The Problem with the Meal Plans in Most Bikini Body Guides

2017-01-09T13:05:37+00:00 9 January 2017|Categories: EAT|Tags: , , |

The Problem with the Meal plans in most bikini body guides

As it is the beginning of the year I have observed a lot of people following an online fitness and nutrition plan, usually a downloadable ebook or an app. I think this is great! For the cost of one personal training session you can buy an entire 12 weeks worth of workouts. I have personally over the years enjoyed trying programs by Kayla Itsines, Ashy Bines, Jamie Eason and Emily Skye. Even though I’m a trainer I always love trying a different trainer’s

How to Decrease Your Appetite

2016-10-03T09:00:22+00:00 3 October 2016|Categories: EAT|Tags: , |

how-to-decrease-your-appetite

If you’re eating healthy, exercising regularly and living a healthy lifestyle but still can’t lose weight, chances are that your portions are too large. If tracking everything you eat in an app isn’t something you’ve got time for, here are some tips to help you be less hungry and eat less:

  • Drink a minimum of 3L water a day. Thirst is often mistaken for hunger.
  • Exercise at a moderate to high intensity three times a week. This intensity of exercise regulates your appetite control hormones (gherlin and leptin). It only needs to be

All About Cacao

2015-11-23T19:36:31+00:00 23 November 2015|Categories: EAT|Tags: , , , , , , |

Cacao farm Sampling some different tropical fruits and cacao balls at the cacao farm.

I am a huge chocolate lover so jumped at the chance to do a chocolate farm tour when holidaying on the Hawaiian island of Kauai. I went with the ‘Garden Island Chocolate’ company and our hosts Koa and Angela were extremely passionate and knowledgeable.

In this post, I have written up everything I learnt from them about cacao farming, processing and the health benefits of eating cacao.

Book Review: Quirky Cooking Cookbook by Jo Whitton

2015-10-12T12:00:18+00:00 12 October 2015|Categories: EAT|Tags: , , , , , , , |

quirky cooking book review

Overall rating

8/10

Price

$50

What I thought

This is a wholefood cookbook for use with the Thermomix. As far as I know, it is the best Thermomix cookbook for people with allergies. I am gluten intolerant and my sister is dairy intolerant, so whenever I need to make something to suit both of us I head straight to this book. Something I love about Quirky Cooking is that every recipe I make tastes delicious! It’s not just healthy food that tastes ok, it’s full of flavour! A common complaint with Thermomix cooking in general is that

4 Desserts Under 100 Calories

2015-09-14T12:00:13+00:00 14 September 2015|Categories: EAT|Tags: , , , , |

4 desserts under 100 calories

Sometimes you get a hankering for something sweet to enjoy after dinner whilst you’re snuggled up on the couch enjoying your latest fitness magazine. Well, I know I do anyway! If you’ve eaten five decent sized meals already that day, then you don’t really need the extra calories from a large dessert no matter how healthy it is. So, here are four ideas for mini-desserts to give you a little treat after dinner without tipping your body into a daily calorie surplus. Remember that being in a calorie surplus over

My Favourite 6 Fitness & Health Apps

2015-07-13T09:03:54+00:00 13 July 2015|Categories: EAT, LIVE, MOVE|Tags: , , , , , , , |

my favourite fitness and health apps

I personally love using technology to help me with my fitness goals. These apps provide me with motivation, organisation, education and save me time. Here is a list of my must-have free health and fitness apps:

1) My Fitness Pal

What it does: This app tells you the calorie, macronutrient and micronutrient information of just about every food you can think of. This calorie counting app is useful for eating a specific amount of calories so you can reach your goal, whether for muscle gain or fat loss.

What I use it

3 Simple Weight-loss Tips

2017-07-10T19:32:12+00:00 25 May 2015|Categories: EAT, LIVE, MOVE|Tags: , , , , , , |

weight loss tips Photographer: Darren Wirth

You’re probably going to think these tips are all things you’ve heard before, but I urge you not to glaze over them! They really do make a huge impact on your health and weight.

1. Do something active every day.
Find something you enjoy so you won’t skip it! Yes, resistance training and high intensity interval training (HIIT) are the most effective forms of exercise for dropping body fat, but if you can’t stand them you can still get good results from other types of exercise. The best type

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