What’s the Secret…? – If you’re overweight or obese – you DO NOT need to (initially) reduce the amount you eat!! It’s true – But why… Continue reading
It’s that time again…my guest blogger, IsoWhey Chef, Janine Royce, has been putting pen to paper and is here talking about the challenges of putting together a meal for a large wedding party – especially trying to cater for the many different diets people now follow – see how she went…. over to you Janine!..
A friend of mine is getting married and I was discussing with her about the menu and we got on to the dietary requirements for the guests and it turned out there is such a variety of requests!!!
There are vegans, vegetarians, gluten intolerant and no onion or garlic just to add to the challenge. read more press here…
I’ve worked with IsoWhey for quite a number of years now, and can say with my hand on my heart that I love it! Hopefully if you’re reading this, you will have tried it as well and feel the same, if not you may be thinking about trying it. Now we all know that IsoWhey has proven results, it has all natural ingredients, and it tastes great. We also know that its main benefits are that it has
- Low sugar /Low fat / Low Carb / Low cal / Low lactose
- Gluten / casein free
- NO artificial colours, sweeteners, flavours
- High quality Whey protein (Isolate & Conc.)
- Great vitamin & mineral profile press to read on…
Like a lot of you I’m sure, I have always been aware of Artificial sweeteners like Nutrasweet, Splenda, and Sweet n Low. The idea behind them being that because sugar is so bad for us, these provide an almost non-caloric option to help us stay healthy and not put on so much weight. It’s not just our tea or coffee though in which we use these, but they appear in over 6,000 different products including
- Diet drinks
- chewing gum
- flavoured water
- breakfast cereals
- Jams & Sweets
After almost 2 years now of blogging all things health & fitness – this Sugar blog has been the ‘most clicked’…so I wanted to re-post it with an editors note: There is now even more scientific evidence regarding the adverse effects of sugar on the human body (from the Australian National University, relating sugar and brain shrinkage, for example). I seem to be aware of more and more people trying to cut sugar out of their diets and this can only be a good thing. But it’s not easy, everytime I go into practically any shop – all I see is Sugar – everywhere, it’s like it taking over the world! Reading the back of ingredients lists you can see how much sugar is in nearly everything – but you CAN make a difference, always check labels, make informed choices and search out low or no sugar products. Also there are Sugar free publications, like Sarah Wilson’s ‘I Quit Sugar’ cookbook – make a difference to your health and fitness – and quit today!…
Sweet, sweet sugar – we love it right? We also know it’s bad for us, right? Yet we continue to use it…right?
Lets face it folks, sugar makes things taste good, that’s why we have it in so many of the things we eat. If we omit it from say our cakes…well.. we probably would be wasting our time making them coz they wouldn’t get eaten! Most of us enjoyed having sweets as children and continue to enjoy them as adults, sometimes to our detriment.
We have huge problems nowadays with diabetes and obesity, affecting both young and old – stemming from poor diet and lack of exercise. The diet part is largely to our SUGAR addiction. So what can we do? It would be easy to say just cut out sugar from your diet but that just ain’t gonna happen (for most people, if you’re diagnosed with diabetes, chances are – I hope – you would do this!).
Well there are alternatives, but first lets look at how sugars are produced… To stay sweet, read on & press here…
It feels as if this is being marketed as a new ‘healthy’ diet, or even a good way to lose weight.
Be warned, unless you are a coeliac, this is NOT the case! – There are a few questions that need to be answered here, lets start with…. Click here to read on…
The problem of childhood obesity has been increasing, way too much, in recent years, and a by-product of this, raised its ugly head last week in the awful bullying footage posted on-line of Casey Haymes. My, how technology is changing our lives before our very eyes!
We have talked about the causes of this, but what is now becoming increasingly urgent.. what are we going to do about it? get active, read more!…
Ok, so from the Facebook competition last week, it seems that most of you were concerned about how best to maintain your motivation and stamina. This is actually linked in to my most recent top 10 tips (see separate tab on home page for videocam, or the IsoWhey website), where I talk about how to keep resolutions going. Let me expand on that here and hopefully give you some inspiration!
I think its important to acknowledge that we all have highs & lows in any given situation, so don’t beat yourself up if you occaisionally fall down. I am also a strong believer in the power of the mind – it is said that we only use around 10 per cent of our capacity – imagine then what you are really capable of – literally anything!
This is no secret, but a ‘vision board’ can be a very powerful thing – and it can be made out of anything, a scrap book, photo album, a corkboard or just pictures stuck inside the wardrobe or on the fridge. I try to encourage my clients to visualise what they want to achieve and look like, even take a photo & have it photoshopped into your ideal shape, or buy that new dress or outfit that you want to fit into – give it a timeline (but make it real and achievable) – it could be a wedding or anniversary or a friends reunion, whatever suits.
Other things you may consider to keep you going…
- write things down, both goals & achievements, its helps to solidify things in your mind
- make your goals definite, not I will lose weight, but “I will lose 5 kilos by so & so date”
- take your partner or a friend to your w/out sessions, push each other
- get motivation from others, the ‘Biggest Loser’ TV show is a good example
- don’t say “i should” say ”I am”
- try something different and fun e.g go to a Rumba class..
- do it daily, once its a routine, its much easier to keep
- …but also allow yourself a break or treat now & again!
BUT, the main thing is don’t give up, you’re trying to run 5kms, but struggling on the last bit, say a mantra over and over in your mind ” i’m a winner, i’m a winner” and you will get there, don’t be a couch potato, do sit ups or push ups during the adverts, no more i’m too tired, or too busy – change your thinking, but don’t forget plateaus are part of the process.
Keep up the momentum, & you’ll be amazed your results!
Metabolism – you’ve probably heard of it and may know that it can affect your weight, but do you really know what it is?
Well, basically it’s the rate at which your body burns calories.
We all have chemical & physical processes which occur in the body in order to sustain life – this process actually provides the energy we require for digestion, breathing, tissue repair, laughing or any activity. This process is Metabolism. We need to eat to provide our bodies with nutrients to be broken down & provide energy and also build new cells.
We all have a different Metabolism, but this is affected by a variety of things, like to speed up, Press Here…
The BOBBLE, if you haven’t yet heard of these, you soon will be seeing them everywhere – in the gym, the park, the office, the footy field, next to the tennis court. If you are concerned about the environment and like to drink healthy, filtered water, free of all those nasties like Chlorine this is the product for you. And they don’t come from China, they’re made in America!
The bobble – it’s reinventing bottled water, it has a disposable filter (you need to replace it every 2 months or 38 litres), its made from recycled plastic and press me to read on…