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Healthy Food Guide

Healthy Food Guide February 2016

Healthy Food Guide is a monthly magazine that makes it easy for anyone to make healthy eating choices. Every issue contains practical advice from expert dieticians and nutritionists, dozens of tips and ideas to help consumers and those with special diets choose the right products at the supermarket. Plus a month’s worth of healthy recipes, all with a complete nutritional analysis showing kilojoules, fat, protein, carbohydrate, sodium and more.

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12 Issues

in this issue

1 min.
what healthy food guide can do for you

• Healthy Food Guide (HFG) magazine is your complete guide to healthy eating. • HFG recipes use easy-to-find, affordable ingredients, so you can enjoy healthy meals every day. Cook with HFG, and you’ll always enjoy fresh food that excites your taste buds. • HFG recipe writers develop all our meals in collaboration with qualified dietitians, so you’ll see a nutrition analysis alongside every recipe. All our recipes are in line with Australian Dietary Guidelines. We also test each recipe twice to ensure it works and tastes great! • You can trust our advice. All our health information is supported by solid scientific evidence — we don’t look to media fanfare or celebrity endorsements. • Dietitians review all our stories, and we cite all our references in the magazine and online at healthyfoodguide.com.au • Any branded…

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Nutritionist Claire Turnbull tells us she rarely meets anyone who says they eat only because they have to. Enjoying food is normal and we’re hardwired to get a buzz of pleasure from doing it. But we all know what happens when we enjoy that buzz a little too much. And, at this time of year after holidays filled with lounging and eating, it may be time to reassess our relationship with food. As Claire explains in our cover story, How to Make Good Habits Stick (p36), restrictive diets that ‘ban’ certain foods don’t work (for some astonishing scientific proof, see Ditch the Diet, News Bites on p13). So Claire offers some simple and effective strategies that you can live with for life. Meantime, we show you how you can upgrade your…

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your say

Back on track! About five years ago I had a subscription to your magazine, I enjoyed the recipes, devoured the information and I was feeling great. Then the subscription expired and slowly I went back to my old habits. Yesterday I went to see a dietitian and lo and behold, she pulled out Healthy Food Guide as a reference. Today I went to buy a copy and I have made myself promise to never go off the tracks again. Thank you! Keryn Hale, NSW Myths debunked ‘The headlines that are bad for your health’ (Dec 2015) really struck a chord. For years I’ve questioned the need to detox and the truth about superfoods. It was good to have these myths debunked in a responsible manner. Danni Staley, VIC Show us your HFG style! via Instagram Dinner tonight? Another…

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Have your say or share a snapshot of your HFG creation and you could win a collection of four beautifully illustrated cookbooks from Bloomsbury. Included are River Cottage Gluten Free, River Cottage Australia, River Cottage Love Your Leftovers and River Cottage Light & Easy. * Congratulations to this month’s winners — Keryn Hale, Danni Staley and @bakebikeblog1 — who have each won an OTi Organiser pack worth $80. Have your say at healthyfoodguide.com.au, or send us a letter at Locked Bag 5555, St Leonards NSW 1590…

4 min.
news bites

13% That’s the amount you’ll lower your risk of type 2 diabetes by eating two homemade meals each day. Why not take the 7-day cooking challenge during Australia’s Healthy Weight Week (February 15-21) to create homemade meals for a whole week. Sign up for the challenge and find cooking events near you at healthyweightweek.com.au American Heart Association Scientific Sessions, 2015 DINNER DISTRACTIONS Does your family sit down to dinner with the TV blaring, the dog barking and the phone ringing off the hook? A new US study has found that distractions at dinner lead to parents overeating and setting a bad example to their kids. Couple and Family Psychology: Research and Practice, 2015 Food facts & fictions Have you ever wondered... Why Does Asparagus Make Your Wee Smell? This book by Andy Brunning (Hachette Australia, $29.99) answers…

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3 reasons you should rethink your lunch

1 STOP, REVIVE, THRIVE Did you know that four in 10 people skip lunch once a week, usually because they’re too busy to eat? If you feel you’re being more productive by working through your lunchbreak, it’s worth remembering that your brain runs on food, in the form of glucose. So skipping lunch actually hampers your performance. A sandwich on grainy, low-GI bread, or a quick salad with chickpeas and couscous is just what you need to power through the afternoon. 2 DON’T EAT AND TYPE Three out of four of us admit to eating lunch ‘al desko’. Alas, munching while sitting at your desk checking emails means that you are not paying attention to the amount of food you are eating, or really getting much pleasure from it. So step away from…