You hear it all the time, "carbs are bad", "don't eat them after 6pm", "don't eat carbs with fats", "high carb is better", "low carb is better" and so on. The fact is most of these points can work, but for many people they're just unrealistic and not maintainable. We need carbs for brain function, recovery, lean muscle building and for energy. We do recommend having a balanced approach and having a serve of 'clean carbs' at each meal. This includes sweet potato, brown rice, q
Not the usual combination I would put together however given some of our fit fam like to occasionally enjoy their favourite alcoholic beverage, it poses the question; Can you still drink alcohol and reach your goals? It’s no secret that alcohol is far from a health food and with side effects linked to poor performance, reduced fat metabolism, diabetes and liver disease it really doesn’t sounds like it has a lot going for it. So what is alcohol? Believe it or not alcohol is a
Carbohydrates or ‘Carbs’ seem to get a bad wrap these days, with all the diets and new theories out there. But the reality is we need to carbs, we need them for brain function, recovery and energy. Where we go wrong is our timing of carbs. We tend to snack on carbs, add too much of it to pretty much all our meals (if you’re following typical Westernised eating patterns). And what happens is we create a resistance to insulin and therefore more fat storage, which we all know wh
One of the biggest killers for fat loss is sugar! We have evolved to crave sugar as there’s an abundance of it out there, so avoiding it can be a challenge! But there are some things you can do to avoid the sugar monster! Eat more clean carbs, these are things like sweet potato & brown rice. These are low Gi carbs, which will give you a sustained energy release. These kinds of ‘clean carbs’ cause smaller insulin spikes than refined sugars, which will avoid a post sugar crash
Following on from last weeks article, I suggested using a strategic treat meal or a day each week where you eat more calories (mostly from carbs) to avoid homeostasis (or fat storage) when following a calorie reduced diet plan. Today I wanted to share with you 3 tips to the perfect treat meal to ensure it works in your favour and promotes fat loss rather than the reverse and so that you can still enjoy your favourite foods and not feel guilty. Avoid over indulging or gorging!