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Salmon Burgers Recipe

September 11, 2011

I love salmon, it’s an excellent source of protein, it’s full of omega-3 essential fatty acids and it contains a powerful antioxidant called astaxanthin which mops up free radicals. Even if you’re not a fan of salmon, that’s not a problem because you can’t even taste it. Plus these burgers are so moist and juicy [...]

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Cardio Or Weights – Which First?

August 19, 2011

Depending on your goals, you may choose to focus more on resistance training or cardio. Ideally you should aim to incorporate both for maximum benefits. If you are planning on doing both in the same session, the next logical question is which should be done first? This can be a source of confusion, as there [...]

Posted in Advanced Tips, Circuit Training, Training 4 Comments »

Health Food Of The Week – Tomato

August 4, 2011

Tomatoes are one of those foods we’re all familiar with and know are good for us, but definitely don’t get the major respect they deserve. They contain Vitamin C, potassium, B vitamins, lutein (healthy eyes), biotin (healthy hair), they’re a source of fibre, low in calories and most importantly they are a rich source of [...]

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Healthy Granola Bites

July 30, 2011

This recipe was inspired by a comment Ray left on my┬áHealthy Cereal Recipe post. So I set out to see if I could make a bar version of that recipe and after a bit of tweaking I think I got it just right. But be warned they definitely taste like “more”!

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Health Food Of The Week – Avocado

July 25, 2011

Starting this week I’m going to be focusing on one health food that you may or may not currently eat. The idea is to encourage us to eat a wider variety of foods and to try at least one new food each week.
First up – avocado. Avocados are excellent for your health, not only are [...]

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Healthy Cereal Recipe

July 11, 2011

I used to eat a lot of cereal when I was growing up but eventually gave it up completely and switched over to oatmeal. But from time to time the idea of some crunchy cereal really appeals to me and this recipe works perfectly for those occasions. It’s also a great healthy alternative to the [...]

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Red Pepper & Onion Quinoa Recipe

June 7, 2011

Today, as a follow on from yesterdays qunioa post, I’m going to share a great quinoa recipe that works as a side dish to any savory meal. It also works great as a substitute for rice, pasta or potatoes. It’s real simple to make too.

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Quinoa – A High Protein Alternative To Grains

June 6, 2011

You may or may not be familiar with quinoa (pronounced keen-wah). It’s relatively new to most people but has been cultivated in South America for over 5,000 years. The ancient Incas considered it sacred, referring to it as the “mother grain”.
Quinoa looks like a grain, tastes like a grain and you cook it like a [...]

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Fructose – Obesity’s Secret Weapon!

May 27, 2011

Most people will tell you that a little sugar isn’t all that bad and that it’s found in nature. I agree. The problem is that we don’t just eat a little sugar and the type we do eat is a whole lot different to the form of sugar found in nature.
When we eat sugar (either [...]

Posted in Body Fat, Diet 13 Comments »

Fit Body Diet – Be Lean & Toned For Summer

April 28, 2011

Summer is just around the corner which means sunny days, trips to the beach, BBQ’s and less clothing! Time to step up your training right? Yep, regular exercise is essential for a healthy and fit body but to really get results your nutrition also needs to be on point.
This sudden realization often sends people into [...]

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