Commonly asked Questions ANSWERED! – Part II…

Whats YOUR Metabolism?Welcome to the second part in my series of answering some of the many questions I get asked by various clients – there are a lot of myths out there in FitnessLand, and often the actual answers may be specific to your own individual  circumstance… here goes!…

  • “What exactly is my metabolism and can I change it?…”

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The Hunger Games (part I) – is weight REgain a problem for you?…

Losing weight is one thing – the hard part is keeping it off” – One of the biggest problems faced by people who have successfully lost weight is the reported stats that 80 per cent of these people will have put at least the same amount back on, or more in the first 2 years. Continue Reading…

Why you need to LIFT Weight to LOSE Weight!..

There are LOTS of myths about the health and fitness industry and exercise in general, many of these actually put out there by people IN the industry, seemingly to encourage people they do not need to go to the gym, or rather workout…just take this or that product or use this machine to get that amazing 6 pack. Now, we know DIET is the main component in losing weight, however, if you are serious about dropping your body fat percentage then you need to lift weights to lose weight, my questions is – read on….

Focus on your Fitness…& achieve your weight loss goals in 2012!

So its ‘that’ time of year again – it always seems to have gone by so quickly, no matter what we have or haven’t done! It is often a hectic time, generally more socially than workwise, but it is also a great time for reflection. Sometimes to move forward effectively, we need to look back at what we have wanted to do, congratulate ourselves for our achievements, but more importantly look at what we perhaps did not get done and assess the reasons why, to try to ensure that we do not repeat past mistakes? press here to cont..

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…

How to Increase your Metabolism – (Part 2)

SO, I talked in the last blog about what Metabolism is and what it’s affected by – many are things we can’t control, but we can affect our diet and exercise. So while certain foods are not exactly fat burning foods, they do require from the body more calories to be broken down in the digestion process. The other main thing we can affect, is of course our Exercise.

Aim to add intense exercise to your routine 2-3 times a week. Here you will workout to at least 75% of your maximum heart rate for a minimum of 20-30 mins, this could be going for a cycle (or spin class), a swim, a run – outside or on the treadmill, using a cross trainer (eliptical) or rowing machine or in fact any other aerobic exercise. Note – it can be hard to maintain this level, especially at the start of a routine so be sure to build up slowly. Continue Reading…

How to Increase your Metabolism…(part one)

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…