Articles tagged with: fat loss

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.

Book review: The Fast Diet

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Wednesday, 27 March 2013. Posted in Reviews
Tagged: book review, calories, diet meals, dieting, diets, fads, fat loss, fullness, healthy cooking, healthy eating, healthy lifestyle, hunger, longevity, low GI, portion size, protein, reviews, salads, vegetables, weight loss

Book review: The Fast Diet

The Fast Diet by Dr Michael Mosley and Mimi Spencer

I recently happened to watch dietitian Matt O’Neill comment on the new Fast Diet (aka the 5:2 Diet) on morning TV. It caught my attention not only for Matt’s usual easy-to-grasp explanation but also for the book’s simplicity and lack of a set ‘diet formula’. So when I received a copy in the post, I thought it was time for a review. 

Product Review Orange and Purple Vegetable Crisps

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Friday, 08 February 2013. Posted in Reviews
Tagged: calories, convenience, fat loss, healthy snacks, kilojoules, overweight, reviews, salt, snacks, sodium, vegetables, weight loss

Kettle vs Ajitas side by side

Product Review Orange and Purple Vegetable Crisps

With their bright colours and pack shots of root vegetables, they scream "healthier snack". But are vegetable chips really better? We did a taste test side by side of two brands of vegetable chips and line them up against your standard salted potato crisp to see how they fare.

Children's weight issues Part 3 - Help for parents

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Friday, 01 February 2013. Posted in Healthy weight loss
Tagged: children, diet foods, dieting, diets, dinners, eating slowly, fat loss, guides, healthy eating, healthy lifestyle, kids, obesity, overweight, weight loss, Weight Watchers

Children's weight issues Part 3 - Help for parents

Having a child with a weight problem needs perseverance and patience. An overweight child will typically not achieve their healthy weight range in anything less than six months and an obese child may be looking at several years before they get there.

7 healthy alternatives to spread on your daily bread

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Tuesday, 14 August 2012. Posted in Fats and Oils
Tagged: butter, dairy, fat, fat loss, health, healthy eating, healthy lifestyle, Mediterranean, oils, weight loss, wellness

7 healthy alternatives to spread on your daily bread

Olive oil for dipping? Avocado, hummus or peanut butter? The debate rages as to what’s the healthiest spread for your daily (wholegrain) bread. Here’s my 7 healthiest alternatives to butter and margarine depending if you want sweet or savoury options or just want to grab something quick.

Q. What’s your opinion of chitosan for fat loss?

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Wednesday, 31 March 2010. Posted in Healthy weight loss
Tagged: chitosan, fat, fat loss, weight loss

Q.  What’s your opinion of chitosan for fat loss?

A.  Chitosan and its precursor chiten have been hailed as 'fat binders' with the power to soak up fat and get rid of it – an instant appeal for anyone struggling to lose weight.

Ads often show a beaker of oil with chitosan being mixed in and then forming 'clumps' of fat – the idea is that it does the same thing in your digestive tract.

Stevia - a new sweetener hits the shelves

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Wednesday, 13 January 2010. Posted in In the news
Tagged: artificial sweeteners, calories, diabetes, diet foods, diet meals, fads, fat loss, kilojoules, obesity, stevia, sugar, sweet treats, sweetener, technology, trends, weight loss

Stevia - a new sweetener hits the shelves

Stevia is a new sweetener that extracted from a plant yet has no kilojoules/calories, does not increase blood glucose levels and does not cause tooth decay. It is 250 to 300 times sweeter than cane sugar but tastes similar - certainly better than the older sweeteners like saccharin or cyclamate with their bitter metallic after-taste.

How to convert kilojoules to calories

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Wednesday, 30 September 2009. Posted in Measures and conversions
Tagged: calories, conversions, dieting, diets, energy, fat loss, food labels, FSANZ, kilojoules, nutrients, technology

How to convert kilojoules to calories

 Just like yards became metres and pounds became grams, so calories have become kilojoules. Kilojoules are the metric equivalent of calories and have replaced calories in almost all countries. Yet they're very confusing, especially to my US visitors who have always only known calories (lucky for me, I grew up with calories then had to learn kilojoules!)