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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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Would a sugar tax work?

The  movement toward the introduction of a sugar tax appears to be having an impact. The World Health Organisation has weighed in (excuse the pun) suggesting that a 20% increase in the retail price of sugary drinks would curb consumption enough to make a difference. “Consumption of free sugars, including products like sugary drinks, is […]

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10 common weight loss myths

An interesting discussion this week exposed some common weight loss myths. We all think we know, but sometimes what we’ve been led to believe might not match the facts. Here are some of the points brought up in the discussion.  1: If I eat less and exercise more I’ll lose weight This might work for […]

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Does marketing influence you?

If you’re like many people, you unconsciously tune out when ads appear on TV. It seems the marketing influence around of some of our most maligned products are taking note, and finding far more subtle ways of influencing our buying and consumption behaviours. The ABC TV program Gruen looked at sugar advertising, both past and […]

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