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Meal Replacement Shakes

With winter coming to an end in a few days’ time and summer just around the corner, many people turn to meal replacement shakes to shed a few kilos. Before you decide to swap your morning cereal for a liquid breakfast have a read through the following information to see if meal replacement shakes are the best option for you. What are meal replacement shakes? The two main types Partial meal replacement: Replace 1-2 of your daily meals Total meal replacement or Very-Low Calorie Diet (VLCD): All meals replaced. Commonly used for overweight/obese individuals and prior to surgery Portion-controlled ‘meals’ that assist with weight loss by reducing your calorie intake that are available in supermar

Nuts About Coconut Oil! Part 1

Coconut Oil It is all the rage at the moment, think ‘superfood’; ‘fat-burner’ you get my drift. Non-scientific words aside, how does this product really stack up nutritionally. Is it as good for you as that Facebook post you just scrolled through or that magazine you just read make you believe it is? To help answer this question, read on to find out more. One of the most common coconut products and becoming ever more present in the diet of the general population. Promoted by many as a ‘fat-burner’ has resulted in the every day person trying to lose weight jumping on the band-wagon and including coconut oil in their diet. To understand why simply consuming coconut oil is not likely to make yo

Mid Week Dinner Dilemmas

Would you like dinner on the table in a flash? Try one of the recipes below and feed your family with a quick, healthy meal that is not only good for you but tastes great too! Healthy Lamb Burgers with Sweet Potato Chips Serves 4 Ingredients: 3-4 sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into chips Olive oil spray 300g lamb mince 1 large zucchini, grated 1 large carrot, coarsely grated 2 tablespoons chopped coriander 1/2 cup fresh wholegrain breadcrumbs 1 egg 4 wholegrain rolls, halved and lighly toasted 1 avocado Salad vegetables (eg. Lettuce, spinach, tomato, cucumber, beetroot etc) Method: Preheat oven to 180°C. Line a tray with baking paper. Place sweet potato chips on tray, spray with oil, turnin

The Dieting Cycle

So you have decided to go on a diet…again! You try to restrict food to lose weight, you feel deprived of the foods you are restricting, you give into temptation and eat the ‘forbidden’ food whilst thinking, ‘I shouldn’t be having this.’ You eat it quickly, don’t enjoy it and probably eat more than you should! You feel better for a short time but then the guilt sets in…you feel uncomfortable, like a failure and angry at yourself for not having the strength to resist temptation. You may restrict again to counteract the amount of ‘forbidden’ food you just had…then the cycle starts all over again! Does this sound like you? Can you relate to what I have just said? If so, continue reading for tips

Exercise for the Underactive and Overactive Child

There is no question that children are becoming more sedentary, and moving much less than previous generations. According to Australia’s Physical Activity and Sedentary Behaviour Guidelines, young children should accumulate at least 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity every day. And to achieve additional health benefits, children should engage in more activity – up to several hours per day. Why is it so important for children to exercise? Improves self-esteem Mental health benefits Helps promote healthy growth and good weight control Social opportunities to make friends Helps development skills Builds strong bones and muscles Improves posture But there are also plenty of chi

Milk – The Era Of Too Many Choices!

Gone are the days where milk was simply milk. Some 50 years ago, rich, creamy full fat milk, nothing added, just milk, was delivered to your door and was what everyone drank. Wind the clock forward to today and suddenly we have more types of milk than we do days in the week! From cow’s milk to almond milk to A2 milk, our choices are endless! Yes it is great to have choice but like a lot of things when we have to many choices deciding which one is best can create some confusion. To help you decide what is best for you and your family read on to learn more about the different types of milk gracing your local supermarket shelf. Almond Milk A very popular choice among those wanting to avoid dai

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