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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

Sweet Treats – New Recipe Book

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While I mentioned in passing in a few social media posts that I was making a dessert book, I prefer not to say much about it while I’m doing it, because you never know when the finish line is going to be.

I’m super excited now though to announce – IT’S HERE! Ta da!

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Low Fat Diet – A Health Perspective

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I just wanted to give everyone an update on my super low fat diet experiments.

As you may or may not know, since about June (4 months,) I have been trying to have only 20g fat a day, (10% of my 1,800 calories,) which was spurred on by the desire to lose about 5kgs (10lbs) within a Ray Peat diet framework.

(10% of calories was deemed to be the magic level where weight loss was more likely, along with a wider margin of calories allowed to no adverse effect.)

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Daily exercise for health

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Do you know how much daily exercise for health we are supposed to be doing? How much is too much, where it starts to negatively impact your health?

I was visiting my parents who live two states away and I have a running joke with my father, where I ask – “Dad have you been lifting your weights a little?” He always replies, “I’ll start tomorrow.” He has said this for the last 30 years!

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Veggie Burger – Ray Peat Inspired

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(Image by www.adrianalfordphotography.com)

While grass-fed meat is definitely on the Ray Peat menu, there is some debate on the forum & groups as to how much everyone should be eating.

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Low Fat Chewy Plum Fudge

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When people start eating a Dr Ray Peat type of diet they think, “look saturated fat is protective so gimme all the ice cream, let me put butter on everything and what do you mean a handful of grated cheese at every meal may be too much?”

20 kgs (40lbs) overweight a few months later and they wonder what happened!

Saturated fat IS protective, but only in the right doses.

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Fruity Cake

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(Image by www.adrianalfordphotography.com)

Since I started reading and blogging about the Ray Peat way of eating – it’s been about 3 years now – my realisation is that 90% of people put on weight when they start eating this way.

(I did a survey on my One Ten Toned –Slimbirdy – Eating Peaty FB Group and the result was 88% with weight gain – so very close.)

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What I eat in a day – Ray Peat Inspired

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I frequently get asked – so what does a day of eating look like for you? So I thought I would document it, to help others out.

  • Note I have updated this to reflect the fact that I am not doing super low fat of 20g a day (or 10% of calories any more.) Click here to read why this came about.

So overall I aim for 1,800 calories – 100g protein, 40g of fat and the rest carbs per day. I won’t always hit these targets, as measuring and counting every ounce of food I eat is not conducive to a balanced, happy life for me. However every quarter or so, I plug everything into cronometer.com to see what’s what, and if anything needs adjusting.

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Rice Slice – Vege Moko

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This dish was created due to the outrageously long-term summer heat in Brisbane and my laziness!

I just don’t want to cook elaborate meals every day, especially after a workday, so we needed to be able to cook something once and eat it for the rest of the week. We do add other things to switch it up, but at least half the cooking and thinking about it is already done.

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Butter “Chicken” Vegetables Recipe

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Who’s heard of protein fasting?

It’s supposed to be the safest way to tap into autophagy (body protein recycling) without wrecking your metabolism and hormones like regular intermittent fasting tends to do, especially for women.

More on that another time but in the meantime, a big batch recipe that saves you cooking for a few days at least.

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