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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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Categories: Announcements and Products.

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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Categories: Recipes.

More Comment on the Paleo Diet

Contributed by Kevin Bateman Bevan Eyles is a fitness professional who writes a weekly feature health wellbeing and diet in the Dominion Post. I have found his articles to be basic sound advice and his comments about the Paleo diet Dom Post Thursday 21 May are no exception. Mr. Eyles writes about the experience of an acquaintance with the Paleo diet who lost 5 kilos in his first month of following its rules which included giving up alcohol and junk food. Eyles quite rightly commented why most diets appear to work i.e. they are a set of rules and any
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Categories: Comments and Science.

Cauliflower Pizza Crust

I often get asked how to use a cauliflower apart from cauliflower rice so here is a recipe for cauliflower as a pizza crust 1 cup riced cauliflower 3 cups mozzarella divided in two 1 teaspoon dried oregano 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt 1 teaspoon crushed garlic 1 egg olive oil olives artichokes sun-dried tomatoes   Pulse one head of chopped up cauliflower until it looks like grain.  Microwave for 8 minutes. In a medium bowl, stir together 1 cup riced cauliflower, 1 & 1/2 cup mozzarella, oregano, garlic salt, garlic & egg.  Spray baking paper with baking spray.  Pat out
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Testimonial

Hi Carol I’m on day 6 of The Zone and feeling soooooo much better than I was. I’m having berries / low fat milk / almonds / protein powder smoothies for breakfast.  1/2 zone bar for each of my three snacks (they are SO yummy).  Fish, a ton of salad veges, avocado / black olives for my lunch and evening meals.  It’s all really easy and I’m never hungry and I’ve already lost that tired / heavy / bloated feeling.  Henry (the dog) is getting longer brisker walks too. I must say that I got a shock when I read
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Categories: Comments and Testimonials.

Obesity in Children

Every day there are more and more articles in the paper and in other media about the obesity epidemic and the concern about the growing obesity in children.  Last weekend I heard an interview on National Radio with Professor Boyd Swinburn from the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences at Auckland University.  He said that while other countries around the world, including the United States, were starting to reverse the obesity levels in children, New Zealand was not which is very concerning.  Younger and younger children are developing Type 2 diabetes and even needing hip replacements because of their uncontrolled weight issues. According to an
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Categories: Comments.

Festive Entertaining

 Instead of getting in the traditional Christmas cake and fruit mince pies for visitors consider better options. Put out attractively arranged cheeses, ham, turkey, smoked beef, other sliced meats and shellfish with grapes, cherries and strawberries, nuts and olives, cherry tomatoes and perhaps a salmon and cottage cheese mixture with a few Arnotts Vita Wheat crackers or raw or lightly cooked vegetables with a yoghurt and tahini or peanut butter dip. These platters are quick and easy to put together, always look attractive and are very popular.
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Best Wishes for the Festive Season

Holiday Season Tips For some people the festive season can provide a temporary challenge to their Zone nutrition lifestyle. If you want to take a Zone holiday fine, although you will find that you feel a lot better if you roughly eat in the Zone at all those festive season events. Many clients report to us the good effects and how easy they find making Zone balanced choices at Christmas functions, parties and for Christmas dinner when they resolve to “just Zone it”. Following are a few tips on how you can enjoy the party season and still not stray
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New Heart Foundation Recommendations

The NZ Heart Foundation’s new revised healthy food choice advice has been released and published in the 7th November edition of the The Dominion Post. They have distanced themselves from their old failed model by scrapping the well known Pyramid completely and have replaced it with a stylized heart. The new advice recommends consuming food groups in what appears to be approximately the following proportions: 40% vegetables and fruit – eat most 25% breads, cereals, grains, starchy vegetables – eat some 15% fish, meat, chicken, legumes, eggs 12% milk, yoghurt, cheese 5% oils, nuts – use some 3% cut back on
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Categories: Announcements, Comments, and Science.