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The Sun, Health & Weight Loss

A person online was asking about the ZEN Beach Diet and said “does it involve laying on the beach in the sun?” I think they were trying to be funny but it may have shocked them a little when I replied, “absolutely it does!!”

Many people are really not aware of the importance of sunlight and light generally, when it comes to their health. It is actually critical for both physical and mental health and should be a regular part of your lifestyle. That is, if your health is important to you.

Here are some of the benefits of sun exposure:

UVB is needed by the skin to convert cholesterol to vitamin D

(Vitamin D is necessary for Calcium absorption, so the sun supports healthy bones & teeth)

Assists with depression

Improves immunity

Stimulates metabolism

Reduced incidence of cancer

Daylight stimulates our ability to use oxygen for energy production

Kills bacteria

Improves sleep

Anti stress effect

Regenerates thymus gland (responsible for white T cell formation to fight infection)

Supports glucose metabolism

Reduces inflammation

So then without adequate sunlight and daylight, excess melatonin is produced in the body which makes the brain sluggish, turns off thyroid and progesterone production, and suppresses immunity and fertility.

How much do you need?

The rule of thumb is 10 minutes full skin exposure on both sides. So 20 minutes all up.

However shorter sessions of only a few seconds of bright light throughout the day is said to stop the formation of free radical chain reactions. Short bursts are probably better too for reducing skin aging.

Importance for health

Sun exposure is an important factor in the line up for optimal health. It is a prime example of how all the factors work together holistically to create health. You can be eating the perfect diet but if you live in a place where it is dark for 6 months, all of the necessary reactions can’t happen in the body to support the other great things you are doing.

For example: you could be eating all your dairy for calcium but then not absorbing it without the Vitamin D from the sun.

If you live in such a place and can’t get daily sun, investing in a red light is highly recommended as a substitute.

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Story – Heading to the sun

Over 20 years ago, before I knew about Ray Peat and this health stuff, I actually moved from Geelong, Victoria to sunny Queensland where it is warm like Hawaii – specifically for the warmth and sun. Geelong is cold for 9 out of 12 months of the year. It was overcast and cloudy most days. I could tell it affected my mental health, as I would stay curled up in bed not wanting to get up because it was cold and dark. I wasn’t motivated to do much, and didn’t really have a great outlook on life.

Where as in Queensland the sun shines 95% of the time whether it is summer or winter. When you wake up every morning to bright sunlight streaming in your window, you bound out of bed ready to walk or work or just take on the world, bursting with optimism. The difference is profound.

ZEN Beach Diet

Knowing that it takes more than just diet and exercise is the reason I named my program the ZEN Beach Diet. It’s a whole list of healthy actions you do daily to create a lifestyle that supports optimal health. Essentially like being on the most fabulous beach holiday where you relax and enjoy, and get healthy in the stress-free process.

Always learning!

 

Kristy x

Thanks to Adrian Alford Photography for the images!

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NB: Some great articles to read quoting Ray Peat on the importance of sunlight:

Using sunlight to sustain life.

Light is right.

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Constipation Help – Ray Peat Inspired

We recently conducted a survey in our private Facebook group and 60% of respondents said they experienced constipation some of the time with 40% of those advising it was quite frequent.

I usually write about issues that I have personally and how I overcame it, and this one is no exception. A weird thing happened a few weeks back where out of the blue, I felt like I was no longer having any urge to poop.

At all.

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Ray Peat Diet Beginner Issues

When people first start on a Ray Peat diet, most find it confusing, overwhelming and contradictory to everything else they’ve ever learned about health.

Then some negative effects start to kick in. They start to wonder if this approach is any good at all. Isn’t a Ray Peat diet supposed to be great for your health? Why do I feel like crap?

At this point, most give it away.

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Ray Peat Carrot Salad

Ray Peat Carrot Salad

 

One of the first things you hear about when starting to follow a Ray Peat way of eating is the Ray Peat Carrot Salad.

I have included it in the meal plans of both my ZEN Beach Diet book and my 3 Day Summer RESTART books, because it’s a pretty important part of a daily routine.

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Index

After writing for over 7 years now, I often forget about articles I’ve previously written. Also the search function on this blog isn’t the best. So to help everyone out, I’ve create an index page to list and link all the articles in alphabetical order. Now we can all find them!

Happy reading.

10 ways to help your weight loss resolutions stick
3 Day Juicing Cleanse
At first I was losing weight, now it’s coming back!
Bad personal trainers
Best diet for weight loss
Best exercise for losing weight – One Ten Toned
Best exercise to lose weight
Best way to lose weight long term
Body temperature affects weight loss
Caffeine in Coffee
Cardio Workout at Home – Fast Metabolism
Cheeses Protein vs Fat
Coconut water and why it’s awesome.
Coffee Alternative
Dairy is good for you, or is it?
Dairy, Big Boobs and Belly Fat
Dangerous Grains – A book that blew my mind
Dieting, weight loss and health
Do you weigh yourself every day?
Don’t stress about eating
Dr Ray Peat – fast metabolism & healthy hormones.
Easy Desserts Sweet Treats Book
Exercise for weight loss? Not quite the remedy we’ve been led to believe.
EzySafe solves can opener problems
Fast metabolism snacks
Fasting Diet – is it the best solution?
Fat Burner HIIT
Five weight loss mistakes
Free Course Sign Up
From a Keto Diet to Pro Metabolic eating
From a Low Carb Diet to Pro Metabolic Part 2 – The OUT list.
Good-bye Jessica Ainscough The Wellness Warrior
Holiday eating and carb loading
Home Workout for a Fast Metabolism – One Ten Toned
How high cortisol causes belly fat
How much caffeine in a cup of coffee
How much protein do I need.
How to drink coffee for a fast metabolism
How to lose weight fast
How to stop emotional eating.
How to tighten loose skin
Intense exercise is not the key to weight loss
Intermittent Fasting – The 5:2 Diet
Is dietary advice causing food stress?
Kayla Itsines Thinning Hair and Stretch Marks
Keto hair loss
Ketogenic Diet Dangers
Lite as a Feather
Loose Skin Solution
Lose weight – Summer Diet RESTART
Lose weight fast and other bad advice.
Low Fat Diet – A Health Perspective
Low polyunsaturated fat skincare
Macros. Are all macros necessary at all meals?
Metabolic rate and burning calories; Metabolism Boosting Foods – Coffee
Muscles burn calories faster – apparently
Natural Deodorant Review
New year goals
Oatmeal – healthy or not?
Polyunsaturated fats cause weight gain
Potato Diet
Raw cacao chocolate may not be such a super food.
Ray Peat beginners guide to eating for a fast metabolism; Ray Peat Diet; Ray Peat Diet Beginner Issues
Ray Peat Inspired Diet;  Ray Peat Carrot Salad
Ray Peat Recipes
Ray Peat Weight Loss
Running for weight loss
Skim Milk is good for you
Stevia causes Belly Fat
Sugar Sucrose Fructose
Sweet Treats Dessert Recipes
The Zen Beach Diet
The Zen Beach Diet – How to lose weight
Thyroid blood tests – the easy way.
Undoing Keto Diet Damage
Weight loss goals part 2
Weight Loss Journey
Weight loss mindset
Weight loss resolutions
Weight Watchers Wendy
What I eat in a day – Ray Peat Inspired
What is Psyllium Husk
What’s up with curbing cravings?
Why grains are unhealthy
Worlds First Selfie Wedding

 

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Ray Peat Diet

Ray Peat Diet

Ray Peat style diet made easy.

Do you frantically try and lose weight every year just before Summer?

With a Ray Peat inspired diet, THIS year is the LAST time you’ll need to do this.

You’ll also have:-

  • More energy
  • Better sleep
  • Better moods
  • Balanced hormones
  • Fast metabolism
  • No starvation
  • No intensive exercise (some exercise yes, but nothing horrid)
  • You get to have coffee, delicious fruit, ice cream and many of the things you love to eat, because they’re actually good for your thyroid and metabolism.

 

You will feel amazing!

 

Prepare to un-learn everything you thought you knew about health.

Others are charging hundreds, even thousands of dollars, for the same information.

You even get access to a Facebook support group to keep learning and asking questions!

 

Start today and feel the best you have in years!

 

For a  tiny price of only US$7.70 the ZEN Beach Diet ebook includes:

  • Run down of main points of Ray Peat diet information
  • A 7-day meal plan
  • Delicious recipes
  • Tips and hints for weight loss with this diet
  • A unique portion system to avoid calorie counting
  • Beautifully photographed and a delight to read
  • A Facebook support group

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Join hundreds of women who are already enjoying this unique eating style and feeling better than ever.

Ray Peat

It’s the only book of it’s kind anywhere in the world, that gives you the precise information you need, for the tiny price.

Start your Ray Peat inspired journey the right way from the beginning.

 

Available today for immediate download worldwide.

Only US$7.70.

 

Payment via Paypal.

PDF download for your laptop, computer, phone or ipad.

Buy Now.

 

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Note: if you’d like a little more information first, head to the Ray Peat Beginners Guide.

3 Day Summer Diet restart

Lose weight – Summer Diet RESTART

 

Hands up who’s eating has been a little all over the place lately and needs to lose weight and get back on track with a Summer Diet Restart that’s Dr Ray Peat Inspired?

The good news is that I’ve just created the new Zen Beach Diet 3 Day Summer RESTART book and double bonus – you can even get it for FREE! Read on to find out how.

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High protein rice salad

High Protein Rice Salad

I just wanted to show everyone how I am incorporating more fruit and protein into my meals with this High Protein Rice Salad.

Once you measure out all the components too, it shows how easily the fat portion rises quickly, even when I am really trying to keep all added fat to a minimum. (There’s more than enough in the food itself.)

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The Zen Beach Diet

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The Zen Beach Diet is a detailed guide of Kristy Alford’s experiences with the Dr Ray Peat style of eating.

After eating low carb/keto for 10 years, she realised it was no longer working. Weight was coming back on, she was feeling cold all the time and her hair started to fall out. Kristy sought further answers and found the work of Dr Ray Peat.

After researching, experimenting and eating this way for nearly four years now, Kristy has finally found her answers. It was about fine tuning the calorie level, balance of macros and types of food to maximise her health, metabolism and finally reach the weight loss goal she desired.

The book includes information, food guides, a how to build your own meal plan formula as well as a 7-day meal plan and new recipes for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Kristy says, “Many of the resources on Ray’s way of eating give the general guidelines, but no-one tells you specifically WHAT to eat and HOW MUCH to eat. This is where the Zen Beach Diet book fills the gap.”

Beautifully photographed by her husband and professional photographer Adrian Alford, it features a stunning collection of beaches from around the world.

Enjoy the amazing view as you learn how to finally get your health and weight on track and into the Zen Beach vibe.

Priced at only AU$9.95 (US$6.65, £5.15), it’s a PDF file of 34 mb and is available for immediate download now.

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Testimonials

“I love it! Such an easy concept to follow and the pictures are stunning. Feeling better already.”                                                                                                                                                           – Lindy Z.

“Easy plan, easy recipes. Love the way she incorporates fruit into everything.” Rita A.

“Ray’s information and education is amazing but I could never find it all in just the one spot, so this book is amazing!” – E.D.

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“Yep I have bought this recipe book and can safely say we are given fabulous recipes with lots to eat. I feel very well fed plus the gorgeous photography images are sunny and cheery!” – Lisa W.

“You are to be commended on putting the basics in one easy reference for sure! This isn’t easy to simplify at all! Very, very helpfulMarcine P.

“I am really enjoying the Zen Beach Diet. Great info in it and easy to understand. J.V.

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“I’ve been trying to follow a pro-metabolic diet for years but it didn’t click until I started working with Kristy and reading her books – the Zen Beach Diet is SO simple and easy to understand and makes me feel like I can do this.  With Kristy’s help, I’ve been able to get my temperatures back to where they should be and feel more energized.  Thank you, Kristy!”Rachel B.

“What a gorgeous book, it’s such a delight to read and use.The pictures are amazing, it’s beautifully written and easy to follow.I love all of Kristy Alford’s books and I think The Zen Beach Diet is her best book so far! Very inspiring! – K.D.

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“I recently purchased the Zen Beach Diet book and Sweet Treats. Both of these books contain great recipes and break down the macro nutrients for each meal/snack.  When I’m out of ideas for what to make, I pull out your books for easy meals and snacks that also hit my nutrient needs (especially protein!) I also recommend both books to my clients because you follows the principles I teach. Recipe development is NOT my favorite thing to do, which is why I am so grateful for the diligent, hard work you’ve put into these resources, Kristy. Thank you!”

– Nosheen Hayat, MPH, RDN, LDN  www.hayatnutritionandwellness.com

“While I am pretty new to the Peaty way of eating, (about 2 months now,) I have all three of your Peaty books and am having great success with gradual changes and love your perspective of watching the fat and calories so I don’t blimp out! 

So far, I have lost 10 pounds, feel so much less bloated and never felt like I was on a diet but rather quite satisfied. I can totally eat this way the rest of my life and my only hunger is to learn more about this way of eating.

Truly though it has been MOST helpful to ‘see’ the Ray Peat plan simply laid out in your Zen book with the information and daily food plan. Can’t say enough how much this has helped me and I always refer back to it.

After on and off again dieting and interests in nutrition, etc., since my teens, I can wholeheartedly say, I’ve finally found it…what really works to keep me healthy, balanced & happy.” – Jen H

I also want to thank you for writing an excellent book. It really explains things well. I guess I didn’t realize one needed to eat that much fruit at a meal.

I think as simple as your food measurement method might sound, it is brilliant. It does make this way of eating easier. I don’t want to have to count my macros.” – J.F.

 

The Zen Beach Diet available here.

Zen Beach Diet

Note 1:

Purchase any two of my three Ray Peat Inspired books & receive a BONUS Fat Burner HIIT guide to ramp up your weight loss without damaging your health, absolutely FREE.

Books included are the Zen Beach Diet, One Ten Toned or Sweet Treats. When I see the sale come through I will manually send you the Bonus Guide.

Note 2

If you purchase all 3 of my Ray Peat Inspired books, you will also receive a copy of my new book 3 Day Summer Restart. So 2 bonuses!

Diet restart

This applies to all past and future purchases.

See more detail on all books here.

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Sweet Treats Recipe

Sweet Treats Dessert Recipes

While I mentioned in passing in a few social media posts that I was making a dessert recipes 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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