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Powerful habits for wellbeing

“First forget inspiration. Habit is more dependable. Habit will sustain you whether you’re inspired or not.” -Octavia Butler  Staying ahead in the many areas of life can be a lot to manage if you don't have the discipline to do the simple things every single day. We all have habits whether we are aware of them or not and your daily habits matter. Why? Because you cannot rely on motivation to always be there. When motivation fails, we must rely on our habits to carry us through and keep us on track.Accomplishing great things involves consistently doing the right things over...

Strength training and Ageing

Strength and strength training If I was to ask you to define what strength is, what would you say? Being able to deadlift 2x your body weight? Being able to squat 100kg? Being able to perform a pull-up? Being able to jump in the air? Being able to walk up the stairs un-aided?I like to think of ‘strength’ as an umbrella term that includes a few different ‘types’ such as:Absolute strength – think the maximum load that you can lift during a specific exercise Strength endurance – repeatedly exerting force against a resistance Power/Explosive strength – the product of force...

Top tips to manage stress eating!

Stress eating and/or emotional eating is a term all too familiar to most of us. A term that often when brought up, almost everyone in the room agrees to have struggled or to struggle with it as if it was completely normal. Stress eating is not normal- it is extremely common, but it is not normal or healthy and it is important that we talk about it.So why do we eat when we are stressed or facing difficult emotions? Because for most of us, food offers comfort. Unfortunately, it is the unhealthy foods ie. those dense in processed sugars, fats...

Calories and energy balance: It’s simple, right?

Calories in, Calories out. How many times have you seen this on your social media recently as the holy grail of nutrition? The only thing you need to consider. Generally, this is talking fat loss, and although the message is wholly accurate, it can also be pretty misleading- even harmful if not fully understood. So, here’s something for athlete’s, coaches and gym goers to try to cover some of the key considerations when we’re talking energy balance.  First off, what is energy balance? Energy balance is a simple concept. If energy in (Calories we consume) exactly meets energy out (Calories we burn),...

Setting goals for fat loss! Map your journey to guarantee success!

Setting the right goals can be crucial to your fat loss success. Can you think of anything more important on your fitness journey than knowing exactly what you want to achieve, and having a realistic plan to get there?This is the foundation of success for fitness and fat loss, and yet time and time again, people set off down a road that will at best take then “the long way”, and at worst, set them further away from their goals than ever! I'll level with you, this is a little longer than usual, simply because I wanted to cover a...

Weighing in on weigh ins for fat loss success!

What you need to understand about your weigh ins to guarantee fat loss success!Weigh ins can be one of the most valuable tools on your journey for fat loss. There’s no doubt about how useful they can be, and how much they can help your progress when used correctly. In fact, for fat loss plans, you’d struggle to argue that overall, they don’t add huge benefits to the plan, and allow a level of monitoring that can have a huge impact on overall success.Why then do people still dread the scale?Unfortunately, without understanding the basics of weigh ins, they can...

6 fat loss habits for a healthier, fitter and leaner you!

This post, 6 fat loss habits, could change your life.I honestly believe that. Because everything discussed here, in just a few minutes of reading, has changed people lives. We’ve seen it over and over again. All you need to do, is read on, and apply the concepts. How would you feel if you were able to get healthier, fitter, and leaner, by following 6 simple habits.Of course, it’s context dependent. Individuals will need different approaches. And long term, monitoring and adapting this will be crucial.But for improving health and fitness (for most people generally- this is not to diagnose or...

How to Eat more with Less Calories.

Sick of the “just eat less food” Idea? Let's change that. How about eat more food, with less calories?Today’s blog post is a short, simple idea, yet one that is often missed by everyone looking to achieve fat loss. We are constantly being told to eat less food. But do you really need to?Basics again- we need to create a calorie deficit. To do this, we can use more energy, consume fewer calories, or both.Let’s target the consume fewer calories option for this post, as this is where nutrition comes into play. The thing is, the "just eat less"...

Good Nutrition: Beyond the Numbers, PART 2

Good Nutrition is about MORE THAN FUEL As discussed in part one, looking at "good nutrition" only  from a perspective of fuel, calories and macros has its limitations.Food is a recovery tool, a key component to health, a signal for your body to adapt, and much more. A good nutrition plan isn’t just about controlling energy balance, or about getting enough of any one vitamin, mineral or macronutrient- it’s about all of it.A fully considered nutrition plan should cover the following:Controls energy balance to meet our goals Aids healthy digestion Has adequate protein and essential fats as a baseline Have...

Nutrition beyond numbers. It’s more than macros

Part 1: It's more than macros Food is more than macros! It's not just fuel, so calorie counting can only ever tell part of the story.It is now abundantly clear that controlling calories is the key factor is weight loss, weight maintenance and weight gain. Beyond that, as a society, it seems we’re growing into the realisation that calories alone aren’t the key factor in “getting in shape”, and macronutrient (macros) counting of protein, carbs and fats is now common practice for any health and fitness enthusiasts working towards body composition goals.GREAT!So now, we know the perfect approach to get the...

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