Healthy weight loss

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

Paleo Diet Road Test

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.

8 salty snacks and why they're a danger to your waistline - a visual guide

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Monday, 29 April 2013. Posted in Healthy weight loss
Tagged: BMI, calories, convenience, fat, fats, healthy eating, healthy lifestyle, healthy snacks, junk food, kilojoules, nutrition, obesity, overweight, peanuts, salt, saturated fat, snacks, sodium, weight loss

8 salty snacks and why they're a danger to your waistline - a visual guide

Meeting up at the bar or pub? Sharing a drink with friends? These are the times when you notice salty snacks everywhere – potato crisps, corn chips, beer nuts, cashews, pretzels and rice cracker snacks. Salty snacks fly under the radar – no one remembers eating them. Yet they’re a big problem for health and may explain why you can’t lose weight. Here’s my take on them.

Detox diets and detoxing

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Thursday, 11 April 2013. Posted in Healthy weight loss
Tagged: detox diet, diet, healthy eating, weight loss

Detox diets and detoxing

The theory behind detox diets is that we can 'cleanse' and 'purify' our body by removing 'wastes' and eliminating 'toxins' (which are never defined). This will supposedly get the bowel working efficiently and rejuvenate the liver, based on the underlying naturopathic concept that your health will improve once your digestive tract is working correctly. How true it all this?

Detox kits - why they don't work

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Thursday, 11 April 2013. Posted in Healthy weight loss
Tagged: calories, detox diet, diet, diet foods, dieting, diets, fat loss, fluids, food trends, hunger, liquid diet, overweight, review, salad, salads, vegetables, water, weight loss

Detox kits - why they don't work

Detox diets and detox 'cleansing' kits are big sellers. They promise lots of things - to purify the body, remove 'wastes' and eliminate 'toxins' (which are never really defined) and rejuvenate the liver. They say they can improve a sluggish digestion, revitalise the skin and boost your energy. Detox has become so accepted in our time-poor, instant world that many people embark on one whenever they've overdone the excesses of life and feel the need to refresh and revitalise. After Christmas is a classic time.