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What Sort Of Results Can I Expect On The Living Lean Program


I am often asked the question, “what sort of result can I achieve whilst on the Living Lean program?” or “Will I actually get results if I complete this program?”


What better place to answer this repeated question than here on the Living Lean blog.


I like to quickly to point out though, that this program is not a quick fix or a magic pill.


It takes commitment and perseverance to achieve strong results however if you do actually make that commitment to our program, you will no doubt achieve results similar to those found below.


Whilst results may vary from person to person, those case studies found here are simply a snapshot of the mainstream results we see on this ground-breaking program on a weekly basis. Of course we have people who improve health markers and there are people that don’t. We have people that lose more weight and we have people who lose less weight. That is basic human nature.


We have had incredible results and improved the quality of life of many people.


Like Eileen*, who is a type I diabetic and registered nurse. Eileen started decreasing her required insulin levels after only 48 hours on the program and had a 40% reduction in required insulin by day 11.


Or Craig*, who is a type II diabetic and halved his blood sugar readings on the 15 day program and lost 9.2 kgs. Craig recently shared his story on the ‘Hughesy and Kate’ radio program.


Or Faith*, who has so much energy she has to go for a walk before bed.


Or Daisy*, who continues to run marathons and improves her time with each outing.


Yes, the program aims to improve the health of body cells to keep sickness at bay.


But we also achieve significant weight loss in a rapid time frames.


The Living Lean program does not favour a specific gender or ethnicity and certainly doesn’t favour larger people. We achieve results with everyone, no matter what your size is or how much you weigh.


Like Vivianne*, who started at 55 kgs and lost 5.2 kgs in 7 days.


Or Glenn*, who had an arthriscope on his knee the day before starting the program and lost 6.9 kgs in 14 days.


Or Damien*, who is an elite surf lifesaver who lost 5.5 kgs in 4 days.


If I haven’t already answered the original questions we started this blog out with, allow me to give you a snapshot of some further Living Lean results.


Michael lost 5.2 kgs in  6 days*


Madelyn lost 5.1 kgs in 7 days*


Craig lost 8.2 kgs in 14 days*


Danielle lost 9 kgs in 10 days*


Jane lost 8.2 kgs in 11 days*


Ben lost 7.5 kgs in 11 days*


Stephen lost 7.6 kg in 11 days*


Kim lost 7.3 kgs in 14 days*


Rowan lost 7.9 kgs in 12 days*


Shayne lost 8.1 kgs in 14 days*


Bridget lost 8.4 kgs in 16 days*


Why not try this revolutionary program for yourself.


The thousands of people having had success could not all be wrong.


If you give it a go, I know you wont regret it!


Footnote: We love hearing the results you achieve on our Living Lean program. Please send these to us as we get just as excited as you do.



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Eat Healthy And Pay Less Tax – No GST for Healthy Shoppers !




Are you aware that eating healthy and consuming fresh, nutritious food can actually save you money as no tax is payable when purchasing these food items?


Whilst tax reform is currently in the news, this isn’t a new tax break the government has introduced.


The Goods and Service Tax (GST) has been around for a while now, but what you may not realise is that not all foods are taxed equally.


Some of you may be aware of this, however I am guessing that the majority simply do not.


The Government does not charge GST on fresh produce.


It will however charge you the 10% GST for the majority of your packaged and processed foods.


Food items are classified as either GST-free or taxable food. A food item can also include beverages or ingredients for a beverage.


Sound simple enough thus far?


Of course, but here is where it gets interesting.


A food item may appear on the GST-free list, yet it may still be subject to GST under one of the taxable rules. As an example, bread rolls are GST-free unless they are sold in a restaurant.


Now that is confusing.


In general, if we purchase raw ingredients and prepare our own meals rather than opting for pre-packed or take away food, no tax is usually payable.


Saving money is one thing, but setting aside some time for our food preparation can be one of the real joys of a proactive and healthy life.


So next time you do your grocery shopping, check out how much GST you actually pay.


It maybe a good indication of the choices you’re making for both yourself and your family.


Show us how little GST you pay by posting images of your grocery receipts to the Living Lean Facebook page. Be proud of your dedication to a healthier, happier life. 


I am yet to meet a person who doesn’t want to minimise their tax. For those of you who would like a detailed Tax Department description of GST payable and GST exempt foods, we have included this at the end of the blog.


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Australian Tax Office description of GST status of food items.



The following foods are GST-free:

  • bread and bread rolls without a sweet coating (such as icing) or filling – a glaze is not considered a sweet coating
  • cooking ingredients, such as flour, sugar, pre-mixes and cake mixes
  • fats and oils for cooking
  • unflavoured milk, cream, cheese and eggs
  • spices, sauces and condiments
  • bottled drinking water
  • fruit or vegetable juice (of at least 90% by volume of juice of fruit or vegetables)
  • tea and coffee (unless ready-to-drink)
  • baby food and infant formula
  • all meats for human consumption (except prepared meals or savoury snacks)
  • fruit, vegetables, fish and soup (fresh, frozen, dried, canned or packaged)
  • spreads for bread (such as honey, jam and peanut butter)
  • breakfast cereals.




The following foods are taxable:

  • bakery products, such as cakes, pastries, pies, sausage rolls (but not including bread and bread rolls)
  • biscuits, crispbreads, crackers, cookies, pretzels, cones and wafers
  • savoury snacks, confectionery, ice-cream and similar products
  • carbonated and flavoured beverages (including flavoured milk, flavoured water and sports drinks) unless at least 90% by volume fruit or vegetable juice
  • all food and beverages sold in restaurants or for consumption on the premises
  • hot food (takeaway)
  • food marketed as prepared meals and some prepared food, including platters
  • any food not for human consumption
  • pet food or any food labelled or specified for animals.




GST is applied at certain stages in the food supply chain. GST is only applied where the food item is either:

  • not for human consumption at a particular stage in the supply chain
  • taxable under GST law.

What Type Of Protein Should I Consume For Optimal Health?

Vegan Bodybuilder

Much has been written about the effects of protein in the modern diet.

It seems every week there is a new spin on the benefits of consuming a diet that focuses predominately on this type of macronutrient.

When presenting and educating people on the alkaline way of life, Living Lean style, we are often asked about this very topic.

Today I would like to explore this in more detail.

When someone makes the change from the standard Australian diet to the Living Lean program, a first concern is ensuring sufficient protein levels are achieved for muscle growth or muscle maintenance.

The standard Australian diet usually see’s protein being consumed from animal sources. Whilst animal protein is a great way to ensure muscle maintenance requirements are being met, it usually comes with some additional, non-desirable ‘nasties’.

Two key animal protein ‘nasties’  include saturated fat and cholesterol. Whilst saturated fat and cholesterol are obviously detrimental to our health in their own right, they also result in elevated acid levels being experienced within our body.

As we are aware and explained in previous posts, elevated acid levels are detrimental to our health and is known to be the key factor in illnesses including poor skin health, mental fatigue,  lethargy, poor digestion and weight gain.

The Living Lean program eliminates these ‘nasties’ by ensuring protein levels are being sustained through plant based substitutes usually coming from vegetables, nuts and legumes.

These sources of protein are readily absorbed  by the body and are known to be of more benefit for muscle maintenance and growth due to all of the key essential amino acids being contained.

Consuming these types of proteins will ensure we absorb what our body requires but without the harmful by-products of saturated fat, cholesterol and acid.

Removing animal protein from our diet for 15 days may sound like a big sacrifice, but the benefits will last a life time.

Humans can survive without eating meat. Millions of vegans and vegetarians across the world do it every day. Some of the world’s best athletes survive on a meat-free diet.

Of course, humans can eat meat, if we so desire.

We are omnivores after all and can eat just about any animal or plant we like, so long it’s been prepared properly.

But we are NOT pre-destined to eat large amounts of animal protein. If we do, acidosis will occur resulting in feelings of lethargy, fatigue, skin disorders and weight gain.

This is the main reason why the world is in the grip of an obesity epidemic.

If we leave the diet that is high in animal protein to the true carnivores for a 15 day period, we will see a dramatic improvement in our health as a result.

You will not believe the benefits until you try it for yourself.

Alkaline-acid scale

The pH Scale – Your Guide To Good Health & Rapid Weight Loss

To fully grasp the Living Lean philosophy you must comprehend and fully understand the pH scale.
pH is a term that measures acidity or alkalinity of water soluble substances (pH stands for ‘potential of Hydrogen’).
A pH value is represented on a scale that runs from 1 to 14, with 7 as the middle (neutral) point. The human body however has a neutral pH of 7.365.
Values below 7 indicate acidity. Acidity levels increase as the number decreases with 1 being the most acidic.
Values above 7 indicate alkalinity. Alkalinity levels increase as the number increases with 14 being the most alkaline.
This scale, however, is not a linear scale like a centimetre or inch scale (in which two adjacent values have the same difference). It is a logarithmic scale in which two adjacent values increase or decrease by a factor of 10. For example, a pH of 3 is ten times more acidic than a pH of 4, and one hundred times more acidic than a pH of 5. Similarly, a pH of 9 is ten times more alkaline than a pH of 8, and one hundred times more alkaline than a pH of 7.

Alkaline-acid scale

The pH scale plays a very important role in achieving results on the Living Lean program. To ensure success you will be required to keep your body’s pH level above 7.365.
Doing this ensures that the body is in an alkaline state and not an acidic one (we will discuss this further and in more detail in the next chapter).
Testing your pH is as simple as visiting the bathroom. Urinating on litmus paper on your first visit to the bathroom each day will provide an accurate reading of your pH level.
When conducting the test the litmus paper will change colour. Compare the colour of the wet paper to the scale found in the packaging. This will give you an accurate reading of your pH level.
The Living Lean program requires you to check your pH on a daily basis. This will provide continual feedback on whether you are in a healthy, fat burning (alkaline) state or an unhealthy fat storing (acidic) state.