead by a hunter and Simba’s dads paw slipping from his hold into a stampeding herd of cattle got to do with obesity? Good question. I was brought up onDisneyland. I watched it every … Continue reading

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The Truth about Women & Chocolate

If you eat too much chocolate, check out this short anti-add from Oxfam. http://www.oxfam.org/en/grow/campaigns/behind-brands

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Cause of death: Coca Cola

30 year old New Zealand mum dies of cardiac arrhythmia from drinking too much coke. http://thehoopla.com.au/death-coca-cola/

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The 10 Tonne Woman

You may have seen the TV add about a new online support community led by Julie Ann, a weight loss consultant who has joined up with Tony Fergusons to challenge every overweight Australian to lose at least 1 kg. Over … Continue reading

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Do you need a health coach (for free)?

Did you know there is a free phone coaching service provided by the NSW government to get us eating healthier, losing weight and getting more active. The service offers up to 10 phone consults with a health coach over 6 … Continue reading

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