Tag Archives: Barry Sears

On Diet Gurus and Fad Diets

Here’s an easy way to gurufy (I know, not a real word) the author of a diet book. You read a book (or blog) on a specific diet that seems to make so much sense; everything you read seems to relate to you, all the studies and anecdotes seem to be telling you – ‘try […]

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Weight Watchers finally admits that not all calories are equal

Weight Watchers Finally Accepts Where Calories Come From Matters Too This article comes from Christian Nordqvist at Medical News Today. Around 20 years after Barry Sears (Zone Diet) first pointed out that where a calorie comes from matters because calories from macro-nutrients; protein, carbohydrate and fat each have different hormonal consequences, weight watchers have also […]

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Pre Menstrual Syndrome and Menstrual Cramps, how I eliminated them completely

This is my story of how I eliminated these two sometimes debilitating female issues, I hope this will give other women some tools to eliminate them also. I always had pain and cramps with my monthly, in high school a couple of aspirins would usually keep it at bay. In my 20’s I got increasingly […]

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"Why I Hate Nutritionists" (by a type 1 diabetic who failed to control blood sugar following diabetes nutritionist advice)

Why I Hate Nutritionists By Psycho Milt NO MINISTER blog (http://nominister.blogspot.com/) “My wife pointed out to me a bit in the Sunday paper yesterday about cooking for guests with special dietary requirements, among which was diabetes (I’m a type 1 diabetic, ie the insulin-injections one). Apparently, if you’re cooking for a diabetic, no foods are […]

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Would the world's heaviest man have done better on the Paleo diet?

I watched Prime TV’s Doco, part 2 last night following Manuel Uribe’s quest for weight loss using the Zone diet. After losing a massive 258 kg, his weight loss slowed to around 10 kg in the last few months he was followed. I have been wondering – given my recent experience with a few clients, […]

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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: More here http://www.primetv.co.nz/Default.aspx?tabid=93&art_id=5019 You can also read more about Manuel here: http://www.zonediet.com/tabId/130/itemId/1074/Manuel-Uribe-is-a-newlywed.aspx What does Manuel’s Diet look like? Manuel’s current […]

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To Zone or not to Zone (Why the Zone diet may not be perfect and how to tweak it)

My passion for nutrition started with the Zone Diet, and since 1997 I’ve worked with hundreds of people putting this in practice. Mostly people got results and great results, I got great results, but as I’ve written about before my niggling health issues did not disappear until I used Paleo food choices (no grains, legumes […]

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10 Ways our diet today differs radically from the diet that best suits our genes

Our genetic heritage and nutrition We evolved as hunter gatherers and genetically our bodies run optimally when we eat in line with our genes. Would you feed a rabbit meat, or a lion grains? Many of today’s illnesses exist purely as a result of the mismatch between what we are designed to eat and how […]

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My Nutrition Journey

From the average New Zealand diet, to vegetarian, food pyramid, Zone and Paleo.
Julianne Taylor, May 2010

I am regularly asked how I and why I changed my diet and how it made a difference for me. The difference diet made in my own health sparked started my interest in nutrition, and my passion for passing this knowledge on.

Here then is my journey through different nutrition programmes and in particular those that have made the most significant impact in terms of my health.

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