We undertook one of the largest and complex diet and lifestyle intervention studies in Australia with type 2 diabetics and found those on a low-carb diet require 40 per cent less diabetes medication and was three times more effective at reducing blood glucose spikes.
Our survey results have found that most Aussies tend to over-think and have too high expectations of themselves when dieting, which can derail the best intentions.
Recently, two regulated, voluntary systems were introduced for use on food packaging in Australia to help consumers to make informed choices. However, as good as the intentions of these systems can be, they’ll amount to very little if no one reads or trusts them. That’s why we’ve conducted a survey with over 1,700 South Australians to see what they care about in food labels and were surprised to find a majority one in three felt country of origin was most significant – above nutritional information or ingredients.
In a first for Australia, our Diet Types survey is designed to identify personality and behavioural traits that can make or break a diet.
Given many Australians are already frequently over-indulging, eating healthy during the party season can be particularly hard. But it doesn’t have to be.
The Christmas countdown has begun in earnest and many Australians are now braving the supermarkets to buy the centerpiece of most feasts – a turkey. But, given an estimated 75% of turkey sales are this time of year, it’s safe to assume us Aussies don’t eat turkey very often and – if we’re honest – most of us probably have
The bacteria that call our intestines home have been implicated in everything from our mental health and sleep, to weight gain and cravings for certain foods.
The results are in for the Healthy Diet Score 2016 report – and it’s time for a reality check on what we are eating.
A recent scientific review found that dairy consumption in the context of controlled calories may actually enhance weight loss and body composition changes – but it won’t work for everyone.