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Can you find a cereal with more sugar than Kellogg’s Froot Loops? Yes Kellogg’s Honey Smacks!

When I was a kid (and this will be showing my age lol) in New Zealand, I remember just 4 cereals, and none with added sugar. Rice bubbles (puffed rice), Wheaties (wheat grains heated and rolled) and cornflakes (corn flakes heated and rolled). There was also porridge, the whole grain sort that took some cooking. […]

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1 cookie = fat of 1 avocado plus starch of 1 potato plus sugar of 2 apples. Why ultra-processed food is making us overeat

So – I’m writing a little book. It is info I gleaned from the many experts I interviewed while researching “Why Are We Fat?” In my previous post I talked about the increase in added oil in our diet – which surpasses the increase in both sugar and refined starch. I’m doing a few graphics […]

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A low carb high fat diet can be lower in fat than a standard American diet

As I have mentioned in previous posts – Some of the work I’ve done has been for diet related documentaries. In the last few years I carried out research for the Nigel Latta presented programme called “Is Sugar the New Fat?” and more recently “Why Are We Fat?” presented by Chef Simon Gault. For the […]

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Protein, how good are beans and quinoa?

We are often recommended to eat protein from plant sources instead of animals. Vegan advocates tell us you can get all the protein you need from plant sources. I don’t have a problem with plant protein, but is it really a good source of high quality protein? My current hobby is powerlifting – and I […]

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Steve Hansen, NZ All Black Rugby coach pushes “food” that contributes to obesity epidemic.

I was watching TV last night, and one of those wonderful adverts with Steven Hansen, possibly the best All Black coach ever came on. Hmm. Would the All Blacks really eat such non-food? The New Zealand All Blacks are the most consistently successful sports team in history over the past 100+ years. Why with all […]

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Carbohydrate density – 2 very cool charts showing low and high carbohydrate foods

  I put these charts together to show you instantly how carbohydrate dense a food is. If you are cutting down your carbohydrates – as Simon Gault the chef did in the documentary series “Why Are We Fat?” in order to reverse his type 2 diabetes, it makes it far easier to do this if […]

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