Articles tagged with: BMI

Q. I find the nutrition information on packaged food difficult to understand. What is an acceptable level of sugar per 100 grams?

Q. I find the nutrition information on packaged food difficult to understand. What is an acceptable level of sugar per 100 grams?

A. What are acceptable and desirable levels in an individual food will vary depending upon the type of food (compare oil at 100% fat to bread with only 2% fat), how big the portion is that you eat and your own dietary goals. For example are you trying to lose weight? How physically active are you? How old are you?

26 August 2013 by Catherine Saxelby

Q. How can I put ON weight, I’m desperate? I’m male, have been skinny all my life and doctors say they can't help. Any advice?

A. Often it’s just as hard to put on weight as it is to lose weight, particularly if you come from a family with a tall slender...

14 May 2013 by Catherine Saxelby

Sugar - why quitting sugar guarantees you'll lose weight

Sugar - why quitting sugar guarantees you'll lose weight

Sugar. It's been labelled "deadly", "addictive", "toxic", "sweet poison" and blamed for the rise in global obesity in recent years."...

6 May 2013 by Catherine Saxelby

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

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...

29 April 2013 by Catherine Saxelby

Assess your weight

Assess your weight

Wondering how healthy your weight or shape is? Here are the two most often-used ways to assess your weight and body shape -...

9 March 2009 by Catherine Saxelby

A career as a dietitian

A career as a dietitian

The study of dietetics is concerned with the prevention and treatment of a variety of food related diseases. Dietitians interpret...

28 November 2008 by Catherine Saxelby