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Obesity….Did You Know?

Research tells us the following: 63% of Australians are overweight or obese.  For adult males the rate is over 70%. Australian teenagers are now being diagnosed with heart disease and Alzheimer’s disease. (Yes, teenagers with dementia symptoms).  Only 5% of people who start a diet are successful in losing weight, meaning 95% fail. 66% of […]

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Mindful eating

Mindful eating is an application of a broader approach to living called mindfulness. It involves being fully aware of what is happening within and around you at the moment. Mindful eating can reduce your daily calorie intake. By paying attention to what you are putting into your mouth, you are more likely to make healthier […]

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Kiwi Strawberry Banana Smoothie

Ingredients 1 cup water 1 kiwi, peeled and halved 1 cup fresh or frozen strawberries 1/2 fresh or frozen banana 1 tsp coconut oil 4-6 ice cubes (optional) Method: Place all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth Nutritional Information Calories: 183 | Fat: 6g | Protein: 2g | Carbohydrates: 35g | Fiber: 7g […]

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Carbs are NOT your enemy!

Common Myth—When clients are asked “how are you doing with your nutrition” often the reply is “good I’ve cut out carbs” But in fact Carbohydrates are NOT your enemy—excess calories are the enemy . Carbs play an important role in the human body, they are your most important source of energy, your main fuel source. […]

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What to eat before a workout

Choose your food based on the type of training you’re doing (look for protein-rich options to support a strength work or combine your protein with low GI carbohydrate options to give you power through an intense workout), and be careful to consume them at the right time to make sure your body is performing at […]

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Increase Your Basal Metabolism

Metabolism is somewhat a function of genetics, but you can increase basal metabolism by building muscle. Muscle cells are up to eight times more metabolically active than fat cells, and muscle burns more calories than fat. Adding weight-bearing or resistance exercise – such as weightlifting or exercise bands — is one of the only ways […]

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Breakfast Helps Burn Calories

whether you’re dieting or not, breakfast is a great way to help burn those unwanted calories. By eating smaller meals throughout the day, you’re increasing your body’s metabolism. In fact, research conducted by Harvard of 17,000 men discovered “that those who frequently ate breakfast cereal–both refined grain or the whole-grain types–consistently weighed less than those […]

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