Keeping Up With ProZone – Christmas 2018

        From all of us here at ProZone, we’d like to wish you, your family and your friends a very Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! It’s hard to believe that it’s “that” time of the year again. It’s been a year full of ups and downs for me, so I’m looking forward to a break,and a fresh start in the New Year. I never worry about my nutrition, even over the holidays, as I always eat in the Zone. However, I understand Christmas can make it difficult for some to stay in the Zone, so I’ve included some tips
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Keeping Up With ProZone – November 2018

Carol’s Corner  Firstly, my apologies for being out of touch for so long.  My sister, Marion, died from an aggressive brain tumour after only 4 months.  I spent a considerable amount of that time with her in Australia where she had lived for 40 years.  She was my only sibling and we had worked together at Wellington hospital in the 1970’s, so it has been a very difficult time.  I was with her at the end which was relatively quick and peaceful, and she never suffered any pain.   Happy Anniversary to ProZone It is 20 years this month that
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Keeping Up With ProZone – August 2018

Carol’s Corner  Seeing this is ProZone’s 20 year anniversary, we are putting in some of our articles from past newsletters. As Rachel Hunter said in the infamous advertisement for hair products, “it won’t happen overnight, but it will happen”,  the same can be said for weight loss.  A lot of people are hung up on weight loss and weigh themselves religiously every morning, getting upset if they put on a few hundred grams and probably rewarding themselves by eating a bit more, as if they had lost a few hundred grams. We had a client who went from a size 16
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Keeping Up With ProZone – July 2018

  Carol’s Corner  Tree Planting Recently our Rotary club joined with Wellington City Council and some locals to plant 320 trees on Mt Victoria. We were lucky with the weather on a lovely Sunday morning. Rotary has a project to plant trees all around the world – at least one for every member of Rotary (over 1.3 million members). It was a very rewarding exercise, and afterwards we had a lovely shared barbecue cooked by the local neighbours. It was very easy to “Zone” the lunch, with lovely beef steak and magnificent salads – I just avoided the bread and potatoes.
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Keeping Up With ProZone – June 2018

Sorry it has been a while since you heard from me. It’s been a busy time since the end of April, starting off with our wedding, followed two days later by the terrible news that my sister is ill with a brain tumour. I had a visit to Australia to visit her which was lovely. She’s quite well at the moment, but the outlook is grim and she has just started 6-weeks’ of rigorous treatment. It just shows how vulnerable we all are and how we should look after ourselves, look after each other, don’t take life for granted, and enjoy
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Tribute to Jim Anderton (CNZM)

Jim Anderton (CNZM) It was great sadness that we learned of the death of Jim Anderton. We respect our clients’ privacy, but Jim was quite open about coming to see us in 1999 which helped to get our business established. He contacted us through a mutual friend and came out to see us one evening for a consultation. He was so ill that he could barely walk along our (flat) path and I made the comment to Kevin that I hoped he didn’t die, knowing that there was an election coming up soon. Kevin reassured me and said “you wait,
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The Benefits of Water

The Benefits of Water Most of us think we have a healthy lifestyle. We eat well and exercise regularly. However, many of us aren’t drinking enough water to supplement this healthy life, and in fact aren’t even aware how much water we should have every day! Our bodies need water to achieve optimum health, as it makes up about 60% of your body weight. For a 60kg person, that’s 36kg! So, how much water does the average person need? The Institute of Medicine determined that an adequate intake for men is roughly about 13 cups (3 liters) a day, and for women
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ProZone Instructors Certification Course

Announcing our upcoming ProZone Certification Course JOIN OUR TEAM AND BECOME A PROZONE CERTIFIED NUTRITION INSTRUCTOR Calling all Personal Trainers: Do you want to take your personal training to the next level? ProZone can help! We have a course coming up in March which will enable you to: Add value to existing clients Attract new clients Give you extra income Work from anywhere Be part of a long established, proven system which is research based and scientifically validated, with all the support and mentoring you’ll need to succeed When: Thursday 16th, and Friday 17th March 2017. 8.30am for a 9am
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Krill Oil is back in stock

I’ve just received a new shipment of SYW Krill Oil. Order now at https://prozone-store.myshopify.com SYW Krill oil contains approximately double the omega-3 fats and the powerful antioxidant astaxanthin as other brands available in NZ. Also contains CLA. Imported from Nutratec Life Sciences Inc. Canada. We recommend taking in combination with a high dose, highly purified SYW ultra-refined fish oil. $65 bottle of 60 capsules
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Merry Christmas and How to Survive The Festive Season

Merry Christmas! From all of us here at ProZone we’d like to wish you a very Merry Christmas! Christmas can make it hard to stay in the Zone, so we’ve included some tips below to help you survive the holidays. Healthy Holiday Tips  Holidays bring family and friends together to celebrate traditions and spread festive cheer. They also bring lots of opportunities for socialising, eating and drinking. For some people the festive season can provide a temporary challenge to their Zone nutrition lifestyle. To help you survive the parties without going off the Zone we wanted to share a few
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Coconut Oil – is it okay?

Every time I give a presentation to a group I get asked about coconut oil. Below is Dr Sears comment from Dr Sears Zone Labs blog: Coconut Oil Some studies show that coconut oil has health benefits. They include benefits for the skin, hair and heart. Coconut oil is made up of medium chain fatty acids. It is also anti-microbial and anti-fungal. The smoke point of coconut oil is 350 degrees Fahrenheit and is safe for cooking. Coconut oil is believed to have the following health benefits: It may support heart health It may help with weight loss It may
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A Question of Couscous

A frequently asked question is what about couscous? Couscous is a grain and is counted as a carbohydrate and not a particularly favourable carb at that. In 1 cup (157 g) of cooked couscous there is Protein 6 g (less than 1 block) Carbohydrate 36 g (more than 5 blocks) Fat 0 Rather than using couscous, use cauliflower rice with lots of favourable vegetables like spinach, broccoli, some carrot and add fresh nuts, avocado or a good kiwi olive oil for fat.    
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Satay Chicken

Makes four 3 block meals of protein 360 gm      Chicken Breast 1               Large onion 1               Garlic (I use fresh crushed garlic) 1               Ginger (optional – fresh crushed) 1               Red capsicum Soy sauce (I use lite soy sauce) 2 tsp          Curry powder 2 tbsb        Peanut butter (I use Pic’s crunchy peanut butter) 2 tsp          Worcester sauce 1 tsp        Sweet thai chilli sauce 165ml tin   Lite coconut milk Using a
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Zucchini Parmesan Balls & Nibble ideas

 This is a simple yummy accompaniment & other tasty bits Zucchini Parmesan Balls 2 zucchini 1 egg 1 tablespoon of grated parmesan 1 spoonful of flour  (you don’t need much – just enough to get the right consistency.  I used coconut flour because I had it) Grate the zucchini and add the other ingredients.  Roll into balls and cook on a baking sheet for 20 minutes at 220 degrees.   This only makes a 1 balanced block so add some more protein and vegetables to your meal with maybe a piece of fruit or a glass of wine to make a 2
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ProZone Certification Course

Would you like to have your own nutrition business?  Do you want to learn more about the science behind the Zone? Following our successful course last year we are going to run another certification course on 19 & 20th August. We are looking for appropriate candidates that would like to be certified to teach Zone nutrition. The cost is $850. Early bird registration is $500 if paid by July 15th. Candidates should ideally have a background in health or sports. The first day covers the science behind the Zone, Zone balance, carbohydrates, protein, fat, insulin/glycogen axis, eicosanoids as well as discussion about the
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ProZone Protein Powder & Alternatives

Protein Powder There are all sorts of protein powders available out there.  At ProZone we pride ourselves on only selling top quality products. ProZone Protein powder now sports our lovely new branding thanks to the talented team at Creative Mouse Design.  ProZone Protein powder is purely casein based, lightly vanilla flavoured and slightly sweetened with stevia.  Calcium caseinate is digested more slowly than whey protein which makes it perfect for the Zone. It is ideal for use in smoothies, shakes and porridge and I add a scoop to the mixture when I make my yogurt which gives it a nice vanilla flavour.  $75
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Handy Hint: Water Drops

Water Drops I always start my day off every morning with a lemon squeezed in hot water. We recommend that our clients drink plenty of water but some people don’t like drinking plain water. If you want to add a bit of flavour to your water and don’t have any lemons available, you can buy water drops in various flavours including lemon lime and strawberry.  These are slightly sweetened with stevia and you only need a few drops in a glass to make it taste good.  You could also put it in hot water instead of tea for a change. They
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Sugar Dense Food to Avoid

Whenever you restrict dense refined carbohydrates you are doing your health, weight and wellbeing a favour. The following are equivalent amounts of sugar in teaspoons in typical servings: pasta 180g serving = 8 tsp rice 150 g serving = 10 tsp potatoes 150 g = 6 tsp kumara 150 g = 6 tsp refined breakfast cereals 30 g = 7 tsp fruit juice 1 glass = 6 tsp banana = 6 tsp parsnip = 4 tsp sultanas 60 g = 8 tsp Instead of pasta, make zoodles with zucchini and a spiraliser. Make cauliflower rice instead of rice. Use new potatoes
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Sugar Tax

Could a Tax on Sugar Save Lives? Last month the UK introduced a sugar tax on soft drinks to come into effect in 2018. Our government has stood by its stance not to introduce the tax, despite a compelling open letter signed by 74 professors from universities around NZ urging NZ to follow the UK’s lead. There is suggestions the government should listen to the experts and start treating sugar-related diseases like smoking-related cancers. Osborne, a UK politician said: “I’m not prepared to look back at my time here in this Parliament doing this job and say to my children’s generation, ‘I’m
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PureFit Bars

ProZone is very happy to announce it is now the New Zealand distributor of PureFit® bars.  Our first shipment has landed and is flying out the door. We have seven delicious flavours including the new Peanut Butter Toffee Crunch and I am happy to supply boxes mixed with all flavours or just your favourites if you specify them when you place your order. Go to our shop and order online now or, if you are in Wellington, pop into the office to collect them.  Please text or phone first to make sure that I am in the office. The bars are
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