Recommended protein supplements

Order your protein supplements here!   As discussed here, protein supplements are an excellent way to easily increase your protein intake. I recommend Iherb for all your vitamins, supplements and health food needs. Their prices and services are excellent and…
5 strength training exercises to make you feel like a badass

Sometimes, particularly if motivation is waning a little, I want to prioritise the exercises I enjoy, so I’ll look to tweak whatever the workout plan is for that day to incorporate movements that are fun as well as effective. And…
My top 5 workout songs

What’s on your workout playlist? I have a range depending on the type of exercise, but for any high intensity cardio it’s even more important that the music motivates me and pushes me through.   Here are my top 5…
Your must-have fitness gadgets

There are three essential tools that I credit for much of my weight loss success. These are described below, and can be easily ordered through Amazon and delivered to your home. Your must-have fitness gadgets If I had to name…
My 5 favourite high protein breakfast ideas

Here in the southern hemisphere winter is just around the corner (boooo). So it’s even more important to start your day with a hearty, filling breakfast. And if you’re trying to manage weight loss, it’s important that your breakfast is…
Calories in vs calories out: Tried and true, or old hat?

Calorie counting is probably one of the best known methods for losing weight. It’s also been suffering from poor PR in recent years. The ‘calories in vs calories out’ equation has been derided as overly simplistic and controlling. It ‘takes…
How to design your healthy meal plan

If you’ve managed to work your way through the rest of the content on this site, you’ll have gotten the strong impression by now how important planning is to the success of any fat loss mission. There are any number…
Glossary of key weight/fat loss and fitness terms

New to the weight loss world? Confused by all the acronyms and terminology, and annoyed by the assumptions made about your base level of knowledge? Here’s a simple glossary of some of the key weight/fat loss and fitness terms you’re…
Reasons why it’s so hard to lose the last 5 kilos

Reasons why it’s so hard to lose the last 5 kilos (10 pounds) I used to hear it said that with any weight loss attempt trying to lose the last 5 kilos (10 pounds) was the hardest. I didn’t believe…
Healthy aging

Healthy aging I’ve just finished listening to a podcast with Dr Shannon Weeks as the guest (Johnny FD’s ‘Travel like a boss’ Podcast), in which they covered a whole range of topics related to general health, well-being and healthy aging.…