Articles tagged with: kilojoules

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. 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.

Product Review: Go Scan App

on Monday, 25 March 2013. Posted in Reviews
Tagged: allergies, calories, egg allergy, FSANZ, gadgets, guides, kilojoules, nutrition, reviews, standard serves, technology, website

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 on the industry grapevine. So it was great to be invited to the official launch of this new App and get to play around with it for a review here. This is a first for Australia and one I’ll be using from now on.

Product Review Orange and Purple Vegetable Crisps

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.

Nutrition classifications/tags for our recipes

on Tuesday, 24 August 2010. Posted in Healthy cooking
Tagged: calories, carbohydrates, conversions, diabetes, diet meals, diets, fat, fibre, healthy cooking, healthy recipes, kilojoules, low GI, sodium, vegetarian

Nutrition classifications/tags for our recipes

Wondering how much fat is in that recipe? Or whether something is gluten-free? Or ok for your partner on a low-salt diet? Here's how we classify the recipes on the Foodwatch site in terms of nutrition. Check out the fat, saturated fat, kilojoules, fibre, GI, carbs, protein ... and allergy listings. Note we round our figures to the nearest whole number in most cases - for ease of reading.

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.