Articles tagged with: obesity

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. What diet help is there for gout?

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Tuesday, 22 October 2013. Posted in Medical Diets
Tagged: alcohol, balanced diet, bliss food, diet meals, diets, drink, fluids, gout, health, healthy eating, healthy lifestyle, hydration, obesity, protein, uric acid, water, weight loss, wellness

Question in full:

Q. I am having problems with gout. Is gout a food related problem? If so, what can I do about it?

 

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.

Q. How can I keep food down with a hiatus hernia?

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Tuesday, 30 April 2013. Posted in Medical Diets
Tagged: eating mindfully, eating slowly, health, heartburn, hunger, juice, liquid diet, nutrition, obesity, overweight, soup, special diets, weight loss

The question in full:

Q. I have a hiatus hernia and have trouble keeping food down. I feel full after a few mouthfuls and find I get bloated and tummy cramps. Any suggestions?

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.

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.

Children's weight issues Part 2 - Where to now?

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Friday, 01 February 2013. Posted in Healthy weight loss
Tagged: balanced diet, children, guides, healthy eating, healthy lifestyle, kids, obesity, overweight, tips, weight loss

Children's weight issues Part 2 - Where to now?

A child's excess body fat will not melt away like ‘puppy fat' if it has reached overweight or obese levels (to check how your child's weight rates, go to my Children's Weight Issues Part I). This situation needs action NOW, not when they are ‘older', ‘start school' or the ‘weather warms up'.

Children’s weight issues Part I - Is your child overweight or obese?

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Friday, 01 February 2013. Posted in Healthy weight loss
Tagged: children, guides, healthy eating, healthy lifestyle, kids, nutrition, obesity, overweight, weight loss

Children’s weight issues Part I  - Is your child overweight or obese?

As a nation, Australians are losing the battle of the bulge and it's most evident with our kids. Across all age groups and backgrounds, Australian children are getting fatter.