The long-term health benefits from living lighter are significant. For those whose weight consistently remains a struggle, or is severely limiting, bariatric surgery could be an option. Far from a quick fix, bariatric procedures are irreversible, require a hospital stay and mean a change in lifestyle.
For those whose weight consistently remains a struggle, or is severely limiting, bariatric surgery could be an option. This is Shaun's story.
We seem to be in the midst of a war against sugar, with so many dietitians, writers, celebrities and politicians joining the fight. But what about salt? Is it still bad for us? Even if it’s fancy now? And are they all the same? (think Himalayan pink salt, flavoured salt, truffled salt, herbed salt, all … Continue reading Train Your Tastebuds to Enjoy Less Salt
The cause of type 2 diabetes is currently unknown, but research indicates there are a range of associated risk factors. Risk factors which cannot be changed include: having a family history of diabetes being over 40 years of age being of Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander, Melanesian, Polynesian, Chinese or Indian subcontinent descent being a woman … Continue reading Could I develop type 2 diabetes?
“Diabetes is one of the largest global health emergencies of the 21st century. Each year more and more people live with this condition, which can result in life-changing complications. In addition to the 415 million adults who are estimated to currently have diabetes, there are 318 million adults with impaired glucose tolerance, which puts them … Continue reading Eat well, get fit and stop smoking to reduce your diabetes risk
Dr Cummings recommends getting organised when it comes to preparing your food so that you can be ready for those moments when you are so hungry you would eat anything and lots of it. Helpful tips for being organised: plan ahead and pre-organise your weekly dinner meals write a shopping list and shop to this … Continue reading Preparation is key
Shovelling in some food in the car on the way from somewhere to somewhere else. Picking up some take away on the way home because there’s just too little time to cook something. Mindlessly eating the last of the Tim Tams because you ate four, so why stop there? Sound familiar? Increasing numbers of us … Continue reading Make healthy eating a priority