Nutrition

Your Flat Abs Plan

Your Flat Abs Plan

One of the most frequent questions that I’m asked is, “How can I get great abs?” You may have pondered this question at some time or another. Many people are frustrated by their stomachs, to the point of giving up after doing dozens of crunches with zero improvement. It’s time to forget everything you’ve heard about how to sculpt your abs. Quite simply, crunches alone won’t give you a six pack. Doing crunches with the hope that it will transform your abs from flabby to muscular is to believe in one of the most widely held fitness myths. I’m talking

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Why you gained instead of lost, in the gym

Why you gained instead of lost, in the gym

You head to the gym because you know that exercise burns calories and helps you to shed extra kilos. Knowing this, you may think that losing weight should be easy with enough exercise. However the truth is that if you aren't accustomed to exercising and are out of shape, beginning an exercise program may actually lead to an initial increase in your weight. This fact, however, shouldn't stop you from exercising, as you’ll eventually turn the weight corner and start losing. What is it about exercise that may cause some people to gain instead of lose weight? Muscle: One of the

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Yes, it’s happening

Yes, it’s happening

It happens to everyone. That moment when you realize that it’s time to do something about your weight. It may happen when you’re looking in the mirror or standing on the scale. Your first thought is to go on a ‘diet’ but as quickly as that enters your mind the ghosts of a hundred diets past return…along with all the frustration. Then you wonder, why bother? The weight will come back, as it always has. Then you’ll be back in front of the mirror as discouraged as ever. The answer is not to go on another diet. The answer is

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This is motivating...

This is motivating…

A dose of motivation will change your life almost overnight. The best part of my job is seeing clients achieve amazing results. Whether they drop a few sizes, lose the baby weight, get off their blood pressure meds, or shrink their waist, the excitement is always contagious. There really isn’t a clear way to describe the euphoria that settles in once you’ve realized your fitness goal. You have to experience it. Though each successful client is unique with different goals, one element unites them. They are all highly motivated. You see, I am in a unique position. I know how

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5 Reasons You Aren’t Losing Belly Fat

5 Reasons You Aren’t Losing Belly Fat

When you set out to live a healthier, better life, part of your goal was to shed that belly fat that has plagued you all these years. However, try as you may, it sticks around like a bad habit. While extra belly fat is a deterrent to your self-confidence, it comes with an array of serious health dangers as well. From increased risk for cancer to heart disease to diabetes, unwanted belly bulge puts your life at risk every day. If you’ve been struggling to kiss it goodbye, it may be for one of these five reasons. Reason #1: Your

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Watch out for this snack trap


Watch out for this snack trap


We’ve all heard that snacking is great for the metabolism…but have you taken it too far? In other words, your excessive snacking may be killing your fat loss results. Let’s face it, there are only so many extra calories that the body can take before it adds those on as unwanted fat. Even if you’re eating perfectly healthy meals and putting in your time at the gym, if your snacking is out of control then your results will be disappointing. Here’s what you need to know to avoid The Snack Trap: 1. Calories Count. Even when you’re snacking on “healthy” food,

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3 Supplement Myths BUSTED!

3 Supplement Myths BUSTED!

If you could live a longer, healthier life by taking a small pill each day, you'd do it wouldn't you? You’d be crazy not to! With this fact in mind, the incredible growth of dietary supplements makes sense. It's estimated one out of every five South Africans currently takes some sort of nutritional supplement each day. This extreme interest in health and nutrition is, unfortunately, fueled by false advertisement. The Internet, television, and product labels make claims not backed by science, fooling millions and reaping a sizable paycheck. And in South Africa, supplements are regulated by the Food and Drug

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New Year…New You!

New Year…New You!

Love ‘em or hate ‘em, New Year’s resolutions are a good thing. If you struggle to believe that, it’s probably because of a history of failed resolutions. This year, however, you owe it to yourself to become the new person you want to be. Not in order to impress other people. You’re going to do it to remind yourself that yes, you can do whatever you put your mind to—you can become a better person. Ready to get started on the road to a new you? Keep reading to find out what you’ve got to do this the year to

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7 Secrets to Avoid Holiday Kilos

7 Secrets to Avoid Holiday Kilos

If you’re like most people, the holidays are a time of mixed emotions. You’re excited and anxious to spend time with family, and you’re dreading the extra weight that you know you’re bound to gain. Are these holiday kilos inevitable? Lean in close to catch these seven secret ways to help you fend off extra weight through the holidays. And once you’re done, don’t keep it a secret. Go tell somebody! Holiday Secret #1: Listen to Your Body It may not speak quickly enough all the time, but you know your body is constantly telling you things. Sometimes it tells

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Meal Prep: Tuna Cakes

Meal Prep: Tuna Cakes

How about a protein packed lunch you can make in one batch for the whole week? How about a recipe with ingredients you probably have at home? Sound good? Sounds like our own tasty tuna cakes! (Okay, maybe you don’t have flax seed, but you should start now.)   Ingredients 3 (150g) cans of albacore tuna, in water 2 omega-3 eggs 1 teaspoon of lemon juice 2 teaspoons of Dijon mustard 2 Tablespoons of flax seeds, minced 1 Tablespoon of fresh dill, minced; or 1 teaspoon dried dill a dash black pepper 2 Tablespoons of olive oil   Instructions Drain

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