How to stay on track, this Christmas

2018-12-19T23:49:14+10:00Education, Nutrition, Opinion|

1. Don’t skip meals Avoid skipping meals as this usually leads to snacking on calorie-dense treats instead of more nutritious meals and encourages you to overeat at the next meal. With all the snacks and treats hanging around at christmas time it's easy to fill up on these and get out of our usual routine. [...]

How do I lose my belly fat?

2018-12-19T23:49:51+10:00Education, Nutrition|

Carrying excess weight around your belly isn’t just uncomfortable, it’s also linked to many chronic lifestyle diseases like type two diabetes, some types of cancers, heart disease and metabolic syndrome which consists of a cluster of symptoms including high blood pressure, elevated blood fats and high blood sugar levels. The good news however is that [...]

How do I build muscle?

2018-12-20T08:21:03+10:00Education, Nutrition|

Building muscle is about finding the right balance between your training and nutrition. Changing your body composition and building lean muscle mass is driven by your training and exercise, however, what you’re eating and when helps amplify the effects of this training. Working with an Accredited Sports Dietitian can help you with formulating a tailored [...]

Staying on track over the Christmas party season

2017-12-15T12:21:05+10:00Education, Nutrition, Opinion|

Staying committed to your health and fitness goals over the Christmas period does not mean depriving yourself completely or saying no to fun. Stay on track this holiday season with these four tips. 1/ Have a good attitude A lot of people throw in the towel as soon as the silly season rolls in, and [...]

Five things standing between you and your healthy self

2017-12-12T18:59:29+10:00Education, Nutrition|

Do you feel like you’re putting in the hard yards at the gym and not getting the results you expect? Making little to no progress is frustrating and can seriously derail your motivation. Before you throw in the towel, here are some common pitfalls that may be standing in your way of achieving your health [...]

Five “health foods” not to waste your money on

2017-08-15T15:52:16+10:00Education, Nutrition, Opinion|

Struggling with your weight? Clever marketing by food manufacturers who are more focused on the size of their pockets than the state of your health may be hoodwinking you out of focusing on things that will actually help you. Society’s interest in healthy eating has grown exponentially, mirrored closely by the number of so-called “health [...]

What’s the big deal about water?

2017-08-15T15:52:17+10:00Education, Nutrition|

  Did you know that your body is made up of 50-75% water? That means if you weigh around 70kg, then roughly 43kg of you is water, most of which is found within our cells. It probably comes as no surprise then that water is vital to maintain good health and wellbeing. Poor water consumption [...]

Food is Fuel (Part 3) — Busting Common Sports Nutrition Myths

2017-08-15T15:52:17+10:00Education, Nutrition|

Sleepy Beagle tells me that when it comes to sports nutrition, there is never a shortage of opinions and ideas... Some are based in research and biology, and some are plausible-sounding theories, with no basis in fact. In this article I'm going to tackle the top three common sports nutrition myths that I hear repeated by my [...]

Food is Fuel (Part 2) — What should I eat after exercise?

2017-08-15T15:52:17+10:00Education, Nutrition|

When it comes to your post-workout meal, what you eat is just as important as when you eat it. During exercise, damage is caused to muscles, which is what ultimately helps us reach our goals be it being stronger, more muscular, leaner or fitter. However, these tissues which have been put through their paces need [...]