So today’s question will address this substance once and for all: Is sugar good or bad for you? Continue Reading →
Without doubt, water is our most important nutrient. In fact, seventy-five percent of you, is it. Water, that is. Your body can do without a lot of things for a long time but it can’t survive without H2O for long. More often than not, hydration is the most misunderstood and mis-managed component of our overall health-management plan. Despite the fact that keeping our body well-hydrated is a relatively easy process, many people fail to do so, thereby putting their health at significant risk. Continue Reading →
“Do I want this food or do I need it?” Continue Reading →
“Where are you getting your advice?” Australian scientists Garry Egger and Sam Egger separate truth from fiction in the quest for weight loss. There is a great deal of misunderstanding about weight loss, which extends well beyond the public to health professionals.
Nutritional Advice by dietitian Alison Baldwin Snacks are a great way to help keep your energy levels steady and your mind alert until your next full meal. However, it’s important to pay attention to what types of snacks you eat and choose healthy, nutritious snacks.
Snacks play an important role for different groups of people: Continue Reading →
Reading nutrition labels Knowing about what you eat is an important part of looking after your health and wellbeing. Food labels carry information about the food such as the nutrition panel, ingredient list, allergens, country of origin and advisory statements. Most manufactured foods need a label, with a few exceptions such as those sold in very small packages. It’s good to remember that some of the healthiest food may not have a label, such as fruit, vegetables and fresh meat.
Nutritional Advice by dietician Alison Baldwin To maintain your weight, your energy intake needs to equal the energy you use. If you use more energy than you eat and drink, you will lose weight. On the other hand, if you eat more than you use, you will gain weight. The sensible answer to losing excess body fat is to make small healthy changes to your eating and exercise habits. These changes should be things that you can maintain as part of your lifestyle – that way you will lose weight and keep it off.
There’s no magic weight loss potion Dieting has led to many unhealthy misconceptions about weight loss. There are no magical foods or ways to combine foods that melt away excess body fat. To reduce your weight, you need to make small, achievable changes to your lifestyle. You need to change the way you eat and increase your physical activity.