Articles tagged with: kilojoules

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. 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

8 salty snacks and why they're a danger to your waistline - a visual guide

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...

29 April 2013 by Catherine Saxelby

Product Review: Go Scan App

Product Review: Go Scan App

I’ve been waiting for the launch of Go Scan for months now, having caught wind of its pending development via occasional whispers...

25 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

= Reviews =

  • 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

  • Product Snapshot: Loving Earth Coconut Sugar

    Product Snapshot: Loving Earth Coconut Sugar

    Coconut is shaping up to be the foodie ingredient of the decade with coconut sugar being touted as the next big thing in natural sweeteners. So when I spotted...

    3 December 2014 by Catherine Saxelby

  • Product Snapshot: Cobram Extra-Virgin Olive Oils

    Product Snapshot: Cobram Extra-Virgin Olive Oils

    Extra-virgin olive oil (EVOO) adds its own special magic to any dish. Full of tantalising flavour and aroma, it is high in monounsaturated fatty acids. EVOO...

    22 October 2014 by Catherine Saxelby

  • Product Snapshot: Hansells' All Natural Soup

    Product Snapshot: Hansells' All Natural Soup

    Guest post by Kathryn Hawkins (MDiet, APD,AN) At the end of a long day there’s nothing more comforting than sitting down to a steaming bowl of soup. It...

    24 September 2014 by Foodwatch

  • Product Snapshot – Popcorners Snack food

    Product Snapshot – Popcorners Snack food

    Can’t say “No” to a handful of potato crisps? Love the crunch of corn chips? Then you may well like the healthier option of Popcorners. Dubbed as “the...

    3 September 2014 by Catherine Saxelby

= Healthy Weight Loss =

  • 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

  • Keep off the kilos when you travel

    Keep off the kilos when you travel

    In the October edition of our Foodwatch newsletter we looked at the fraught issue of weight management and travel. The topic was so popular and we had such...

    4 November 2013 by Catherine Saxelby

  • Q. Atkins or more carbs?

    Q. Atkins or more carbs?

    Q. Recently there has been a lot of promotion for the Atkins and other carbohydrate free diets, as an effective way to lose weight.

    12 September 2013 by Catherine Saxelby

  • 8 salty snacks and why they're a danger to your waistline - a visual guide

    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...

    29 April 2013 by Catherine Saxelby