Articles tagged with: fat loss

Detox kits - why they don't work

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...

11 April 2013 by Catherine Saxelby

Book review: The Fast Diet

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...

27 March 2013 by Catherine Saxelby

Product Review Orange and Purple Vegetable Crisps

Product Review Orange and Purple Vegetable Crisps

Kettle vs Ajitas side by side

With their bright colours and pack shots of root vegetables, they scream "healthier snack". But are vegetable chips really better? We...

8 February 2013 by Catherine Saxelby

Children's weight issues Part 3 - Help for parents

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...

1 February 2013 by Catherine Saxelby

7 healthy alternatives to spread on your daily bread

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...

14 August 2012 by Catherine Saxelby

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

31 March 2010 by Catherine Saxelby

= Reviews =

= 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