Keeping Up With ProZone – November 2021

Carol’s Corner   I hope you are all coping with the prolonged lock down, the grim daily numbers, and the uncertainty about what is ahead. We are lucky in Wellington to have relative freedom and I am heartened to see so many people in the street wearing their masks, scanning in at stores, and generally keeping to the rules. We are still all in this together and we have summer around the corner. Fortunately, with so much isolation and social distancing we are not getting the usual spike in flu and colds that we normally see at this time of
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Keeping Up With ProZone – September 2021

Carol’s Corner   It’s been a pretty stressful last few weeks with the arrival of the Delta variant of COVID-19 in New Zealand and subsequently being placed back under alert levels 3 and 4. This lockdown seems to have been more difficult for many people, possibly because we’ve had a very large outbreak affecting mainly younger people. Last year we did our lockdown at our home at Himatangi Beach. Unfortunately, with the sudden and short notice of this lockdown we got stuck in our apartment in Wellington. Fortunately, we are in the middle of town so we have the waterfront
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Keeping Up With ProZone – June 2021

Carol’s Corner The Zone vs. Alternative Diets   There is a lot of interest in alternative diets such as paleo & keto (which used to be called the Atkins diet). The other one that many people are intrigued by is intermittent fasting, either the 5/2 diet or variations on that such as the one below that Kevin tried. Kevin and I first started eating in the Zone about 24 years ago. The science behind eating this way, as developed by Dr. Barry Sears, made a lot of sense to us and we both ended up with very positive benefits. Kevin
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Keeping Up With ProZone – May 2021

Carol’s Corner Surviving Supermarket Shopping   Recently I saw a joke on Facebook that went along the lines of, “I’ve just been to the supermarket and now I’m the proud owner of Aisle 4.” Shopping can be a real trap, especially for young players, unless you are disciplined or are aware of how to get it right. Here are some ideas for food shopping in the supermarket: 1. Make a list and stick to it. 2. Shop online so you don’t cheat. 3. Read labels. 4. Only go around the outer aisles in the supermarket which have vegetables, fruit, meat,
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Keeping Up With ProZone – March/April 2021

Carol’s Corner Time’s Flying – Regain Control Where You Can   Here we are 12-months’ since COVID-19 came at the beginning of Autumn, and what a roller coaster those 12-months’ have been with the ever changing Level changes, research revealing more about the virus, and the very fast (in terms of scientific discoveries) vaccine development and distribution. In the past year we have also had earthquakes across New Zealand, as well as tsunami warnings, so life is definitely still strange for all of us. It all contributes to making people feel stressed, uneasy, and not in control. But, one thing
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Keeping Up With ProZone – February 2021

Carol’s Corner Welcome to 2021! I hope that you have had a good break and you are feeling rested and fired-up ready to get into this year. Here’s hoping that 2021 is an easier year for everyone than 2020 was, even though things are not the same as they were pre-2020, and probably never will be, so we must adjust accordingly, and learn to live well in our new ‘normal’. The threat of COVID-19 still looms heavily, especially with recent new cases coming from MIQ (Managed Isolation and Quarantine), the place where COVID is supposed to be contained. The best
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Carol’s Winter Warmers – July, 2020

Carol’s Winter Warmers Now the weather is cooler I have been making big pots of soup which often last (stored in airtight containers and frozen) for several meals. Soup is so easy and uses up whatever you have left in the veggie drawer. I either make a beef or ham soup with beef (gravy beef) and beef bones, or ham bones (with some ham left on the bone), plus a small box of Campbell’s beef stock, or chicken soup with chicken carcasses, tenderloins, and a small box of Campbell’s salt-reduced chicken stock. To both soups, I add a couple of decent-sized onions, carrots, celery,
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Recipe: Baked Parmesan Zucchini Rounds

These are a yummy addition to your meal or as a snack to accompany some protein. They take 2 minutes to prepare & 15/20 minutes to bake. Baked Parmesan Zucchini Rounds Yield: 2 to 4 servings Baked Parmesan Zucchini Rounds A simple summer side dish of Baked Parmesan Zucchini Rounds comes together quickly using only two ingredients…and will disappear from the table even faster! Ingredients • 2 medium-sized zucchini • 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese • Garlic salt & freshly ground black pepper, optional Instructions 1. Place oven rack in center position of oven. Preheat to 425°F. Line a
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Keeping Up With ProZone – Christmas 2019

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! This year has been incredibly busy, both professionally and personally, and I am sorry to have not kept in touch more regularly. Hopefully, I can manage to do so more in the New Year. Christmas is a time where nutrition plans, diets, whatever you like to call them, tend to go out the window, because it’s just “easier” to eat whatever is on your plate, and not upset the hosts by refusing! But, it is important
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Keeping Up With ProZone – February 2019

Carol’s Corner  Happy New Year everyone.  It’s scary to think that it’s already halfway through February, but we’ve been enjoying such a lovely summer the time has just gone.   We spent almost 6 weeks at our beach place, apart from the odd trip home to pack parcels and sort a few things, during which we’ve enjoyed lovely walks on the beach for an hour early every morning.  I take bags and pick up rubbish on the beach which is mostly relatively clean. Apart from bits of plastic, rope, dirty nappies, and lolly papers, we also found several pairs of perfectly
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Featured Article – Three Hormones That Could Be Affecting Your Weight

Featured Article Three Hormones That Could Be Affecting Your Weight From Dr Sears Lab Many of the problems that prevent us from reaching our weight loss goals are due to hormonal imbalance. If you are careful about your food choices, exercise regularly and still aren’t seeing the scale budge, your hormones may be to blame. When trying to reach the Zone, you’ll often hear us talk about the importance of hormonal control. When our hormones are unbalanced it can accelerate the aging process, decrease our overall wellness, and hinder our ability to perform or maintain our weight.  Here we’ll focus specifically on
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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
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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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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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