Articles tagged with: balanced diet

June 2016 Foodwatch Newsletter - The role of vitamins in a healthy diet

June 2016 Foodwatch Newsletter - The role of vitamins in a healthy diet

Vitamins are really micronutrients that are found in foods. Different foods are rich in different vitamins. That’s why you need a variety of food types and colours to get the full range of vitamins. Hence why you need to eat a balanced diet. The June Foodwatch Newsletter tells you more...

28 June 2016 by Catherine Saxelby

A common sense approach to red meat, cured/processed meat and cancer-risk scaremongering

A common sense approach to red meat, cured/processed meat and cancer-risk scaremongering

By now you must have become aware of the red meat/cured/processed meat scare that resulted from the World Health Organization’s...

14 December 2015 by Catherine Saxelby

Join me on my #5aDayChallenge!

Join me on my #5aDayChallenge!

In conjunction with #WomensHealthWeek, I’m running an Instagram/Twitter challenge to motivate women to get their five serves of veg...

31 August 2015 by Catherine Saxelby

What I’m eating in a day this Winter (2015)

What I’m eating in a day this Winter (2015)

Nutrition is a young science and this is reflected in the way its guiding concepts change as new studies appear. When enough of...

22 July 2015 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

Q. I have been diagnosed with Irritable Bowel Syndrome.  How do I reduce my fibre, not increase it?

Q. I have been diagnosed with Irritable Bowel Syndrome. How do I reduce my fibre, not increase it?

A. To reduce your fibre intake, aim to eat low-fibre versions of breads, grains and cereals such as white bread - not wholemeal or...

28 October 2013 by Catherine Saxelby

= Reviews =

  • Read on - here I take a look at these cute mini-pots of fresh growing herbs for your kitchen. Are they worth buying? Are they easy to look after?

    Product review: Alpine Breads Super Natural (Protein) Sourdough

    I’m a big bread fan, as many of you know. Bread is my favourite carbohydrate, way above rice, pasta or potato, and I’d hate it if I couldn’t eat it....

    18 May 2016 by Catherine Saxelby

  • Book Review: Reversing Diabetes by Dr Alan Barclay

    Book Review: Reversing Diabetes by Dr Alan Barclay

    Type 2 diabetes is everywhere and on the rise. According to Professor Peter Coleman, the Director of Diabetes and Endocrinology at the Royal Melbourne...

    4 May 2016 by Guest reviewer

  • Product review:  Jams and fruit spreads side-by-side

    Product review: Jams and fruit spreads side-by-side

    Do you prefer jam or fruit spread on your pikelets or scones? Is fruit spread a healthier choice than plain ol’ jam? It certainly sounds as if it is. Here...

    27 April 2016 by Catherine Saxelby

  • Product Snapshot: Ocean Spray Reduced Sugar Craisins

    Product Snapshot: Ocean Spray Reduced Sugar Craisins

    Dried cranberries are a great tart addition to salads, biscuits, muesli bars and trail mix. However, unlike other dried fruit (think raisins, dates or dried...

    13 April 2016 by Guest reviewer

  • Book Review: Eating for You by Sallyanne Pisk

    Book Review: Eating for You by Sallyanne Pisk

    I recently caught up with Australian dietitian Sallyanne Pisk and was delighted to receive a copy of her new book Eating For You which distils the knowledge...

    16 March 2016 by Catherine Saxelby

  • Product Snapshot:  Hahn Ultra beer

    Product Snapshot: Hahn Ultra beer

    Sick of sweet, fizzy drinks or mocktails at the club when you don’t want to drink any alcohol? Want to get a good night’s sleep and be on top of things...

    2 March 2016 by Catherine Saxelby

  • Kfibre: sugarcane’s little known, healthier cousin

    Kfibre: sugarcane’s little known, healthier cousin

    Can you really get something healthy from a plant that produces something unhealthy? It appears so. An Australian company has found a way to turn the usual...

    27 January 2016 by Guest post

  • Read on - here I take a look at these cute mini-pots of fresh growing herbs for your kitchen. Are they worth buying? Are they easy to look after?

    Product Review: Poppin Pods

     Nothing irritates me more than throwing out packets of wilted mushy herbs at the end of the week. Such a huge waste! Unless I’m using them in a...

    20 January 2016 by Catherine Saxelby

  • Get your product reviewed

    Get your product reviewed

    Catherine reviews many new foods, supplements and dietary products for no payment. It's part of her role as a nutritionist and dietitian as it helps shoppers...

    7 January 2016 by Catherine Saxelby

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    Want to be associated with positive nutrition? Moderation and sensibility? No diet extremes or fads - just solid advice on healthy eating for busy bodies?...

    7 January 2016 by Catherine Saxelby

  • Product Snapshot: Well Naturally, No Sugar Added, Cereal Bars

    Product Snapshot: Well Naturally, No Sugar Added, Cereal Bars

    There’s a sugar-free craze sweeping the diet world at the moment, and while most of it is just faddish there have been some new, and hopefully better,...

    6 January 2016 by Guest reviewer

= Healthy Weight Loss =

  • What is your relationship with food and eating?

    Why the perfect diet might be no diet at all

    Many women spend much of their lives going from one unsuccessful diet to another, convinced that they just haven’t found the right one yet, or that they...

    3 February 2016 by Guest post

  • What is a 'Healthy Bounty Bar'? And how does it compare to the original?

    What is a 'Healthy Bounty Bar'? And how does it compare to the original?

    Lately my social media feeds have been flooded with photos of ‘sugar-free’ sweet treats. Made popular by celebrity, Sarah Wilson, and her book ‘I Quit...

    7 October 2015 by Catherine Saxeby and Megan Cameron-Lee

  • Diet review: South Beach Diet

    Diet review: South Beach Diet

    Named after the celebrity-studded South Beach in Florida USA, the South Beach Diet promised to be easy and enjoyable with no suffering or deprivation. But...

    15 July 2015 by Catherine Saxelby

  • 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,...

    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 weight. However, it's no magic...

    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 easier for my body to shed...

    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 weight loss and there is no...

    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 high in meat can lead to...

    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 experiences and my nutritional...

    30 April 2014 by Catherine Saxelby

  • The Raw Food Diet – an overview

    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...

    23 April 2014 by Catherine Saxelby

  • Paleo – a great place to start but needs a tweak

    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...

    13 February 2014 by Catherine Saxelby