Eating

When healthy eating becomes an unhealthy obsession

Rose Powell Jordan loved being a vegan. Until it evolved into something far more dangerous.

Calorie counts don't stop poorer people eating fast food, research shows

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Dan Harrison Displaying calorie counts on menu boards at fast food outlets has little influence on the behaviour of poorer people, according to new research.

Eating meat: when less is better for you

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Paula Goodyer The Meat Free Week campaign starts next Monday to raise awareness of the impact of our high meat consumption on animal welfare, as well as on human health and the environment.

Building blocks for healthy eating

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Nicky Phillips Australian researchers are leading a rethink on what a balanced diet really means.

Feelgood effects

Eating for optimal energy

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Susie Burrell Who does not want more energy? An increased sense of vitality and ability to do all the things you want to do without feeling fatigued and constantly running on empty.

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Eat well, spend less

Healthy eating on a shoestring budget

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Melissa Shedden Eating a well-balanced and nutritious diet can put added financial pressure on Australians' hip pockets. Not with these seven clever ideas – your body and wallet will thank you for it.

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Ryan's story

A body of struggle: men and eating disorders

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Alexandra Bathman Wearing a faded T-shirt, dusty trousers and yellow Hard Yakka boots, it's unlikely anybody would ever pick Ryan as a recovered anorexic.

Healthy eating revealed to be costly option

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Lydia Hales A healthy diet hits wallets harder than an unhealthy one, although opting for the latter may not be a bargain in the long run, a study suggests.

Healthy household

Five commandments of healthy eating for families

Susie Burrell Breakfast eaten in the car; a few dollars for a school canteen lunch and three or four different meals, at different times for each family member can ultimately lead to less than ideal family health...

Five-a-day

Eating vegies could slow cancer: studies

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Graham Osborne Can eating your vegies really help to fight cancer and other chronic conditions such as cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes?

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Chaos and control

How stress can feed eating disorders

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Sarah Berry New evidence suggests eating disorders may be sparked by stress.

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Taste for exercise?

Work-off factor a weapon in encouraging healthy eating

Inside Woolworths Town Hall store in Sydney

Sarah Berry Nutrition labels are inconsistent and confusing, and governments around the world are looking for ways to make them easier to understand.

Chew on this

Fixing emotional eating

Eating in secret

Paula Goodyer For emotional eaters dieting is barking up the wrong tree

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'I am eating myself to death'

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Sarah Berry She's had her ups and downs, but Ajay Rochester fears her compulsive eating will kill her.

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Midlife eating disorders - a hidden problem

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Paula Goodyer You don't have to be young and female to have an eating disorder

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Midlife eating disorders - a hidden problem

Paula Goodyer You don't have to be young and female to have an eating disorder

Diet psychology

What's your eating personality?

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Rachel Browne It is the most important tool in weight loss and often the most overlooked. No, it's not a high-tech exercise machine or a set of digital scales. It's the human brain.

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Eating out: a vegetarian's dilemma

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Paula Goodyer If you'd rather eat plants than pork, where do you go?

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Healthy foods you are definitely overeating

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Rachel Clun Thanks to nutritional labelling and education, most of us know or have a rough idea how much junk food makes an acceptable portion.

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How healthy is your relationship with food?

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Paula Goodyer According to an expert who specialises in eating disorders, tuning into your body's inner appetite signals is more useful than observing external food 'rules'.

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