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Better living interview - Are you consuming too much protein?

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Did you know that according to the latest ABS health survey, 99% of Australians meet their protein requirements?

If you want to hear my chat with Ed Phillips on talking lifestyle radio then click on this link here. In the interview we discuss the following:

  • How much protein you actually need - yes it changes depending on age, gender activity level and training history
  • The best sources of protein
  • What you should have post workout - food VS protein shake
  • What happens if you are eating too much protein

Any questions, please feel free to contact me for more information. 

 

 

Are cheat days good or bad? Huffington Post Interview

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Who doesn't love to treat themselves! The thought of having a whole day to go to town on absolutely anything one's little heart desires is music to many peoples ears! 

In theory, a cheat daysounds great!  An allocated amount of time where you can splurge on whatever and in whichever quantity you want all day, be it doughnuts, pancakes, cake, pizza, burgers or fries (or all of the above).

But is this a reality? Are cheat days and meals helpful, or simply pointless?

If you want to read more about my thoughts on cheat days, what they actually do to your metabolism and how often you can afford to treat yourself, then click on this click for more information  

How much exercise is too much? Huffington Post Interview

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 Regular physical activity can help reduce your risk of long term health issues. It can also make you feel good, and look pretty great as well. However, too much exercise can actually be detrimental to physical, mental and emotional health. 

The exact amount of times or minutes you should exercise per week depends on factors like your body composition goals, training background, age and overall health status.

To read more about the benefits of exercise, how much exercise you should be doing, the importance of rest days and the signs of excessive exercise  click here.

 

Why You Crave Salt - Huffington Post Interview

Salt which is also known as Sodium is a mineral that the body requires to function properly, but beware because too much, or too little, can be harmful.

Sodium is involved in a number of functions in the body including;

  • Muscle contraction
  • Blood pressure
  • Water balance

To read more about why we need sodium, what happens if we eat too much or too little salt, why we crave salt in different situations and also how to beat salt cravings then click through to the Huffington post interview.

Better Living Interview - Oats, the breakfast of champions

If I had to compile a list of foods I would classify as 'super'foods' oats would definitely be high on that list!  These very nutritious, delicious and versatile whole grains are easy to prepare, extremely cost effective and are basically a blank nutritional canvas waiting to be turned into a variety of masterpieces.

Some key nutritional facts about oats you should know;

o   They are a source of whole grains which mean they are nutrient rich and packed full of B vitamins, antioxidants, and proteins.

o   They contain slow release carbs which sustain energy release.

o   They are rich in fibre which is important for gut health and helps keep us regular.

o   They also contain a soluble fibre called beta-glucans which act like a sponge binding cholesterol so it can’t be absorbed and instead is removed from the body

o   They are naturally low in sodium

Click here to listen to my interview with Deborah Knight and Chef Daniel where we discuss all things oats. 

 

Fasted Workouts - Huffington Post Interview

Can fasted workouts help you achieve your fitness goals? Yes.... but it is not for everyone and all styles of training. In some situations fasted training can actually be detrimental to your performance and body composition goals.  

Some of the benefits of fasted workouts include increasing aerobic capacity and increasing fat utilisation (the use of fat as a fuel source). However, there are certain people who benefit more from fasted workouts than others. If your main goal is to gain muscle mass or you are trying to improve your anaerobic capacity (the short, sharp stuff) it would be detrimental.

To read more about the do's and dont's of fasted workouts  click here

How To Build Lean Mass - Huffington Post Interview

Do you need to eat more to build lean mass? 

I sat down with Juliette Steen from Huffington Post Australia to discuss how to build lean mass. Click here to read  the full article which covers;
- Why you need to eat more to build lean muscle mass
- Specific meal and snack ideas to help build lean mass
- How to ensure additional food does not turn into fat

How to Stay Healthy-Ish While Travelling

To all those people heading over to Europe at the moment, I am very jealous! 

I sat down with Juliette Steen from Huffington Post to share some tips on how you can have a fantastic holiday,  which includes enjoying the bread, the pasta and the wine, without compromising your health or adding (too many) extra centimeters to the waistline

Click here to read the full article

What To Eat Pre-Workout? Huffington Post Interview

Are you looking for some ideas on how to improve your training or performance? 

Want to know why eating a high fat meal before exercise is a bad idea?

Click here to read the full article