Articles tagged with: 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.

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.

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.

Healthy school fundraising ideas to fatten the bank account not the waistline

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Monday, 04 March 2013. Posted in Family and kids
Tagged: balanced diet, children, chocolate, fundraising, healthy kids, junk food, kids, overweight, school lunch, snacks, sweet treats

Healthy school fundraising ideas to fatten the bank account not the waistline

I first wrote about how I hated selling chocolate to raise money for our kids’ school back in 2008 and it really hit a nerve with my readers. I used to get so angry when one of our children would arrive home with a huge box of chocolate bars for me to sell. Once I clapped my eyes on that familiar box (with its soft-sell message of “fundraising chocolate” on each bar), I’d feel my blood pressure start to shoot up! Not many things upset me but this is one that’s guaranteed to make my blood boil!

Product Review: Kraft No Added Salt or Sugar Peanut Butter

on Friday, 01 March 2013. Posted in Reviews
Tagged: #activatedalmonds, allergies, almonds, balanced diet, children, fat, healthy heart, healthy kids, healthy lunches, healthy snacks, kids, meal planning, nuts, oils, overweight, peanut allergy, peanuts, salt, school lunch, snacks, sodium, sugar

Product Review: Kraft No Added Salt or Sugar Peanut Butter

Peanut butter enthusiasts – buckle up. There’s a new healthier alternative in town. I love peanut butter. I remember when I was younger, I’d go for spoonful after spoonful of this sinfully-wonderful-peanut-y-creamy paste after school. Yes, “glutton” I hear you say. But as I grew older, I soon realised that this spread isn’t too innocent afterall.

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.

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.