Monthly Archives: August 2013

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:

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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

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