Category Archives: Weight Management

Doughnut man

When it comes to nutrition and dietary advice, listen to anyone at your peril. A couple of years ago I wrote an article on how to lose weight (read article here) it was a very general article, and pretty easy to … continue reading "The new food pyramid/ whale" »

A calorie is not just a calorie

For decades, we’ve been told that eating fat will make us fat and the only way to lose weight is to exercise and cut calories. Yet again, the ‘experts’ appear to be incorrect. Dr Nigel Harris, a senior lecturer of … continue reading "Why a calorie is not just a calorie" »

scientific weight loss

The focus of the last hundred years (as far as diet was concerned) was about adding physical size and the easiest way to get that size was to eat lots of carbohydrates. The focus was not so much on the … continue reading "The scientific approach to weight loss" »

Resveratrol

A surprising new study published in the FASEB Journal suggests that resveratrol, the popular known compound found in red wine, may prevent the negative effects that spaceflight and inactive lifestyles have on people. The study, which compared two groups of … continue reading "Out of this world: The latest resveratrol study" »

Feet on a scale

One of the most common things people want assistance with in today’s society is weight loss. As our lives become more sedentary and our food becomes more processed, an increased number of people are facing obesity and obesity related illnesses. … continue reading "6 Tips to lose weight and keep it off all year round" »

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The health of New Zealanders has never been poorer. Obesity levels continue to rise as do the number of people being diagnosed with Diabetes and other lifestyle related illnesses and diseases.

Personal Trainer Alex Flint

Alex Flint, 34, has been in the fitness industry for 14 years. He leads a busy working and family life often rising at 4am to run a successful personal training business; where he trains busy CEO’s, pro-athletes, mother’s and office … continue reading "Q&A with personal trainer Alex Flint" »

Phytonutrients could prevent weight gain

Are you lacking energy? Is your gym routine suffering because you are “too tired”? Experts say that taking the antioxidant resveratrol, found in red wine, grapes & berries, may help boost endurance, prevent weight gain and improve energy. Further new … continue reading "Supplement trio could prevent excess weight gain" »

Weight Loss

While the matter of losing those post-Christmas holiday pounds may be weighing on your shoulders as much as the spare tyre around your middle, the equation of shedding unwanted weight is a relatively simple one – eat fewer kilojoules (energy) … continue reading "The nutritional approach to weight loss" »

Young woman preparing lunch in kitchen

Iodine – what is it and why do we need it? Iodine is a trace mineral used by the body in small amounts to synthesize thyroid hormones that are necessary for regulating growth, development, metabolism and body temperature. Iodine loomed … continue reading "Iodine Deficiency- could you be at risk?" »

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