Nutrition

  • 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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  • 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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  • Constipation

    You will have less bowel movements after surgery because you will be eating less food. There is no need to be concerned nor to take anything for it if you are comfortable. “Not going” does not mean you are constipated.

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  • Did your tuna kill a sea turtle on its way to the supermarket?

    Did your tuna kill a sea turtle on its way to the supermarket?

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  • Does your crispbread pass the test?

    According to my research only half the breakfast cereals on the supermarket shelves are worth buying. The rest are too high is sugar and too low in fibre. Around 1 in 3 crispbreads fail the healthy food test.

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  • Emotional eating doesn’t make you a loser

    Check out this article: http://www.wlslifestyles.com/all-blogs/melissa-mccreery-phd/20120724797/emotional-eating-does-not-make-you-a-loser.php

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  • The Low Gi Diet Explained

    Imagine you are a car and your blood stream is your petrol tank. Blood sugar is your fuel. Forget foods from animal origin like meat, chicken, egg, cheese and fish, they don’t affect your fuel system – think of them as air for the tyres. Neither does fat – its oil for your engine.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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