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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The Ultimate Homemade Jalapeno Popper

Ultimate Homemade Jalapeno Poppers

  One of my absolute FAVOURITE things in the world! Yes, I am a sucker for a good jalapeño popper! And LUCKILY they are quite common around my parts (Cape Town area) because most bar-type restaurants have them on the menu. Wahoo! But LISTEN – they are not difficult to make yourself! So easy in fact! […]

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Wholesome Homemade Granola

oat muesli

  Breakfast is my favourite meal of the day! And I must admit…I am a bit of a cereal junkie. Don’t get me wrong – I love healthy omelettes and avocado on toast…but when I need some comfort, I go straight to the box of Cornklakes or All Bran and add some banana slices. YUM! […]

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