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  • Low carb or low Gi?

    It’s too late to comment on the new Australian Guide to Healthy Eating but you may like to take a peek. Every decade or so a panel of experts review and update what becomes the foundation of nutrition policy in schools, nursing homes, institutions and healthy eating campaigns.

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  • How to reduce emotional eating

    Check out this article: http://www.wlslifestyles.com/all-blogs/melissa-mccreery-phd/20120620796/emotional-eating-help-how-not-to-eat-when-you-dont-know-what-else-to-do.php

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  • How to stop eating after dinner

    Go to bed, Drink water or tea instead, maybe you are just thirsty especially if you had wine with dinner, Eat enough during the day including the good carbs (low Gi) – mentally you may feel entitled to over eat

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  • Is vegetarian eating healthy?

    Healthy vegetarian eating is not “meat and veg without the veg.” Forget the low carb diet too as the proteins in grain foods are critical to complete the plant based protein sources. Plus….you gotta eat legumes every day (lentils, tofu, chickpeas, homus, falafel, baked beans, 3 bean mix etc..). Toss out the refined carbs too as they wont give you enough nutrients. Choose grainy breads and cereals.

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  • Mind Clutter and overeating

    Check out this blog by US Psychologist Melissa McCreery:

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  • Would you like stabilizers with that?

    Call me old fashioned but you won’t get me drinking a coffee with sugar listed as the highest ingredient followed by milk solids, vegetable oil, soluble coffee, maltodextrin, stabilizers (340, 452, 331), salt, anti-caking agent (551) and flavour.

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  • Roast Sweet Potato and Macadamia Nut Salad

    I would swap the ratio of oil to vinegar in this recipe: 2 tbls vinegar, 1 tbls oil just to make it lighter but still tasty. Leaves a few more calories for the nuts. http://woolworths.com.au/wps/wcm/connect/Website/Woolworths/FreshFoodIdeas/Recipes/Recipes-Content/Roast-sweet-potato-and-macadamia-nut-salad

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  • which has less calories beer or skim milk?

    Which has less calories – lite beer or skim milk?


    A ‘counter intuitive’ answer – it’s lite beer at 100 calories per schooner. A schooner of skim milk has 125 cals.

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  • Did you eat 25 different foods this week?

    Food variety has been shown to be a valid measure of nutrition adequacy. Quantity is also important, especially for the newly-sleeved who are limited to around 1/3 cup of food per meal.

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  • Portion Perfection

    You may know about Gold Coast Dietitian Amanda Clarke’s picture books “Portion Perfection”. She also sells the little dinner plate with divisions sketched on it. Amanda also has an online “Snack E-Bible” to 100 calorie snacks.

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