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  • Seared Salmon Salad

    Take care not to over cook the salmon. I still need practice.

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  • Are the new Smiths Crisps healthy?

    At last The Smiths Snackfood Company has replaced unhealthy fat with healthy fat. The crisps are now similar in IQ to the Kettle and Red Rock Deli. A healthy chip is:

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  • Fancy a mudrun?

    Perhaps you have heard about the daunting 20km Tough Mudder obstacle course just outside of Sydney designed by British Special Forces (were the Aussies asleep?) to test your strength, stamina and camaraderie? That’s if you are already incredibly fit and full of True Grit …….and don’t mind the discomfort of electrified obstacles and icy cold water plunges. I think my heart would stop.

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  • How to get enough protein if you have a sleeve or band.

    The average woman needs a minimum 60g protein per day and at least the same amount of carbohydrate for weight loss. If you stick to around 1000-1200 cals per day you will generally lose ½-1 kg per week. Men need around 80g of protein and carbs and 1200-1500 cals.

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  • A fear of hunger?

    Eating too often, being overly focused on the next meal or snack, eating too much at meals…could a fear of hunger be behind these urges and habits?

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  • Do calcium supplements increase the risk of heart attack?

    Recent media attention on this subject caused quite a stir, and fairly so. OsteoporosisAustraliahas responded by looking at the research and has come up with a “no – keep taking your supplements”.

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  • Excessive TV viewing cuts your lifespan by 4.8 yrs.

    Check out this user friendly article summarising a couple of recent studies on Television viewing and sitting a lot. Apparently the average adult spends 50-70% of their time sitting (I guess I do). We can’t always help it due to the increasing sedentary nature of many of our jobs. The advice is to do 60 mins less sitting per day – even just standing to do tasks and this is in addition to the 30 mins exercise you are naturally all doing since having a sleeve or band!

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  • Did you skip breakfast today?

    Recent neuroscience research on a small number of volunteers has found breakfast skippers eat 20% more at lunch and seek higher calorie foods. I guess we could have told them that, but it is interesting when the obvious is backed up by science. Check out the short article on the link below.

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  • Aussies’ look at the world thru beer-goggles at beer-b-q’s

    Is drinking an extreme sport in Australia and woven into our national identity? Norwegian journalist Birt-Helen Johansen thinks so. She says we are more pushy and aggressive in our drinking habits than other cultures. Australians consume 40% more alcohol than Norwegians.

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  • Baked Olive and Tomato Ricotta

    Ever wondered how to make baked ricotta? I will try a sweet variety after I try this one, maybe dried fig, preserved ginger and cardamom or similar.

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