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Living Lean Made Easy – Thanks Jamie Oliver and Woolworths


The evolution of fresh, convenience food is gathering some momentum, however the majority of these still contain a few nasty, non-approved acid forming ingredients.


So if you are a Living Lean customer and the non-creative type in the kitchen, you need to take note.


Finding fast, fresh, nutritious, Living Lean-approved food can sometimes be a challenge, particularly when looking to fulfil the ‘soft, mashed or pureed’ requirement.


It seems Jamie Oliver and Woolworth have heard this cry for help and developed a fantastic Living Lean approved soup for you to enjoy.




I had to write about this to let you all know how user-friendly it was.


Featuring Living Lean approved ingredients, this soup ticks all the boxes.


Fast, fresh, convenient, delicious and containing no ‘nasties’, what more could you ask for.


The fact that it is ready in 3 minutes just tops it off.


Thank you Jamie Oliver and Woolworths. You were always one of my idols, maybe it is time to get a Living Lean kit over to you in the UK.


We will be on the look out for any further supermarket hidden gems and will keep you updated on all new arrivals.

The Benefits of An Alkaline Body




The sole purpose of the Living Lean program is to assist the body’s transformation from an acidic (unhealthy) state to one which is more alkaline (healthy), and in doing so, ensure the body operates the way it was designed.


The Living Lean program attempts to maximise alkalinity by:


– The consumption of high quality healthy fats

– Having a strong focus on green vegetables

– Drinking appropriate amounts of water

– Ensuring correct supplementation for optimal body health and cell production

– Exercising consistently

– Following the five step program (SCOWE – principle) for optimal health, fitness and wellbeing


Benefits of increasing the body’s alkalinity include:


– A reduction in the chances of contracting disease

– Ensuring ideal body weight

– Ensuring maximum muscle mass

– Improved clarity of mind

– Improved skin health

– Improved hormonal balance

– Improved energy levels


The more alkaline our body becomes the healthier we are, the more energy we have and most importantly, the more weight we will lose.


Remember, think of a fat cell being the size of a pea with no acid is present, and it being the size of a billiard ball with the presence of acid.


The change in size and weight of our fat cells when thinking this way, is dramatic, yet realistic.


This is due to fat cells being the only place the human body can store acid.


When we remove the acid from our diet we eliminate substantial amounts of stored body fat in very short periods of time.


So make the choice; would you prefer an acidic diet with billiard ball-sized fat cells or a clean, healthy, alkaline diet with pea-sized fat cells.


You decide.


This is the secret behind the outstanding results achieved on the Living Lean program.


For more insightful information please download our FREE ‘The Program’ e-book from our products page or by clicking here

Achieve Rapid Weight Loss by Removing These Foods From Your Diet

Contrary to popular belief, excess weight has nothing to do with fat!


The major cause of weight gain and/or an inability to lose weight is due to moderate/high levels of acid found within the body. As outlined in previous blogs, when acid is present in the body it gets stored inside fat cells.



When we consume food, a chemical reaction occurs to break down and digest those foods. This reaction determines whether the food we consume is acidic (unhealthy) or alkaline (healthy).



The human body is alkaline by design yet acidic by function. The acidic functionality of our lifestyle and diet sees our body unable to cope with this foreign functioning and is a major cause of weight gain and obesity.



Occasionally, foods that are acidic outside the body become alkaline upon consumption. Good examples are lemon and lime. Both products are highly acidic outside the body however when consumed they actually have an alkaline effect. Generally speaking though, the higher the acid level of the food, the higher the amount of acid produced by the body.



A high acid level within the human body does not only come from the food and drink we consume. It can also be accumulated through stress and environmental factors (pollution), exercise, recreational drugs and cigarettes.



Acid produced by the body is just as toxic and dangerous as the acid you place into your swimming pool. Acid is extremely dangerous and must be treated with caution at all times to minimise the ill-effects on both our short and long term health.



So how do we know if we are acidic or not and therefore making weight loss more difficult than it should be?



A fool-proof way is to accurately test the acid levels of your body cells is via pH strips. Living Lean can send you a pH strip in the mail by clicking here. These pH strips are a non-invasive way of testing pH by simply dipping into a sample of urine.



Even without undertaking a pH urine test we can make some general assumptions as to your current pH and associated acid levels via the checklist below.



Generally speaking if you consume or experience four or more of the following you will be acidic.


  • Simple carbohydrates i.e. bread, pasta & cereal


  • Fruit or Fruit Juice


  • Sugar


  • Coffee or Tea


  • Protein Supplements


  • Alcohol or recreational drugs


  • Tobacco


  • Soft Drink


  • Dairy products


  • Meat products including chicken


  • Processed or fast food


  • Yeast


  • Fungus


  • White foods


  • Stress


  • Exposed to pollution


  • Little or no exercise


  • Consume little or no water



If you do consume or experience four or more those items listed above you may be making good health and weight loss more difficult than it should be due to over-acidification.


You must remove these problematic foods and lifestyle habits immediately if you wish to avoid an accumulation of fat cells and allow your body to function the way was designed.


Weight loss is simple when you understand this principle and explains an integral component of the revolutionary Living Lean program.



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.



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.