Fasting isn’t a new idea -- many religions have practiced some form for centuries. Recently, fasting has experienced a renaissance among the health conscious who see it as a way to detox, and look and feel better. There are several methods ranging from an overnight fast to a 1 day or even 2 day fast. Whichever method you choose read on to find the 7 Do’s and Don’ts to help you achieve a successful fast.
Getting sufficient protein into our bodies on a daily basis is VITAL for good health. We need quality proteins to build new quality cells on a daily basis. But how much is SUFFICIENT? How much are we CURRENTLY eating? How can we safely INCREASE the amount of protein we take in daily? This article by Liz, a nutritional biochemist and triathlon coach, helps make protein SIMPLE.
At this time of year you might be contemplating “Dry July”. You might think that 30 days of no alcohol (or even no chocolate) will make you healthy again. My big question is WHY DRY JULY? If you are doing it to get healthy – will these simple changes actually make you healthy again? How hard will it be to follow a diet where two of the food and beverage items used to overcome low energy, low self-esteem or bad cravings are simply removed with nothing new added in their place? And shouldn’t you be doing something that’s sustainable so you can affect your health over the longer term – not just look for a short term fix?
So what do I suggest instead? Well – rather than just remove these items – why don’t you try putting in some good STUFF instead? I suggest you try nutritional cleansing. It’s risk free with a full money back guarantee if you are not happy with your results or the products within the first 30 days. I’ll bet you never need to consider ‘Dry July’ again!
Vegetables make your meal more nutritious, more interesting AND more filling. Vegetables are high in fibre so the effort of chewing and digesting them keeps our bodies busy helping us feel satiated. So if they are so vital to a healthy meal why do I frequently get asked how to make a meal with five (or more vegetables)? Here are my simple top five starter ideas.
Many people go wrong in their diets simply because they do not know how to balance their food groups - or in posh speak, their macro nutrients in the main meal of the day. Mistakes are also made because they think they need mounds of food to keep them full or because they do not pay attention to getting enough of the right macro nutrients in them for every meal. I have made tons of my own mistakes so here are my seven basic rules.
We are always being told that breakfast is the most critical meal of the day. Yet in multiple surveys we find that many people 'skip' breakfast or postpone it until well after they have reached the office when it is effectively more like a mid morning snack. In this article we investigate why breakfast is so important to kickstart our day and understand what the experts suggest we should be eating for breakfast.
On Sunday February 19th Deanna Waters commemorated the life of a dear friend and an inspirational lady by completing the Ultimate distance at the Huskisson Triathlon Festival. In this article we learn how Cheri Lutz started a legacy by inspiring her friend Deanna to forget her self-doubts, put aside her weight issues and start where she was. Deanna followed this advice and, overcoming issues including heart trouble and weightloss, was able to put the untimely death of Cheri behind her when she crossed the finish line after 9 hours.
My hope for every Mum, woman over 40, busy housewife or time poor professional is that they rediscover themselves. We all want to feel happy and fulfilled don’t we? I believe in sport as a way to motivate ourselves and put ourselves and our health, number one. I found my mojo again after I signed up for a charity bike ride from the pits of exhaustion and low self-esteem. I have gone on to win triathlons and complete an Ironman event. My health has never been better and I am a better, more patient and happier Mum to my two kids as a result.