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stuff.co.nz Your health Is a fasting diet for me? NewZealand’s favourite wellbeing expert answers readers’ questions about their health. What are your thoughts on intermittent fasting? It seems to be a huge craze inmy workplace at the moment. Thanks,Mike. Hi Mike, science suggests that long-term calorie restriction has some benefits for health, particularly in terms of longevity – however obviously it’s incredibly difficult to adhere to long-term. If you are going to try it, you definitely want to ensure you aren’t compromising your nutritional status, as you’ll be limiting the nutrients your body needs to operate. I’m also a big fan of high calorie foods such as avocado, nuts, seeds, oily fish, etc, so I’m not a proponent of restricting these foods. The other thing to be cautious of when you consider long-term calorie restriction is the potential degradation of your muscle mass. Safe weight loss is considered around 500g-1kg per week, anything more increases your risk of losing precious muscle mass, whichwe know is of critical importance for our metabolism, strength and energy. Prolonged calorie restriction can most definitely lead to loss of muscle mass. Inmyopinion, focusing on a real-food way of eating eliminates the needs for intermittent fasting, however, I know that this method can be beneficial for some people. I would encourage anyone to seek the guidance of a trained health professional when it comes to any significant dietary changes such as this. What is a personal practice you While some people swear by fasting diets, Dr Libby urges caution. Photo: 123RF.COM have for your health and wellness? Thanks,Rachel. Hi Rachel, it’s not a particularly exciting one but I believe it is one of the most effective things I do to look after mymindset. I have a morning ritual that I don’t compromise. That usually involves a gentle walk in nature, tai chi, reading a book, meditation or simply being still and practising diaphragmatic breathing. I also schedulemydowntime WITH AUTHOR AND NUTRITIONAL BIOCHEMIST DR LIBBY AskDr Libby Email your questions for Dr Libby to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note, only a selection of questions canbe answered. and prioritise it. I know that I cannot best serve others andmymission if I don’t ensuremybattery is charged. I know people think the word gratitude gets overused but I am truly grateful for life itself plus everything I have inmylife – such as clean water and fresh air. Science has shown that the human nervous system cannot focus on two things at once, so when weare grateful,we cannot be stressed. I find if I allow myself this space in the morning I startmy day with a clear mind. Lastly, an attitude of gratitude can be very energising – as is having a clear purpose. ❚ Dr Libby is a nutritional biochemist, best-selling author and speaker. The advice contained in this column is not intended to be a substitute for direct, personalised advice from a health professional. Check out Dr Libby’s book The Calorie Fallacy: stop dieting and start nourishing to understand more about weight loss. JANUARY 27, 2016, WAIHEKE MARKETPLACE 27 PUZZLES ANSWERS ARE INCLUDED ON THIS PAGE NEW ZEALAND CROSSWORD 12 34 56 7 8 9 THE TOP 10 1. November 1 is the Anniversary Day of which two provinces? 10 12 13 14 16 19 17 20 21 22 23 25 Across 1. Air New Zealand’s only South American destination (6,5) 8. Sentry (7) 9. Catalogue (5) 10. Level (4) 11. Large bush knife (7) 12. Pale (3) 13. Border (4) 15. As well (4) 17. Equipment (3) 19. Art board (7) 20. Remnant of a wound (4) 23. Pace (music) (5) 24. Inspect (7) 25. State Highway 73 runs through this national park (7,4) Down 1. Fastened shut (6) 2. Wear away (5) 3. Musical instrument (4) 4. Season, tokerau in Maori (6) 5. Mac (8) 6. Melancholy (7) 7. Christchurch suburb declared red zone after the 2011 earthquake (6) 12. Town which lies 10km east of Cape Foulwind (8) 14. Quandary (7) 16. Absolutely right (4,2) 17. Large, fruit-eating New Zealand native bird (6) 18. Party which won 14 seats at the 2014 election (6) 21. Porcelain (5) 22. Prohibits (4) ALL PUZZLES © THE PUZZLE COMPANY 24 15 18 11 2. Who won the 2015 US Open golf championship, the youngest winner since 1923? 3. The Luminaries, winner of the 2013 Man Booker prize, is set in which South Island town? 4. What name links a New Zealand writer, a blonde sex symbol of the 1950s and a 5. What is the capital of South Africa? 6. What is the square root of 169? 7. Who drew a design for a helicopter 500 years ago? 8. Aircraft marked with C are from which country? 9. Alphabetically, which is New Zealand’s last city? 10. What can be tawny, ruby or vintage? NZ CROSSWORD 1 JUNIOR CROSSWORD Across 6. Something used by a typist (10) 8. An octagon has eight of these (5) 10. Weary (5) 13. A magician says this word (11) 14. Change (5) 17. Permitted by law (5) 19. Job (10) Down 1. Coloured with dye (4) 2. A vegetable from pods (4) TOP 10 SOLUTION 3. One of the ways a horse can move along (4) 4. (4) 5. Little by little (9) 7. Moving stairway (9) 9. Rub out (5) 11. Very angry (5) 12. A month (3) 15. A small sharp nail (4) 16. Tears up (4) 17. Overdue (4) 18. Become larger (4) 2 SUDOKU Fill the grid so every row, column and every 3x3 box contains 1-9 SUDOKU Across: 6. Typewriter, 8. Sides, 10. Tired, 13. Abracadabra, 14. Alter, 17. Legal, 19. Occupation. Down: 1. Dyed, 2. Peas, 3. Trot, 4. Star, 5. Gradually, 7. Escalator, 9. Erase, 11. Irate, 12. May, 15. Tack, 16. Rips, 17. Late, 18. Grow. 1. Hawke’s Bay and Marlborough, 2. Jordan Spieth, 3. Hokitika, 4. Pretoria, 6. 13, 7. Leonardo da Vinci, 8. Canada, 9. Whangarei, 10. Port. Across: 1. Buenos Aires, 8. Lookout, 9. Index, 10. Even, 11. Machete, 19. Palette, 20. Scar, 23. Tempo, 24. Examine, 25. Arthur’s Pass. Down: 1. Bolted, 2. Erode, 3. Oboe, 4. Autumn, 5. Raincoat, 6. Sadness, 7. Bexley, 12. Westport, 14. Dilemma, 21. China, 22. Bars.
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