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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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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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