Structuring A Diet & Training Plan For Success

Structuring A Diet & Training Plan For Success

When you see your favourite fitness model, bodybuilder, celebrity, or cover model looking their best, the first thing that comes to mind is; how did they do it? We are constantly flooded with new and unique diets and training ideas. Paleo, 5:2, intermittent fasting, Isagenix, Crossfit, IIFYM, Insanity Workout, and blood type diets, just to name a few. But how do you know what would be best for you? They all work to some degree, but understanding the fundamentals of a sound diet & training plan is key. Below I am going to outline some key factors that will assist you in establishing a diet and training plan designed for short & long term success. Diet Nutrition can be a […]

Supplements – What I Recommend

Dietary supplements are a large part of the health and fitness industry. They provide convenient nutrients suited to our goals and individual needs. There are so many to choose from with specific benefits, pretty labels and nice flavours, but which ones do I recommend the most? Below is a list of supplements I would recommend looking into. These include Protein Powder, BCAA, Creatine, Beta-Alanine, Caffeine, Green Tea Extract, Multivitamins, and Fish Oil. Here is why… Protein Powder Protein powder is a convenient pure source of protein. It is a simple and effective additional source of protein specifically designed for people who prefer not to eat as much whole foods as needed to hit their daily protein requirements. Protein powder is […]

Macronutrients Overview

Macronutrients consist of protein, carbohydrate, and fat. They are the nutrients that make up the calories that we consume. 1 gram of both protein and carbohydrate equals 4 calories. 1 gram of fat equals 9 calories. It is wise to work out what macronutrient intake is best for you, instead of just counting calories. This is because often times your total calorie intake may be sufficient to gain or lose weight but your protein for example may be under an effective intake to build and maintain muscle. In simple terms, the role of protein is to provide amino acids to the body that are essential to repair and rebuild various organs in the body. Most importantly to us health and […]

The Importance of Fibre

We were all told as kids to make sure we eat our vegetables. But why? Was it some kind of punishment? Well maybe for some, however I actually enjoyed eating vegetables as a kid and find myself eating them pretty much every day. For me, there are two main reasons to include vegetables in my diet. One is because they keep me full, and contain such low calories that I can fill my plate and not worry about storing additional body fat. The second reason is because vegetables generally contain high amounts of fibre. Fibre 101 Although dietary fibre is considered indigestible, it is an important content of various carbohydrate based food sources. There are two types of dietary fibre; soluble and insoluble. […]

Training For Fat Loss

When it comes to weight training most of us think more muscle, more strength, more power, and more size. It is fairly rare to hear someone say they are engaged in weight training for fat loss. This is because cardio exercise is generally predominantly correlated with fat loss training. But what if I told you that you could do less time consuming cardio, more weight training along with a healthy balanced diet, and see much better results? This is due to a few reasons. One being that when you perform steady state cardio exercise you are burning calories only during that time of exercise. When you perform weight training there is a carry over effect that results in more calories […]

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