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We would like to introduce our popular valuable products including our best-selling books and cd's. Over 100,000 copies have been sold in Australia of the The Australian Healthy Shopping Guide and the Australian Healthy Cooking Guide. To find out more about how these books may assist and guide you, please click on these links.

Our Chooz to Looz Relaxation and Creative Visualisation CD is a great resource to help manage stress induce eating and to reprogram your sub-concious mind for success with weightloss with the positive affirmations and visualisations. You must think slim to be slim!  

Learn more about  the benefits of relaxation and how Creative Visualisation and positive affirmations can assist weight loss

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Australian Healthy Shopping Guide

Do you ever get confused when shopping for food products? The Nutrition or Health claim on a food label can ‘seduce’ us into purchasing a particular product, because we may think it is the ‘healthier’ option. It may very well be, but it also may not.

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Australian Healthy Cooking Guide

Do you often wish that you and your family could have a long and healthy life? Do you dream of staying slim by eating wholesome, delicious and easy-to-prepare meals?

Do you yearn for more hours in the day and wish you had more energy to maintain a good balance in your life? THE AUSTRALIAN HEALTHY COOKING GUIDE shows you how, by taking the hard work and guesswork out of shopping, cooking and preparing great food.

There are many delicious and practical food short cuts that don’t involve sacrificing health and taste. The AHCG shows you where to start, what to cook and how to plan for a healthy outcome.

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The Chooz to Looz CD - Relaxation and Creative Visualisation for Weight Loss - $24.95(AUD)

 

Learn more about how creative visualisation and positive affirmations can assist weight loss.

 

YOU MUST THINK SLIM TO BE SLIM

A description of Part 1 of this CD – Relaxation – 18 minutes

The first part of this chooz to looz CD begins with a practical relaxation exercise for deep muscle relaxation. You will be taken through this exercise by Caron Milham, progressively relaxing and tensing the major muscle groups of the body. Soothing background ‘sounds of nature’ accompany this recording. The session finishes with some deep breathing exercises and a ‘Quick Release’ relaxation technique that you can use any time when confronted with a stress inducing situation.

 

A description of Part 2 of this CD - Creative Visualisation for Weight Loss – 20 minutes
 

The second part of this chooz to looz CD is an exercise in Creative Visualisation for weight loss, where you will imagine yourself at your ideal weight. This will help program your subconscious mind which will, in turn, influence your conscious mind and hence, your actual behaviour, and ultimately, your weight (particularly if you practice regularly). If you want to lose weight, you must know the advantages of achieving your desirable weight. You must imagine yourself already at your ideal weight, and see yourself acting, thinking, walking, talking and living as a slim person. Your subconscious mind will then direct you so that your conscious mind obeys and goes into action, making you live, breath and act like a slim person. You will be reprogramming yourself for success. In order to change your weight, your self-image must change first. All growth starts on the inside of us and works it way out, thus you must think slim in the mind before you can be slim in the body. Caron Milham will be taking you through this visualisation, accompanied by varying, soothing, relaxing sounds of nature, including a variety of bird calls and sounds of waves breaking on to the shore.
 

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Contact Caron Milham & Associates

Caron Milham & Associates PO Box 674, Blackwood SA 5051
Email: admin@milhamdietitians.com 

Individual Consultations; General Enquiries and Appointments:

- Blackwood Nutrition Clinic - Blackwood PHYSIOTHERAPY Clinic
194 Main Road, Blackwood. 5051
Ph: (08) 82784476 Fax: (08) 82781458

- North Adelaide Nutrition Clinic - ‘Prevent' Physiotherapy and Wellness Clinic
2nd Floor, Suite 21, 183 Tynte St, North Adelaide. 5006.
Ph: (08) 8361 8182 (Fax): (08) 8361 8185

Please contact us by completing  the form below and pressing 'submit', if you have a specific enquiry for the dietitian,  would like to enrol in any of our programs, have difficulty ordering our products or have any other enquiry.

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Over 2000 brand names from 48 food categories to help you shop smart every time.

Fully revised and expanded!

Want to choose the best and healthiest food for you and your family when you go shopping?

The AHSG features nutrition ratings for 2000 everyday products so you can cut through the claims and select the smartest options.

It's almost as handy as having a dietitian in the supermarket with you telling you which products are best!

Identify food items that are higher in nutrients and fibre and lower in sugar, fat, salt and kilojoules.

Get to grips with the nutrition information panel and ingredients list so you can compare competing brands.

Understand nutrition claims on labels to avoid the hype.

The ideal shopping companion if you're watching your weight, or managing conditions such as diabetes, high cholesterol or high blood pressure.

Perfect for busy working families to use on every shopping trip.

Plus shopping tips and healthy ideas for quick and easy meals and snacks. Healthy shopping has never been easier!

Now you can take the guesswork and the hard work out of shopping!

Here's what people are saying about The Australian Healthy Shopping Guide.

‘The investigation has already been done - all I have to do is look at the Guide and make sure the healthier items reach my shopping trolley.'

Rebecca Carpenter-Mew, school teacher

‘The Guide takes the mystery out of healthy shopping and has been a wonderful, practical tool in our weight loss journey. It always comes with us to the supermarket!'

Scott Allison, police officer, and Dee Allison, bank clerk, parents of two

‘Such a delight to read, and so handy when preparing shopping lists. The Gold, Silver and Bronze categories really help in recognising the benefits of one food over another.'

Val Hales, home duties mum

‘Because the Guide lists tried and true products it's a great timesaver. It's also given me the confidence to browse the labels on other choices.'

Margaret Searcy, artist and mum

‘Now there's no need to spend precious time interpreting and comparing food labels - it's a fantastic reference guide for selecting the best and healthiest!'

Shane Oster, agricultural consultant

Caron Milham is an Accredited Practicing Dietitian and best selling author of the Australian Healthy Cooking Guide.

 

Understanding Nutrient and Health Claims

Food labelling laws are governed by the food standards code, which is administrated by the Australia New Zealand Health Authority (ANZFA). These laws are in place, in an effort to reduce the number of misleading nutrient and health claims on food labels.

Nutrient claims often promote foods as being 'healthy' however, they may not be always what you actually think. An example is the claim "Light" or "Lite".

This label doesn't necessarily mean that the product is low in fat or kilojoules. "Light" could refer to the texture, colour or taste of the product or may also refer to the sugar or salt content.

The characteristic being lightened must be stated on the label. For example:  

  • Light potato crisps are thinly sliced and lightly salted (but may still have as much fat as normal crisps and as many kilojoules in a packet)
  • Light beer is low in alcohol
  • Light olive oil is light in flavour and colour (its usually less than 15% virgin olive oil) but contains the same fat and kilojoules as other oils.
  • Light cheese has less fat and salt
  • Light margarine (spread) has less fat

Hence you must not rely on only the claim on the label to select your food.

In the “The Healthy Shopping Guide”, you can learn more about what other claims on labels really mean.

Nutrient and Health Claims covered in this book include:

  • Reduced fat
  • Light or lite
  • Low fat or low in fat
  • % fat free
  • ' No added sugar'
  • Sugar free
  • All natural
  • Toasted or oven baked
  • Salt reduced
  • Low salt
  • Pick the tick
  • Carbohydrate modified
  • Diet, low joule or low calorie
  • Cholesterol free
  • Cooked in vegetable oil

Nutrition information panel

Reading and understanding labels can be confusing, but if you want to look for healthy food choices and compare products it is essential. Understanding the meaning of the nutrition information panel (and the ingredients list) on food packages takes confusion out of making the best choices when shopping.

The nutrition information panel must appear on pre-packaged products greater than 10cm². The nutrition information panel gives details of the energy (that is kilojoules or calories), protein, fat, carbohydrate (this includes total carbohydrate and sugar as separate entities), sodium, potassium, total fat (this includes total fat and saturated fat as separate entities), and other relevant nutrients such as specific vitamins, minerals, fibre etc. If a health or nutrient claim appears on the label or a food is a good source of a nutrient, then it may appear on the label, eg calcium, folate or fibre.

To learn more about:

  • Using the Nutrition Information Panel
  • Deciding what is suitable and what is not suitable
  • How much fat, sugar, sodium (salt) and fibre you should be aiming for with the products you buy, consult the 'Healthy Shopping Guide.'

About ingredients lists

An ingredient list is required by law, to be on all food packages. By looking at the ingredients list you will get a wealth of facts about how healthy a product is and whether it is suitable or not.

The ingredients listed must be in order of quantity with ingredients used in the greatest amount listed first and the ingredients used in the smallest amount at the end of the list.

If a type of fat such as animal fat, vegetable oil etc, or a type of sugar such as corn syrup or sucrose etc, appears as one of the first three ingredients on the list, then the product is most likely to be high in fat, or sugar, or both.
Also note that all fats are high in calories whether saturated, polysaturated or monounsaturated.

When looking at ingredients on a food product, be aware of added fat, sugar and salt and look for products higher in fibre.

Beware when it comes to looking for fat, sugar and salt, as they may appear by different names. They may be listed in their various “forms” low on the list to reflect a smaller quantity.

For example: other common names for 'fat' include:

  • Beef fat
  • Beef tallow
  • Animal or vegetable oil
  • Animal, vegetable or butter fat
  • Shortening
  • Milk
  • Solids
  • Copha
  • Lard
  • Coconut oil
  • Cream
  • Dripping
  • Palm oil
  • Toasted

To learn more about other common names for sugar and salt, see the 'Australian Healthy Shopping Guide .'

How Dietitians from the 'Healthy Shopping Guide' choose products

We understand that not all people want to have time to, or can analyse products and learn how to choose the healthiest products for their needs. Because of this, we have taken the hard work out of analysing products and done it for you.

Many of the patients and clients of Caron Milham and Associates, Dietitians, have found this service and this information very helpful and as a result of this, we have wanted to make this information more widely available.

A healthy eating plan should include a wide variety of foods that are low in fat (particularly saturated fat), sugar, salt, high in fibre and nutrients.

We analyse different food categories for different things. Overall, we are looking at the best options within each food category, from a ‘health’ point of view.

We focus on choosing the products with the most favourable combination of the following nutritional criteria:

  • Lower Fat (particularly saturated fat) - aim for less than 10% fat with saturated fat less than 1/3 of total fat.
  • Lower sugar (i.e. added sugars – not natural sugars found in fruit or milk) - aim for less than 10% added sugars
  • Higher fibre - aim at least 8 grams fibre per 100 grams
  • Lower salt
  • Higher nutrients eg: vitamins, minerals
  • Lower kilojoules

For example, looking at 'fat'…..

Fat - even though generally we aim for <10% fat…..

For some food categories we aim for less than 3% fat. This is because either 1) These food groups are naturally low in fat eg: breads, cereals, pasta, fruit, vegetables, grains and most beans or 2) There are lots of options within a particular food category that can offer products at this level. For example, pasta sauces, salad dressings, yoghurt, ice cream, milk, crispbreads and soups, are some food products that have had lower ‘fat’ alternatives developed.

Then for others, we might aim for less than 16%fat eg: low sugar, high fibre muesli bars with saturated fat less than 1/3 of total fat with nut and seed content making up the majority of the fat.

It is all relative and each category is analysed differently. We are looking at a range of products available in each category and we choose the better options.

We also give extra information and guidance with food choice throughout the book to assist people with Diabetes, High blood pressure, High blood cholesterol, or excessive weight, as well as tips to assist in planning nutritionally balanced meals.

Food Categories covered

This book covers many popular food categories, such as those listed below.

Food categories in this book include:

  • Breads
  • Rice and Pasta
  • Other grains
  • Savoury biscuits and crispbreads
  • Breakfast cereals
  • Muesli bars, breakfast bars, muffin bars
  • Meat –including cold cuts
  • Chicken – including cold cuts
  • Fish and seafood- canned, with biscuits, fish-based stir in sauces
  • Dairy foods- Milk, cheese, yoghurt, ice cream
  • Fats and oils
  • Convenience and frozen meals- chicken, fish, pasta and noodle dinners, complete meals, accompaniments
  • Stir Fry sauces and recipe bases
  • Curry pastes
  • Pasta sauces
  • Legumes
  • Fruit
  • Vegetables
  • Juices
 

What's inside? Inside the Australian Healthy Cooking Guide, you will find:

  • Healthy meal ideas for those on low-fat (saturated and transfat), low-sugar, low-salt, diabetic, weight-loss, vegetarian and high-fibre diets
  • At-a-glance ‘Healthwatch’ icons indicating which recipes are suitable for different health conditions
  • Nutritional breakdown of recipe using the latest Foodworks 2007 technology, giving a nutrient analysis in kilojoules, calories, fat, saturated fat, protein, carbohydrate, fibre and sodium or salt per serve
  • Comprehensive Menu Plans spanning two weeks, as well as shopping lists that make it quick and easy to get everything you need in one go
  • Hundreds of timesaving, healthy and tasty food tips using around three easy-to-find and affordable ingredients
  • More than 120 quick and easy recipes, from everyday basics to healthier versions of old favourites
  • Impressive gourmet recipes for meals that taste delicious but don’t take as much time or money
  • ‘Beginners in the Kitchen’ guide provides basic cooking tips such as how to poach the perfect egg
  • Vegetarian and Kids’ recipe sections that everyone will enjoy

The perfect companion to the Australian Healthy Shopping Guide