Healthy weight loss

Diet review: The Low GI Diet

Diet review: The Low GI Diet

The Low GI Diet won't eliminate all your carbs but it does make you think about choosing ‘smart carbs' to help your weight loss efforts. Legumes, pasta, grainy breads and the right types of cereal, rice and snacks are preferred over white bread and refined cereals. It's based on the Glycaemic Index (GI) concept which says that low GI carbs are digested and absorbed much more slowly and so last longer in your system. It was originally a concept for diabetes but now has advantages for dieters...

6 May 2015 by Catherine Saxelby

Diet review: Can't Lose Weight? You could have Syndrome X.

Diet review: Can't Lose Weight? You could have Syndrome X.

Sandra Cabot's book Can't Lose Weight? You could have Syndrome X promises help for those struggling to shed...

29 April 2015 by Catherine Saxelby

My week on the IQS program (Week 1)

My week on the IQS program (Week 1)

Is sugar the key culprit in the obesity crisis? If I cut out ALL sugar (including honey and agave) and everything sweet, will it be...

4 March 2015 by Catherine Saxelby

The 13 REAL causes of the obesity crisis

The 13 REAL causes of the obesity crisis

Forget sugar as the sole villain. Don’t blame fat alone for the flab. Forget carbs as the culprit. There is no silver bullet for...

1 October 2014 by Catherine Saxelby

Diet Book Review: The CSIRO Diet Book 1

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...

9 May 2014 by Catherine Saxelby

My Raw Food Diet Roadtest

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...

30 April 2014 by Catherine Saxelby