5 Delicious Stuffed Chicken Breast Recipes

Stuffed Chicken Breasts   It’s delicious. That’s all I have to say.   Just kidding! Of course I will elaborate! I need you to believe me when I say that this little experiment turned out GREAT!   Why was it an experiment?   A meal for one isn’t really an exciting concept is it? Well, […]

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The BEST Roasted Butternut Salad Ever

Roasted Butternut Salad

This Baby will become your favourite!   I think we’ve all noticed…it’s getting chillier and chillier by the day! And this is not a good thing when it comes to keeping off the pounds. Comfort food is often the order of the day…and salads get tossed out the backdoor! This is a good time for me […]

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LESS THAN 400 CALORIES: Asian Chicken Salad

Asian Salad Cover

Meet one of my newest favourites! Not too long ago, I found myself having lunch with a dear friend at Woolies Café at Canal Walk. Both of us ordered the same salad (I was probably feeling guilty from a recent indulgence…or in fact, I probably wanted to order a massive slice of cheesecake for desert […]

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HOW TO: Increase Flexibility and Quality of Life!

  Most people aren’t sure why EXACTLY they should stretch – they are told it’s good, so they go along with it. But before you spend hours in a painful hamstring stretch or injure yourself contorting your body in strange positions – it is important to know WHY you are doing it.   So before we proceed […]

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How to Increase Calorie Burn After Exercise

EPOC

  I was doing some research on the importance of specific heart rates for performance and fat oxidation, when I came across a curious topic: the Afterburn Effect. I vaguely remembered the concept, but was instantly intrigued to find out more – the research behind it.   Okay so now I’m guessing you’re intrigued too… […]

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Workout Playlists to Get You Going!

workout playlists

  Okay, so I’m sure we’re all aware how much of an impact music has on our gym sessions. I mean, for me it is practically the worst thing in the world if I get to the gym and I have forgotten my earphones! It leaves me dreading the cardio because it just feels so […]

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The Ultimate Veggie Burger

Ultimate Veggie Burger

  I must admit I was skeptical about creating a meatless burger. Why make something pretend to be something it’s not? All I could imagine was a piece of cardboard wedged between two buns.   However, I decided to attempt it anyway, and BOY was I glad I did. They were WONDERFUL! The “patties” were […]

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The Scale: Friend or Foe?

scale weight

  Right, so you weighed yourself last week Monday and you lost 2 kilograms yay! Then you weighed yourself again on the Tuesday and suddenly you gained 4 kilograms?!! What the heck gives??!!   You see, here we sit with a problem: scale weight fluctuates because your body isn’t only made of fat. So if […]

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MACRONUTRIENT RATIOS: Do the Math and SUBTRACT the FAT!

MACROS

  Question: Could counting MACROS be the key to maximizing your fat loss or weight lifting efforts??   Answer: Very likely, yes 🙂   Why: All of us consume macronutrients because the food we eat consist of carbohydrates, proteins and fat. Obvious, right? Well the difference between someone burning fat or building muscle or getting fitter […]

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