Monthly Archives: September 2012

which has less calories beer or skim milk?

Which has less calories – lite beer or skim milk? A ‘counter intuitive’ answer – it’s lite beer at 100 calories per schooner. A schooner of skim milk has 125 cals. Check out calorie equivalents in mixed drinks, beer and … Continue reading

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Roast Sweet Potato and Macadamia Nut Salad

I would swap the ratio of oil to vinegar in this recipe: 2 tbls vinegar, 1 tbls oil just to make it lighter but still tasty. Leaves a few more calories for the nuts. http://woolworths.com.au/wps/wcm/connect/Website/Woolworths/FreshFoodIdeas/Recipes/Recipes-Content/Roast-sweet-potato-and-macadamia-nut-salad

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Would you like stabilizers with that?

Call me old fashioned but you won’t get me drinking a coffee with sugar listed as the highest ingredient followed by milk solids, vegetable oil, soluble coffee, maltodextrin, stabilizers (340, 452, 331), salt, anti-caking agent (551) and flavour.  No thanks. … Continue reading

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Portion Perfection

You may know about Gold Coast Dietitian Amanda Clarke’s picture books “Portion Perfection”. She also sells the little dinner plate with divisions sketched on it.  Amanda also has an online “Snack E-Bible” to 100 calorie snacks. If you eat around … Continue reading

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Mind Clutter and overeating

Check out this blog by US Psychologist Melissa McCreery: http://toomuchonherplate.com/mind-clutter-and-overeating/

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Is vegetarian eating healthy?

Yes if you do it right. Healthy vegetarian eating is not “meat and veg without the veg.” Forget the low carb diet too as the proteins in grain foods are critical to complete the plant based protein sources. Plus….you gotta … Continue reading

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How to stop eating after dinner

Go to bed Drink water or tea instead, maybe you are just thirsty especially if you had wine with dinner Eat enough during the day including the good carbs (low Gi) – mentally you may feel entitled to over eat … Continue reading

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How to reduce emotional eating

Check out this article: http://www.wlslifestyles.com/all-blogs/melissa-mccreery-phd/20120620796/emotional-eating-help-how-not-to-eat-when-you-dont-know-what-else-to-do.php  

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Low carb or low Gi?

It’s too late to comment on the new Australian Guide to Healthy Eating but you may like to take a peek. Every decade or so a panel of experts review and update what becomes the foundation of nutrition policy in … Continue reading

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Tandoori chicken from scratch

If you’ve ever wondered how to make Tandoori paste from scratch, look no further. It’s easy enough. I will try it the day after, to let the flavours go through the yogurt. http://www.taste.com.au/recipes/1007/tandoori+chicken

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