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How alcohol can affect your fat loss

Can one drink alcohol on a low carb diet? It all depends on your goals and timelines. In general, if you want to maximize your fat loss, alcohol is best avoided or strictly limited. You get to make the rules. You might decide to have only 1 or 2 glasses of wine on a weekend and then not to drink during the week at all. Another option is that you only drink alcohol when there is a special event or when you eat out (provided that is not too often). You could also decide to avoid alcohol completely in the beginning of your weight loss journey to lose weight faster.  The challenge is balancing “having a life” or “being social” or “unwinding with a drink”, with your fat loss goals and finding a happy medium that is going to work well for you. Read the rest of this entry


Could grains be destroying your brain?

Did you know that our brains are highly sensitive to what we eat?  Unfortunately, our modern diets are straining our very physiology and our poor abused bodies are struggling to cope. Many of our brain-related illnesses, from depression to dementia are closely related to what we decide to put into our mouths. Diabetes is becoming an epidemic around the world, and what is scary is that having diabetes doubles your risk of getting Alzheimer’s disease …. and there is no cure for Alzheimer’s. But what Dr David Perlmutter wants us to all know in his book, Grain Brain, is that we CAN influence our health and genetic destiny by making the right choices. This post will briefly outline what some of those choices could be.

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The High Fat/Low Carb basic food list

If you have missed some of my previous posts about what to eat and what to avoid on the high fat/low carbohydrate approach – don’t fear. In this post I have summarised it all for you in a printer friendly document The HFLC Food List which you can put up on your fridge or pop into your hand bag for quick reference. I have tried to keep it simple, so it is therefore not a ‘complete’ list but it is definitely enough to get you started on the right track. Read the rest of this entry