Category Archives for Low Carb

Dietitian v’s dietflex coach – the difference

“A dietitian is a person with a qualification in nutrition and dietetics recognised by national authority [s]. The dietitian applies the science of nutrition to the feeding and education of groups of people and individuals in health and disease.” (Source) The differentiation between nutrition and dietetics is not universal. In Australia all dietitians are nutritionists, […]

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What’s Happening With Your Blood Sugar?

We all eat. Some of us eat whatever is available, some follow the patterns of our childhood, while others turn it into a more scientific practice. Whatever the strategies that influence your food choices, it’s worth questioning whether they’re doing the best job for stable blood sugar levels. Think about these questions: Do you crave […]

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The Keto Diet

The Keto Diet is gaining interest from those fed up with trying to lose weight. It all sounds promising, but it is all it’s cracked up to be?  Firstly, what is The Keto Diet? Also known as very-low-carb, low-carb / high-fat, ketogenic etc, it involves eating sufficient protein and fat to avoid hunger, whilst avoiding […]

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When protein balls are not protein balls

I was talking with my sister a few weeks ago, and she mentioned that she had made some protein balls. Great, I thought, that’s an excellent snack and so much better for the kids than a bag of chips. As we talked, it became obvious that what she had made were carb balls, not protein […]

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Diet for Diabetes

We’re in the middle of Diabetes Week, and to draw attention to the role diet for diabetes, particularly in the management of Type 2 Diabetes, we’d like to introduce two of our lovely clients. Most treatments for Type 2 Diabetes (T2D) treat the symptoms rather than the cause. T2D is a disorder of carbohydrate metabolism, […]

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Salad is not boring

Even though it’s still November, with hot weather well and truly here mums everywhere are trying to convince their families that salad is not boring. Cooking in the heat becomes a real chore and salads take priority – if for no other reason than to keep the kitchen cool. Most people have a “fall back” salad […]

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Bronnie’s adding carbs

Most people who are overweight are capable of losing weight by finding the diet that works for their body, but despite popular belief there is no diet that will work for every body. It’s necessary to find a process that allows you to lose weight while discovering exactly what your body can tolerate. Bronnie has […]

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Is your “healthy” diet making you FAT?

We often hear the terms “fatty foods” and “fattening” and these generally refer to deep fried fast foods and pizzas. Actually these foods are high-calorie combinations of protein, carbohydrate and fats. They’re typically made worse by being deep-fried in oil. This post does not address oil quality. So how could the foods in this picture […]

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Will the New Australian Dietary Guidelines Stop You Losing Weight?

We accept that it would be politically incorrect for the new 2013 Australian Dietary Guidelines to tag themselves with any descriptive names like: low fat, low GI, low carb, high protein etc. Of course, the guidelines promote ‘energy balance’ and the simplistic message that weight control is all about kilojoules (calories) in versus kilojoules (calories) […]

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