The harsh reality of the Biggest Loser!

I think it’s time for me to “weigh in” on the pros and cons of the biggest loser. When you consider that the biggest loser is a global marketing phenomenon in the US and AU (although I must say it has lost quite a lot of momentum in Australia lately) it would be reasonable to…

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Making your calories count

Do you know how many calories you consume in your meals? Do you know how much nutrition you consume in your meals? The food choices you make on a daily basis will determine how effectively your metabolism works for you and therefore will have a direct influence on your body composition. Incorrect food choices on…

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Hydration strategies that work

Around 50-80% of our body is made up of water (depending on your hydration levels) so it makes sense that consuming water on a regular basis throughout the day is probably going to benefit how we function in our day-to-day lives. As I sit here on Friday morning writing this blog I’m into my fifth…

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The Metabolic window – Why some people fail to get results!

Often, the difference between achieving good strength and fitness results compared to amazing results lies in how you refuel before and after each intense training session and gym workouts. A clear understanding of what is involved will help propel you to achieve the body composition you desire. In order for you to attain these results…

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Let’s get clear and cut the FAT!

For many, FAT is a dirty word. We are forever checking the fat content of this and that to ensure that no stone is left unturned which will enable us to purchase the best food source with the least amount of fat possible. One of the problems is, most foods that proclaim they are low…

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Winter training tips!

It’s cold and raining outside. Your 5:30am alarm has just gone off and you know you should be getting out of bed to exercise like you said you would. You lean over to hit the snooze button for five more minutes and the thought of getting out of your warm cocoon is about as painful…

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Will skipping Breakfast help lose weight?

All meals are important for weight management and breakfast is no exception. When we sleep we are essentially fasting throughout our sleep cycle and breakfast is essential to kick-start our metabolism for the day. Research suggests that people who skip breakfast to avoid the consumption of calories on average have a higher BMI than people…

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Fresh V’s Frozen Food

When choosing to purchase fresh or frozen foods is it due to time management and current lifestyle factors, or is it because you believe fresh is best? I have been in the health and fitness industry for quite some time and from my perspective the “fresh is best” philosophy seems to dominate. You may be…

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The confusion behind weight loss – what is a healthy diet?

Are you sometimes confused about what to eat to maintain your ideal weight and health? Do you struggle to decipher information on the Internet about the best strategy to shed a few kilos? I appreciate that it can all get a little too confusing.  And I totally agree. Some of Australia’s leading meal delivery organisations…

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7 healthy steps to success – An insight on how the athlete maintains health!

Mat Skate is a health and fitness expert who has trained over 10,000 people worldwide to achieve a higher level of health and fitness. He is a former QLD marathon champion who has represented the State in both national and international events. At 38, there is no visible sign of him slowing down; in fact,…

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