The Evidence For Sugar

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How do we get to the left side of this image rather than the right?

 

Probably not with sugar!

 

See the evidence – and read more here

 

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You can see any of our Great GPs right here:

 

Dr Gareth Boucher

 

Dr Penny Massy-Westropp

 

Dr Monika Moy

 

Dr Katherine Astill

 

Dr Nick Mouktaroudis

 

Dr Nick Tellis

3 Free Tips for 2017 – A New You with Partridge Street General Practice!

You can make a New Year’s Resolutions anytime! Imagine instantly feeling better and healthier with these Three Free Tips from Partridge Street General Practice!

 

 

Lose Weight

 

 

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There is an Easier way to lose your excess weight. Move more, eat less, and eat better. I Guarantee Everyone will have some success with these methods!

 

 

First, set some movement goals every day. Ten thousand steps is a good start. Your smart phone will track this for you with no other expensive device required. Your next step is 25-45 minutes of activity that makes you sweat, 3-5 times a week.

 

 

 

Second, Get Rid of Sugar. You’ll eat less and you’ll eat better. Just Do It.

 

 

 

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Quit Smoking

 

 

There is one question I ask of people who want to Stop Smoking.

 

‘Do you like Smoking?’

 

Think About It.

 

Then Imagine Not Smoking.

 

We are Here to Help You Now!

 

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Feel Better Instantly

 

You are the Youngest you’ll ever be and You have the Most Time you’ll ever have. Invest that Time wisely. Be Grateful. See your Friends and Family (including your Fur Family 😎 ) who make You Feel great! Live your life actively and intentionally. We live in a fantastic time and all things are possible, make the most of it.

 

 

 

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Partridge Street General Practice is Here to Help You achieve your Health Goals. Feel Healthier, Feel Better – see us Here!

 

 

 

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5 Things About Low Carb

On the 25th of June this year, I started a little experiment. I was a Guinea Pig. I felt my chubby cheeks and willingness to run around made me a good choice of test subject. 

Great teaching award, but work to be done!

I got some advice
I did some exercise.
I measured some things
I ran a little bit. 

Along the way I made some connections, raised a little money for charity, drank lots of coffee, worked hard, and had fun. 

Coffee and Website


What have I learned?


1. Exercise for mental health and to do things (walk up a hill, explore a new place, move furniture). Your basal metabolic rate goes down as you age and you tend to eat the same amount (or more) and your exercise is generally less vigorous. 

Exercise – sometimes it hurts!

2. Weight loss comes from your diet. Don’t kid yourselves. See 1. above. I’ve run faster before but with far more training. My time in this years City to Bay was based on weight loss not kilometres of training.

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after

3. Sugar is addictive and unequivocally bad for you. Sugar crashes hurt. I have nothing good to say about sugar. 

Water – still best for you

4. Routine works. During the time I was watching my diet and trying to train, life tried to get in the way. If you don’t make time to train it won’t happen. No excuses. 

5. Nothing ventured, nothing gained. 
I had a ball working all of these things out, but my main passion in life is Partridge Street General Practice. If you’re thinking of seeing us as a patient or aspire to working here and being part of an awesome team, say hi right here!

Run Forrest, Run!

One more Sleep


Good luck to all the runners (and walkers)!

Remember:

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Say hi to Partridge Street General Practice here

Here to Help

Competition…Together (Week 8 of #LCHF)

Working Together

As you all know, I’ll be running in this years City to Bay as one of my goals in my LCHF journey. I was recently privileged to be at GP Supervisor training organised by GPEx and, in addition to some great education and training, it was a great opportunity to catch up with some of my fellow GPs in Glenelg. Dr Lane Hinchcliffe owns The Health Hub and Dr Jennie Wright is the driving force behind Bayside Family Medical and Musculoskeletal Practice, both at Glenelg. Dr Jennie has been supporting  the Zaidi Ya Dreams orphanage in Kenya for many years and is currently raising money to continue this. Being the competitive yet collaborative people we are…

Game On!
Feel free to pledge some money towards this worthy cause – you can do so by contacting Bayside, the Health Hub, or Partridge Street General Practice or right here!

Can’t wait!

BOLT-ing along with LCHF in Week 7

Welcome to my latest update! My energy levels are good and I’m continuing to lean out as the home stretch begins. The training is going well. I’ve settled into a routine of three regular weights sessions a week, a couple of runs, lots of walking, and the occasional extra gym catch up. It sounds like a lot of work but what it really means is that I work hard, feel good, sleep well, and still have a social life.

good healthy food

I’ve got a month to go until #citytobay16 so I thought I would get over to Torrens Parkrun. Parkrun is a great initiative, run by volunteers, where you have a timed 5km run over a marked course. Perfect for  measuring progress.

the course

Here’s one I prepared earlier:

24.19 for 5kms in 2014

I’ll reveal how I went – later in the week!

faster…but how much faster

In the meantime, see where I’ve been:

Week 1

Week 2

Week 3

Week 4

Week 5

Week 6

I’ll be at Partridge Street General Practice but I’ll also be at a GPEx GP Supervisor’s meeting this week. Remember, we’re proud to be a teaching practice!

See you later in the week (follow here and here)

not low carb at all

UPDATE TIME!

My time for Saturday…see below! I’ll go faster this week ⚡️🏃⚡️

Getting faster!

GOLD! LCHF Performance #carbexit week 6

When I was a child I played cricket in the backyard. Great times and great cricket – back in the day. ‘Autowickie’, ‘new bowler’, and ‘six and out’ were heard loudly and often. So was ‘eat your potatoes’! 

The Joy of Six

It’s the present day and both potatoes and ‘six and out’ are things of the past. Low Carb High Fat (LCHF) is here and my visceral fat is on the run. So am I. Half the deal was getting my weight down but the other half was getting my performance up. It’s six weeks in and I am not out. 

The Start

Keep watching to see how it goes. See where I’ve come from here:

Where it all started

Week 1

Week 2

Week 3

Week 4

Week 5

Where am I now? Right here

Chris Hooper from @Accodex speaks to quality and passion

All of what you’ve read above is what I do in my spare time. My passion is Partridge Street General Practice

Here For You

See us here

If you’re as passionate as I am and high quality is in your DNA, join us here

Put your Money where your Mouth is #LCHF #running

Using ‘bro’ makes you leaner and stronger

Partridge Street General Practice is all about Health not sickness, so I’m taking a week off for some rest and relaxation! I’ll be running the 10km Dolphin Run on my break while the rest of our Team will be here to Help You. Let’s see how #LCHF and #running go together! 🍳⚡️🏃

Run Nick, Run!

See The Team here:
Dr Gareth Boucher

Dr Ali Waddell

Dr Emmy Bauer

Dr Nick Mouktaroudis 

Put up or shut up is a common call these days. We also ask people to put their money where their mouths are. Surely if it doesn’t work for them or they can’t show that it works, we shouldn’t do as they ask us to do. Putting my money where my mouth was in the past led to a lot of eating!

2003!

Let’s look at where I’ve come from here. This shows a weight of 96.7kg just after Christmas 2015. It also shows a DEXA scan previous to that (weight 93kg). Let’s see some exercise evidence before we get to the new scan!

winter morning runs hurt
afternoon runs are much better
running between thunderstorms is best
 

Luckily, no pictures exist of my time in the gym over the weekend. The interest may not be ready for the language I used upon meeting the heavy weights for the first time in a while. Even using the magic word – ‘bro’ – didn’t help. Enough stalling, where’s the July 2016 DEXA and weight?

 

you can see the weight loss
and here’s the lost fat you can’t see
That is 13kg down from Christmas 2015, with nearly half a kilo less visceral fat (fat that accumulates around the abdominal organs – important in the development of cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes). This is with exercise and yes, a lot of the weight loss predates a formal ultra low carb diet, but I’m very heartened by these results. Let’s see how the next few weeks go!

 

July 2016 DEXA

Thanks to Adelaide Bodyscan for the DEXA imaging – feel free to head over there and see how you measure up (tell them I sent you!). If you liked this, check some previous #LCHF posts out here:

Week 1

Week 2

Week 3

Week 4

Dr Gareth Boucher, Dr Ali Waddell, Dr Emmy Bauer, and Dr Nick Mouktaroudis – all Here to Help!

You can see the real thing at Partridge Street General Practice right here. See you next week!

Go Forth (Low Carb Week 4)

As promised, some body composition data!

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Also Before

This week has seen an improvement in eating. The eggs are making a regular appearance at lunch and breakfast has not been missed. My cough has gone, energy is high and I’ve had some good runs and solid gym sessions. I’ve even run down some Pokemons!

So how’s it going? What’s happening with weight, waist, and fat? Well…

Next Week

You’ll see next week!

Check out previous weeks here, here, and here, or see the real thing at Partridge Street General Practice here! Until next week…

Return of the Carb (Week Three)

It’s been a tough week. My holidays finished and I returned to work, full of ideas and energy. However, plans rarely survive their first meeting with reality and some carbs crept back in…

My preciousssss….

My eggs sat in the fridge while I snuck away for a secret rendezvous with forbidden carbs. A few illicit meals later and the carbs had stolen my energy away. I fought back and vanquished the carbs with a little overeating…

not quite this bad…
As the end of the week approached, I got back into low carb mode, and gave myself a boost by getting back into some exercise. A run and 3 tonnes of weights later and I’m back on track!

The Run I Needed

I’m looking forward to the upcoming week (you can see previous weeks here and here) and this will be the week where the rubber hits the road. Yes, I will be posting some weight and body composition details! 

Big things are coming
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