Articles tagged with: portion size

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. 

Product Review: HelloFresh Meals

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Friday, 31 January 2014. Posted in Reviews
Tagged: convenience, cooking for one, diet meals, dinners, fresh food, fresh foods, healthy cooking, healthy eating, healthy food, meal planning, meals in minutes, mix 'n' match meals, portion size, vegetables

Product Review: HelloFresh Meals

Cooking a healthy dinner from fresh ingredients is a big goal of mine this year. At the moment, there’s only two of us at home as the 20-something vegetarian is travelling in Vietnam so it’s never been easier.

Dinner for two, no ingredients to exclude, huge choice, but after a long day writing, I have to admit feeling brain-dead about the ‘daily dinner decision’ as I call it. You know the drill, thinking of what to cook or finding a recipe and heading out for a quick shop, or peering inside the fridge or freezer and doing a mental jig with the ingredients (this goes with that or that or that).

Healthier dinners: 3 tips to makeover your recipes

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Friday, 21 June 2013. Posted in Healthy cooking
Tagged: dinners, healthy cooking, healthy eating, portion size, vegetables

Healthier dinners: 3 tips to makeover your recipes

We all have meals we love, the ones we look forward to, crave even, but so often these favourite dinners are not the healthiest. They might be packed full of cream, fat, cheese, carbs and stodge, which is not good for you or your waistline. Here's how two passionate foodies Kathryn Elliott and Lucinda Dodds re-work their recipes to make them healthier and better for you.

Book review: The Fast Diet

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Wednesday, 27 March 2013. Posted in Reviews
Tagged: book review, calories, diet meals, dieting, diets, fads, fat loss, fullness, healthy cooking, healthy eating, healthy lifestyle, hunger, longevity, low GI, portion size, protein, reviews, salads, vegetables, weight loss

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 Diet (aka the 5:2 Diet) on morning TV. It caught my attention not only for Matt’s usual easy-to-grasp explanation but also for the book’s simplicity and lack of a set ‘diet formula’. So when I received a copy in the post, I thought it was time for a review. 

Q. What do nutritionists mean when they talk about “energy density”?

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Tuesday, 19 March 2013. Posted in Healthy eating
Tagged: calories, energy, food labels, healthy snacks, junk food, portion size, snacks, soup, standard serves, sweet treats, take-away, water

A. Energy density means the ratio of kilojoules/calories you get from a given weight or volume of a food. It's really how many kilojoules/calories you can fit into a mouthful!

 

How big are your portions?

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Friday, 25 January 2013. Posted in Healthy weight loss
Tagged: guides, healthy cooking, healthy eating, healthy lifestyle, obesity, overweight, portion size, tips, weight loss

How big are your portions?

This is the text to my slide show which shows you how everyday foods have gradually been upsized over the past ten years and why this is such a problem. I firmly believe that big portion sizes are a real contributor to passive weight gain and the obesity crisis. Here you can read the text and make up your own mind (I think you'll agree).

 

Catherine's Freebie Downloads

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Wednesday, 10 October 2012. Posted in Handy stuff
Tagged: About catherine, downloads, fact sheets, Foodwatch website, free fact sheets, health, nutrients, nutrition, portion size, salads, salt, weightloss, wellness

Catherine's Freebie Downloads

Looking for a fact sheet or one of my free downloads? Here's where you can find all my free full-colour PDF downloads in one place. Print them out and stick on the fridge.

Creative Commons Licence


These free Foodwatch Fact Sheets by Catherine Saxelby are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License and are based on works at www.foodwatch.com.au.

Contact Catherine directly for permission beyond the scope of this license eg to reproduce a fact sheet in a publication or on another website.

 

Beat sugar cravings with these 20 sweet treats – a visual guide

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Monday, 08 October 2012. Posted in Healthy weight loss
Tagged: chocolate, cravings, healthy eating, overweight, portion size, sugar, sweet treats, weight loss

Beat sugar cravings with these 20 sweet treats – a visual guide

We all know that fresh fruit is the healthiest way to end a meal but sometimes it just doesn’t cut it. Your body sends out signals for something small, decadent and sweet to finish off your dinner. Just enough to satisfy without blowing the whole day’s intake. Just enough to rein in a craving. When a sweet craving strikes, try ONE of these 20 treats that range from healthy to semi-healthy and then indulgent – depending on your mood and what’s on offer.