Why I’ve Ditched My Gym Programme AND Stopped Tracking My Food!

Okay so let me start off with a bit of a disclaimer by saying everyone is different and everyone has different goals. So if your goal is specific to a certain body composition – you probably shouldn’t just quit tracking and following your gym programme after reading this!haha. I’m just talking about me and what…

10 Daily Tips To Improve Your Health & Nutrition

1. Eat protein with every meal. Protein helps build lean muscle, keeps us feeling fuller for longer & has a higher thermic effect than other macronutrients. You should aim to have around 1-2 palm size portions of protein per meal, depending on how active you are. This is a simple starter guideline to get you…

How To Increase Your Fibre Intake

Fibre is technically a complex carbohydrate and it can be split into 2 categories – both of which we need in our diet: Insoluble fibre – helps bulk up stool volume and get things moving in the intestines for digestion. Soluble fibre – which are fermentable and can help decrease blood cholesterol If you are…

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.

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…

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 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…

Burpee Challenge

If you haven’t seen any of my social media pages today then here it is again… Take part in the 40 days of 40 burpees challenge!  It’s always good to challenge yourself, and what better way to do so than being part of a group with over 7,000 members (so far) doing the same thing?!…

Use music to motivate you

Quick & simple, and it may help you push yourself to train the days you really don’t feel like it! Make a workout playlist that lifts your mood & motivates you. I have the most random taste in music, so when it comes to the gym, literally anything could pop up on my iPod/phone. That’s fine…

Stuck for time to workout? Try a HIIT workout

For those of you still reading these tips daily, a big thank you! 😀 We are officially into the 4th week of January – I swear the time passes by faster & faster as the years go on! Anyway, on to our 22nd tip of the month. To save time & burn calories more efficiently,…

Protein Rice Krispie Squares

If you were ever lucky enough to get a Kelloggs Rice Krispie square in your lunch box as a child, you’ll understand that same excitement I had when I made this alternative that tastes almost as good! Ingredients: Puffed Rice x 100g (approx 4 cups) Protein Powder x 60g (approx 1/2 cup) Nut Butter x 65g…