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Weight loss on the paleo diet – a guide to portion control

Is there a need to control portions on the paleo diet?  There are a number of ways paleo eating is taught with respect to weight loss, and most are successful, but what if you aren’t getting the fat loss you would like? How paleo for weight loss is taught: 1. Eat clean (i.e. paleo food) […]

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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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How much control do you take of your child’s screen / TV / Text time?

I watched the “Weight of the Nation” yesterday View on YouTube here: Weight of the Nation I heard concerned parents of overweight children complaining about the amount of time they spent online, and how having screen time stopped them doing exercise: Facebooking with their friends, rather than spending real time with people. Playing online games […]

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Children who sleep less are more likely to be overweight

A LACK of sleep is more likely to lead to overweight children than a poor diet or lethargic lifestyle, a new long-term study has found. This study was released today. The cause of children being overweight is often put down to eating too much and exercising too little. However in this study, three factors – […]

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Sleep, Depression, and Stress Influence Weight Loss

From Medscape Today – a study reported in the Int J Obesity. This study shows clearly that stress, lack of sleep and depression, all decrease the rate of fat loss when on a diet. The diet used in this study was a reduced calorie one, using Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) principles. It emphasises […]

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Caffeine affects your sleep. No ifs, no buts.

Today’s NZ Sunday Star Times had a short article on how and why any amount of caffeine can affect your sleep, from research done at Massey University’s Sleep / Wake Research Centre. Fascinating – I was reminded of a story nutritionist Dr Libby Weaver related, of how a client stopped her one breakfast coffee – […]

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