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When healthy eating becomes an unhealthy obsession

It was April 2009 when I returned from my working holiday in Australia. I had come home after fun and frolics in the sun to a financial crash and a lot of snow. There were no jobs and cash was running low, so I couldn’t afford to join a gym. At this point, I had decided that I wanted...

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10 tips to banish cravings

10 tips to banish cravings Cravings, fatigue, irritability, weak/dizzy or tired when you miss a meal (aka Hangry), dizziness on standing, poor memory/concentration, afternoon fatigue and fat storing around the middle are all symptoms of a blood sugar imbalance. OK so what the heck am I...

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4 reasons your tired all the time

One question I hear quite often is “Why am I so tried all the time?” If you are frequently asking yourself this question then there could be a couple of things going on to influence your lack of energy; Not eating enough – This seems like an obvious one but you’d be surprised...

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Why conditioning workouts never get easier

When deciding what type of cardio to do most people opt for the treadmill or x-trainer but conditioning workouts (also know as Metabolic Conditioning or MetCons )can be far more beneficial and here’s why… What is HITT Training? HIIT or High Intensity Interval training/ circuit type...

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3 ways to balance your hormones for weight loss

There are many things that can contribute to weight gain. The obvious contributor is consuming more calories than you are expelling but what if you are managing your calorie intake, eating and exercising sufficiently and still not losing weight? There many other things that can hinder...

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4 steps to getting over your hangover naturally

At this time of year, with all the Christmas parties its very common for many of us to walk around with a fuzzy head hung-over regretting the night before. There are many natural ways to support and overcome your hangover quicker so that you feel brand new and it doesn’t take over your...

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It's not failure its feedback

When Kieran sent me Marisa Inda’s article on Overcoming Failure it really resonated with me. She described how much time and dedication she put into preparing for her competition only to bombout and not make any of her lifts. Instead of crawling under a rock to sob she took some lessons...

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How stress impacts the body

Things have been pretty hectic my end! On a personal note we are moving house this week. They say that moving house is one of the most stressful things you can do. I never really realised this until this week. Over the last couple of weeks my anxiety has been through the roof. If I...

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​ Should you drink protein shakes?

Little Miss Muffet sat on her tuffet eating her curds and whey…. protein. Apparently it was the spider that frightened her and not any misconceptions about protein that regularly frighten most people. Before I understood the benefits of protein shakes I used to think that they were...

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The best exercise for fat loss

There are a lot of misconceptions about exercise and the best exercise for weight loss. When we talk about body weight we are referring to not only fat but muscle, organs, tissues etc so in actual fat the correct question is “What is the best exercise for fat loss?” When considering...

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