Monthly Archives: December 2012

Food Addiction

Here are some highlights from both rat and human experiments on food addiction.  Addiction experts suggest obesity is a disease of addiction because similar neural and chemical pathways are implicated Some say junk-food is more addictive than cocaine Getting fat … Continue reading

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Aussie mums incorrectly guess the weight of their toddlers

Australian researcher Rebecca Byrne asked 276 mums to rank their 12-16 month old as underweight, normal weight or over weight. 27 mums said their child was underweight with only 1 actually being found to be too thin. 11 children were … Continue reading

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Australian children overdosing on salt

Many people don’t consider salt to be a problem but it is associated with significant heart disease. This generation of kids is eating the most salt any aussie gen. has, around 4 times more than they need.  I know I … Continue reading

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Think twice about giving your kids soft drink daily

 Australians drink 100 litres of soft drink per year and more than half is consumed in the home. Sugar sweetened beverages are one of the strongest predictors of child hood obesity. Home is a place where we give identity to … Continue reading

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Donna Hay’s new take on an old favourite: Greek Salad

It had passed my mind to fry fetta like haloumi but I have never done it. The food photography is wonderful on this salad, as are most of Donna’s recipes. http://www.donnahay.com.au/recipes/mains/salads/greek-salad

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An amusing article about exercise

An amusing article about exercise By Craig Harper, Exercise Scientist  “If you are overweight, one advantage is that, when you exercise, you will expend more energy (burn more cals) per unit of time than your annoyingly skinny friend doing the … Continue reading

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Spicy Couscous and Haloumi Salad

A client told me about this recipe on Taste.com.au today. She said it was yummy. Looks great. http://www.taste.com.au/recipes/499/spicy+couscous+salad

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Is“all you can eat and still lose weight” moving in the right direction?

New mice research may help develop a drug that boosts metabolism whilst we over eat. Hmm….is this going in the right direction? I guess if the world population refuses to eat less then this sort of research will be funded … Continue reading

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Coles recipe site

This site is far superior to WW site with ease of navigation and how to… videos.  It also includes the archives for the fabulous Coles free recipe mag. http://recipes.coles.com.au/categories/

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Adolescent Overweight and Obesity

Here are the Australian 2011 alarming stats: 1 in four young people 12-24 yrs is currently overweight or obese – this is a global trend. The rate is faster in young adults, especially females than older Australians. Many young women … Continue reading

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