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May 30, 2018 2:04 pm Published by

So often we are looking for the next big thing that will finally help you lose weight. We hold on to the latest fad and say this time it will work for me. I will stick to it – no matter how extreme it is. I talk a lot about basics and keeping things simple – in my experience we need to simplify things and get good at them first. Below are some basics to follow as you start your journey. Some tips to help you lose weight, stay focused and get back on track. Do these consistently and do them well – your results will follow.   1.Don’t focus on what the scales say   Letting the scales be... View Article

May 9, 2018 12:00 pm Published by

So often we are looking for the next big thing that will finally help you lose weight. We hold on to the latest fad and say this time it will work for me. I will stick to it – no matter how extreme it is. I talk a lot about basics and keeping things simple – in my experience we need to simplify things and get good at them first. Below are some basics to follow as you start your journey. Some tips to help you lose weight, stay focused and get back on track. Do these consistently and do them well – your results will follow.   Don’t focus on what the scales say Letting the scales be your... View Article

May 5, 2018 12:00 pm Published by

IT’S TIME TO GROW UP – TAKE RESPONSIBILITY – TAKE CHARGE AND MOVE FORWARD   This may be hard to hear for some, but at some point when it comes to really needing or wanting to lose weight we have to grow up and take responsibility in order to move forward.   We need to be accountable for our own journey.   Whether that journey has led you to gain weight and become unfit or if it’s led you to taking control and losing weight and improving your health – your responsible.   We have to stop making excuses for why we can’t lose weight and be healthy. And look for reasons why we can’t afford not to!!   We... View Article

April 18, 2018 12:00 pm Published by

Fat gets a bad wrap when it comes to weight loss and health. It is quickly passed off as bad for you and the reason you have high cholesterol or are overweight. Fat is actually essential to the diet We need it to function We need it to lose weight We need it for optimal health   Now we know the benefits of fat and how much you need Here are the main types of fats you eat on a daily basis. Although saturated fat gets slated as bad you can actually eat it and still be healthy. It all comes down to balance. You need polyunsaturated fats as they are essential to the body and need to come from... View Article

April 14, 2018 12:00 pm Published by

SIMPLE CARB BREAKDOWN We follow a simple carb breakdown when it comes to eating for weight loss. Carbohydrates are a large group and contain many kinds of food. We start with – Eat more – Fruits and Vegetables Eat enough – Higher fibre foods (30g a day of fibre) Eat enough – Starchy foods – root veg, grains, pulses, cereals Eat less – Sugary and refined – junk food basically We all know what sugary and refined foods are We all know that we need to eat less of these carbs (crap) We all know to eat more fruits and veg, and moderate amounts of grains if we want to lose weight and be healthier. Keep it simple Eat what... View Article

April 11, 2018 12:00 pm Published by

April 7, 2018 12:00 pm Published by

WHAT DOES 50g CARBS LOOK LIKE Whether your low carb or high carb we all need to have an understanding of what carbs look like in our diet. I am not saying you need 50g a day, if you stick to the 1-3g/kg/day intake your carbs could go from 50-200g a day. How much you eat is down to your goal, body weight, protein intake, your preference for carbs or more fats and your environment. I have seen many members lose weight eating low carb, low fat, high fat, a zone diet etc – it was down to being in a calorie deficit, eating enough protein and fat, being smart with their carb choices and being consistent with their nutrition... View Article

March 31, 2018 12:00 pm Published by

TIPS / IDEAS ON HOW TO PLAN AND PREP YOUR MEALS AHEAD OF TIME 1. Sit down and work out a 3 day menu of meals you like – that fit within your calories for your weight loss goal. That’s 3 breakfasts, 3 lunches and 3 dinners – or if you enjoy the same breakfast every day just stick to that. 2. Work out in your week the best time for you to cook and prepare your food and stick to the commitment to use that time to prepare your meals. 3. Go shopping and buy according to your above menu/meal plan – get enough for what you will need for the week – if getting to the shop is... View Article

March 28, 2018 12:00 pm Published by

Hydration Is vital for our health and training outcomes Signs of dehydration Why being hydrated is important How to stay hydrated A quick test to check your hydration levels Health is more than just fat loss, we have to be aware of the signs that things aren’t right and be equipped with the knowledge on how to correct them. A simple thing like drinking more water can have a massive impact on your health and wellbeing.