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Bite sized news and advice to help you with your goals and guide you along your health journey. We’ll be covering easy and digestible topics about all things health, wellness and nutrition.

Why walking every day is so beneficial

When it comes to walking for your health, some is better than none! Walking is simple, free and one of the easiest ways to get more active. Walking is a great low-impact exercise and is a fantastic introduction to physical activity with loads of benefits. Lite n’ Easy Health and Well-being Advisor Hailey Holmes explains why.

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Your biggest weight loss questions are answered!

When people say they are trying to lose weight, they usually mean that they are trying to lose fat. But fat is not the only part of our body that has a mass – our muscles, bones, blood, organs and even the water inside our body all contributes to our body weight. But there is more to consider than just the scales when it comes to weight loss plateaus, measuring health and tracking progress.

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Which is more important: diet or exercise?

Have you ever heard that you can’t out-exercise a bad diet? Every day new studies about diet, lifestyle and health pop up so it can be pretty tricky to keep up to date with the latest research. Lite n’ easy Dietitian Sarah Cinar takes a look what the evidence says about the role of diet and exercise in weight loss: is one more important than the other or, are they equally as important?

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How to reach your health goals sooner

Research shows that a combined diet and exercise program can provide greater long-term weight loss than a diet or exercise only program. That’s why Lite n' Easy developed Jump Start ActiveATE, a six-week, combined nutrition and exercise program to help you achieve and maintain your health and weight loss goals sooner. Lite n' Easy dietitian Ashleigh Jones explains how.  

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What should you eat to manage diabetes?

Lite n’ Easy dietitian Ashleigh Jones shares her simple tips to help you avoid confusion and manage diabetes without missing out on your favourite meals and left feeling deprived.

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The facts on fibre

We talk a lot about the health benefits of different nutrients but fibre is often forgotten about when people are trying to eat more healthily. It can be tricky for many of us to get enough fibre each day, especially if we aren’t actively trying to do so. If you are wanting to improve your overall health, and especially your gut health, then getting enough dietary fibre is a great place to start. Let’s take a look at why fibre is worth getting excited about and, more importantly, why we need to focus on getting more of it.

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Demystifying NDIS meal preparation and delivery funding

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) provides funding to eligible people with a disability based on their individual needs. Every NDIS participant has an individual plan, with different goals and varying levels of funding. Importantly, NDIS participants control the support they receive, when they receive it, and who provides it. Lite n’ Easy is now a national registered provider for meal preparation and delivery – but what does this mean?

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Do you know how many serves of vegetables you need?

Did you know that only 7.5% of Australians are meeting their daily recommended intake of 5 serves of veggies per day? It’s no secret that veggies are healthy for us, but to have a broad goal to just ‘eat more vegetables’ is not measurable and often not sustainable. Lite n’ Easy Dietitian Fleur Lesslie shares her top tips for going 'meat free' for a week.

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Exercise for the right reasons

This week we are celebrating Exercise Right Week. This year’s theme is “Exercise for the Right Reasons”. So what are the right reasons? Unfortunately, many people view exercise as some sort of chore, punishment, or merely an adjunct to weight loss. Lite n’ Easy’s Senior Wellbeing Advisor Bell Silverthorne highlights all the great things exercise brings to our lives – so many physical, mental, and social health benefits.

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Which milk is best for you?

Almond, soy, skim, low-fat, full cream... With so many types of milk and milk alternatives on the market, it can be hard to know which product you should choose. Accredited Practising Dietitian Ashleigh Jones has some tips to help you choose the right milk for your needs

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Can a vegetarian diet help you lose weight?

You may have heard the buzz over the years that following a vegetarian diet is better for your health, and you’ve probably read magazine articles featuring a celeb or two who swore off meat and animal products and “magically” lost weight. So, does ditching meat automatically equal weight loss? Will it really help you live longer and be healthier overall? Lite n’ Easy dietitian Larissa Robbins debunks the myths about turning to a vegetarian diet to lose weight.

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Why the hype around protein?

Unless you have been living under a rock you would have heard people talking about “eating more protein”, but why? Protein is well known for having a role in muscle building and that’s why many think that it is only needed for people who go to the gym or exercise regularly. But protein is actually required for all of our bodies. Lite n’ Easy dietitian Sarah Cinar dives into what protein is, why we need it and most importantly how much we actually need.

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