A New Study Says You’ll Burn More Calories by Eating Low-Carb. But That’s Not the Full Story

Even though a recent study has revealed that people who followed a low-carb diet burned more calories than those who consumed a high-carb diet; research has also shown that while people will lose weight on a restrictive diet, maintaining that weight loss is almost impossible. In fact, as Kelly Hogan, RDN says: “most people gain the weight back, and there’s no benefit to a restrictive diet in the first place”.

As my fellow dietitians advised, and as I would also recommend, following a balanced diet that’s high in lean protein, healthy fats, fruits and vegetables, and complex carbohydrates, as well as increased physical activity is a better alternative to cutting out certain foods. The latter might help you lose weight, but it’s not sustainable!

How much sleep children need, by age

The guidelines from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine suggest the following amounts of sleep for good health: 

  • Infants 4 months to 12 months: 12 to 16 hours per 24 hours, including naps.

  • Children 1 to 2 years: 11 to 14 hours per 24 hours, including naps.

  • Children 3 to 5 years: 10 to 13 hours per 24 hours, including naps.

  • Children 6 to 12 years: 9 to 12 hours per 24 hours.

  • Teens 13 to 18 years: 8 to 10 hours per 24 hours.

 supported by the American Academy of Pediatrics

Playing with food may help preschoolers become less picky eaters

Dear Mum,

Did you know that playing with food may help your toddlers become less picky eaters.

Let your kids play with food, it gets messy and you end up having loads of cleaning up to do... But you are minimising the chances of having a fussy eater at home.

Say yes to Messy Play!