Healthy weight loss

Diet Book Review: The CSIRO Diet Book 1

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Friday, 09 May 2014. Posted in Healthy weight loss
Tagged: balanced diet, CSIRO, CSIRO Diet, diet, healthy weight loss, high protein, weight loss

Diet Book Review: The CSIRO Diet Book 1

The best-selling CSIRO Total Wellbeing Diet has come under scrutiny over the validity of its research and the concern that a diet high in meat can lead to bowel cancer, which is one of the more common cancers at present in Australia. CSIRO has also been criticised for lending its name to a diet book as they are the country's national research agency.

My Raw Food Diet Roadtest

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Wednesday, 30 April 2014. Posted in Healthy weight loss

My Raw Food Diet Roadtest

As part of his series on weird and wonderful diets, James Valentine has asked me to roadtest some of them and then present my experiences and my nutritional verdict for his listeners on the Afternoons with James Valentine program on ABC 702 local radio. This month I followed a Raw Food Diet for one week. Keep reading to see how I went.

 

 

 

 

The Raw Food Diet – an overview

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Wednesday, 23 April 2014. Posted in Healthy weight loss
Tagged: fresh fruit, Raw food, vegetables, vitamins, weight loss, weight management, weightloss

The Raw Food Diet – an overview

Over the years the Raw Food Diet has waxed and waned in popularity. It was around in the 1980s with Leslie and Susannah Kenton’s Raw Energy movement. This spawned several books about the advantages of a raw diet plus the usual accompanying recipe books. Now, some 30 years later, the Raw Food Diet is popular with a whole other generation of people looking for ways to stay trim and healthy. So what is it?

Paleo – a great place to start but needs a tweak

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Thursday, 13 February 2014. Posted in Healthy weight loss
Tagged: diet, healthy eating, Paleo diet, weight loss

Paleo – a great place to start but needs a tweak

I’ve never been wild about the Paleo Diet, I must admit. It’s never seemed right that we humans haven’t ‘evolved’ from our caveman days, nor our food either. I mean carrots today aren’t the same as the thin, bland, lacklustre carrots of our hunter-gatherer ancestors; meat from domesticated animals raised by mass production methods, even if grass-fed, is not wild bison, buffalo or kangaroo roaming the plains; fruit is juicier, veggies are less bitter etc.

Paleo Diet basics

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Monday, 10 February 2014. Posted in Healthy weight loss
Tagged: fish, Paleo diet, seeds, vegetables, vitamins, weight loss, weight management, weightloss

Paleo Diet basics

The Paleo (Paleolithic) Diet is the modern equivalent to what our early hunter-gatherer ancestors ate. It's named for the Paleolithic Era which is defined as the time period from two million years ago up until approx 10,000 years ago when agriculture and settled life in villages and towns began. You'll also hear it called the Caveman Diet, Hunter-Gatherer Diet, Primal Diet or Stoneage Diet.

Lemon Detox Diet Review

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Monday, 20 January 2014. Posted in Healthy weight loss
Tagged: detox diet, diet, healthy eating, Lemon detox, lemonade diet, maple syrup, weight loss

Lemon Detox Diet Review

The Lemon Detox Diet has been voted one of the worst diets in many surveys. It’s a silly, faddish semi-fast that’s been around for years and honestly I’d forgotten all about it until I read the list of the Worst Diets for 2014 from the DAA. The next day I spotted the proprietary version for sale at a pharmacy hoping to catch those New Year resolutions and I thought ”Whoa there. Didn’t that come and go years ago?“ Clearly not. So here’s my not-so-favourable take on this silly diet detox.

Keep off the kilos when you travel

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Monday, 04 November 2013. Posted in Healthy weight loss
Tagged: healthy eating, travel, weight loss, weight maintenance

Keep off the kilos when you travel

In the October edition of our Foodwatch newsletter we looked at the fraught issue of weight management and travel. The topic was so popular and we had such lovely feedback that we thought those of you who don’t subscribe to the Foodwatch newsletter might also be interested to read about it. That’s why we’ve created this post detailing the most important points.

Q. Atkins or more carbs?

on Thursday, 12 September 2013. Posted in Healthy weight loss
Tagged: balanced diet, carbs, dieting, diets, fruit, healthyeating, protein, weightloss

Q. Recently there has been a lot of promotion for the Atkins and other carbohydrate free diets, as an effective way to lose weight.