This month's feature product
Khorasan Quinoa Sourdough Bread
Khorasan wheat is an ancient grain type. "Khorasan" refers to a region in the northeast of Iran and is popular for its rich nutty flavor.
Khorasan wheat has a higher protein content and a higher mineral concentration (especially selenium, zinc, and magnesium) than regular wheat.
People who experience gut and bowel issues with regular wheat, may find Khorasan easier to digest.
Melbourne based bread maker’s Edwards, make a delicious Khorasan Quinoa Sourdough Bread available in supermarkets.
Try some for breakfast with a little butter/margarine and vegemite!
Tip: this bread works best as toast and may be a bit heavy for sandwiches...
This month's figureate nutrition tip!
Increase your daily fibre intake and lose weight
figureate RECIPE COLLECTION
- Veggies made more interesting!
- Perfect pizzas
- Slices/Fritattas & Bakes
- Sensational Salads
- Quick & Easy meals for one
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fructose friendly (low FODMAP) recipes available
We have fructose friendly versions of most recipes (for fructose malabsorption and low FODMAP diets) available to figureate clients, along with a range of vegetarian and gluten free recipes.
May Recipe of Month:
Hearty fish stew
June Recipe of Month:
Did you know that 1 avocado can have as many kilojoules (calories) as 6 slices of bread? Enjoy in small amounts.
• Around 90% of my clients who struggle with weight do not plan meals in advance. Read my article 'What are you eating for dinner tonight?' to find out why meal planning is so improtant.
• Want to lose weight? Understanding the kilojoule value of foods and drinks is more important than knowing the amounts of sugar and fat. At figureate we will help you make sense of this.
• Start by making small changes to your day to day eating, these will add up to have a big effect!
• Listen to your body. If you are hungry, make yourself something adequate to eat rather than grazing on bits and pieces.
• After eating, ask yourself "am I still hungry?" rather than "am I full? If you are full, you have eaten too much.
• Remember, eating too much healthy food will also make it harder to control your weight.
• While dark chocolate does have some healthful properties, it has just as many kilojoules (calories) as milk chocolate, so enjoy in small amounts.
• Did you know nuts have more kilojoules (calories) per 100g than chocolate? Nuts are still a healthy choice, just don't eat too many at once!
• Most people lose weight when they start a specific 'diet', what you need to realise is that it is not the 'diet' that is working, but the fact you are eating less kilojoules/calories. Click on the chocolate diet below to understand this further...
The Chocolate Diet - could it work for you?
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figureate's 21 meal in a week Rule
Keep in mind you have 21 meals a week to eat well…
7 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 7 dinners.
If you eat well on 18-19 of these meals, then you can be free to eat whatever you like and indulge on the other 2-3 occasions.
This allows you to enjoy special occasions or eat out without worrying about what you eat!
FOOD NEWS - dispelling some common myths!
Q: Will eating carbohydrates (bread/pasta/potatoes) after 5pm (or 8pm) make me gain weight?
A: No. Eating more food than your body needs leads to weight gain. This food could come in the form of protein, fat, carbohydrate or alcohol.
Q: Is it true that certain food combinations, such as eating potato and meat together, will lead to digestive problems and weight gain?
A: No. It is possible that if you eat too large a portion of one, or both, you may feel full and uncomfortable. Doing this regularly would also lead to weight gain simply because you are eating too much food!
Q: I’ve heard that it’s bad to go to bed on a full stomach, is this true?
A: It is ok to get home from work at 9pm, eat dinner and then go to bed at 10pm. As long as you haven’t eaten an extra meal (ie. you haven’t had an earlier dinner), you will not store extra fat.
For more great tips and real food facts, click on contact to make an appointment today!
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Fructose Malabsorption and Food Intolerance