Felicity Curtain

Dietitian

Tag Archive for ‘weight loss’

The ‘new’ Atkins diet- haven’t we moved past this?

Have you heard of Atkins? Dieting fads have been around almost as long as modern nutrition, and today these quick-fix, results-guaranteed, scientifically suspect diet crazes are a serious money-making machines, with the ‘diet industry’ crossing almost $800 million annually in Australia. One funny thing about fad diets is that, much like fashion, they wind up being recycled again and again over the decades. Who would have guessed we’d be wearing […]

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5 of the Best Nutrition Headlines this week

Today marks my first attempt at a bi-weekly post! The plan is each Friday to update you all with what I deem to be ‘5 of the Best.’ Depending on the goings-on of the week this could be anything from recipes, to latest news and controversies. This week I thought I’d start off with 5 of the  Best Nutrition headlines from the week  (with a few being slightly older than […]

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The Blood Type Diet

Have you heard of the blood type diet – eating in line with what your blood type dictates?  I’d known of this trend for years, and to say I was sceptical is an understatement. However, it was only after discovering my own blood type in a Physiology class at uni that I became curious as to the ‘science’ behind the diet, and whether or not it made any sense…

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Butter or Margarine – Which is Better?

The butter/margarine debate is rife amongst health professionals and food consumers alike, with numerous arguments for each in regards to their effects on health.  Having had little interest in the stuff myself, I have never entered the debate actively; however, enthusiasts from both camps will offer passionate reasons why the opposing team should be shelved. So I set out to find the facts…

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Slim Pasta

Marketed as the answer to a carb-fearing pasta lover, ‘SlimPasta’ is a relatively new product on the shelves of Australian supermarkets.  Boasting as little as 8 calories per serve – as well as no fat, no gluten, and a huge serving of fibre – it seems this vegetable based pasta alternative is too good to be true.  So being the natural sceptic that I am, particular in regard to ‘diet’ […]

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The 5:2 Diet

The search for an easy, sustainable and non-tedious diet is never-ending. The latest weight loss diet to hit our shores is based on the principle that you can eat ‘whatever you want,’ for five days a week, and for the remaining two days, consume around a quarter of your usual calories.  This equates to around 500 calories (a bit over 2000 kilojoules) for women, and around 600 calories (2500 kilojoules) […]

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Purple Food Diet Not So Crazy

Just when you thought you’d heard every crazy diet trend, it’s now been alleged that Mariah Carey is following a ‘Purple Food Diet’, – eating only purple foods for three days each week to shift her baby weight. A source tells us that her favourite purple picks are plums, grapes and eggplant, and that she has already lost 10 pounds!

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