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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?

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  • How much fibre do you eat? Try this quick quiz.

    Are you getting 25-30g or dietary fibre each day? There are several different types of fibre that have different body benefits. Try this quick quiz (see link below) to assess your intake.
    If you have had a sleeve gastrectomy in the past 1 ½ years, skip the quiz at it is based on frequency rather than amount of food. Your food intake is way under the standard serves the quiz is based on. More suitable for people with a gastric band.

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  • How to choose a healthy breakfast cereal

    Check out one of Australia’s leading Dietitian’s blog on choosing a healthy cereal. http://foodwatch.com.au/blog/family-and-kids/item/how-to-buy-a-healthy-breakfast-cereal.html

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  • An honest look at Obesity and where we are at

    Dr Karen Hitchcock, a Melbourne obesity physician and fiction writer says it is time for us as a society to either eat less or accept obesity. She talks with compassion, insight and honesty – I highly recommend you listen to the 20 minute interview with the ABC broadcaster aired this week.

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  • Big Brands = big ethics fail

    The following information could turn you off snack foods and sweetened beverages, so if you need some help, why not come along for the ride?

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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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  • David Gillespie’s Big Fat Lies

    If you are after a critique for David Gillespie’s new book “Toxic Oil” visit the link below. If the interview is too long for you, go straight to the Australian Heart Foundation response paper for a quick review. See 2nd link.

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  • Ginger Glazed Salmon with Coconut Rice

    To get the calories right in this yummy recipe (350 per meal for a woman) from it’s current 700 cals per serve:
    halve the portion of salmon to the thickness of your palm 200g is about hand size.

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  • On guilt, shame and fatness

    Mulling through the causes of the weight epidemic, I came across an entirely complex obesity map that said it all. Link below to check it out. Mind-boggling. What can an individual do amidst this tangled web? A sleeve or band, work pretty well and you could work on reducing self-stigma to optimize your new-life experience at a lighter weight.

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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 23,000 people have pledged some weight loss already.

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