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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 – 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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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 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 – 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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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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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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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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Obesity Epidemic

There was an excellent article in the DomPost on Monday (April 6) outlining how obesity is now a bigger problem than hunger in the world.  This is a terrifying scenario and has serious consequences for the global economy. According to the Global Burden of Disease Study published in the Lancet nearly 30 percent of the world’s population is overweight or obese.  That is nearly two and a half times more than the number of people who are undernourished.  It is estimated that if the current trend continues, that almost half of the world’s population will be overweight by 2030. The burden on the
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Fish Oil debate

Following the release last week of a study carried out by the University of Auckland Liggins Institute that found many fish oils on the market contain a third less omega-3 fatty acids than claimed on the label, I want to reassure my customers that the See Yourself Well (SYW) Omega-3 sold by ProZone is certified to the highest standards for fish oil quality in the world, the International Fish Oil Standard (IFOS) 5 star rating.  This is the highest quality IFOS rating whose certification guarantees the safety of SYW fish oil and assures you that you cannot get a higher
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BlockBuilder

I recently heard from a client who doesn’t live in Wellington and I hadn’t spoken to for several years.  She is a diabetic and has struggled to control it.  She finally decided to buy a BlockBuilder and this is her response: “Hello Carol, parcel arrived this morning…have had a good look at the Block Builder..,…and it seems to be completely idiot proof!!! I kick started myself Zoning 100% this Monday…yes, only on Day 3 as I write….blood sugars in normal range ALL day. Insulin doses lessened remarkably, losing 1kg a day so far, that can slow down, as I don’t
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Carbohydrate Addiction

The latest North & South (September 2013) has an excellent article about carbohydrates titled “Carbohydrate Addiction is Real – and it’s killing us”.  It states that “the number of obese people in the world is now greater than the number who are starving” which is something I wrote about in an earlier blog.  Along with the obesity is the huge increase in people suffering diabetes.  In China there are 90 million people with the disease and in India 908,000 people died from related causes in 2011. In New Zealand the statistics are just as frightening with the ever growing costs of
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