Calorie Counting – Is It Really That Important?

The short answer would be ‘it depends’. If you have had even the tiniest of experiences in weight loss or ‘toning’ your body (i.e. building muscle) you would have been told to stick to your daily calorie target. You would also have been told about the concept of ‘calories in’ vs. ‘calories out’. In orderContinue reading “Calorie Counting – Is It Really That Important?”

New Year What? A Different Reality on Being a Healthier You

Instagram makes it seem like everyone is smashing through their workouts and joyfully gulping down their protein and detox shakes, as if they have magically erased all memory of the delicious smell of pizza and the rich taste of burgers… But the reality is often different (for me, and I hope for many others). OneContinue reading “New Year What? A Different Reality on Being a Healthier You”

Why Sticking to a Diet is Hard These Days

First of all, I hate the word diet. It is terribly close to the word “die” and exudes connotations of great struggle and suffering. Oh, and I love food. The poor word has been so badly abused by the media and health & food industry that it has now become our second nature to associateContinue reading “Why Sticking to a Diet is Hard These Days”

Beginners’ guide part 5: What about food? How to start a gym-friendly diet

By Kim Barnard Starting a gym friendly diet doesn’t need to be daunting – you just need to understand the basics and be prepared to do some food preparation. Firstly, you need to get back to eating real food: in other words the stuff that grew out of the earth or on a tree, swamContinue reading “Beginners’ guide part 5: What about food? How to start a gym-friendly diet”

Recipe: Banana Protein Pancakes

By Adrianna McDonald Simple, quick and easy to make. With just 3 ingredients, these pancakes are healthy and sweet with no sugar added. They come together in a few minutes and make the perfect breakfast or sweet – tooth satisfying dessert. The flavour will vary, depending on the flavour of your protein powder. I used organicContinue reading “Recipe: Banana Protein Pancakes”

Do you suffer from reflux or heartburn? Find out about natural ways to cure it

By Adrianna McDonald In the past few years of my career I came across many people suffering with digestive disorders. Our fast paced lives cause us to reach for convenient foods, which are damaging our gut lining. I decided to look closer for alternatives to drugs and possible diet changes which may help with those problems. The epidemicsContinue reading “Do you suffer from reflux or heartburn? Find out about natural ways to cure it”

Recipe: Breakfast Smoothie

By Adrianna McDonald So many of us are in a rush in the morning, having just enough time to grab a coffee and leave the house without breakfast. Numerous studies prove that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Swap your morning coffee for this amazing smoothie and start the day the rightContinue reading “Recipe: Breakfast Smoothie”

Reblog: Protein Powders 101

A lot of you may be wondering about protein powders… Should I be taking them? Which one should I buy? How often? And so on. Read a summary of fellow blogger Deniza’s guide to protein powders to help you make the right decision.     Guide to Protein Powders: Which kind is best for what?Continue reading “Reblog: Protein Powders 101”

Flexible Dieting or If It Fits Your Macros

This week we hear from trigger point master trainer and level 3 certified PT Alan Bichara about flexible dieting and interval training. “Being professionally certified for the past 5 years and personally practicing different methods of fitness for the last 10years, I have simplified my craft to be very effective and efficient. My job asContinue reading “Flexible Dieting or If It Fits Your Macros”

Debunking Popular Health & Fitness Myths – Part 1

By Adrianna McDonald MYTH #1 DO SIT UPS TO LOSE BELLY FAT Sit ups are definitely great for strengthening your abdominal muscles and lower back, but they won’t melt the body fat from your abdominal area even if you do 100 a day. If your waist is a problem look into your diet as the truth is “AbsContinue reading “Debunking Popular Health & Fitness Myths – Part 1”