A quick and dirty post (aint they the best one’s?) – as I suspect many will have to be over the coming weeks with lots happening between New Zealand and Australia…
To watch: The Native Diet
The Native Diet is a factual TV programme series that challenges a group of participants to eat and exercise like their tupuna in an effort to have a healthier body and mind.
Effectively paleo + Crossfit for modern urban Maori who, like so many indigenous peoples, are over-represented in poor health statistics. No geo-restrictions, so everyone is free to watch it.
To watch out for: Low Carb Downunder – Jimmy Moore Tour
Jimmy Moore is officially in Australia, and last I heard, he doesn’t know which way is up with the jet-lag he is under. Jimmy and a host of other speakers are touring Australia to promote low-carb eating. Whilst we have both evolved our thinking away from favouring any particular macronutrient ratio and are more focused on food quality above all else, Anastasia and myself have a slot each at the Brisbane stop for this show. We both recognise that whilst we don’t actively label how we eat as “low carb”, relative to what most people are eating (and to what official guidelines advocate we eat), we are very much “low carb” in our approach to food. So there should be some good synergy between all the speakers there. See here for Anastasia’s recent summary of what we will be discussing.
To eat at: The Paleo Cafe
If you are ever in Cairns, you simply must go and see Marlise, Jai, and their team at Paleo Cafe. These guys are pioneers, taking paleo cafe cuisine to the high street, with lofty plans to roll this model out across Australia and New Zealand. The great thing with these guys is that they actually live and breathe this way of life – which in my book makes a big difference, having seen some paleo pretenders have a go in my home town. I couldn’t think of anything better than a great coffee, some diving on the Great Barrier Reef, and then back to the cafe for a spot of paleo lunch (with more coffee – of course).