Matcha powder: a secret weight loss weapon

Matcha powder helps boost metabolism and the body’s ability to burn fat. So how can we incorporate it into our diets? What is it?  Powdered green tea. Unlike many ingredients with weight loss claims, green tea won’t overstimulate the adrenal glands. How to use it:  Try green tea as a smoothie base or drink it on it’s own. Nutritionist Dr Joanna McMillan says, “Green tea increases general health and improves body weight…

October 11, 2015
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Juice fasting for weight loss

Trying to lose weight? Don’t be deceived by the term ‘juice fast’… Considering a glass or bottle of cold-pressed juice can contain up to 1,000 kJ – a juice cleanse won’t necessarily cause rapid weight loss. “People on juice diets might be having litres of juice in a day…it’s a little ridiculous,” says WH&F dietitian on speed-dial Melanie McGrice (melaniemcgrice.com.au). “We actually recommend that people who need to gain weight…

June 29, 2015
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Skin problem: moisture loss

  Moisture loss is a one-way ticket to wrinklestown. Don’t believe us? Next time you’re dehydrated – after a night on the prosecco or endurance event – look in the mirror at your décolletage. Here’s betting it’s wrinkled. The same effect applies to skin on your face, which can look years older within hours. “Moisture loss does not directly accelerate skin ageing, but it will accentuate the appearance of fine…

May 15, 2015
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10 protein foods for weight loss

April 8, 2015

Trying to lose weight? Protein is your best friend. These foods will keep you fuller for longer, regulate your metabolism and help build lean muscle.   1. Egg whites They don’t taste as awesome as whole eggs, but egg whites are much lower in fat. Eggs (whole or not) are high in leucine, a muscle-building amino acid. Egg whites contain around 11 grams of protein and zero fat per 100…

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10 weight loss rules to swear by

April 7, 2015

Ideal Bodies Online’s Sue Heintze shares some key tips. 1. Eat more vegies Not only are vegies low in calories and packed with nutrients, but they also have a high thermic effect, meaning they use a lot of energy just to digest (particularly if eaten raw or as close to raw as you can  manage). 2. Train with challenging weights in the six-to-12 rep range Adding lean muscle (called hypertrophy)…

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Colon cleansing for weight loss?

It’s tipped as a fast way to flush away festive excesses. But do you really need a colonic? You’ve got to give it to the colonic industry. No other sphere of medicine has managed to make private business quite so glamorous; it seems that as long as it’s in the confines of a dedicated clinic, a bowel motion is a modern badge of honour. A statement that you make mistakes,…

April 7, 2015
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5 amazing weight loss transformations!

April 7, 2015

Lacking motivation to lose weight? See before and after pics of this year’s BodyBlitz winners. Don’t forget to ‘like’ your favourite! With an unpredictable schedule and years of yoyo dieting behind her, Susan Brunjes found the confidence to make a positive change for good. Read the full story here. After telling herself the Milo diet was due reward for motherhood, Wendy Jenson decided to ditch the excuses and embrace a…

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Weight loss tips for your 20s

Since your body is developing its fat cells, it is vital to eat a good, healthy diet of fresh foods during your 20s. Angela Tufvesson explains more… Exercise as much as possible After puberty, dormant female fat cells are activated by the release of oestrogen, leaving you with a healthy high teens body fat, centred around your hips to assist with fertility. Regular exercise develops thicker and stronger adult muscles…

April 6, 2015
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Yoga linked to fat loss

Yoga helps with stress reduction AND weight loss. Can’t blame you for following the path of sweat to cardio yoga class, but you can save yourself the grief. A gentle form of yoga used for stress reduction has been linked to significant loss of stubborn subcutaneous fat in a new study. When overweight women took restorative yoga classes twice a week for 12 weeks, then twice a month for six…

April 5, 2015
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7 weight loss myths disproved!

April 3, 2015

You don’t have to give up your favourite foods to lose weight, says fitness coach Theresa Jenn Lopetrone. Having been overweight, Theresa Jenn Lopetrone (pictured) empathises with women who feel the only path to being good enough is slavishly following prescribed – often extreme and punitive – formulas. “Our industry has gone far in the wrong direction but now it’s time to re-teach and redefine what makes women healthy and…

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