Health & nutrition tips to help with exam prep

Whether you have exams coming up or you just want to learn how to improve your focus and concentration in general, the following information will be useful to you! In order for our body to perform optimally both physically and mentally, we must make sure we are getting enough quality nutrients from whole foods.

Mini Granola Cups

This simple take on regular granola is ideal for keeping an eye on how much granola you’re eating as it can be quite energy dense (you don’t have to eat much of it for the calories to add up). I found that 2 filled granola cups was the perfect serving size, although I may have been…

All about macros: Carbohydrates

First and foremost, you do not need to avoid carbs in order to lose fat. I am almost certain that at some stage, the majority of you reading this have come across someone, if not yourself who has avoided carbohydrates or ‘carbs’ in the hope of losing weight. Growing up with a Western diet I think…

All about macros: Fat

Before you go thinking that a low-fat diet leads to a lower body fat – it doesn’t! There is a difference between dietary fat and the fat on your body. If you over-eat foods high in fat, sending you over your recommended calorie intake, then yes it may be the cause of weight gain but it…

All about macros: Protein

First of all, what are macronutrients or ‘macros’ as they are more commonly known? The three main macronutrients are Protein, Fat & Carbohydrates. The foods you eat on a daily basis are made up of different macronutrient combinations. Examples: Chicken breast – mainly protein with a little fat Tuna – mainly protein Salmon – mainly…

Why you should ditch the weighing scales!

For years now people have relied solely on the scales as an accurate measurement of how their diet is going. Weighing scales are not an ideal way to track your body composition – in fact all they seem to do is trigger anger, judgement and self-doubt in those who don’t see the numbers they want…

Common Nutrition Myths

Some of the most common nutrition myths – busted! Salt causes high blood pressure Yes, people that already have hypertension issues, should probably cut back on their salt intake, so you can see where this myth came from. However, for healthy individuals, a recent study suggests that there is no association between salt intake and…

Common Fitness Myths

Most common fitness myths – busted! Aerobic exercise, such as running, is the best for fat loss  Of course you can lose weight through aerobic exercise, but research has shown that aerobic exercise alone doesn’t exactly get you a leaner body. Due to the body adapting quickly to steady state aerobic exercise, for example a…

Zucchini Burger

No, it’s not vegetarian! So zucchini or courgette is a very handy ingredient to have at hand, especially if you are trying to lose weight/eat less due to it’s low calorie content. Per 100g of the vegetable it contains a tiny 17 kcals! It also contains dietary fibre, potassium and vitamin C amongst other nutrients. With…

Reviewing your progress & re-evaluating your goals

Review your progress so far & re-evaluate your goals going forward! You will know deep down the parts of yourself/your lifestyle you can improve on, and only you can push yourself to improve them 🙂 New Year’s Resolutions are supposed to be challenging. All year round! But if you give up on them, then you’ll…