The Food Coach

Help - FAQ

Technical FAQs
  • Site requirements
  • How to activate cookies
  • How to activate javascript


  • Frequently used terms
  • BMI
  • BMR
  • Club FAQs
  • Weekly alerts
  • Unsubscribing


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  • Terms and conditions
  • Disclaimer








  • Site Requirements

    The Food Coach Club has been designed around the following requirements:-

    1. Internet Explorer version 7 or above, Firefox version 3 or above, Google Chrome version 8 or above, or Safari is recommended
    2. The site is designed for a 1024x768 screen resolution
    3. Cookies must be activated for login and access purposes
    4. Javascript is used extensively and should be activated
    5. Some club pages use pop-up windows to display extra information. You may need to disable any pop-up blockers you have installed for The Food Coach site, for example from Google, Yahoo etc.

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    How to activate cookies

    Internet Explorer:

    1. Select from the top menu Tools -> Internet Options...
    2. Select the Privacy tab and click the "Sites..." button below the privacy setting slider
    3. Type "thefoodcoach.com.au" in the Address of website box and click the "Allow" button
    4. Click the "OK" button until the internet options window has gone
    Firefox:
    1. Select from the top menu Tools -> Options...
    2. Click the Privacy button
    3. Click the "Allow sites to set cookies" checkbox
    4. Click the "OK" button

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    How to activate javascript

    Internet Explorer:

    1. Javascript is activated by default
    Firefox:
    1. Select from the top menu Tools -> Options...
    2. Click the Content button
    3. Click the "Enable Javascript" checkbox
    4. Click the "OK" button

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    BMI or Body Mass Index

    BMI is the number, derived by using height and weight measurements, that gives a general indication if weight falls within a healthy range. BMI is only a general indicator and should be used in conjunction with other tools to measure your actual health range. BMI levels vary depending on factors such as age, gender and race. A basic table of BMI ranges is shown below.

    Please remember, however, that this is only one of many possible ways to assess your weight. If you have any concerns about your weight, please discuss them with your physician, who is in a position to address your specific individual situation.


    *PregnancyExtra weight carried over pregnancy will affect the BMI, overestimating the final result. It should not be used as a measure for determining healthy body size.
    *Body BuilderExtra weight from muscle mass on body builders and high performance athletes will affect the BMI, overestimating the final result. It should not be used as a measure for determining healthy body size.
    *High Performance AthleteExtra weight from muscle mass on body builders and high performance athletes will affect the BMI, overestimating the final result. It should not be used as a measure for determining healthy body size.
    #ElderlyAtrophied muscle on the elderly and physically disabled will effect BMI is underestimated due to atrophied muscle mass.
    #Physically DisabledBMI is underestimated due to atrophied muscle mass will effect the BMI , underestimating the final result. It should not be used as a measure for determining healthy body size.
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    BMR or Basal Metabolic Rate

    BMR or Basal Metabolic Rate is the number of kilojoules or calories required on a daily basis to maintain your weight based on your lifestyle.

    This figure is useful to know if you wish to lose or gain weight. For weight loss or gain you should aim to consume 250-500 calories or 1000-2000 kilojoules above or below your BMR.

    Exercise is a large contributing factor to weight loss - for example, a one hour power walk for a 60 kilogram person expends around 250 calories or 1000 kilojoules.

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    Weekly alerts

    You can switch your club weekly alerts on and off by visiting your preferences page. Turning off alerts will not affect your newsletter subscription.

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    Unsubscribing

    You may unsubscribe from the weekly newsletter at any time - you can do this from your details page, or simply by following the "unsubscribe" link at the bottom of each newsletter.

    If you wish to unsubscribe from the club, please contact us.

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