Quitting Sugar - How Do You Break A Sugar Addiction? weight & health what to eat May 23, 2021

A sugar addiction is a real thing and it causes the brain to produce dopamine, which is known as the reward or pleasure neurotransmitter, when you consume it.  As mentioned in last weeks article, our primal brain is involved in finding us pleasure, avoiding pain in the easiest way possible.

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Carrying Excess Weight - The Down Side weight & health weightloss goals May 16, 2021

There are many disadvantages and problematic symptoms to carrying excess weight, many of which we simply put up with. 

Some symptoms cannot be remedied until we lose the excess weight and others can be helped to some degree with medications or surgery in the case of some joint conditions.

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Insulin Part 5, How Sleep Affects Weight weight & health weightloss goals May 09, 2021

Continuing on from our previous weeks discussion on insulin levels...

There are several reasons why a lack of sleep may make it difficult to lose weight, but when it comes to insulin levels, its the stress caused through a lack of sleep that impacts cortisol and melatonin production.

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Insulin Part 4, How Stress Affects Insulin Levels weight & health weightloss goals May 02, 2021

Continuing on from previous weeks, we are looking at how stress affects insulin levels.

In short, when we are stressed we produce cortisol which is a normal biological response.  However, when we are stressed long term, our cortisol levels remain elevated and this in turn causes insulin to...

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Insulin Part 3, Eating Windows weight & health when to eat Apr 25, 2021

Continuing on from last week's article, we are looking at ways in which we can reduce our insulin levels in relation to losing weight.

Some of the latest science talks about how abstaining from eating for periods of time can be highly beneficial for us. Otherwise known as fasting, fasting is...

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Insulin Part 2, Concentrated Foods weight & health what to eat Apr 18, 2021

Continuing on from last week's article, we are looking at how foods and beverages influence insulin levels.

Insulin is produced in response to foods and beverages we consume and that is a normal biological response. 

Normally we would talk about blood glucose levels becoming elevated,...

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Insulin Part 1, The Silent Force Behind Weight Retention And Fat Storage weight & health what to eat Apr 11, 2021

Insulin is the main driver for signaling our body to store and retain fat. 

Another way to look at it is this: if your insulin levels have been elevated over a long period of time, then your body will not utilise stored fat reserves as a fuel source and it will actually instruct your body to...

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Perhaps You've Tried Every Kind Of Diet And None Have Worked? weight & health Apr 04, 2021

Have you tried all of the new and fandangled fad diets and found none to have worked long term for you.  

Those ranging from staving yourself until you literally cannot take it anymore and the ravenousity drives you to eat everything in sight, to the diet where you only ate grapefruit...

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Healthy Lunch Bowl what to eat Mar 31, 2021

Delicious beetroot hummus, avocado, tomatoes, fresh greens with toasted pumpkin seeds, poached free range eggs and sardines (for the sardine lover).  Yum and a great easy lunch to prepare.

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When To Eat Versus When Not To Eat when to eat Mar 28, 2021

An 'eating window' is an ideal period of time in which to consume meals so that the body can digest and assimilate the nutrients and so the stomach can empty and the body can rest between meals.  

By eating two or three meals per day allows for this to occur, and by eating your last...

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The Ugly Truth About Snacking! what to eat Mar 21, 2021

Every kind of snack imaginable is on offer at the supermarket these days.  Sweet, savoury, healthy, unhealthy, processed, natural, gluten-free, sugar-free, paleo, keto, low-fat and more.

We are encouraged to serve snacks throughout the day e.g. morning and afternoon tea, a little after...

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Good Fat Versus 'Bad' Fat what to eat Mar 14, 2021

If we look back to the Western diet of the 1930's to the 1950's, prior to the abundance of fast foods, packaged and refined foods and snack foods, we see a diet consisting of non-GMO grains, meat with the fat on it, fish, eggs, butter, milk, cheese, a little fruit and lots of veggies, especially...

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