Bring out your inner Caveman! – What IS Paleo Fitness?..Part 1

No doubt you have heard of the Paleolithic Age – this dates back around 2.5 million years, the term was coined by archaeologist John Lubbock in 1865. It is derived from the Greek terms ‘palaios’ (meaning Old) and ‘lithos’ (stone), so literally meaning ‘old age of stone’ or ‘Old Stone Age’.

So, as Janine mentioned in her latest blog, despite referring to prehistoric times, it has only come into prominence during the last few years, particularly after the book ”The Paleo Diet” was written in 2002. However, it is not just a diet, or way of eating – there is a whole concept of fitness involved which is also gaining favour and becoming rather a buzz word around town. Continue reading

Eat More to Weigh Less!! Do you snack & shop smart?!

 

Eat More to Weigh Less? – That sounds like a contradiction in terms doesn’t it – but it isn’t! Good news huh?!

I have blogged before about how to increase your metabolism and burn more calories, & one of those ways is actually by eatingBUT this doesn’t mean eating what you want, when you want… and this could be where you are going wrong if you’re having problems with your weight management.

You want to keep your metabolism stimulated – this is why NOT skipping breakfast is so important – you are literally breaking your fast from the night before and giving your body the energy it needs to start the day. It requires energy for your body to digest food so having breakfast will help to kickstart your metabolism each day. Beware the cereals though, nearly all of them are full of sugar, even ones that appear to healthy – like some mueslis.

I often hear people say “I just can’t eat breakfast” – rubbish! You have simply trained your body to not want it – what you need to do if this is the case, is snack on, press here…