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Eating well at a function

Eating well when you’re at a function can be tricky. If meals are being served, there are usually options that will fit a healthy eating pattern, but when it’s a morning or afternoon tea, often the carb overload can be very tempting. At a recent function where afternoon tea of sandwiches, pastries, cakes and slices […]

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Choosing Snacks for Low Carb

There’s lots of confusion about how much carbohydrate per day is ‘low carb’, whether to ‘snack’ at all, and if so, how to choose snacks. If you add up the typical serves suggested in the Australian Healthy Eating Guidelines for adults, you can total up to 240g carb per day. Of course this is not […]

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Avoiding thought-induced hunger

Thought-induced hunger is a real thing: just thinking about food makes you hungry. How often have you searched for inspiration about what you might prepare for dinner? You contact Chef Google and start searching while considering a range of questions: What’s already in the cupboard? Do I have meat in the freezer? How many people […]

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Low-carb success for Diabetes

Diabetes Week is a great time to pay attention to the role diet plays in the management of Type 2 Diabetes. While low-carb diets are still seen by some doctors and diabetes educators as dangerous, most are coming around to a new way of thinking. Most treatments for Type 2 Diabetes (T2D) treat the symptoms […]

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Cake sells

Why is it that just about every magazine or book promoting weight loss features a gorgeous image of cake? It seems clear that magazine and book editors believe that cakes sell better than steaks. Is it that people who buy these magazines want to lose weight without losing the very foods that contributed to their […]

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Sleep and exercise tips

Here’s the third in our series on low-carb tips. What’s sleep go to do with low-carb tips? A lot, it turns out. Poor sleep has negative consequences for the hormones that control hunger, appetite and weight: Increases ghrelin, the hunger hormone – you eat more Decreases leptin, the satiety hormone – your body doesn’t tell […]

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7 low carb food tips

Low-carb food: In last week’s blog, we introduced the idea of Food Tips, Kitchen Tips, and Sleep & Exercise Tips that will help make changing to a low-carb eating pattern easier. Today we’re diving into some detail relating to low-carb food tips. 1. Pre-plan your meals and shopping Getting to the supermarket without a plan, […]

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Low carb tips

Changing your eating patterns is not always easy, especially if you’re eliminating some of the staples you’re used to. These low-carb tips make it easier. Food Tips Pre-plan your meals and shopping Buy fresh whole foods Minimise packaged & processed foods Herbs & spices create flavoursome meals Eat every meal from a plate Don’t eat […]

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The temptation factor

Anyone falling victim to the temptation factor or with a problem giving up certain foods may want to rethink their access to those foods. An experiment into candy consumption found that more candy is eaten when it sits in see-through bowls within arm’s reach compared to when in opaque bowls in the same location. When […]

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Meal prep for beginners

“Meal prep is the key to success” This is one of the secrets to being able to stick to your healthy eating plan. The saying “Fail to plan plan to fail” is true when it comes to changing eating habits. Without planning, motivation and conscious thought is required to create suitable meals. This is all […]

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