Diet Blog

Understand fats and how they should be used in your diet

Thursday, 24 April 2014

Fats are an essential part of our diet, largely used to provide energy and support growth. Fats are the most concentrated source of energy available to our body. However, the average Australian eats far more fat than required for good health, further increasing the difficulty of weight loss.

The main problem with consuming excess dietary fat is the effect on weight gain. Fat has double the amount of calories compared to carbohydrate and protein, therefore a reduction in fat intake is a priority for reducing total calorie intake. Also, a high fat intake, independent of weight, has been linked to health conditions such as high blood cholesterol, coronary heart disease, and colon cancer.

To understand this further we need to look at the different types of fat are and how they are used in our body. Sustainability is a major factor and a healthy food intake should incorporate changes that are long-term.

Low calorie chocolate pudding

Thursday, 24 April 2014
Get your sweet fix without the guilt! This scrumptious chocolate pudding gives you a diet-friendly way to enjoy your desert, with just 61 calories and 0.3 grams of fat in each serve. Plus, itís packed with over 8 grams of protein, so it will keep the late-night munchies at bay.

Spinach, onion and feta quiche

Monday, 21 April 2014

This quiche combines spinach, onion and feta in a tasty, low-fat meal that can be fit into your diet plan. Itís crustless, but the flour makes a crispy outer edge that makes it less messy to serve and eat. Each serving has only 140 calories, with 5.5 grams of fat and 13.5 grams of carbs. It also has over 10 grams of protein, so itís a great healthy choice when you want something warm and tasty this winter. Itís easy to make, and can be prepared and cooked in just 45 minutes. This recipe makes about 6 servings, so itís a great healthy meal for the whole family to enjoy!

Pack some Nutrition by Planning Ahead

Monday, 21 April 2014
Preparation is the key to losing weight so you never get caught out without having healthy food options by your side. This will reduce the chances of you popping into fast food chains, Deliís or Cafes for a Ďquick bite to eatí, or give in to the office vending machine, that could cost you hundreds of calories. So by planning ahead for you lunches and snacks will encourage you to stick to your new healthy eating plan less likely just to grab Ďanythingí to fill the hole. It is not a difficult task to prepare lunch, but it requires you to establish a new routine and do some preparation. Something your body and bank account will be grateful for.

How to stop sugar cravings

Thursday, 17 April 2014
We all know how unbearable those cravings for chocolate, chips and cakes can be when weíre trying to lose weight. Here are some ways to pull that sweet tooth and stop sabotaging your weight loss efforts...

Crunchy kale chips

Thursday, 17 April 2014
Satisfy your chip craving without all the calories! These easy-to-make, surprisingly delicious kale chips are a great, unique snack to ward off that afternoon hunger, with only 66 calories per serve.
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