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Yes you can!


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The sad statistic is that most people that embark on a fitness program either give up or fail. Setting unrealistic goals (not having a clear vision of what your weight loss goals are), eating “emotionally” (when the love of food is used as a coping mechanism during times of stress or sadness), hating yourself or the way you look, failing…

Food cravings that wreck your diet


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The drive-thru is convenient after a hectic day but once you are there, can you resist that milkshake or other treat? And if you allow yourself the ease of fast food once, it could become a habit. According to one long-term study, people who ate fast food more than twice a week gained 10 more pounds than those who had…

Common Exercise Mistakes


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Walk into any gym, and you will find people doing something cringe worthy—from exhibiting crappy exercise form to doing useless routines that don’t really accomplish anything. Here are a few of the common mistakes I have noticed in the numerous gyms I have worked out in. Doing your cardio too slow or too fast: Often I see people seated on…

Want to lose fat?


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In response to emails and messages I have received over the last couple of weeks, here is what you need to know to put together a successful weight (fat!) loss plan. Your body is adapted to hold onto fat as a survival mechanism. We needed the capacity to store energy to survive periods of famine, and fat is a very…

So, what is your excuse?


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I have heard a lot of excuses from people for not making it to the gym. We all have the same 24 hours to work with everyday. Set priorities and spend your time wisely rather than make excuses and kid yourself about why you are not reaching your fitness goals. Until you take responsibility or ownership of your actions or…

Common Nutrition Mistakes


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Everyone has been there and done that – made common nutrition mistakes, that is. Unfortunately these mistakes cost us the success we feel like we’re working SO hard for. Here are a few of the mistakes we all make; these are the pitfalls to avoid: 1. Trying to out run your fork Proper diet and nutrition is key; weight-loss goals…

How many calories do you need in a day?


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The Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) is an estimate of the number of calories your body burns over a 24-hour period performing all vital bodily functions while in a state of rest. In other words, it represents the amount of calories per day your body burns, regardless of exercise. This number is dependent upon four factors namely age, gender, height and…

Are you overweight?


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Before you start on a weight (fat) loss program you need to set a realistic goal taking into account where you are and how much progress you need to make. Body Mass Index is a measure that takes into account a person’s weight and height to gauge total body fat in adults. The higher the Body Mass Index, the greater…

What you need to know about Fat


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The name — fat — may make it sound like something you shouldn’t eat. But fat is an important part of a healthy diet. Fat is one of the macronutrients in human nutrition. Aside from providing energy, it also has other key functions such as aiding the absorption of fat soluble vitamins and producing hormones. One of the biggest misconceptions…

What you need to know about Carbohydrates


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The primary function of carbohydrates is to fuel the body’s metabolic needs. Carbohydrates are made up of fiber, starch and sugar. All carbohydrates are broken down in the body as glucose (except for fiber which is not digested at all). Fiber and starch are complex carbohydrates, while sugar is a simple carbohydrate. How much of each of these is found…

What are Macronutrients


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When we talk about weight loss, many have the misconception that skipping meals is a good way to lose weight. In fact, the exact opposite is true. Skipping meals can lead to craving for food, binge eating and as a result, weight gain. This is because you are more likely to overeat and choose high calorie, high fat foods when…