diet

Eat Healthy Meals With The 'Never Two In A Row' Plan

We all tend to indulge our food cravings once in a while, which means added pounds and broken diets — especially on holidays. Try alternating healthy and unhealthy meals to avoid going on a binge.


How Can We Stop Australians Getting So Fat?

Over the past three decades, the Australasia region has outpaced other regions of the world with the largest absolute increase in adult obesity. Poor diet and high body mass index have overtaken tobacco as the leading risk factors for disease and early death in Australia.


Discover Your 'Gateway Vegetable' To Start Eating Healthier

Healthy eating and weight loss requires vegetables. There’s no way around it. Some of us would rather fill our plates with meat and bread. If you discover a “gateway vegetable” you’ll start eating them more often.


Your Fellow Diners' Appearance May Influence How Much You Eat

There are a lot of things that can influence our food intake: marketing, mindset and that slowly spinning cheesecake in the glass case. A recent study found that who you’re eating with — and whether they’re larger than you — may also affect how much food you actually end up eating.


Taste Test: What Does 'Green' Coke Made From Stevia Leaves Taste Like?

Coca-Cola Life is a new “mid calorie” soft drink for health-conscious cola fans who don’t like the taste of Diet Coke. It’s hero ingredient is Steviol Glycosides, a natural sweetener extracted from the leaves of the stevia plant and mixed with sugar. In addition to containing fewer kilojoules, the end product also has a unique flavour that’s quite unlike any artificial sweetener I’ve tasted. Read on for the full Lifehacker verdict.


Can You Train Your Brain To Crave Healthy Foods?

The mere sight of a slice of gooey chocolate cake, a cheesy pizza, or a sizzling burger can drive us to eat these foods. In terms of evolution we show preference for high calorie foods as they are an important source of energy. We tend to crave these rich, tasty foods not only when we are hungry, but when we are emotional, bored, or stressed out.


Most Diets Can Be Boiled Down To Three Words: Eat More Vegetables

With all the controversy about the “best” or “right” way to diet for better health or to lose weight, it isn’t easy choosing a diet. No worries; they all are variations of the “eat more vegetables” diet.


Five Foods You Should Always Avoid At The Supermarket

Want to stack the nutrition odds in your favour? The key is good food so here are five things to never let into your shopping trolley: lollies, biscuits, sugar-sweetened drinks, potato crisps and processed meats.


Ask LH: What's The Right Combination Of Diet And Exercise?

Hey Lifehacker, I’ve recently started going to the gym, but I’m finding it difficult trying to find a good workout/diet combination. What’s the best combination for someone aiming to get rid of a bit of fat and putting on some muscle?


Parents Can't Tell If Their Kids Are Too Fat Any More

We’ve all heard those phrases that denote a certain blindness to the passage of time. “She looks as young as the day I met her” husbands say of their wives 50 years into married life, or “haven’t they grown”, people tell me of my children. How about “it wasn’t even hot” said the frog, realising too late that he had sat unawares in the pot while the water slowly crept up to boiling point.