Articles tagged with: weight loss

The Raw Food Diet – an overview

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Wednesday, 23 April 2014. Posted in Healthy weight loss
Tagged: fresh fruit, Raw food, vegetables, vitamins, weight loss, weight management, weightloss

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 spawned several books about the advantages of a raw diet plus the usual accompanying recipe books. Now, some 30 years later, the Raw Food Diet is popular with a whole other generation of people looking for ways to stay trim and healthy. So what is it?

Paleo – a great place to start but needs a tweak

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Thursday, 13 February 2014. Posted in Healthy weight loss
Tagged: diet, healthy eating, Paleo diet, weight loss

Paleo – a great place to start but needs a tweak

Paleo Diet Road Test

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 food either. I mean carrots today aren’t the same as the thin, bland, lacklustre carrots of our hunter-gatherer ancestors; meat from domesticated animals raised by mass production methods, even if grass-fed, is not wild bison, buffalo or kangaroo roaming the plains; fruit is juicier, veggies are less bitter etc.

 

Paleo Diet basics

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Monday, 10 February 2014. Posted in Healthy weight loss
Tagged: fish, Paleo diet, seeds, vegetables, vitamins, weight loss, weight management, weightloss

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 the time period from two million years ago up until approx 10,000 years ago when agriculture and settled life in villages and towns began. You'll also hear it called the Caveman Diet, Hunter-Gatherer Diet, Primal Diet or Stoneage Diet.

Lemon Detox Diet Review

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Monday, 20 January 2014. Posted in Healthy weight loss
Tagged: detox diet, diet, healthy eating, Lemon detox, lemonade diet, maple syrup, weight loss

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 I’d forgotten all about it until I read the list of the Worst Diets for 2014 from the DAA. The next day I spotted the proprietary version for sale at a pharmacy hoping to catch those New Year resolutions and I thought ”Whoa there. Didn’t that come and go years ago?“ Clearly not. So here’s my not-so-favourable take on this silly diet detox.

Keep off the kilos when you travel

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Monday, 04 November 2013. Posted in Healthy weight loss
Tagged: healthy eating, travel, weight loss, weight maintenance

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 lovely feedback that we thought those of you who don’t subscribe to the Foodwatch newsletter might also be interested to read about it. That’s why we’ve created this post detailing the most important points.

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?

 

Weight management and travel, World Diabetes Day - now in the Foodwatch October Newsletter

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Tuesday, 15 October 2013. Posted in Handy stuff
Tagged: diabetes type 2, Foodwatch Newsletter, newsletter, travel, weight, weight loss, weight management, weightloss

Weight management and travel, World Diabetes Day - now in the Foodwatch October Newsletter

This month's Foodwatch Newsletter gives you great tips and tricks for managing your weight when you travel. We all know that travel can be a moving feast and when we get home we've piled on unwanted kilos/cms around the middle. Read the October edition of the Foodwatch Newsletter to find out what you can do to stop the unwanted expansion of your waistline.

Q. I find the nutrition information on packaged food difficult to understand. What is an acceptable level of sugar per 100 grams?

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Monday, 26 August 2013. Posted in Additives & labels
Tagged: BMI, diabetes, diabetes type 2, food labels, guides, healthy eating, sugar, weight loss

A. What are acceptable and desirable levels in an individual food will vary depending upon the type of food (compare oil at 100% fat to bread with only 2% fat), how big the portion is that you eat and your own dietary goals. For example are you trying to lose weight? How physically active are you? How old are you?