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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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Pre-diabetes goes into remission on higher protein, lower carbohydrate diet (Zone diet balance)

Can pre-diabetes be reversed with diet? This study says it can be Type 2 diabetes currently affects 29.1 million people in the USA, 8 million do not know teh have it, they are currently undiagnosed. Pre-diabetes affect 86 million Americans. This refers to having impaired glucose tolerance, which means glucose is not being cleared properly […]

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Animal protein = more energy, improved gym recovery, increased appetite control

One of the things about being a bit older than the current generation of vegan / plant based / flexitarian dieters who are happily blogging about their new found health kick, is that for me it is like going round the block again. You know – been there, done that.  Back in my day the […]

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How eating more protein and less carbs can cut your calorie intake by half

In my paleo nutrition seminar I use this study to illustrate how food affects hormones that in turn affect appetite. (Note: Next seminar Auckland 4th December, Papamoa 1st December – more info here: Paleo Nutrition Seminars New Zealand) In order to lose weight – you must eat less fuel. Fuel not used will get stored […]

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Low carb paleo + crossfit, not losing weight – my recommendations

Thank you so much everyone for your comments and suggestions. I was curious to see how others would respond to this problem. This post is a followup to my a senario that I was presented with – a  new client who has been following a low carb diet and is doing 5 – 6 sessions […]

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Carbs are Killing You

‘Carbohydrate’, ‘Sugar’, ‘Fat’ no wait ‘Meat kills you’ messages, no wonder we are all confused about nutrition!

I can’t help but be annoyed, saddened, driven nuts by so many conflicting nutrition messages out in the world. I’m not at all surprised people are so confused. Here is just a small selection from high profile Doctors with blogs promoting a particular viewpoint. Carbohydrates ‘kills’ message from Dr Ron Rosedale to prevent metabolic syndrome […]

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