Choosing a diet high in protein is a good step towards reaching your weight loss goals. Protein makes your metabolism work faster, and helps you to improve muscle mass, both of which greatly contribute to more effective weight management. When you’re trying to lose weight, you should aim to eat about 0.8 grams of protein per kilo…

There is a lot of information on low GI foods and sometimes it can be difficult to know exactly which foods you should be eating. Below is a summary list of various low GI foods you should try to incorporate into your diet. Asian Sauces – Including Hoi sin, oyster, soy and fish sauces. Capers,…

Tempted by the vending machine every afternoon? Make sure you have some healthier snacks on hand so you don’t fall into the 3 o’clock fat trap. There are plenty of quick and healthy snacks to choose from- so when you’re trying to lose weight, try to make smarter snack choices to avoid loading on unnecessary…

It’s natural for your weight to fluctuate a little. Most people’s weight goes up and down in small amounts every so often, and this is nothing to worry about. But if you feel like you’re constantly dieting, and your successes tend to be short-lived, it’s time to take a look at your dieting behavior. Crash…

We all know that it is important to eat nutritious food, but what exactly does this mean? Basically, nutrition is the science that examines the relationship between diet and health.  By having a good understanding of nutrition we are able to effectively reduce our chances of incurring health problems associated with poor nutrition which includes…

The ancient Japanese proverb hara hachi bunme basically means “Stop eating when you’re 80% full.” Unlike Western food, which has over time come to favour the super-sized, the Japanese eat small amounts slowly, which is one of the reasons why the Japanese are among the healthiest races in the world. Japanese people have one of…

You know you should be reducing your intake of carbs in order to lose weight. But how can you stay full and energised without all that bread and pasta? The good news is, reducing carbs isn’t about denying yourself- it’s just a matter of making smarter choices so that you get the energy you need…

While achieving your weight loss goal may be an individual and personal journey, support from those closest around you can make all the difference between reaching your goal weight and not. Furthermore, family support is fundamental for long-term, sustainable lifestyle changes. What is more, everyone benefits! Tips to get the family onside: Let your family…

To achieve a healthy diet it is important to eat a broad range of foods across all the food groups. According to the ‘American guide to healthy eating’ the number of daily servings required from each food group can be roughly broken down into: Carbohydrates: 6 – 8; Protein: 1 – 2; Fats: 1; Dairy:…

It’s important to keep eating regularly throughout the day to keep your metabolism moving. But if your snacks are stacking on too many calories to your daily total, it’s time to come up with some new ideas. Luckily, there are plenty of delicious and healthy ways to satisfy your cravings and keep your hunger at…

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