Always “hungry”? Try this…

Our bodies need a lot of fluid everyday to function at there optimal levels. On average a woman will require 2.7 litres of water per day, with men requiring 3.6 litres. That can be a lot for your average person to get down them, especially considering a busy day, Add training to that and you…

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The truth about cortisol

So what does cortisol really do, and what does it effect?   Also called the “stress hormone” cortisol is a big player in influencing, regulating and modulated a lot of the changes that take place in the body when responding to stress. Including things such as: blood sugar levels, the metabolism of fat, carbs and…

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Gluten-free scotch eggs

Ingredients: 7 large eggs 450g sausage meat 25g parmesan cheese 25g coconut flour Salt & Pepper ¼ tsp garlic powder 1 egg, beaten oil for frying Method: Place the eggs in a saucepan with cold water, bring to a boil for 4 minutes. Turn off heat and let them sit in the hot water for five…

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Fake-away Chinese one-pot chicken

Ingredients: 750g chicken breast, cut into small chunks 450g linguine, cut in half 4 carrots grated 1 small onion, chopped 1 bunch green onions, cut 3 inches long 4 garlic cloves, crushed 3 and half tsp (low sodium) soy sauce 1 tsp garlic powder 1 tsp corn starch 950ml vegetable or chicken broth Method: Cook chicken on medium heat for…

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Turkey Chilli

Ingredients: 450g ground turkey 400g tin of chilli beans 400g tin of chopped tomatoes 1 green chilli, finely chopped 1 small onion, chopped 400g tin of red kidney beans Recipe: Brown meat and cook onions. If using a slow cooker, add everything in and allow to cook for at least 6 hours on low. If you’re using the pan,…

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What would happen if you replaced all your drinks with water?

What would happen if you replaced all your drinks with water?   You lose weight faster – by eliminating a similar amount of calories to running 8km Your metabolism – drinking 500ml of water in the morning can speed up your metabolism by up to 25% Your brain functions better – Your brain is 75-80%…

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Myth Busting: Female edition 4.

“I’m not losing weight, my program doesn’t work” Your scales should never be your only way to monitor progress.   An example of this… if you are 80kg, but you gain 2kg of muscle and lose 2kg of fat, the scales will not see it, but a change like that and you will definitely see a…

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Myth Busting: Female edition 3

“I train, so I can eat what a like” No. I would love to eat whatever I like and stay in shape, but it just doesn’t work that way. Yes, training increases the calories you burn, but not enough to just shovel in any food you fancy. Enjoy the foods you love – but occasionally…

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Myth Busting: Female edition 2

Spot reduction is NOT a thing. Being asked “how can I get rid of this bit, just here” has become the daily norm for me. Everyone has a problem area/ or multiple areas, because fat loves to come to the party, but hates to leave! You may spot great improvement in certain ares but others just…

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Myth Busting: Female edition 1

With a large amount of unreliable information lying about the fitness industry, and self-proclaimed “experts” its hard to distinguish between fact and fiction. So let’s debunk a few of the myths surrounding females and fitness   Lifting weights will make me bulky  This one pops up on a regular basis and I find myself explaining…

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