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The Zen Beach Diet – New Book!

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After months of hard work and my kitchen/household turned upside down, I am excited to reveal my latest book – The Zen Beach Diet!

Thank you!

First of all I just wanted to thank everyone who has purchased my books in the past. It means the world to me and enables me to keep researching, experimenting and sharing my health discoveries.

What’s in it?

It’s based on my experiences with the Dr Ray Peat style of eating and solves the many questions about what to eat, how much to eat, and how exactly to lose weight with this diet. You’ll learn how to formulate a meal, exact macros, calories and how to balance your starch and fat intake.

The Zen Beach Diet also features information on what types of food to eat, how to measure your food without counting calories, a basic meal plan and a 7-day meal plan as a guide.

Delicious new recipes for breakfast lunch and dinner are also included like Tangy Beef Stir Fry, Bacon Cheesy Breakfast Scramble, Cucumber Cracker Stacks and more.

The major takeaway is how to incorporate so much fruit into your meals, which seems to be what people struggle with the most. The source of carbohydrates is an important feature of this style of eating. The diet is also perfect for those with thyroid issues such as hypothyroidism, a slow metabolism as well as PCOS sufferers. It focuses on hormone balance which is a critical part of optimal health.

Not only is it full of great information, it is also features some stunning beaches around the world taken by my husband and professional photographer Adrian Alford. Enjoy the amazing view as you learn how to finally get your health on track and into the Zen Beach vibe.

Where do I buy it?

Priced at only AU$9.95, (US$6.50, ₤5.15) it’s a PDF file of 34 mb and is available for immediate download here.

To your health!

Kristy x

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Five weight loss mistakes

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I have been reading a few health books lately mostly specifically about grains and weight loss. The interesting thing is that they exactly mirror my beliefs on this subject and reveal at least five weight loss mistakes that people make. My beliefs of course stem from my own experience but also of witnessing the plight of others who keep trying to do the ‘diet and exercise’ advice and fail spectacularly for years, some never succeeding and spending most of their lives miserable. (After dishing out hundreds of dollars on programs that can never work.)

So let’s take a look at what is wrong here…

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The Ultimate Australian Wellness Bundle – so awesome!

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When news of this ‘Australian first’ wellness offer popped in my inbox, I was a little unsure of what it was about and skeptical as to whether I, or you guys, would be interested.

But then I saw who was involved and my eyes nearly popped out of my head!

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My day on a plate…

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Fellow blogger Julie from Me my Best and I invited me to describe what I eat on a typical day as part of her My Day on a Plate series. I thought it was a great idea because in any kind of conversation around food and all the things I don’t eat, people always ask me, “so what do you eat?!” So here is a snapshot.

And as a double treat, we are giving away a copy of my book – Lite as a Feather! So if you don’t have one yet, by all means enter to win.

See the My Day on a Plate post and competition entry here.

Thanks Julie!

Blossoms,

 

Kristy xxx

 

 

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It’s time to say good-bye to…

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What amazes me about my whole health and weight loss journey is that while I have come along way from the overweight days and have learned so much, the universe never ceases to amaze me further with new discoveries all the time.

Usually these revelations don’t come out of the blue but they build up over time and if I don’t get the message in the early stages where the discomfort is minor, it gets to a major discomfort stage to get my attention. Think pain, hardship, embarrassment, whatever – it just gets worse until you do something about it.

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The moment I turned downstream…

I am a huge fan of Esther Hicks and the Law of Attraction mainly because it makes so much sense to me. The concept is basically ‘what you think about you bring about’ and if you are all doom and gloom, then guess what? That’s mostly what shows up in your life.

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Upstream Downstream

I had a fantastic conversation with a friend Pam who has been overweight all of her adult life, tried everything to lose it as well, without success. She loves to exercise, drinks lots of water, is into alternative health and the Law of Attraction, is active, fun loving, gets out lots but still this is the one thing that has niggled her and her whole family actually, all their lives.

Then she read my book.

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Doing what works for you…

As I slowly tell people what I am up to with my book, many are curious and ask a few more questions about what the main philosophies are based around and I always reply, “the summary is… doing what works for you.”

For so long, the common message has been that there is one right way and if you are not doing it, then you are wrong. The impression given is that if you can’t do it, then you must be hopeless, useless, have no willpower, have no discipline, you are lazy etc, which is far from the truth. It’s just that the advice given doesn’t work for you.

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Food Addiction – a scientific finding…not that I needed science.

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One of my favourite nutritionists Cindy O’Meara featured Dr Pamela Peeke on her blog who was responsible for writing the book The Hunger Fix, which is all about overeating and food addiction.

See! I knew food addiction was a real thing that was affecting me!

I knew even before someone else had to tell me, because I figured it out for myself. This is why how you feel has so much more credence than scientific stuff, which can take years to catch up with what people are experiencing. If I waited for a study to tell me how to fix myself, I would still be overweight and miserable now. That means I could have potentially wasted 10 years of my life waiting for someone else to figure it out for me. No thanks!

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Stop health shaming

I was unknowingly participating in health shaming myself. I thought I was helping.

“Don’t eat that, it’s no good for you.”

You know that ice-cream will go straight to your hips.”

“What are you doing? Another cookie? You know you shouldn’t be doing that!”

Aaagghhh! The health nag, don’t you just hate them? Health shaming and unsolicited advice from people who don’t even know your situation, your issues, your dramas or anything about you really. Continue reading