• Hidden sugar

    Exposing the hidden sugar in your diet

    • Nov 14, 2017
    • by Alison McAleese

    We all know that confectionary is full of sugar, but you might be surprised to learn that tomato sauce is about one quarter sugar and a sugary drink contains up to 16 teaspoons of sugar! Where is the sugar hiding in your diet?

  • breakfast jar

    Snack-ification of breakfast

    • Aug 28, 2017
    • by Alison McAleese

    Breakfast is at risk of becoming more of a quick snack than a meal for some Aussies, as the range of breakfast biscuits, bars, drinks and other on-the-go products expands in supermarkets.

  • 5 Foods to Stop Avoiding

    5 foods you can stop avoiding

    • Aug 08, 2017
    • by Alison McAleese

    One day we’re told eggs are good for us, the next day they’re not. This week you might read that carbs are out, until next week when an article says they’re back in. We get it. Knowing what is truly healthy can be confusing! We want to clear the air once and for all on five foods many people think are unhealthy.

  • PUBLIC V EXPERTS

    What is healthy? Experts and public disagree

    • Jul 06, 2017
    • by Alison McAleese

    A new survey by LiveLighter has revealed a huge gap between what the public and nutrition experts think is healthy.

  • Scales and tape measure

    A bit about BMI

    • Jun 16, 2017
    • by Guest Author

    Have you heard of BMI? It's a simple calculation to classify people's weight. It's not perfect though, here's some of the things to be aware of.

  • Sweet potato muffin

    How healthy is your 'natural' food?

    • Aug 25, 2016
    • by Alison McAleese

    It used to be ‘fresh’. Then it was ‘free from’. Now the latest buzzword in food marketing is ‘natural’ and supermarket shelves are bursting with a plethora of ‘natural’ foods derived from ‘nature’ and free from anything ‘artificial’. But does ‘natural’ mean healthy? And can this buzzword help us spot a healthy food? LiveLighter decided to find out.

  • Bathroom scales

    Five things your dietitian wants you to know about weight loss

    • Jul 01, 2016
    • by Anne Finch

    There’s so much information about weight loss out there these days, and it can be confusing.

  • An assortment of breakfast options

    Is breakfast the most important meal of the day?

    • Mar 02, 2016
    • by Alison McAleese

    Breakfast has long been hailed as the most important meal, but is it really that necessary? We explore the evidence to see how it stacks up.

  • Illustration of a man with a mega milkshake in hand

    The mega issue with mega milkshakes

    • Dec 09, 2015
    • by Anne Finch

    Seen the obscene milk shakes all over your social media? You know, the ones that are made in a jar and have two donuts and a full English breakfast on top? I really hate to come over all food-police on this one, but I think we need to settle down with all the extreme foods.

  • Cans of diet drink

    Diet drinks and artificial sweeteners... what's the catch?

    • Nov 19, 2015
    • by Anne Finch

    With so much heat in the sugar debate, a lot of people are looking to reduce their sugar intake. And don't worry, the food industry has noticed!