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What to really expect when you start losing weight

Weight loss isn’t all beer and skittles. In fact there will be very little beer and very few skittles. It’s weight loss. Duh. Saddle up because this shit is HARD. It’s worth it of course in the end but given…
Weight loss myth-busting: how to REALLY reduce belly fat

If you surf the net in search of weight loss tips, you’ll no doubt have seen dozens of ads and/or links for weight loss articles offering you ‘top tips to reduce belly fat!!’, or ‘5 ways to lose fat from…
What does a no wheat diet actually look like?

A few weeks ago before I left to go overseas I caught up with a friend for a drink after work. She was munching on a croissant and offered me some, (perhaps knowing I have a weakness for croissants). I…
Why and how I went wheat free

As you would know if you’re familiar with GI Gen, I’ve been a fan of the wheat free and sugar free style of eating for some time, particularly since reading Wheat Belly and Sweet Poison. Sceptics might suggest I’m too…
Pinch me, I must be dreaming!

Have you ever flown Business Class? Me neither…until today! That’s where I’m writing to you from now, sprawled out in the cavernous seat 5A halfway through my Malaysian Airlines (yeah, I know…) flight from Melbourne to Kuala Lumpur. Cattle class…
Food that lowers blood pressure

High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, is a dangerous condition where your blood is pumping at a higher than optimal pressure through your body.  A reading of systolic pressure (pressure in the arteries as the heart pumps out blood)…
The 4-7-8 Sleep Technique: the fastest way to fall asleep

Recently, I was introduced to the 4-7-8 sleep technique, also known as the 4-7-8 breathing technique. The older I get and the more I read and learn about health and wellbeing both from others and from my own experience of…
The Paleo diet: Paleo-schmaleo or is it actually good for you?

I tend to ignore dietary fads until it becomes obvious they’re not going away. And the Paleo diet doesn’t appear to be going anywhere. If anything it’s getting more popular based on the amount of Paleo-devotees, cookbooks and websites springing…