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  • Donna Hay’s chilli chicken with snow pea salad

    One major draw back in my marital relations is my husband does not like coriander! He has slowly acquiesced to cumin but the coriander is an impasse. This salad tosses equal parts fresh mint and coriander amongst the leaves.

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  • Get healthy checklist.

    If you are off track and the weight loss has slowed, check out this adult star-chart and use it to get back on track. Simple and effective if you use it.

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  • Salmon and Bean Salad

    Quick and easy lunch for band or sleeve.

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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:

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  • Soy and Ginger Steamed Fish

    You use a bamboo steamer basket for this recipe from Donna Hay.

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  • Healthy Weight Week – free online cookbook

    Healthy Weight Week is an initiative of The Dietitians Association of Australia. You may like to check out the website for hints and tips in particular a new online recipe file in collaboration with Celebrity Chef Luke Mangan. I am going to try the crab omelette with enoki mushrooms. http://www.healthyweightweek.com.au/index.asp?pageID=2145900123

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  • Eat less don’t talk substitutions

    The average Australian eats too much junk and not enough good food. If we replaced all the junk with half as much fruit, vegetables and wholegrains and drank water instead of soft drinks we would be back on track.

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  • How much fish is enough?

    Instead of taking fish oil and krill supplements why not eat fish? There are always paradoxes in scientific research, one of them is the omega-3 debate. Research shows if you eat fish twice per week, any type, you reduce your risk of heart disease. Eating more doesn’t give any more protection. Neither does taking fish oils instead according to a recent review and meta-analysis (big reflection on lots of research).

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  • The right and wrong way to help a child with their weight

    This is a noteworthy article on the potential harm of putting children on diets. It backs up my own experience that getting kids to move more and tune into their bodies – to only eat when hungry and stop when feeling satisfied – is a better approach. It’s empowering rather than demeaning and teaches them useful skills they can carry into adulthood.

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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 months as well as online material. It may be a worthwhile trigger to get you re-motivated, with someone checking up on you every 3-4 weeks or so. A good way to start of 2013?

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