Articles tagged with: calories

The 13 REAL causes of the obesity crisis

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Wednesday, 01 October 2014. Posted in Healthy weight loss
Tagged: calories, juices, junk food, kilojoules, obesity, portion size, sedentary lifestyle, soft drinks

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 ONE single food or nutrient that can be blamed for our expanding waistlines. Nor ONE single reason for the decline in our physical activity levels. There are many and they’re different for each person who’s carrying excess weight. I’ve unearthed at least 13 possible causes but I’ll wager there are many more. So look down my list and tick off which of these 13 (unlucky for some) factors are responsible for your underlying problem. 

Q. What's the difference between Diet Coke and Coke Zero?

on Thursday, 12 September 2013. Posted in Additives & labels
Tagged: caffeine, calories, dieting, diets, drink, drinks

Q. What's the difference between Diet Coke and Coke Zero?

A. At first glance, Diet Coke and Coke Zero appear to be identical. Both contain no kilojoules (calories) and no sugar. Both are artificially sweetened with (the same amount) of aspartame and acesulfame K and therefore have the same ‘sweetness’.

 

Q. What is rooibos and is it really free of caffeine?

on Friday, 06 September 2013. Posted in Healthy eating
Tagged: antioxidants, caffeine, calories, drink, drinks, fluids, hydration, tea, water

Q. What is rooibos and is it really free of caffeine?

A. Rooibos or Red Tea is a herbal infusion made from the leaves and stems of a leguminous shrub (Aspalathus linearis) that is native to South Africa. It's made in the same way as normal tea and is most commonly seen as red rooibus although there is a green rooibos. It has needle-like leaves that produce a hot drink with an attractive flavour and light red-brown colour.

Product review: Up&Go Liquid Breakfast

on Tuesday, 03 September 2013. Posted in Reviews
Tagged: breakfast, breakfast cereals, calories, dairy, drinks, Liquid breakfast, liquid diet, school lunch, sugar, sugary drinks

Product review:  Up&Go Liquid Breakfast

When it launched Up&Go 15 years ago in Australia, Sanitarium created a whole new category in breakfasts. Today it still holds 99 per cent of the liquid breakfast market and has fuelled early morning starts for young and old.

According to Australian Food News, in 2012 alone, Sanitarium sold over 34 million litres through supermarkets so it's clearly a marketing success and appeals to that morning rush hour when kids have to be fed and sent off the school, parents are busy packing lunches and driving to training or music along with getting ready for their own day.

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?

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Tuesday, 14 May 2013. Posted in Healthy eating
Tagged: addiction, balanced diet, BMI, calories, carbohydrates, dairy, diets, fat, fluids, health, healthy eating, healthy lifestyle, healthy snacks, junk food, kilojoules, meal planning, men, snacks, supplements, underweight

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 build which you’ve no doubt inherited. On the plus side, as you get older, your skinny build will become an advantage as you’re less likely to succumb to heart troubles or diabetes, conditions which are aggravated by being overweight.

Sugar - why quitting sugar guarantees you'll lose weight

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Monday, 06 May 2013. Posted in Carbs, sugars & fibres
Tagged: BMI, calories, carbohydrates, diabetes, diabetes type 2, diet, dieting, diets, fructose, health, healthy eating, healthy lifestyle, kilojoules, obesity, overweight, splenda, sugar, sugar substitutes, sugary drinks, sweet treats, sweetener, sweeteners, tooth decay, weight loss

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." Get rid of the white toxin from your diet and you'll free up your body to drop those excess kilos" (or so say anti-sugar campaigners Sarah Wilson, David Gillespie and Robert Lustig). Here are the three real reasons why I believe quitting sugar helps you 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 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.