Articles tagged with: calories

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 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...

1 October 2014 by Catherine Saxelby

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

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...

12 September 2013 by Catherine Saxelby

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

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...

6 September 2013 by Catherine Saxelby

Product review:  Up&Go Liquid Breakfast

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...

3 September 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

= Reviews =

  • Product Snapshot: Uncle Tobys O&G

    Product Snapshot: Uncle Tobys O&G

    An innovative (and convenient) way of making porridge, these Uncle Tobys O&G portable cups certainly are easy to use. But do they taste the same as the...

    24 June 2015 by Guest reviewer

  • Product Snapshot: Be Natural Deluxe Nut Bar

    Product Snapshot: Be Natural Deluxe Nut Bar

    A nut bar is a handy thing. A single portion that fits neatly into a handbag, it needs no refrigeration and there’s no mess afterwards. More importantly,...

    17 June 2015 by Catherine Saxelby

  • Product Snapshot: Naturally Nood bars

    Product Snapshot: Naturally Nood bars

    At first, we thought these small bars were for kids and almost walked past them. With their retro graphics, small size and funny child-like claims, they...

    3 June 2015 by Catherine Saxelby

  • Product Snapshot: Coke Life vs Coke Regular – a side by side taste test

    Product Snapshot: Coke Life vs Coke Regular – a side by side taste test

    Coca Cola’s latest variant Coke Life has hit our supermarket shelves and I’m sure you’ve seen it! Packaged in bright spring-green cans and bottles with...

    1 May 2015 by Guest reviewer

  • Product Review: A closer look at Lupin Foods' Lupin Flakes

    Product Review: A closer look at Lupin Foods' Lupin Flakes

    With its impressive fibre and protein contents, these new Australian-grown lupin flakes stand head and shoulders above other legumes and grains. We think...

    22 April 2015 by Catherine Saxelby

  • Product Snapshot: Cenovis Vitamin Gum

    Product Snapshot: Cenovis Vitamin Gum

    Vitamin chewing gum is the latest kid on the, if-we-add-a-few-vitamins-people-will-think-it's-healthy, block! Well, on the plus side it is sugar-free so at...

    27 March 2015 by Catherine Saxelby

  • Book Review: Catching Fire: How Cooking Made Us Human

    Book Review: Catching Fire: How Cooking Made Us Human

    Eating cooked food — whether meat or plants —makes digestion easier and allows our digestive tracts or guts to grow smaller. The energy that we formerly...

    11 March 2015 by Catherine Saxelby

  • Film Review: That Sugar Film

    Film Review: That Sugar Film

    ABC Radio asked me to review That Sugar Film and comment on how realistic or factual it was with regards to the average adult diet in Australia. Actor Damon...

    2 March 2015 by Catherine Saxelby

  • Diet Book Review: I Quit Sugar

    Diet Book Review: I Quit Sugar

    Should you give up sugar entirely? And what about fruit? Is sugar a ‘poison’ or a ‘toxin’ as some people claim? Will you lose weight and have more...

    25 February 2015 by Catherine Saxelby

  • Book Review:  The Ultimate Guide to Sugars and Sweeteners

    Book Review: The Ultimate Guide to Sugars and Sweeteners

    What’s the difference between muscovado, turbinado, demerara and rapadura sugars? Have you even heard of half of them? What is panela? And how is it...

    4 February 2015 by Catherine Saxelby

  • Product Snapshot: Lupin Foods' Lupin Flake

    Product Snapshot: Lupin Foods' Lupin Flake

    Move over quinoa, there’s a new kid on the block - lupin. It’s nutritional scorecard shines, with this new lupin flake boasting claims of an “excellent...

    17 December 2014 by Guest reviewer

= Healthy Weight Loss =

  • 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

  • Paleo Diet basics

    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...

    10 February 2014 by Catherine Saxelby

  • Lemon Detox Diet Review

    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...

    20 January 2014 by Catherine Saxelby