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Nutrient Density Bootcamp & Challenge

Think your way of eating is the best?  Here’s your chance to prove it! We want to give you the opportunity to showcase your diet. During the Nutrient Optimiser Six Week Weight Loss Challenge it was exciting to see how health, vitality, satiety, and weight loss occur when people focused on micronutrients.   The average […]

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Nutrient Density 101

Lots of people talk about nutrient density, but few know what it means or how to quantify it.  This article clarifies a number of common misconceptions about this important topic and details how you can identify the most nutritious foods tailored to your needs. Outline What is nutrient density? Why is nutrient density important? Will […]

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how to optimise your macro nutrient targets (protein, fat and carbs)

Most macronutrient and calorie calculators give you a specific target for calories, carbs, fat, protein and fibre. This is simple, but unfortunately not optimal when it comes to ensuring optimal nutrition. Nutrient-dense whole foods don’t come in prepackaged satchels of protein, carbs, fat, fibre and calories that you can mix together to meet specific macronutrient […]

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the Ketogains method

Ketogains has quickly grown into a thriving community of more than one hundred thousand members on the back of a no-nonsense system that consistently produces amazing results. This article examines the key components of the wildly popular system to understand why it works so well for so many people. Protein as a goal The first […]

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which nutrients is YOUR diet missing?  

I recently took a look at which nutrients might be missing from various popular dietary approaches in preparation for a recent on nutrient density.  At a population level, the chart below shows the proportion of the US population that are deficient in various micronutrients.  Many people are not getting enough vitamin D, vitamin E, magnesium, […]

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how to get more of the harder to find micronutrients per calorie

There’s a lot of talk about “nutrient density” and “superfoods”, but what do these terms really mean?  Which foods actually give the most nutritional bang for your calorie buck?  That is, which foods provide the most nutrients for the least number of calories? Some approaches to quantifying nutrient density (e.g. Joel Fuhrman’s Aggregate Nutrient Density […]

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how to use your bathroom scale as a fuel gauge

“Complete abstinence is easier than perfect moderation.” St Augustine This article is a follow up to the “How to use your glucose metre as a fuel gauge” article, which has been quite popular, with lots of people reporting success in lowering their blood glucose and recalibrating their hunger signals by using the numbers they see […]

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eggs florentine with chicken livers and bacon

This recipe for eggs florentine with chicken livers and bacon is from Rebecca Latham who runs the My Low Carb Road – Fasting Support Facebook group. By using her regular fasting routine and nutrient dense feasting she has been able to lose 37.5 lb (17kg) of body fat during 2016 (which is significant given she […]

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the complete guide to fasting (review)

Considering the massive amount of research and interest in the idea of fasting, not a lot has been written for the general population on the topic. Brad Pilon’s 2009 e-book Eat Stop Eat was a great, though fairly concise, resource on the mechanisms and benefits of fasting. Martin Berkhan’s LeanGains blog had a cult following […]

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