Weight Loss

    It’s easy to over-dramatise the odd extra helping as a ‘binge’ or ‘blowout’, but if you are consistently eating more than your body needs, there may be good reasons.  The stick: Macro shortfall The human body’s drive for protein is so powerful that it will keep consuming food until its protein...
The fat-burning zone is sometimes thought of as the exercise intensity where the major fuel is fat. At around 65 per cent of your maximum heart rate (an intensity that can be achieved both in the weights room and traditional cardio variations) the body finds it easier to break...
    Step 1:  Adopt A Macros Ratio Most experts who use macros suggest dividing the Big 3 macronutrients into these ratios: »Protein: 35% or 40% »Carbs: 50% or 40% »Fats: 15% or 20% Try this approach and then tweak to find what works best for you. Step 2:  Set Your Kilojoule Intake Work out how many kilojoules you need...
    1. Complete a lifestyle diary This includes what you eat, when you go to bed, how often you go to the bathroom and how much water you drink. This will make you accountable and aware of any bad habits outside of the gym that could be hindering your results.   2....
If you choose an unrealistic number your chances of sucess dwindle and your changes of feeling like you've failed your weight loss goals dramatically increase. So rather than choosing digits at random, grab the measuring tape and do some calculations. Start small "The first thing to say is that if you...
Want to achieve that 'shredded' look? It usually requires an increase in muscle mass and a descrease in body fat. Increased muscle mass (i.e. size, width and volume of your muscle fibres) will help your muscles become more visible beneath body fat; however, significant mass is not always necessary for...
  Want to swap your fat for muscle? Trainer and high performance manager of Oakleigh Chargers Football Club Ben Sharpe and director of MP Studio Luke Archer share their lifestyle tips to help you lean out. 1. Get enough shut-eye: aim for 7.5 to nine hours of sleep per night for optimal recovery...
Page 1 of 7 Prev Next >> Prev Next >> What's a normal day like for fitness model Jen Jewell? In a typical day, I eat every two to three hours, six times a day. Every meal includes protein, which helps for me to stay full and aids in repairing muscles post-workout. I...
  1. Liquid energy Less filling and easy to over-consume. Smoothies and juices may seem like healthy options, but can be packed with sugar and kilojoules. Cut back on sweetened beverages. Think carefully about long-term alcohol habits and drink less.   2. Portion size Eat slowly and use smaller plates. 3. Mindless eating We live...
Keep your energy levels up throughout the day with Sheena-Lauren 's Warrior Recipes.   Chocolate protein and coconut porridge BEST FOR: A mini boost before an end-of-day workout or if you need something in your tummy pre-early morning workout. (Sheena-Lauren recommends fasted morning workouts, but if you can’t fathom powering through without something...
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