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Kilojoules to Calories: Conversion & Confusion Explained

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Kilojoules to Calories: Conversion & Confusion Explained

Kilojoules (kj) & calories (cal) are both used to measure the amount of energy in foods and drinks, the same as kilometres and miles are both used to measure distance. It can be confusing having two measurements for the same thing particularly when they're both commonly used. Let's unpack some of this confusion and discover an easy conversion factor to make working with both measurements easier...

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7 Tips To Lower Energy Intake While Drinking Alcohol

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7 Tips To Lower Energy Intake While Drinking Alcohol

Enjoying a drink (or 2) is an important part of how we socialise & celebrate. Unfortunately the energy in alcohol can drastically set back weight loss goals. Try these 7 tips to lower energy intake while drinking alcohol for better weight control over the Christmas & New Year party season. 

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Sports Drinks OR Water - What Should You Drink?

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Sports Drinks OR Water - What Should You Drink?

Staying hydrated during training is important but what role do sports drinks play and are they right for you and your goals? Unlike soft drink which is an obvious poor choice, sports drinks such as Maximus, Gatorade and Powerade introduce a difficult decision for some people. When are sports drinks required or are they are required at all?  Let's take a look..

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Nuts: Why eat them? Which is the best? How much?

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Nuts: Why eat them? Which is the best? How much?

Nuts are an easy snack that taste great and best of all they're good for us. They contain protein, healthy fats (mono-unsaturated and poly-unsaturated) and a variety of vitamins, minerals and anti-oxidants making them an important part of a healthy diet. Find out more...

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Should You Eat or Not Eat Before Your Personal Training Session?

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Should You Eat or Not Eat Before Your Personal Training Session?

I'm going to answer this question in the first sentence - Yes, you should eat before your personal training session. What you eat. how much and how soon beforehand is often personal preference, determined by the type of training & intensity but a topic for another day. The short answer is "yes". If you want to find out why read on, if not, feel welcome to stop right here...

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Are You Meeting Your Protein Requirements?

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Are You Meeting Your Protein Requirements?

We all know that getting enough protein in the diet is important for recovery following a hard training session, BUT, are you getting enough and do you know where to get it? Meeting your protein requirements is absolutely necessary for growth and repair of all body tissues. Inadequate intake delays recovery from exercise, interferes with muscles growth and maintenance, reduces energy levels, inhibits training and sport performance and increases the risk of injury from over training. Find out how much protein you need & what foods have it...

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10 Tip Survival Guide To The Christmas Party Season

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10 Tip Survival Guide To The Christmas Party Season

Surviving the Christmas and New Years party season without gaining unwanted kilograms can be tough. High fat & high sugar foods at your finger tips (all the time), bar tabs put on by the boss (how can you say no?) & parties every weekend (sometimes twice) make good food choices even harder to make than they were already. Check out this 10 Tip Survival Guide To The Christmas Party Season...

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10 Easy Hydration Tips

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10 Easy Hydration Tips

Water -. It's essential.for regulating body temperature, maintaining blood volume, contracting muscles, lubricating joints and removing waste products from the body. If you don't drink enough leading up to your workout your training performance will suffer along with your results. Check out these 10 easy hydration tips to make sure you are ready to work hard come training time and get the most from your session...

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