Healthy Recipes Part 18: Peanut Butter & Coconut Protein Cookies

  Ingredients(makes 6 cookies) 2 eggs 2 scoops Vanilla Whey 1/2 cup Natural peanut Butter 60g  Rolled oats 1 tsp vanilla essence 20g Shredded Coconut. 1 tablespoon of Stevia/Natvia Directions Mix all ingredients in a bowl and then place mixture in cookie sized mounds on a non stick oven tray. Stick in preheatedd oven on 150 degrees for 20 mins. …

Healthy Recipes Part 17: Healthy Homemade Cajun Chicken Pizza

A quick ,easy to make and healthy thin based alternative pizza Ingredients 1 Byblos Wholemeal Lebanese bread Reduced Salt Tomato paste 150g  Grilled chicken Breast 100g low fat cotttage cheese 1 slice of virginia ham shredded handful kidney beans/white beans cajun seasoning black pepper 1/2 Cup Sliced Onion 1/2 Cup Sliced Green Capsicum 30g shredded parmesan   Directions Spread tomato …

Healthy Recipes Part 16: 1 minute Blueberry and Vanilla Oatmeal Muffins

Quick and Simple and perfect for a preworkout meal if you are in a rush…. Ingredients 30g Quick Oats/Rolled Oats 1/2 Scoop Vanilla WPI Small handful of blueberries 1 Egg white teaspoon of cinnamon 1 or 2 tbsp water, depending on consistency 1 teaspoon of stevia Directions Add all ingredients to a mug and mix together, put mug into the …

Is alcohol seriously holding you back from reaching your goals?

As a personal trainer one of the biggest hurdles I find when trying to devise a nutrition plan for clients is to get them to understand the importance of eliminating, or at least significantly moderating the amount of alcohol they consume. Apart from the fact that most people are oblivious to how many calories there are in alcohol(7 per gram, …

Superfoods Part 2: Cinnamon

  Cinnamon was valued in ancient times as currency and once considered more precious than gold, it  became so sought after in Europe in the 15th century that the search for this superfood prompted the explorations that led to the discovery of America. It has an array of health benefits, most notably the impact on blood sugar control, cholesterol and …

Thermic Effect of food and how it can help you lose weight

Ok, so in simple terms here’s what you need to know about the thermic effect of food Some of the calories in the foods you eat are burned off during the digestion process, so the net amount of calories absorbed by your body is actually less than the amount contained in the food. This process is commonly referred to as …

Fix your Sweet cravings with minimal calories!

One of the biggest challenges i faced personally when i decided to start living the healthy lifestyle i do today was my nutrition. Knowing what to eat, when to eat, portion sizes, choosing the healthier options etc. One of my biggest downfalls was my sweet tooth i inherited from my mum and her side of the family. I could go …

Superfoods Part 1: Quinoa

Quinoa is native to South America. The pre-Columbian Incas saw it as a sacred food, calling it chisaya mama (mother grain). They planted the first seeds of the season in religious ceremonies using golden tools. Depriving the people of quinoa was one of the means the Spanish used to conquer the Incas. In recent years, people who value nutrition have …

Breaking News: Pre Workout Supplements banned in Australia

Its official, PRE WORKOUT products containing ingredient 1.3 Dimethylamylamine (DMAA)will be BANNED from manufacture, storage, distribution and possession as from August 1st 2012. The Committee considered the referral from the medicines scheduling delegate to include 1,3-dimethylamine or 4-methylhexane-2-amine (DMAA) in Schedule 9 of the Standard for the Uniform Scheduling of Medicines and Poisons( The same as Heroin Mescaline and LSD!) …

Your Healthy Living Shopping List

So you have been starting out on your new fitness regimen. You go running in the morning, you hit the gym in the afternoon and inbetween you snack on everything you have in the cupboard – all them rubbish cereals you bought for the kids,  last nights left over Pizza, Chinese whatever, well STOP!!!!. All this is holding you back …