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When we argue about vegan or paleo, ultra-processed foods get ignored

Ultra processed food. The same three ingredients a thousand different ways. While we discuss / argue about whether we should eat meat or not, whether paleo or plant based is best, attention is diverted from the primary culprit in today’s health catastrophe, ultra-processed food. Think about a typical day’s food for many people: Breakfast – […]

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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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