You may have heard of HIIT. It has been around for a while now. There is a good reason why HIIT looks to be here to stay. It is not a passing fad. For women in their late 30s, 40s and beyond HIIT can be a powerful weapon in curbing weight gain that seems to happen around this time.
What is HIIT?
HIIT (high intensity interval training) is a type of training that...Learn More
Do you need something or someone to give you a bit of a nudge? You have been thinking of starting a fitness routine or getting back into one but… you just don’t quite know where to start. Do you want actual RESULTS? This kind of results:improved fitness (based on fitness testing so you can actually see the improvements – see the results in the charts accompanying this...Learn More
The short answer is YES – if you are serious about losing weight you should not drink alcohol. No one can make you give up the booze but here are some compelling reasons why alcohol should not play a part in a serious attempt to lose weight.Low nutrient value: the calories in alcoholic drinks are EMPTY calories which mean that they add to your energy intake but provide you with...Learn More
“What can I do? Ever since I turned 40 the weight has been creeping on around my middle.” A couple of weeks ago another mum (who knows what I do) stopped me in the playground and asked me if had any advice about what she could do to avoid weight gain in the belly area. She explained that she was not eating any differently than she was before and that she was quite active and did...Learn More
It will usually strike about half an hour after you have eaten a huge unhealthy meal. A strong feeling that you want to change things. You decide it will “start” on Monday. A strict diet and a serious program of exercise. You are going to drop 2 dress sizes and look really skinny (because when you were 20 this was actually possible).
I do not need to tell you that this sort of...Learn More
We have all been there before. We start the day with good intentions. Maybe we train and have a healthy breakfast. Then things get busy and we don’t really have time for a proper lunch. By 3 pm we are starting to get hungry REALLY hungry. In our hungry state we stuff something down without a thought – something that really was not the best choice and then and then….
As a trainer I am always being asked:
“What diet should I follow to lose weight?” “What do you think about paleo?” “Do you think the 5:2 diet would work?”
The simple answer is that there is NO best diet. What might work really well for one person might be a complete failure for someone else. The small genetic differences in individuals and our different...Learn More
I have written similar posts to this before. The reason I am writing another one is because I am passionate about this topic as it is the key to changing from being someone who has a haphazard approach to fitness to being someone who is consistent. The key to success once you get beyond your 20s is to be consistent in terms of how much you move and the kind of food you eat. Both of these...Learn More
Keep a food diary for a few days (up to a week even). When you look carefully back over what you ate and drank and when you might see some things that you could change for the better.
When you look closely at the ingredients in some of the foods you eat regularly (eg, certain condiments like bbq sauce) you might be consuming more sugar than you thought. You might be having too many late...Learn More
Too often I hear people make comments about training sessions they have missed, or the fact that they have “done nothing for weeks”. There is a real regret that instead of being active they have avoided exercise and now they feel bad about it. They wish they had done things differently.
In the same way we can dwell on what we have consumed in excess in a way that we wish we...Learn More