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Don't demonize macronutrients

Don't demonize macronutrients

There’s no evidence that a low-carb diet is any healthier than one that includes a balance of all macronutrients. The same for low-fat diets.

A 2020 review of 121 previous trials found that none of the diets limiting certain macronutrients is more effective at improving health than a regular, varied diet.


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You don't need to burn anything off

We eat food for more than just to gain energy. We connect with our culture through food, we connect with others over a meal, and we eat for pleasure and nostalgia.

Trying to compensate with exercise when you feel you’ve eaten too much can have a significant negative impact on your quality ...


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Food rules impact your well-being

Food rules impact your well-being

There's a vital difference between food rules and healthy eating habits:

  • Food rules are rigid: you have strict parameters around how you should eat and feel guilty or worried when you don't eat according to that plan.
  • H...


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There are no bad foods

If we think of food in terms of good and bad, and that eating is a bad behaviour, it is easy to believe you are a bad person for eating. Then food becomes a source of stress and shame instead of nourishment and pleasure.

Rather than feeling you're a terrible person without self-control bec...


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Macronutrient Dieting

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The Okinawan Ratio

The Okinawan Ratio

The optimum ratio is 10 parts carb to one part protein (10:1) and is found in the Okinawan diet.

It is quite the opposite of current popular diets that advocate a high protein, low carb diet. We belive carbs are bad, but Okinawa diet is providing counter evidence.

Ketogenic diet

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Unlike other low-carb diets, which focus on protein, a keto plan centers on fat, which supplies as much as 90% of daily calories. The keto diet aims to force your body into using a different type of fuel. Instead of relying on sugar (glucose) that comes from carbohydrates (such as grains, ...

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