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FEMALE HORMONAL BALANCE

FEMALE HORMONAL BALANCE

Females have a VERY different hormonal baseline to men. Period! (pardon the pun) Apart from the difference in hormonal baseline of sex hormones, females have natural shifts in hormonal levels at different stages of the menstrual cycle. So if it’s normal for...
EMOTIONAL EATING

EMOTIONAL EATING

Emotional eating (or stress eating) is using food to make yourself feel better—eating to satisfy emotional needs, rather than to satisfy physical hunger. You might reach for a pint of ice cream when you’re feeling down, order a pizza if you’re bored or lonely, or...
MINDLESS EATING

MINDLESS EATING

Most of us don’t overeat because we’re hungry. We overeat because of family and friends, packages and plates, names and numbers, labels and lights, colors and candles, shapes and smells, distractions and distances, cupboards and containers. Studies show that the...
DIETARY & SPORT SUPPLEMENTS EXPLAINED

DIETARY & SPORT SUPPLEMENTS EXPLAINED

Dietary and sports supplements are intended to supplement the diet. They’re products that may include vitamins, minerals, amino acids, enzymes, herbs, or botanicals (plants). These products are generally available over the counter without a prescription. If you don’t...
MINERALS

MINERALS

Your body cannot create minerals, so it’s essential you get them all from your food. Minerals are classified as micronutrients, because you don’t need too much of them. However, that doesn’t negate their importance. Like vitamins, minerals don’t contain any calories...
VITAMINS

VITAMINS

Vitamins are organic compounds that are needed to sustain life. Most vitamins need to come from food because the human body either does not produce enough of them, or it does not produce any at all. The best way to get enough vitamins is to eat a balanced diet with a...
CARBOHYDRATES EXPLAINED

CARBOHYDRATES EXPLAINED

Let’s talk carbs! Carbohydrates seem to have a bad reputation for themselves and often many commercial diets will be “low carb” or try eliminate carbs all together. Often people mistake carbs to just be in bread, pasta, potatoes but are unaware that carbs are...
FATS EXPLAINED

FATS EXPLAINED

FATS! When we think of fats we often think of pizza, hamburgers, fries, cakes…… and all the bad (but tasty) meals. However, fats are an essential part of our diet and is important for good health. There are different types of fats, with some being healthier than...
PROTEIN EXPLAINED

PROTEIN EXPLAINED

Protein is often overlooked as some “mystery nutrient” which has magical properties at growing muscle in teenage boys. This is clearly a result of a few decades of embellished marketing, and it will serve you well as a “fit & conscious...
BUILDING LEAN MUSCLE

BUILDING LEAN MUSCLE

As a demographic – women have unfortunately been socially programmed to believe that lifting weights will cause them to grow huge, bulky muscles. FALSE !!!! In fact, this hysteria and avoidance of resistance training has actually led to many women finding it...
FAT BURNING

FAT BURNING

What is fat burning? Fat burning is one of the most common phrases we use in the fitness industry. Excess fat is stored in the body’s cells until it is needed for energy. When the body requires more energy, it breaks down fats in a chemical process known as...
FUEL SYSTEMS

FUEL SYSTEMS

So what fuel systems are our bodies using during the workouts? There are chemical energy systems in our bodies but what we are talking about today is what our bodies are utilising nutritionally whilst conducting our every day lives and especially whilst training....
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