Diet Blog - Nutrition

Can You Lose Weight On A Raw Food Diet?

Friday, 27 July 2012
Perhaps you’ve heard of this diet that’s popular in vegetarian and vegan circles, but certainly not limited to it. The raw food diet requires you at least 75 percent of your dietary intake to be raw fruits and vegetables, and in some non-vegetarian cases, raw meat and fish as well! Other acceptable products incude dehydrated foods like dried fruit, nuts and seeds, and fresh fruit or vegetable juices. You are not allowed to eat beans, salt, potatoes (considered inedible when raw), or drink alcohol or coffee.

Animal Vs. Vegetable Protein: Which Is Healthier?

Thursday, 26 July 2012
When most people think of protein, products such as meat, eggs, and fish come to mind. Many don’t realize that you can get protein from vegetables as well. But these proteins are not built alike: below we’ll attempt to shed some light on the difference between the two so you can make the right choices for your protein intake.

The Secret of MCTs: Why You Should Incorporate Good Fats Into Your Diet

Thursday, 26 July 2012
Everyone knows that too much fat in your diet is bad, but most weight loss programs and resources neglect to clarify there are good fats that can actually help you lose weight. Welcome to the wonderful world of Medium-Chain Triglycerides, otherwise known as MCTs! You’ll be sure to find them a helpful tool in your journey to your slimmer self.

The Many Benefits of Chocolate

Monday, 16 July 2012

Like anyone trying to shed the kilos, you probably know that foods high in sugar and fat are bad news for your diet. If you’re a chocolate lover, this is nothing short of devastating, but cry no more: a flurry of research studies have shown that eating chocolate in moderate amounts offers some amazing health benefits, including losing weight.

Why You Should Switch From Eating White Bread to Wholemeal Bread

Thursday, 15 March 2012

Next time you're at the supermarket and you're considering choosing white bread over wholemeal, think twice because the difference you're getting is more than mere preference. Wholemeal bread is more nutritious, lowers your risk of some deadly diseases, and fills you up quicker. Numerous studies in recent years have put it beyond any doubt which is the healthier bread. Read on to find out some of the biggest benefits to eating wholemeal, or whole wheat, bread.

Diet and satiety

Saturday, 20 August 2011

New Australian research has suggested that just four weeks of consuming a diet high in fat can modify a person's palate, so that you are less able to taste fat properly- which means you may not be able to recognize when you are full and satisfied.


Response to fat helps the body to recognize fullness and satiety. Basically, the more fat you consume on a regular basis, the more likely you are to overeat at meals and feel urges to eat in between. The good news is, eating a diet low in fat can over time actually make you feel more full on fewer calories.


How healthy is your muesli?

Thursday, 27 September 2012

Muesli can be a great healthy choice for breakfast- but be careful which brand you choose. Make sure you check the nutritional panel before you pick out your muesli, as some varieties may contain as much sugar so Coco Pops, or even more fat than a McDonalds Double Quarter Pounder.


Recent research by consumer organization Choice has revealed that many popular muesli products may actually be doing more harm to your healthy eating plan than good. After testing 159 different brands of muesli, Choice has released a report that warns consumers to take the fat and sugar content of products into consideration. (The full report is available here www.choice.com.au/muesli.)

In a nutshell

Tuesday, 9 August 2011

Nuts are a great addition to any healthy eating plan. Full of healthy fats, dietary fibre, amino acids, plant sterols and a range of essential vitamins and minerals, nuts are some of the most nutrient dense foods, and just a small handful can give you a great range of health benefits. In fact, recent studies have suggested that adding nuts into your diet can almost half your risk of heart disease.

Each nut tree has its own unique nutritional makeup, with a range of vitamins and minerals including folate, magnesium, potassium, zinc, copper and vitamin E. Here are some of the health benefits of different nuts…

Fat-burning foods

Thursday, 4 August 2011
There’s no magic weight loss food- but there are foods you can add to your diet plan that will help give your metabolism a boost, allowing you to burn more fat, more quickly. Give some of these a try!

Berries

Fibre is an essential diet weapon- it keeps you feeling full and satisfied, helping you to eat less throughout the day without compromising on your energy levels. There are plenty of ways to get more fibre in your diet- but one of the best (and the most delicious!) are berries. One cup of raspberries gives you 8 grams of fibre; a cup of blackberries has 7.4 grams and blueberries have 3.5 grams. Whether you buy them fresh or frozen, add some berries into your diet plan and enjoy the sweet, delicious taste, while you beat hunger pangs.


Stay healthy in winter

Thursday, 28 July 2011
Beat off colds and flus this winter by keeping your immune system strong. Over the colder months, it’s easy to start feeling run down and lethargic, but if you keep your body supported with all the right vitamins and nutrients, you can keep your energy levels up and fight off illness. Here are some top tips for staying healthy in winter… 

Drink lots of water

Stay hydrated in winter by making an effort to get your two litres each day. A glass of water might be the last thing you feel like on an icy winter day, but it’s actually one of the best things for you! Even though you’re not sweating like in summer, your body needs plenty of fluids to keep your body hydrated. And when you have a cold or flu, increase your water intake to around 10 glasses a day to help make up for lost fluids, speeding up your recovery. 
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