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Christine Cronau on Why Saturated Fat is Good For Us: Low Carb Down Under

Christine is the author of The Fat Revolution and Great Health is a Piece of Cake. In her presentation at the Low Carb Down Under in Byron, the lean Christine soundly dispelled the myths surrounding the conventional wisdom that saturated fat is bad for us and damages our heart health. She showed us some before […]

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Jimmy Moore on The Story behind Livin’ La Vida Low Carb: Low Carb Down Under

(Be warned, I am not going to let the cat out of the bag too much because I don’t want to steal Jimmy’s thunder for the events yet to come in Sydney, Brisbane & Adelaide!) But I will say, that I think Byron locals got an unexpected treat in Jimmy Moore at the Low Carb […]

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Low Carb Down Under Byron Bay Wrap

If you are living in Australia and follow a Paleo or Low Carb Diet you would have had to be living under a rock (or in a cave) to have not seen the Facebook and Instagram buzz about the Low Carb Down Under series. Melbourne anaethetist Rod Tayler and Jamie Hayes, owner of Healthy Inspirations, […]

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Introducing The Wild Food Challenge

Are you bored with what you’re cooking in the kitchen and feel like you’re stuck in a culinary rut? Are you wanting to look, feel & perform better but are finding it hard to get started? Or maybe you’ve had some good results with diet and lifestyle changes, but have recently hit a plateau? Does […]

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Sleep or Death?

Sleep or Death? Too Dramatic?

Not according to this neat little infographic.

You need more sleep.

It is as simple as that. Your health and longevity depends on getting 7-9 hours of good, quality sleep on a consistent basis. It is a matter of sleep or death.

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Debunking Calories In vs Calories Out for Weight Loss: Assumption #1

When any government organisation or weight-loss guru advocate eating less and exercising more to lose weight, they are really trying to bend and contort the Calories In vs Calories Out principle into a weight loss strategy.

To apply this principle to weight loss they are forced to make some assumptions.

Assumption #1

That the only two variables that impact our body fat stores are the calories we consume and the calories we expend.

THIS IS WRONG.

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Why the Calories In vs Calories Out Principle is Not a Practical Tool for Weight Loss

Who wants to be fat? Show of hands…? Anyone? No-one…right…me neither! Many people’s lives seem to be totally consumed with how ‘fat’ they perceive themselves to be, how much they want to get rid of that fat and what they are doing to remedy the situation. This mental and physical battle of the bulge can […]

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How Does Sleep Actually Affect Weight Loss?

In the previous post we looked at the effect that sleep deprivation has on our ability to lean out and drop unwanted body fat. A lack of sleep or shorter sleep time has been strongly associated with a higher body mass index (BMI) and weight gain [1] [2]. T.S Wiley in Lights Out! suggests that this […]

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Duckie #1: What Affect does Sleep have on Weight Loss?

As a teenager I was fascinated with a sci-fi book called Beggars in Spain. [Yeah, so I was a bit of a nerd-linger...but if you are into sci-fi I can highly recommend this exploration into themes of equality, consequences and discrimination.] Beggars in Spain is set in the future where scientists have worked out how […]

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