In an ideal world, we’d all have the time to sit down to a healthy, balanced breakfast feast before starting each day. But, let’s get real! Most days, that ain’t gonna happen! Instead of running out the door empty, or going to work via the drive-thru, cereal is a convenient option. But, the problem with…

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I like to think that we can trust researchers to report the facts correctly. Especially when it comes to nutrition and health! However, newly released historical documents show otherwise. During the 60’s, the sugar industry paid researchers to down play the link between sugar and heart disease and shift the blame to fat. This research…

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You’ve heard it a million times: breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Given the rush that most of us are in every morning, this advice is often not adhered to. However, given the long list of scientifically proven breakfast health benefits, we would all do well to make breakfast a steadfast part of our…

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As our official national day approaches, I’m sure many of you are planning your Australia Day celebrations. It’s a time when we parade our national pride and celebrate everything Australian. Although there are many organised events, many of us celebrate this day with family and friends. And, like many other celebrations in summer, there are…

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Hmmm… a healthy Christmas? Let’s be honest, that does sound something like an oxymoron. But it is possible. And more than possible, it’s important if you want to avoid that dreaded holiday bulge. Healthy Christmas – really? So the big question is: how can you achieve a healthy Christmas? Here are some great ideas that you…

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Are your food cravings thwarting your efforts to lose weight? So you have the best of intentions to eat correctly… But try as you might, you still find yourself desperately seeking high-calorie low-nutrient foods. It’s not your fault. The primitive part of your brain is wired to have these types of food cravings. Seriously. But…

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The Melbourne Cup Carnival started on 12 September. You might be well into the festivities by now. For most of us, Emirates Melbourne Cup Day in a few days’ time (3 November) marks the start of a month of merriment. As we all know, the Melbourne Cup Carnival is a delight for the senses: colour…

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So you’re doing all the right things: working out, getting enough sleep, and eating healthily. In fact, your diet consists entirely of healthy foods. Or is that just what clever marketing has led you to believe? Put down that gluten-free muffin and read on… So-called healthy foods that aren’t healthy after all You’d be surprised…

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There’s been a lot of confusion about whether or not you should include grains in your diet. This is largely due to many people claiming that grains contribute to weight gain and disease. So what is the truth about grains? Like any significant change to your diet, this should not be attempted on a whim.…

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 Want to eat out and stay healthy? All of us eat out from time to time. With social occasions, business meetings, and so on, it’s virtually impossible to avoid restaurants. Unfortunately the effects can start to show on the scale. How then can you eat out and stay healthy? Obviously you need to limit the…

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