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ebook coverContrary to popular belief, not all my spare time is spent kicking around at the beach and in the surf. On the odd occasion, I get waves of productivity and the last couple of months I have been chipping away at producing this eBook.

So I am happy to announce it’s finally here! Not only is it here, but we are giving it away for FREE and you the blog reader are the first to check it out.

Admittedly, if you were to print it out it would not be thick enough to club your worst enemy over the head with, but it would make a great bedtime read or kill an hour of your day if you hate your job.

So just in case you wanted to know whats inside, I have put up the table of contents too.

Contents

1. Calories for the Mind. How are you feeding it?
2. The Pareto principle 80/20 rule
3. How are you getting your sugar fix?
4. It’s all part of the process
5. Never underestimate the power of protein
6. Fat or fiction, unravel the myth
7. Count calories? Eat and drink in abundance
8. Get your skates on and start moving
9. The natural anti-aging formula
10. Be true to yourself

Final Words

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Much More than an eBook

180 Nutrition exists to help turn your health around by doing what we do differently. Each week we connect with the worlds best leaders in health, leading-edge science, nutrition and wellness to filter out the confusion and provide the very best health advice. We’re not about fad diets or gimmicky programs, we’re about simplicity and authenticity.

We’ve distilled this knowledge into the ‘Turnaround Health Pack’ below.

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180 Nutrition Turnaround Health eBook

1. Top 10 Rules to Turnaround Health

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Smash the common misconceptions that may be holding your health back. Also includes additional links to most popular articles & podcasts.

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Counting calories does not work, low fat foods make you fat and why many health foods are actually unhealthy!

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Weight Loss & Meal Replacement

Weightloss

Confused about weight loss? We’re not surprised as the dietary information offered today is conflicting and confusing.

The supermarket shelves are littered with diet products and miracle weight loss shakes. Maintaining a healthy weight should be simple for everyone and we’ve created a resource section that offers real guidance that you can implement immediately.

side noteSide note: There are no shortcuts to success. Health is a lifestyle not a life sentence. If you are looking for a quick fix, then sorry, this information is not for you. But, if you are willing to be open-minded and try new things, we have a resource here that could help change your life forever – Guy

Before you Start… Is your body ready to lose weight?

This may seem like an unusual question but if your digestive system (your gut) isn’t healthy you will struggle to lose weight. An imbalance of gut bacteria arises from the use of antibiotics, lifestyle and bad food choices. Diet soda is a big culprit in destroying good bacteria due to the artificial sweeteners (you can read our thoughts on diet soda here). How can we fix this? Have your gut health checked with any good naturopath before you embark on your weight loss journey.

Our Naturopath Tania explains the importance of gut health here.

Step 1: Download and read our free eBook

ebookThis covers the principles of good nutrition and dispels some of the common misconceptions associated with food. We want you to be aware of the effects that sugar, bad fats and artificial processed ingredients have on our body. These play a huge roll in how we look, feel and think and will have great impact on those wanting to lose or manage their weight.

download our ebook here

Step 2: Read these articles

Step 3: Motivate me

Step 4: Further Reading

Apply your new-found knowledge

So by now you will have a better understanding of the impact that sugar and processed foods have on our body and the importance of consuming healthy fats. Remember, take things slowly, small reductions in weight each week really add up over the course of the year.

The information displayed here is for informational purposes only. Any decision on your part to read and use this information is your own personal choice. The information on this website is not meant to be used to diagnose, prescribe for, or treat any medical conditions. Please discuss any medical condition with a qualified healthcare provider.

 

180 is a Gluten Free Protein Superfood

Do you have celiacs disease or are you sensitive to gluten? You’ll be very pleased to know 180 Natural Protein Supplement is gluten and sugar/preservative free, which means 180 will have great benefits on you’re whole digestive system when used over time, especially if you are a celiac and on a wheat free diet. This is a must for anyone with gluten problems.

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Chris Davis – Triathlete, Sydney

Being a triathlete has great demands on my body, training while following a gluten free diet can make things even more demanding. One of the most difficult things can be staying on top of it all nutritionally and being able to eat good clean food.

180 protein powder has been my saviour. I use it pre/post training and on race day. I truly feel it helps my energy and recovery. It’s taken the difficulty out of getting my hands on quality food at my convenience as I am on a wheat free diet, and made it all a whole lot easier. Great stuff, highly recommended.

Imagine a GLUTEN FREE protein powder that contains ONLY PURE INGREDIENTS, completely free of all fillers, thickeners, sugars & preservatives (this a must for anyone who suffers from celiacs disease).  A protein powder that contains essential micro nutrients, antioxidants and fibre to assist metabolic rates and keep your digestive system functioning at optimum levels, a supplement that is ACTUALLY GOOD FOR YOU!

Well that supplement is 180, try it today RISK FREE (100% money back guarantee). Give yourself the nutritional edge you deserve, we know you’ll feel the difference!

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What Is Gluten?

Gluten is a mixture of several proteins found primarily in wheat, barley and rye. Gluten is very often used as a stabiliser in many products, including sports supplements, which can be a hazardous problem with anyone suffering intolerance’s and is on a wheat free diet.

Definition of Stabilisers: ‘Stabilisers are substances or chemicals that allow food ingredients, which do not mix well, to remain in a homogeneous state after blending’.

Another food stabilizer which is used in many protein supplements is Lecithin, which is derived from soy. Naturally, if you have soy allergies, Lecithin should be avoided. But it is also said, if you are gluten intolerant, soy should be avoided also, as it may contain extracts from wheat, barley or rye.

The importance of fibre

Not only is 180 a gluten free protein powder, it supply’s your bodies needs for protein, essential minerals, nutrients, amino acids, and contains high levels of digestible fibre. Most modern diets deliver only one tenth of the dietary fibre needed on a daily basis. 180 is of the highest natural form of fibre you can eat. Fibre is essential to help stabilize blood sugar levels, detoxify your system, and help combat the onset of many modern day diseases, including fatigue, bowel disorders and osteoporosis.

In a nutshell – Fibre stabilises blood sugar levels, improves your metabolism, digestive track and the role of the liver – which then regulates your metabolism, and processes nutrients better.

  • Tania Flack

    Tania Flack – Naturopath, Sydney

    In a market flooded with protein powders and supplements that are filled with artificial flavourings and chemicals, it is great to find a product that I can recommend to my patients that is based on quality natural ingredients and manufactured to the highest standards. The usual Australian diet is high in refined carbohydrates which encourages an unhealthy muscle to fat ratio which ultimately contributes to many disease processes. Helping patients balance their protein to carbohydrate intake makes a big difference in their health as does the extra boost in nutrients, essentials fatty acids and natural fibre that 180 nutrition provides.

    I would recommend 180 nutrition to anyone who is interested in maintaining a balanced diet and achieving optimal health. Visit Tania’s site here.

Do you have more serious health issues?

Did you know that 180 natural protein supplement is nutrient rich, low GI, high fibre/protein and gluten free? This means that due to these factors our supplement is often recommended by nutritionists to help resolve a variety of health issues, and it could help you. Do you have cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure or any other chronic disease for that matter?

Here’s how our protein supplement can help you.

Overwhelming evidence from a variety of sources, link most chronic diseases seen in the world today to physical inactivity and inappropriate diet consumption, and this is our belief too. Sadly we live in a society where we generally only treat the symptoms of ill health, not the cause. And the cause being mainly the choices we make on a daily basis, from the foods we eat and the activities we do. It is now well recognised that anyone suffering from a chronic disease should be looking at a low Glycemic Index diet. Our gluten free 180 natural protein supplement is 100% pure goodness, and would compliment anyone’s daily diet.

The problems with High-Glycemic (GI) Carbohydrates

The problem with an excessive High-Glycemic Diet, is it raises blood sugars too rapidly, and this is the number one culprit in nutritionally caused health problems. And our society is loaded with High GI foods.

Hi GI foods create an acute excessive insulin response. Insulin is an essential hormone for life, yet acute, chronic elevation of insulin leads to hyperinsulinism, which has been positively linked to Diabetes, obesity, elevated cholesterol levels, blood pressure, mood dysfunction and most chronic diseases.

We recommend a Low-Glycemic approach to food. By doing this, it will have a positive impact on your insulin response, your over all blood sugar levels and your weight too.

What foods should I be eating?

In plain English, a high protein, low carbohydrate diet. It should be organic when possible, all your garden vegetables, especially greens, certain low GI fruits (berries are good), unprocessed meats, nuts, seeds, little starch and NO SUGAR!

Food is perishable, and not made to be processed, it was designed that way. Anything with an extra long shelf life is probably processed, be suspicious. Modern diets are ill suited for our genetic composition. Evolution has not kept pace with the advances in agriculture and food processing resulting in a plague of health problems for modern man.

If you follow these simple rules to food, and combine them with exercise, you’ll be amazed with the results. Your body will be extremely grateful.

What foods shouldn’t I eat?

High GI foods for a start, they include rice, bread, candy, potato, sweets, sodas, anything that has white flour or sugar in it, and most processed carbohydrates. Processing can include bleaching, baking, grinding, and refining. If you eat a wheat free diet, you are half way there.

Think like a Caveman. If it wasn’t around back then, the chances are, you shouldn’t be eating it now.

180 Superfood Protein Blends

LIKE A PROTEIN POWDER + 10 WHOLEFOOD INGREDIENTS

Our superfood protein blends are loaded with fibre, protein and good fats and help you eliminate bad food, trim down or recover after exercise if that’s your thing. Before you know it you’ll look and feel better then you ever have before!

What are the benefits of a 180 superfood smoothie?

  • Fuss-free way to have a quick nutritious meal or snack
  • Provides nutrients quickly & easily with NO CHEMICALS
  • It’s 100% natural & gluten free
  • Helps regulate your natural body weight
  • Suitable for the whole family
  • Give your body what it needs to function at its best everyday
  • Blend a smoothie or use 180 in your healthy recipes

180 nutrition formulas

Our superfood formulas are available in original or vegan versions in both chocolate and coconut flavours using the amazing ingredients below:

  • Cocoa

    Grass Fed Whey Protein Isolate or
    Pea Protein Isolate (Vegan Version)

    The body does not store protein, and therefore has no reservoir to draw on when it needs a new supply. Protein helps prevent muscle tissue break down after exercise and aids growth and repair. Learn more about our Whey Protein Isolate Here.

  • Flaxseed

    Flaxseed

    180 contains a perfectly balanced quantity of Flaxseed in it’s formula. Flaxseeds are a great source of fibre, lignans, protein, omega 3, vitamins, and minerals. The importance of these nutrients to exercise & body building is paramount.

  • Almonds

    Almond Meal

    The delicately flavoured and versatile almond is a great source of good fats, high in protein, antioxidants, magnesium, potassium, vitamin E and B. Helps sugar metabolism, energy production, nervous system function, skin health.

  • Sunflower Kernels

    Sunflower Kernels

    Are rich in Omega 6 fatty acids. Health benefits include anti-inflammatory properties and aid cardiovascular health from its vitamin E content. Also contains magnesium and selenium, a trace mineral that is of fundamental importance to human health.

  • Shredded Coconut

    Coconut Flour

    Made from certified organic coconut flesh. It is very high in natural fibre, and has a delicious sweet taste. High in protein, gluten free and zero cholesterol. Making it the perfect ingredient for flavouring.

  • Cocoa beans

    Cocoa (Chocolate flavour only)

    Not only does Cocoa taste rich and delicious, evidence points to the use of raw cocoa in a medicinal capacity for over two thousand years, including treatment of fatigue, fever, heart pain, shortness of breath, kidney & bowel complaints.

  • Chia Seeds

    Were originally farmed by the Aztecs over 3500 years ago. They have been ‘rediscovered’ and modern medicine has acknowledged Chia seeds as an excellent source of protein and that is jam-packed with amino-acids, Omega-3 fatty acids and anti-oxidants.

  • Sesame Seeds

    Sesame Seeds

    Sesame Seeds are packed full of nutrients, antioxidants, vitamin B1 & vitamin E. They contain high levels of phytochemical antioxidants that help protect the body from free radicals, which have been implicated in development of cancer.

  • Psyllium Husk

    Psyllium Husks

    Rich in fibre, Psyllium Seeds and their husks have long been enlisted for great digestive function, which aids regular bowel movement.

  • stevia

    Stevia

    This natural herb from South America is used as a sweetener, with the added benefit that it has zero calories, negligible effect on blood sugar and none of the nasty side effects of the artificial sweeteners used in some of the leading nutritional supplements.

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So much more than just a healthy smoothie…

Blend it, bake it, mix it and love it. From nourishing smoothies blended in minutes at breakfast time to preparing healthy snacks for the day, you’ll love how much you can do with 180. Eliminate cravings for fake food and feel healthier from the inside out:

180 Nutrition Protein Powder

180 comes in options for everyone:

  • 15, 30 and 90 serve bags or value boxes
  • Chocolate or Coconut Flavours
  • Grass-Fed Whey Protein Isolate, or
  • Vegan version (Pea Protein Isolate)

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A few words from a Naturopath

tania flack naturopath“Helping patients balance their protein to carbohydrate intake makes a big difference in their health as does the extra boost in nutrients, essentials fatty acids and natural fibre that 180 Nutrition provides. I would recommend 180 Nutrition to anyone who is interested in maintaining a balanced diet and achieving optimal health.”
Tania Flack – Naturopath, Sydney

Nutritional Information – Original Formula

Servings per 1.5kg bag: 30 Serving Size: 50gm Average qty per serve Average qty per 100gm
Energy kj 873 1745
Dietary Fibre gm 6 12
Protein gm 22 44
Cholesterol gm 0 0
Fat, Total gm 11 22
Saturated gm 2 4
Carbohydrate gm 11 21
Sugars gm 1 3
B Vitamins mg 10 21
Folate (B9) ug 23 47
Calcium mg 122 245
Magnesium mg 71 143
Potassium mg 205 411
Iron mg 2 5
Zinc mg 2 3
Sodium mg 35 70

 

Nutritional Information – Vegan Formula

Servings per 1.5kg bag: 30 Serving Size: 50gm Average qty per serve Average qty per 100gm
Energy kj 860 1720
Dietary Fibre gm 6 13
Protein gm 21 42
Cholesterol gm 0 0
Fat, Total gm 12 24
Saturated gm 2 4
Carbohydrate gm 9 18
Sugars gm 1 1
B Vitamins mg 12 24
Folate (B9) ug 25 51
Calcium mg 66 133
Magnesium mg 112 224
Potassium mg 335 670
Iron mg 5 10
Zinc mg 3 7
Sodium mg 249 499

 

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We believe so strongly in our products that we offer a 100% Money Back Guarantee. If you are not 100% satisfied for any reason with your purchase of 180 Natural Protein Superfood, contact us and we will arrange for a 100% refund.

 

Best Protein powder for women: What’s the difference?

Femal Super heroBy Guy Lawrence

Whether you are male or female. The body requires protein on a daily basis, it’s just that the amounts vary accordingly. To add to this, if you are an active female, or wanting to become more active, then you will require more protein than the sedentary.

The difference with protein powders for women is?

Generally the protein amount per serve is less. But if you are looking for a protein supplement, just be careful of the hidden sugars, preservatives, stabilizers, thickeners and artificial flavourings that are in many of them. Many have slick marketing and are questionable if they are helpful towards ones health over time.

The reality is, male and females 99% of the time eat the same foods, it’s just the quantity that varies. The problem lies within the health and fitness industry, where we are constantly bombarded with slick marketing, new fad products and constant buzz words. There is no best protein powder for women.

The trick is to keep it simple. So if your curiosity for a female protein is to help muscle tone and weight loss, read on.

Weight Loss Misconceptions

We don’t like the word weight loss. As there are many things that make up a persons overall weight, not just the body fat. So standing on the scales alone will only tell a small part of the story.

Generally, when people “diet”, they reduce the quantity of the food they eat, and this can have a very negative effect on the body. They may lose some weight, but it is not necessarily body fat they will lose, it is what makes up the rest of the body, which is known as fat free mass. Our muscle tissue, organs, water, blood and bone mass.

So our body gets compromised, and our muscle mass atrophies (breaks down). The end result is less overall weight, but the same amount of body fat and less muscle mass, and a persons health under stress. (Learn more about health weight loss here.)

We like to encourage a healthy life style and fat loss is a result of a healthier you!

The Key to better health

In plain English, eat protein, natural fats and low glycemic index (GI) carbohydrates for each meal. It should be high fibre, organic when possible, all your garden vegetables, especially greens, certain low GI fruits (berries are good), unprocessed meets, nuts, seeds, little starch and NO SUGAR!

Food is perishable, and not made to be processed, it was designed that way. Anything with an extra long shelf life is probably processed, be suspicious. Modern diets are ill suited for our genetic composition. Evolution has not kept pace with the advances in agriculture and food processing resulting in a plague of health problems for modern man.

If you follow these simple rules to food, and combine them with exercise, you’ll be amazed with the results. Your body will be extremely grateful.

Learn more about 180 natural protein superfood here.

Want to radically improve your health? Check out our FREE eBook here.

Homemade Chocolate & Coconut 180 Protein Mousse

homemade chocolate protein mousse

Guy: This is one of my snack saviours! It literally takes a minute to prepare and a little patience while it sets in the fridge or freezer briefly. A simple delicious all natural mousse high in protein, healthy fats and super tasty. Give it a go, you won’t be disappointed.

Ingredients:

  • 3-5 tablespoons of 180 Natural Protein Superfood (Chocolate)
  • 100% natural organic coconut milk/cream
  • Fruit if desired

Preparation:

  • Simply mix the coconut cream with 180 in a dessert glass until thick/gooey consistency
  • Place in freezer for 10-20 minutes
  • Dress with your favourite fruit as desired

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Can’t see your feet? It maybe a case of not how, but when.

My Feet

By Guy Lawrence

It’s safe to say, if you stand up straight, look down and can’t see your feet, it maybe a case of not how it’s going to happen, but when. A good friend of mine had this problem once, and he said it wasn’t the only problem he had. A much more important body part was falling out of view too.  On top of this, his overall health and wellbeing was very much under a lot of stress.

I recently read research saying obesity has overtaken smoking as the leading cause of premature death and illness in Australia.Overweight and obesity trends now show that, in 2004–05, more than half (54%) of all adults,  were either overweight or obese. That means every other person you see on the street is over weight. And these statistics continue to get bigger, literally.

So the question is why?

Sounds like one for Tony Robbins…..

But speaking for myself, the one thing I’ve realised is that, I’m on automatic pilot the majority of the time, especially when it comes to daily exercise and making sound food choices, as I really don’t think about it hardly at all. I just end up doing them. And all this is all very normal to me in my little world, and it’s easy to assume that’s how every one else thinks.

Over the years from working in the health and fitness industry, I’ve learned that a lot of people struggle with this concept…. and I mean struggle!

But put me in front of a computer and use the latest excel spreadsheet or word doc, well that’s a different story, as I may as well be blind folded and type with my knuckles. I’m usually harassing many to resolve my clear inability in this area. The typical response I get is, are you ever going to learn? This is easy!

The reality is we all have areas that we are strong and weak in, and I’m sitting here typing away, one key at a time. Even though it takes an eternity, I still finish with the same written piece as if I was streaming it out at 130 words a minute. What was once something I easily put off with so many reasons why I could start tomorrow, has now become something I love doing,

My belief is that we can all create change in our lives if we choose to do so, what ever they may be, we just need a big enough why. So don’t let that ‘why’ be because you fall into the above statistics. As Nike said, ‘just do it’.

Although change brings uncertainty, it also brings room to grow and expand, and a sense of adventure that standing still will never give you, so maybe it’s time to stick your feet out a little further so you can see them and get moving.

Dive in, what have you got to lose?