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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Zone Balanced Lunch

Just had a lovely Zone balanced lunch at Avida in Featherston street. They do tasty tapas so I had Albondigas (beef & red wine meatballs with pureed chickpeas), seasonal greens (beans today) with olive oil and slivered almonds, all washed down with a delicious glass of Wooing Tree rose.  Highly recommended.  Being in the Zone is easy to manage when eating out if you are careful what you choose from the menu.  Avoid bread, pasta, rice, potatoes.  I would rather enjoy a nice glass of wine as part of my carbs along with fresh vegetables.
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Health and Wellness Diary now available

ProZone, Wild Haggis and Move Well Live Well have collaborated on a new Health & Wellness diary. Each expert has put their wisdom into this diary to help you stay on track nutritionally, mentally & physically.  It is a logbook aimed at athletes but can be used by anybody who wants to make a change and be healthy and well.  It will help by keeping you accountable for your what you eat and your actions as well as giving practical advice about balancing food in the Zone and gentle movement to make you more flexible, stronger and aware of your body. Only $12 each available
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Food-Star Rating System a Shambles

Dietary Guides are still not helpful Health authorities in NZ keep wringing their hands and admonishing us about our increasing obesity rates and the associated increase in the incidence of type 2 diabetes and other ills. I believe that these authorities themselves in their muddled confusion around the subject and the influence from self- interested corporates are actually contributors to the problem rather than helpful advisers. This was yet again borne out by an article about NZ’s foods star system in the 26 July 2015 Sunday Star Times. The system is intended to help shoppers make healthier choices about processed
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Phil

Do you know somebody who needs help with their weight and well being?  Please get them to contact us at ProZone
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Jane

Do you know somebody who is working too hard, not eating properly and not coping?  Get them to contact us at ProZone.  
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Fish Parcels

These are so easy and quick to make as well as being tasty & healthy. 4 x 120g (3 block) or 160g (4 block) boneless skinless fish fillets such as gurnard, terakihi, snapper, hoki 2 tablespoons soy sauce (I use salt reduced) 2 teaspoons sesame oil 1 teaspoon sweet chilli sauce 1 clove minced garlic 1 red chilli, finely chopped 2cm piece of ginger, peeled & grated fresh coriander (use the stems and save the leaves for garnish)   Preheat the oven to 180C Lay 4 large rectangles of tinfoil on an oven tray and place a fish fillet in the centre of
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