Category Archives: Diet

Never cheer up a child with junk food – the best way to help an upset child after sport.

When children are exposed to a routine that works, they learn it, understand it and when done regularly it is locked into the memory. :  Beaten at Soccer + treated to ice cream + given a cuddle = feels better … Continue reading

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Do children learn lifestyle choices from their parents?

In the picture above you see my youngest child and me. She actually watches most of training sessions as all my children have, and in this article I suggest that our lifestyle choices are passed on to our children.  If … Continue reading

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Tenderstem Broccoli, Sundried Tomato and Walnut Salad

I am all about dark, green, leafy vegetables these days.  I want to somehow always try to incorporate them into my day and if I can at every single meal!  This salad came to me as I was staring at…

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Top 5 Reasons Why You’re Not Losing Weight

Originally posted on Beauty & Fitness:
July 31, 2013 | Marie Spano Have you ever been frustrated by your weight? You cut your calories, log your food intake and diligently work out, sweating through spin classes and hammering it the…

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The perfect Boxing day lunch – Turkey & Brie Panini

I overindulged on Christmas day and now feeling suitably bloated.  My fridge is full of left overs so this my Boxing day lunch, followed by a brisk walk with family to say ‘Merry Christmas’ to neighbours…  (Although I am sure many … Continue reading

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Wild Salmon in a Herb Mustard Glaze served over Garlic Mashed Potato

Originally posted on Yvette's Gourmet Kitchen:
This dish has a very mild taste that is nicely complimented with the garlic mashed potatoes and topped with some peppery arugula. Wild salmon is high in omega 3, it is low in saturated…

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My wife said… ‘Your stomach is sticking out further than your chest’… So I jumped on the scales and wow!!!!

Originally posted on My Fitness Mentor ~ Olympian Stuart McIntosh:
It seems I have been ‘talking the talk and not walking the walk’!   Yep, even trainers can lose track from time to time, we are human too!  (Did you know most…

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What does a girl give a man that just gave her flowers?… introducing Man Flowers!

If your partner is drinking too much beer and growing a beer belly, give him the subtle hint by filling his favorite beer glass with silverbeet (aka Spinach) and his ‘keg’ will turn into a ‘6-pack’. A stein of silverbeet is … Continue reading

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Society’s perception of ‘normal’ is changing.

For most men it is expected that ‘they know what to do’, but all too often I find out that their knowledge base is built on rumor or very dated information.  Sit ups before bed and a couple of laps … Continue reading

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What is the first step?

The first step is to meet and discuss how we combine the following options to help you achieve you goals.  I use my knowledge base to create & design a program tailored for you!  I am not pushing a product… If … Continue reading

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Economic & Social effects on men

  Many men feel too tired after work for exercise, instead reaching for a cold beer at the end of a busy day. This habit forming routine creates long term health issues that quickly has your stomach sticking out further … Continue reading

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Any fitness goal is a little daunting

Every fitness goal should feel a little daunting at first because “YOU just don’t know what you are capable of or what you can achieve until you try.” Its such a awesome feeling when you start something new, suddenly it … Continue reading

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Appetite Suppressants – Chilli

When and how much should I use? Chilli is natural appetite suppressant and many studies say that a small amount of cayenne chilli will induce metabolism-revving. “We found that consuming red pepper can help manage appetite and burn more calories … Continue reading

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Can I lose 8kg in 8 weeks? How to pick an incentive that gives drive and rewards your effort (Penfolds Grange)

… Continued from previous post –   My wife said… ‘Your stomach is sticking out further than your chest’. The carrot and the stick – A combination of rewards and punishment to induce behavioral change In my experience in order … Continue reading

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My wife said… ‘Your stomach is sticking out further than your chest’… So I jumped on the scales and wow!!!!

It seems I have been ‘talking the talk and not walking the walk’!   Yep, even trainers can lose track from time to time, we are human too!  (Did you know most Personal Trainers burn out in less than 5 years due to … Continue reading

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A Formula for Developing Successful Results

In November 2012 I started a 5 month coaching contract for the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) with the National Canoe Slalom Team, working with the senior, under 22 and junior teams. They are a great bunch of young athletes … Continue reading

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A Monday Lunch Salad for Men

I am no Master Chef and my photography may not be pretty, but this is a salad for men!  (ingredients are listed below) I know I should eat salad regularly but buying all the ingredients (without them going off) and making it … Continue reading

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If you want to stay fit & healthy pick yourself a fun challenge…

If you want to stay fit & healthy pick yourself a fun challenge… In September 2012 I attempted the Sydney marathon…. It was a personal challenge and the training sessions were hard, I won’t deny it but I achieved much … Continue reading

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Will cutting out beer or wine really make a difference?

Just a couple of glasses of wine or beer per night over seven days is the equivalent to eating an extra 2 average evening meals!!! Plus they are empty calories, not giving you any energy. Beer and wine should be … Continue reading

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Want to grow muscle and lose weight…

Can you remember your parents forcing you to eat your ‘greens’…  This article explains why you should do the same for yourself and your family.  Briefly explaining the benefits for muscle recovery, weight loss and mental health http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/value_of_vegetables.htm Image from … Continue reading

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What can you expect from me?

As your fitness mentor, I have over 20 years of experience to advise you on the steps you must take to create a fitter, stronger healthier you. Once you tell me what you want to achieve we agree a number … Continue reading

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The most successful have no concept of failure!!!

backflip by Guerlain Chicherit at Tignes ski resort, France How do we know what we can achieve…? This image of an incredible first ever car backflip was taken in February 2013 at Tignes Ski resort. The driver, Guerlain Chicherit, spent … Continue reading

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James Bond Diet = no carbs after 4pm and exercise lots!

James Bond Diet = no carbs after 4pm and exercise lots! An amusing short interview 🙂 WHY DOES THIS WORK? Exercise will speed up your

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What’s the First Step?

To meet and discuss how we combine the following options to help you achieve you goals. Diet and Fitness Advice We meet in a café (during your lunch break) to run through what you want to achieve and what

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Are we defined by the way we deal with mistakes…?

Sometimes ‘shit happens’… but are we defined by the way we deal with it? GB Team mate and friend Etienne Stott in gives an entertaining & inspiring insight to his journey to 2012 Olympic Gold medal success… 

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