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Sooo.. Coke has a campaign to address the obesity epidemic in New Zealand

New Zealand like the rest of the Western World is getting fatter and sicker, type 2 diabetes is rampant. Coca Cola says they are going to help by providing education and sponsoring sporting activities (free coke after your run?) Perhaps they should show this image: Then give us a run-down on what the clinical research […]

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NZ Nutrition policy favours the food industry – not public health

This, just in yesterday’s news is rather sobering. In 2006, the NZ government asked for submissions for an inquiry into Obesity and Type 2 diabetes.The resulting policy changes (or lack of them) clearly favour the food industry rather than public health submissions. New Zealand like other countries is experiencing a rapid increase in both. 28% […]

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Resisting sweets harder for obese when blood sugar drops

Those who are obese have a greater desire for, and more difficulty resisting sweet high calorie foods than a lean person when blood sugar drops, even just a little. And when cortisol kicks in the effect is enhanced. As someone who suffers reactive hypoglycemia, I know it is virtually impossible to resist any kind of […]

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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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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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