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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 3 serves of dairy foods per day will get you to 1000mg and 250-500mg calcium citrate supplement will top you up ie. 1-2 citrical tablets or ¼-1/2 sachet of Calvid.

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  • Coles new plastic recycling program

    Top marks to Coles innovation at turning our soft plastics into Australian made bench seats for pre-school and primary schools!

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  • NAIDOC week celebrations

    To celebrate NAIDOC week, check out Indigenous Weather Knowledge on the link below and take in the practical simplicity of a natural wisdom that no doubt got it right more often than our modern day weather forecasters.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Ethical Supermarket Guide

    For very interesting reading and an exhaustive list of toiletries, make up, hair products, supplements and more that support the environment and human rights, go to: http://www.ethical.org.au/downloads/2012/GESS_2012.pdf if you think it’s extreme, check out the ABC Four Corners documentary “Globesity”.

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  • A coffee could give you meal’s worth of calories

    Did you know some coffees have the same calories as 2-3 schooners of beer?
    Some of you would have seen the Gloria Jeans calorie comparison in my office, here is another take on it from the Dietitians’ Association.

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