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I am a New Zealand registered nurse and nutritionist (Grad Cert Sci: nutrition, Massey Univ). I am a Certified Zone Instructor, and have worked teaching Zone diet principles to hundreds of clients over the last 10 years. More recently after finding that eating Paleo food choices was the "icing on the cake" health wise, I have become a Paleo enthusiast and teacher. Follow me on twitter @juliannejtaylor

Prime TV NZ – True Stories: The World's Heaviest Man, Manuel Uribe, Tuesday 13th 9.40pm

Prime TV,  on Tuesday 6th and Tuesday 13th at 9:40PM, features Manuel Uribe, described as the world’s heaviest man, at 555kg. It follows his journey as he embarks on the Zone Diet to lose weight:
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What does Manuel’s Diet look like?
Manuel’s current diet consists of about 2,000 calories per day broken up into six meals. His specially designed menu includes a wide variety of meals including egg-white omelets, fresh salads, chicken fajitas and fish fillet in a bed of spring greens.
One of the most important additions to his diet is a large amount of OmegaRx high concentrate Omega 3 fish oil. This is critical as it is hard to lose weight and control appetite with inflammation present. Manuel takes enough, to keep his Omega 3: Omega 6 ratio (EPA:AA) at it’s ideal when measured in blood tests.

Most people with high levels of inflammation need to take about .5 – 1 gram EPA+DHA per kilo of body weight per day.
This is the dose required by many to increase omega 3 to therapeutic levels.

In conjunction with this an anti-inflammatory diet is a must. Lean meat (grass fed and free range to eliminate inflammatory fats). Lots of colourful vegetables – high in anti-inflammatory anti-oxidants and polyphenols. They also promote the growth of good gut bacteria which in turn promote fat loss. Moderate amount of high anti-oxidant fruit like berries. Good fats – olive oil, avocado, some nuts like almond and macadamia. Cut down or cut out grain foods – these increase inflammation, acidity, blood sugar levels, and insulin levels, and they are high in inflammatory anti-nutrients. Also cut out chemically altered fats such as those found in margarine (inter-esterified fat) and deep fried food (trans fats) and commercial baking, and also oils high in Omega 6 which promote inflammation (soy, sunflower, safflower, and vegetable oils)

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