Posts tagged weight loss
Flashback To The Reality Check

I remember this moment so vividly now looking back. It was just over 3 years ago now when I won my IFBB Pro card which was an absolute dream come true. Then soon after my whole world came crumbling down around me and as a consequence, i started putting on weight rapidly. I shut off from the world for months and started hearing rumours about why i had put on the weight that i had. Honestly so many things kept coming back to me from "she is on steroids, to "she looks pregnant". I was fighting a battle that no one had any idea about yet everyone was very quick to judge and make assumptions about.

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HOW TO STAY CONSISTENT WHEN TRACKING MACROS

When it comes to results, consistency is key. So below are 3 things you need to know.

Ever try and count your macros/track your food then you go over or under by 10-20g for the day and you feel you failed so you throw it all out the window?? Well, don't! Tracking doesn't have to be stressful and if you don’t nail it it's still ok! Many of us get caught up in the idea of being 100% perfect on any "meal plan" and if you are not the most common reaction is to fall off the wagon completely then just start again on "Monday".

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10 TIPS TO KEEP YOUR PROGRESS ON TRACK

Are you training hard and eating healthy but still can’t see results??

Trust me I have been there too and I know how frustrating it can be to feel like you are doing everything right, but no matter what you do there is no shift in your weight or body composition. Its ok take a deep breath and refrain from throwing in the towel just yet. If you are not seeing results, then chances are you are missing something somewhere along the line. Fat loss can be a complex thing. It doesn’t always happen as easily as we would like it too. But that is because there are so many factors that play a role in helping your body lose fat. You are not smarter than your body, believe it or not, your body knows exactly what is going on. The last thing it wants to do is lose fat because it wants to stay in its “happy place” in balance with plenty of food and minimal exercise. But there are a few things you can do ensure you keep your progress in check.

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HOW TO SURVIVE EATING OUT

D.I.E.T. … that four letter word we all can't stand. Well, if you have been following my principles you know by now that I am a big advocator for flexibility (within a structure) to help ensure you reach your goals while remaining sane and having a balance in life. 

So this means I am A-Okay with you eating out every now and then because, well, you all need to live life right? But sometimes when it comes to eating out all of our good intentions seem to go out of the window, we overindulge no matter how well “behaved” we plan to be with our food choices.

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FAT LOSS MYTHS BUSTED

Fat loss! It's pretty much everyone's goal, right? Even if your goal is to build a little bit of a muscle, at the end of the day we all want to lose that little layer that hides those curves, FAT. Have you ever typed in "best ways to lose fat" in Google? I know have at some point in time. But there are literally a million ways and tips on how to best burn stubborn fat (well maybe I am exaggerating but it's a lot!). It's one fad diet after another, the next magic diet pill, the next new workout craze, and it can all get a little overwhelming with a fat loss guru overload.

These days everyone seems to be a fat loss expert, even my mum has tried to give me advice (bless her). So what should you believe? I know many of you have tried what feels like everything under the sun without much result. So let me debunk some common myths for you to make sure you are set up for long-term success.

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NUTRIENT TIMING FOR FAT LOSS

Nutrient timing, sounds a little complicated right? Well really it is quite simple, it is how you break down your macronutrients (protein, carbs, and fats) throughout the day in order to get optimal results. This is a topic I get asked about quite often and there are endless suggestions on when to eat your food. And to make matters more confusing there are many suggestions on which foods to eat at these certain times. So let me break it down for you.

I think the biggest misconception is that nutrient timing of food is something that only body builders do, or should do. But ladies (and gents reading this) what nutrient timing really refers to is how you fuel your body. Have you ever tried to do a workout on an empty stomach? (I know we have probably all been there). How did you feel? Did you feel that you were bursting with energy or did you feel a little less strong and lacking your usual energy? Well, nutrient timing plays a big role in how well you perform during your workout as well as how well you recover afterwards.

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METABOLISM AND PLATEAUS - Part 2

So if you are keeping up with me on social media you would have seen I thought this video was 18 minutes long! Turns out my camera was playing tricks on me and it was only 8 minutes! Thank goodness! I knew I could talk, but seriously that was ridiculous haha

Ok so down to business...

In this Vlog, I talk about the results of my changes I made last week plus incorporating a few new things this week. The human body is an amazing thing and even though you think you have it all figured out, believe me when I say it's definitely smarter than you!

See what I’m doing to break one of the worst plateaus I have ever had, and it involves more food and less cardio!

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5 BENEFITS OF FLEXIBLE DIETING

What is Flexible Dieting?

Flexible dieting is a fairly new concept and has taken the health and fitness industry by storm over the last few years. You may have heard of it being referred to as IIFYM or “If it fits your macros”? And although it has been scientifically proven to be a successful form of “dieting” it initially received a bad rap from the old school dieters in heath and fitness and it still does.

I know that anytime I have ever been on a diet the foods that are typically listed has always been chicken, tuna, lean meats, broccoli, egg whites, sweet potato, and whole grains.  Sound familiar? But really, let's be honest! Unless you are an A grade bodybuilder (and even then), who wants to eat these foods and these foods ONLY all of the time for the rest of our lives just to stay in shape?  

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