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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Taylor Ryan: Gaining weight made life better

July 2, 2015

PT Taylor Ryan was so besotted with staying tiny, she trained 10 hours a week. But a dare from her husband to gain 4.5 kilos changed everything. Four kilos. That’s all my husband asked me to gain. To many people, four kay-gees isn’t a lot. To many women, their bodies fluctuate by more than that several times a year. But to me, at the time, he might as well have…

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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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How to eat more more that you burn (without gaining weight)

It almost sounds unbelievable, but science has found a way to eat more calories in a day than you burn without gaining fat. The kicker? It can’t be doughnuts. What’s the secret? The secret comes down to macronutrient choice and here, you need protein. As I detailed in Season 2, an experiment in which subjects consumed a caloric surplus of 800 calories (3,360 kJ) for eight weeks gained an average…

May 4, 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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How to lose weight in your 30s

April 6, 2015

In your 30s, your hormones change and you burn 100 calories less per day than in your 20s. 1. Increase your muscle bulk Your waistline starts to expand as your total body fat increases, and muscle mass and body water decrease. This is why you’re likely to see an increase in body weight and lose some of your youthful muscle tone, and why it’s important to increase your muscle bulk…

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