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Why Diets Don’t Work – and What to Do Instead

How many diets have you tried? One? 20? More? If you are still struggling with weight loss, the hard truth is probably becoming clear to you: diets don’t work.The word “diet” often simply refers to your daily food and drink, but we also know it in its more insidious form: a word that describes temporary, restrictive, and typically futile attempts to lose weight, including gimmicks and…

Can What You Eat Have an Impact on Your Anxiety?

Everyone knows that what you eat can affect your physical health, but did you know that it may also have an impact on your mental health? Anxiety is a prevalent psychological disorder affecting millions of people, and a growing body of evidence suggests a link between anxiety and diet.The relationship between mental health and food is a complex one. Your body has specific nutritional needs, and…

Can Caffeine Help You Lose Weight?

When it comes to losing weight, many people are willing to try just about anything. You may have heard rumours that upping your caffeine intake can help you shed unwanted kilos by increasing your metabolism. However, the truth is that no evidence points to this. It’s possible that caffeine may give you a temporary energy boost that makes it easier to convince yourself to put on your running…

How to Pack Winning School Lunches

Healthy lifelong nutrition habits begin in childhood. If you pack lunch for your school-age child each day, it’s important to include a variety of healthy foods. When children eat well, they do better in school – focusing longer, concentrating more, and behaving better. Sending your child to school with a healthy lunch can help them learn well and be happier and more energetic throughout t…

How Often Should You Weigh Yourself?

When you’re trying to lose weight, it’s natural to want to check your progress often to see how you’re doing. You want to know whether your efforts are paying off, and how quickly. How often should you weigh yourself to ensure that you get the motivation you need without becoming discouraged?First, keep in mind the scale is only one measure of your weight-loss success. Total body weight is…

Is Dried Fruit a Healthy Snack?

In your search for healthy, convenient snacks, you’ve probably come across dried fruit as a suggestion on more than one list or website. Dried fruit is certainly delicious, but is it really a healthy snack? The answer is complex.It’s true that dried fruits such as raisins, currants, and cranberries pack a big nutritional punch. That’s because as water is removed, the fibre and nutrients…

How to Handle People Who Undermine Your Weight-Loss Goals

It’s a frustrating fact of life that when you’re trying to slim down, the people you should be able to count on for support often become your greatest obstacles. How many times have you heard things like, “Just one piece won’t hurt,” or, “Don’t bother losing weight. You look great!” Whether consciously or subconsciously, people who say these things are sabotaging your diet – or…

Eat Healthier with This Easy Swap

Sometimes, “simple swaps” aren’t so simple – or appetising. However, there is one food you should always keep on hand for a nutritious and diet-friendly substitution in many of your recipes: cottage cheese. Cottage cheese is creamy and rich and can stand in for such decadent ingredients as butter, heavy cream, and cream cheese with lots of protein and significantly less fat. Try using…

Trying to Lose Weight? 3 Things to Stop Doing Now

Are you trying to lose weight but not seeing the results you want? It can be extremely frustrating to feel like you’re doing your best and the scale just won’t cooperate. The solution could be as simple as identifying a few common mistakes that could be keeping you from losing the weight. Here are three things to stop doing now if you’re trying to slim down.1. Underestimating the amount of…

Australians Still Consuming Too Much Salt

Australian men and women are consuming far too much salt despite health warnings about the higher risk of heart disease associated with excess salt intake. The World Health Organization recommends eating no more than five grams of salt per day, yet many of us eat nearly twice that much or more.Part of the reason for the high average salt intake may be common misconceptions. For example, peo…

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