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13 Jun 2018
Do you crave sugar when you’re overworked and stressed? Have you ever been working hard at your desk, thoroughly engrossed in a complex work task for hours, and just got up and smashed a bunch of sugar? Perhaps on your way home after the mother of all days, you find
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01 Apr 2018
​Resistant Starch​Resistant starch is going to be a super food soon, if it isn't already.  With the ever expanding insights into long term health coming from the study of the microbiome, more and more we are realising just how important resistant starch is in our diet. ​What Is Resistant Starch​Resistant starch
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23 Mar 2018
​Why Do We Believe Some Foods Are Breakfast Foods​Are we supposed to eat breakfast?  With the rise in popularity and evidence behind fasting I thought i'd look into the history of breakfast and see for myself.​From a young age we have been conditioned by the cereal industry to eat cereal
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23 Nov 2017
Often you hear nutritionists and dieticians proclaim that multivitamins are not necessary if you eat your daily suggested serves of vegetables as you will get all the nutrients you need from real food. Well guess what? 96% of Australians DO NOT eat the recommended 5-6 serves of vegetables per day.
By admin
21 Nov 2017
To go organic or not? When it comes to vegetables only 7% of Australians eat the suggested 5-6 serves per day. 93% DO NOT EAT ENOUGH VEGETABLES!! So to be honest, first and foremost any vegetable is a good vegetable! If however you are going to eat organic just remember
By admin
19 Jul 2017
If we are going to get anywhere with these discussions about nutrition and low carbohydrate / high carbohydrate / food pyramid yada yada yada - there needs to be some agreement on what actually constitutes low carb. And I mean in terms of grams per day What is Is low
By admin
28 Nov 2016
I've got news for you. Your products don't work the way you think they work.You know the Facebook message or text when you get it.They all start the same. A random message from a distant friend / colleague about how they've been thinking of you ( how sweet ) and
By admin
09 Jul 2016
The other night I was sitting on my couch scrolling through facebook as I tried to convince myself to go to bed.  I had a lot of work to do the next day and facebook had me flicking my thumb over and over, convinced the next big thing was one
By admin
05 May 2016
If It Fits Your Macros There’s more than a few nutritional approaches out there these days.  Some are good, some are bad and yes, some have no alibi, they ugly!  But that's alright.  How you choose to eat and live your life is up to you. One of the better
By admin
17 Apr 2016
70% of Australian adults are sedentary.  This hard truth changes how you should eat and train to stay lean. There's no getting around it. I've got clients that when I refer to them as sedentary get a little uncomfortable.  They get a little defensive.  One might even say they get
By admin
12 Feb 2016
Whenever I put a client on a specific dietary approach I tell them:  "Whatever you do, don’t tell anyone you’re on a diet!"  In order to be qualified to speak on nutrition these days it seems the only prerequisite you need is to have eaten some food at some point
By admin
03 Dec 2015
Do you put on weight every Christmas?  You don’t have to you know.   This is actually the perfect opportunity to get fitter. How you say? Nutritionist Susie Burrell always has some good advice on this. ​ “holidays are usually viewed as an excuse – an excuse to eat high fat,
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28 Oct 2015
You’ve probably seen this one by now all over social media.   You’ve probably seen some reports saying eating meat is as bad as smoking in regards to cancer.  This is just click bait journalism and its border line fraudulent.  So I summarised a bunch of sensible reports out there who
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22 Sep 2015
What is the mechanism by which that works. The above is the greatest question you can ever learn. Hello fitness industry.  Aren’t we a magnificent evolving beast full of knowledge and wisdom.  The answers to all of life’s ills can often be dumbed down to  that of a sound bite
By admin
13 Feb 2015
Chronic Fatigue You've probably heard of chronic fatigue yeah?  It used to be known as the yuppie disease when i was a young trainer (back in my day!) and people just dismissed it.  Well, its just been formally recognised as a disease by a panel of medical experts in the
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22 Jan 2015
When it comes to fat loss, this picture is far truer than you can possibly imagine When it comes to losing weight or even harder, losing bodyfat, the food you eat makes ALL the difference.  Living in the world we do today where simply going to the supermarket is like
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24 Nov 2014
NO.1 Tip For Fat Loss Track your diet and training to ensure you’re achieving a calorie deficit. We’ve all heard a friend or family member complain “I can’t lose fat even though I’m doing everything right!” Unfortunately, humans are not very good at assessing how much they eat or how
By admin
29 Sep 2014
Did you watch 60 minutes last night? We do it all day long and you're probably doing it right now. Sitting. It's become as normal as breathing. We now sit down every day for longer than we sleep. This report is long overdue. If you didn’t watch it here is
By admin
05 Sep 2014
Before you remove gluten, do twice a day training or start a supplement program tick the following boxes first. You might not need to do as much as you think to get what you want!  How releiving would that be. You want to get your result as easily as possible
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13 Aug 2014
There's a solid flu going around at the moment so I thought i'd throw some pointers together about what you can do with your training and food so you don’t go too far backwards. How do I know if I’m too sick? I ask people how they feel at the
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09 Apr 2014
Stress!  We all have it in our life.  It comes from all angles and we all have different ways of coping with it externally.  But internally your chemical reaction to stress is the same whether it is emotional, physical, spiritual or environmental.   So lets first of all define what a
By admin
03 Apr 2014
Are you stressed?  Most of us are to some degree. I always ask people in our initial consultation to give me on a scale of 1 to 10 how stressed they are on average every day.  1 being kick back city and 10 being about to bite down hard on
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24 Oct 2013
People love a good list.  So here's a list of fat loss tips for you.  Success leaves clues!  ·      Make sure there is 2-3 hours digestion time between your last meal and when you go to bed so as not to disturb your sleep pattern with reactive hypoglycemia. ·      The
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10 Jul 2013
Your blood doesn’t lie! We’ve all done it.  We’ve all gone to the GP whilst sick and had some routine blood tests run only to be told ‘everything’s normal”.  Is it though?  If everything from our fingerprints to our DNA are unique, why not our blood chemistry?  Well the truth
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08 Jul 2013
Are you a bodybuilder or powerlifter?  Then there’s a good chance that you know you are competing in a sport that can be extreme if you want it to be.  If you are serious about these sports and are looking for success then its best to get serious about your
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04 Apr 2013
I'm really pushed for time at the moment.  Between personal training at bondi junction to writing a book and balancing my life, time is something i would buy right now.   So this is a quick one for everyone.   I follow a lot of different coaches when it comes
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25 Mar 2013
Everyones looking for a boost to their training.  That slight edge to get a better workout in so they can achieve results quicker.  Well one of the most forgotten supplements is electrolytes! Recently ive been adding electrolytes to my water whilst training and noticed a good improvement in endurance and
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19 Feb 2013
Coconut oil is awesome.  It good for the following : • Improving your heart health.(3) • Boosting your thyroid. (4) • Increasing your metabolism. • Promoting a lean body and weight loss if needed. • Supporting your immune system. (5) • Kills sugar cravings •Makes you feel fuller longer •Great for cooking
By admin
16 Jan 2013
Easily the hardest thing about making a body composition change and staying healthy is healthy eating whilst holding down a 9-5.  Or 8-6, or 7-7 as most people do. 1. Make it the Night Before This is the biggie.  This is the most important thing you will ever read.  This
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04 Oct 2012
Do you take prescription medications?  9 million Australians take prescription medications daily. Unfortunately certain medications you may be taking are widely known to deplete very specific nutrients in the body.   A common example is aspirin's effect on the body's vitamin C and iron stores or an oral contracep-tive's depletion
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08 Sep 2012
The Goal of the Meat and Nuts breakfast If you train under Strong & Lean you’ll be familiar with the meat and nut breakfast.  So today I thought I’d explain the goal of the meat and nut breakfst a little bit.  The main goal of the meat nut breakfast is
By admin
07 Jul 2012
Have a look at the above vegetables and notice what they are high in. When I sit down for the first time with a client and examine their diet the same things always happen. Me : "tell me what you ate yesterday" Client : They say "ooh yesterday wasn't a
By admin
30 May 2012
The difference between a food allergy and food intolerance / sensitivity Food intolerance / sensitivity’s and food allergies are often at the heart of slow results in the fitness game.  Many people ask me why I don’t suggest eating gluten, milk and non organic food.  Food intolerance / sensitivity is
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03 Apr 2012
I’m amazed sometimes at how many adults tell me they don’t like vegetables!  Come on what are you 6?  But whyyyy they say?  "Cause you need anti oxidants to detox the body" I say.  "70% of what you eat is for detox purposes" I say.  But what are anti oxidants
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28 Mar 2012
By now you've probably been sent THAT email or read THAT article that claims: "red meat will kill you prematurely"  based on a study released by Harvard University on March 12.  It has since been expertly debunked and provides a great lesson in why listening to the mass media hype
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18 Jan 2012
There's an ad on in the gym at the moment for a particular coffee chain that amuses me every time it comes on.  In it the voice over guy says there's no better way to recover from a workout than having a coffee at their particular establishment.  It amuses me
By admin
12 Jan 2012
Everyones concerned about heart disease.  And so you should be! But the myth of saturated fat causing heart disease kills me. So I thought i'd summarise some of Dr Mercola's thoughts on saturated fat and hopefully get you thinking differently Saturated Fat is NOT the Cause of Heart Disease  The
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