Knowing what makes up a healthy diet can be really confusing. New fads and fast fixes appear weekly. At the same time, the rise of celebrity chefs and TV cooking – while admittedly entertaining – has made preparing food seem complex and often unachievable.
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Three huge new studies of more than half a million people are casting significant doubts on 'keto' and other low-carb diets. Because sugar is a carb, many keto dieters drastically reduce their sugar intake - but they eliminate healthier carbs too. The studies found that focusing on healthy, plant-based, whole foods is a better long-term strategy than dieting.
Taryn Brumfitt has a bone to pick.
"It’s no wonder the Kayla Itsineses of the world are making millions and millions of dollars, she has the perfect business model -- create a problem and provide a short term solution that results in repeat business," she says. Ultimately, this promise of "bikini nirvana" only leave women feeling frustrated. Here's why.
In 2015, we posted these top tips from the CSIRO on how to keep your diet healthy over the food-filled Easter long weekend, so here's a timely reminder on just a few of the ways you can keep yourself from piling on the kilos.
Many of us have lost weight to feel better about our bodies before donning a bathing suit for a beach holiday, or getting into that just-too-tight outfit for a special occasion. But old habits die hard, and before we know it we’ve started eating that chocolate cake and stopped going to the gym. Soon after losing the weight, we find ourselves back where we started – or worse. This is called yo-yoing.
We don't often discuss the mental impact of restrictive diets such as Whole30 (no "inflammatory" foods), keto (low carb, high fat) or paleo (foods supposedly eaten during the Palaeolithic era). People like to tout the weight loss and mood-boosting effects of these diets, but experts say they can push some of us toward disordered eating.
It's that time of year again - when we are inundated with information about what the next great wellness blogger will be instagramming non-stop as a cure-all for, well, all.
So what do the experts make of this year's biggest trends - hemp, proats, flexatarianism, adaptogens, kanuka and seaweed? I spoke to nutritionist Catherine Saxelby from Foodwatch to find out.
Bright and beautiful fruits. Hearty whole grains. Vitamin packed vegetables in the most delicious of sauces. Are you ready for this? Here are some of our best tips, tricks, and advice on eating healthy.
I worked in a bakery once. If a biscuit broke, we couldn't sell it, so naturally I would dispose of the evidence in the most delicious way possible. Sometimes I'd be filling doughnuts with icing and it would smell so good and at the end there would be some leftover icing. A little taste couldn't hurt, right?
We asked, and you delivered -- how do you work near junk food without pigging out? From bringing a sensible lunch to developing weird habits, here are the strategies that worked for you.