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5 Ways To Avoid Weight Gain This Winter

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Well ladies, it’s winter and there’s no easy way to say it, but for many of us that means an increase in layers – and I don’t just mean thermals under jumpers under coats. It can also mean another layer of fat.

There is no scientific evidence to prove a biological predisposition to weight gain during the cold, grey winter months – unless you’re a hibernating animal. But nevertheless, many of us see the number on the bathroom scales creep up as the season progresses.

If you’re struggling with what to blame it on, here are some of the possible reasons why it happens.

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Natural Weight Management Solution

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Spring is coming and are you wondering how you can shed those extra ponds that have sneaked on over the winter.

Natural diet supplements are the ideal choice to lose weight in a safe, healthy, and effective manner.

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Detox Secret Weapon

After a month (or two) of decadence it’s time to say goodbye to the booze, bon voyage to the late nights and good riddance to sugar. Oh yes, it’s detox time and today I start mine.

The biggest mistake many make when embarking on a detox is not easing into it first. Going cold turkey on sugar for instance can spike insulin levels, drag energy levels way down and make you crave it all that much more. So my first detox tip is: Preparation.

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Miracle Chinese Detox

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Living in Hong Kong I am surrounded by an abundance of fresh vegetables, live fish and meats on the streets. The melange makes for a very colourful neighbourhood – the aroma however, is another story.

One amazing thing I found here tucked away in a Chinese traditional medicine shop is a root herb known for its detoxifying benefits and ability to get rid of bloating – He Shou Wu (or Fo-ti Root).

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The Colon Cleanse

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There are many different approaches to nutrition, from Ayurveda to Paleolithic, and they all have their own merit. My nutrition philosophy and approach is purely from a digestive perspective. Your digestive system is responsible for eliminating waste and toxins from the body, when this does not happen properly it seriously impacts your overall wellbeing, you may notice slow weight gain, low energy level, headaches, vitamin deficiencies and other such symptoms. Regularly consuming vegetable juices is a great way to help support and maintain healthy digestion. If you’re feeling heavy and bloated or just that your body needs a bit of extra something then you may want to try my colon cleanse recipe using bentonite clay.

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48-hour Spring Cleanse

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If you’ve been feeling irritable, run down, or maybe even depressed and modern medicine hasn’t given you any relief then your body may benefit from a spring-clean. Everyday we’re exposed to thousands of toxins… from the chemicals in the coke zero you guzzled down at lunch to the car exhaust fumes you breathe in walking down the road. Those unavoidable pollutants can build up in your system over time and make you feel off kilter. A cleanse can restore balance in your body and get your health back on track.

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Chia: The New Super-Seed

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Forget flax seeds, Chia (known as the ancient seed of strength) is the new super-seed of choice. These powerful seeds not only nourish our beautiful bodies with more omega-3 fatty acids than salmon but are also high in protein and minerals: iron, calcium, niacin, magnesium, zinc and phosphorus. Weight for weight they contain 3 times more iron than spinach and 3 times more antioxidant activity than blueberries. The essential fatty acids contained in Chia seeds helps to boost metabolism and promote lean muscle mass. Read more…

A Pinch of Salt

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Salt is a topic close to my heart (and tongue). Simply open my kitchen cupboard and you’ll find a large collection of sea salts: Maldon, Hawaiian, Celtic, Kelp, Himalayan, Black Lava sea salt and the list goes on. However, the one salt you will never find in my house is nasty old-fashioned iodized salt. If you’re now thinking salt’s salt right? …it’s all sodium. And hang on, isn’t it bad for you? - you’d be very wrong.

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Volcanic Clay Cleansing

Happily finding myself kicking back in Maui (miles away from Auckland’s spectacular weather) I have discovered that there’s nowhere better to detox than Hawaii…. infact, there’s nowhere better to do anything than Hawaii. So here I sit in the sunshine armed with my laptop and a cleansing coconut and spinach smoothie working away.

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Green Cleanse

With new years over its time to say hasta la vista to the Champagne, pastries and caffeine, and hello to green juices, vegetables and water. Oh yes indeed, it’s detox time.

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