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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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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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Low Fat Chewy Plum Fudge Recipe

plum fudge recipe

A diet for a fast metabolism includes sweet fruity treats, so this Chewy Plum Fudge recipe fits the bill.

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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What I eat in a day – Ray Peat Inspired

What I eat in a day

I frequently get asked what I eat in a day. 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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Cardio Workout at Home – High Metabolism

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This little cardio workout at home is about the limit of what needs to be done for health. Did you know that intense cardio can actually damage your health?

There is no exercise that can actually increase your metabolism per se, only exercise that can lower it – when it’s too hard and extreme it may damage your thyroid and engage stress hormones too often.

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Sweet Paprika Fish Pot Recipe with Mango

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White fish is one of the recommended easily digestible proteins in the Ray Peat style diet, so this Sweet Paprika Fish Pot recipe will make cooking it super easy for you.

I keep hearing this a lot in the Ray Peat groups and forums – but what can I eat? So this year, I’m going to find, share and create more food suggestions and recipes to make life easier for myself and everyone else.

I’m not a fan of long-winded, elaborate recipes, I prefer quick and simple, but you can still pick a herb or a spice that can change the dish completely and give it a little pizzazz.

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Dr Ray Peat Inspired Weight Loss

So interesting reading in the Dr Ray Peat groups recently and the study where a bunch of guys were given 6,000 calories and no exercise and demonstrated that while their metabolism increased, so too did their fat and other, not so great, health markers.

While the study was extreme, I think it was a great example of how too many people emphasise the increase of calories as the only way to get to health and a higher metabolism using Dr Ray Peat principles. (Anything under 2,500 calories was deemed to be an eating disorder! What?)

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Why EAT LESS AND EXERCISE MORE is bad advice.

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You hear this line thrown out everywhere – “Just eat less and exercise more” – as the magical answer to everyone’s weight issues. The problem is it doesn’t actually work if you do it incorrectly (which most people do) and makes the issues worse, as you will see in this story…

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Skim Milk is good for you

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Skim Milk is good for you. Do you believe me?

I’ve seen it a couple of times now on social media where health bloggers and even a famous, healthy living personality have dissed skim milk, labelling it as highly processed, devoid of nutrients, not real food blah, blah, blah. And they took pride in saying they don’t drink milk anymore anyway!

Despite wanting to answer on those posts and give a different view explaining how skim milk is good for you, my response would be too long, so I’ll come over here and have a rant on my blog instead!

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Why am I putting on weight?

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I had lunch with a friend recently, who like me, has been into the whole losing weight, trying to be healthy thing for years. She had tried everything too but had been in a good place for quite a while. She believed she had found her perfect mix of exercise and eating without too much drama, and she had maintained her 20kg (40lb) weight loss for the longest time.

Until now.

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