At Malanda Dairy Centre, you can sample delicious local produce when dining in the restaurant, which is open for breakfast and lunch. The dairy is located in the friendly township of Malanda. The drive from our base camp at Flying Fish Point, took us into beautiful scenery of green hills, rainforests and waterfalls.
I found it interesting that you can eat high fat cheese and still lose weight? The French appear to do it. The secret for the French is portion control and more exercise.
They eat less and exercise, which is something that the average Australian and American citizen does not do and this is why we think of the occasional eating of higher fat food, as being 'bad'.
No food is actually, fattening, it is when you eat and how much you eat that counts as regards our day's energy balance.
What we eat, ultimately affects our health, but it is energy balance that affects our weight.
The secret of weight control is in portion size.
Those French who do worry about their weight can always go and see a nutritionist, courtesy of the French health service. It would be great if our Australian government had such a great program going to help Australians understand the concept that weight management is simple mathematics of getting the energy in and the energy out, balance right and physical health is affected by what we eat and how we move.
Nutritionist Dr Francoise L'Hermite says the French secret to staying slim is to - make sure you sit down with friends or family for a meal, eat three times a day at regular intervals, don't snack, don't eat in front of the television, and finally - eat slowly and savour both the food and the company.
With delicious local foods like this mixed platter to share between Reg and I, from the Malanda Dairy Centre for lunch and a light evening meal of Reg's Blue Spinner Crab and a green salad with lemon and white wine vinegar, and lots of bush walking in between, it was a perfectly enjoyable day and our energy balance for weight management, remained on target.
This touring lifestyle and sampling of local produce life, is great 'Bon Appetite' and is keeping both Reg and I in fairly good shape for our senior years.