How to convert kilojoules to Calories - Catherine Saxelby's Foodwatch
Just like yards became metres and pounds became grams, so Calories have become kilojoules. Kilojoules are the metric equivalent of Calories and have replaced Calories in Australia and many other metric countries. Yet they're very confusing, especially to my US visitors who have always only known Calories (lucky for me, I grew up with Calories then had to learn kilojoules!)
What does 8,700 kilojoules look like? - Catherine Saxelby's Foodwatch
8,700 is a magic number in nutrition. It’s the number of kilojoules (kJ) that is the “average” intake for adults in Australia, if the surveys are correct. It’s widely used as a benchmark figure and as the basis of food labels such as the Percent Daily Intake values. Recently kilojoules have appeared on fast food menu boards and they use 8,700 as the yardstick to assess their foods against. Here's my take on it.
Product Review: Konjac (low-cal) noodles - Catherine Saxelby's Foodwatch
Looking to lose weight, gain energy, improve your health or find quick, simple and tasty recipes? Catherine Saxelby's Foodwatch has it all
Beat sugar cravings with these 20 sweet treats – a visual guide - Catherine Saxelby's Foodwatch
We all know that fresh fruit is the healthiest way to end a meal but sometimes it just doesn’t cut it. Your body sends out signals for something small, decadent and sweet to finish off your dinner. Just enough to satisfy without blowing the whole day’s intake. Just enough to rein in a craving. When a sweet craving strikes, try ONE of these 20 treats that range from healthy to semi-healthy and then indulgent – depending on your mood and what’s on offer.
Catherine comments - Catherine Saxelby's Foodwatch
I'm often contacted by journalists and media for a comment or to give my take on a hot new issue. Or to review a new diet book that's just been published. Here I've summarised the latest things I've said in magazines, radio, TV and online. It's my opinion on everything from the obesity crisis to cutting back on sugar to eating Raw.
Product review: Lactose-free yoghurts side-by-side - Catherine Saxelby's Foodwatch
Ever felt overwhelmed when browsing the yoghurt section in your supermarket? There's so much to choose from - natural, flavoured, fruit, probiotic, Greek, dessert-like and kids yoghurts to name a few. But what about those who are lactose intolerant and who can't digest the natural sugar lactose found in milk and yoghurt? Is there a yoghurt for them too? Guest review by dietitian Hannah Gilbert
4-step guide to avoiding additives - Catherine Saxelby's Foodwatch
Are you suspicious of additives with their long, strange chemical names and code numbers? Well maybe you should be. Not just because some are considered harmful but because additives are usually indicators that a food is over-processed, cheap and manufactured. The stuff that keeps forever in your cupboard! Don’t misunderstand me, additives don't automatically mean a food is unhealthy - excess fat, salt and sugar also do that. But additives do flag that the food is mass-produced and has a…