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Constipation!

Constipation!

Live wholesome Q&A: Q: I am horrified to ask this but at least its anonymous! I am very constipated. No medication is helping. What can I do? A: Oh poop! Don't worry. Everyone turns all sorts of colours when I ask them 'poop' questions. It is such an important...

Pre-bedtime snacks for my 2yr old

Pre-bedtime snacks for my 2yr old

Q: I'm looking for advice on post nursery/pre-bedtime snacks for my almost two year old. Recipes would be great but a general idea of what sort of foods she should eat at that time would be amazing. They have their dinner at 4 pm so by bedtime she is hungry - however,...

High cholesterol, the natural way

High cholesterol, the natural way

Live wholesome Q&A Q: I have been diagnosed with high cholesterol (5.5 at the moment). I have done a complete lifestyle change by cutting out all sugar, eating healthier, and exercising more. I am not taking any medication. I agree with everything that you say,...

What to eat for a busy training week?

What to eat for a busy training week?

Q: My question is how and what should I be eating for someone that trains about 5 days a week and particularly portion size. I boot camp 3 days a week, run about average 8km once or twice a week, weight training on the odd occasion on fridays and cycle a min 60km on a...

Diet fiend, no weight loss..what gives??

Diet fiend, no weight loss..what gives??

Q: I have literally tried every diet on the market. I get excited about every new fat burner and pill and have tried pretty much all of them. I eat almost nothing in a day, exercise a bit and yet I am not losing weight! What am I doing wrong??? A: Thanks for your...

To team up or not to team up?

To team up or not to team up?

Q: I struggle to train on my own, what can I do? Should I look for a workout partner or just push through alone? A: Don't feel bad, a lot of people prefer working in pairs. It is beneficial for many reasons! * It cultivates discipline and adherence to your program...

Criteria for hiring a great trainer

Criteria for hiring a great trainer

Q: I am in Australia and I am considering hiring a personal trainer for a few months just to get me going! What should I look for in a trainer? A: Hiring a 'drill sergeant' is always a good idea, especially initially. Not only does this take the guess work out of your...

Judgement day!

Judgement day!

Q: I always feel judged by fit 'lean' people when I go to the gym! It gets so bad I often just skip my workout! How do I get around this and feel more comfortable in the gym? A: I know this is a toughy, not everyone is 'spandex hot pants clad, 8 pack poppin gym bunny...

Fat burners & meal replacements

Fat burners & meal replacements

Live wholesome Q&A: Q: I need to be in my bikini and I don't feel quite ready yet. What meal replacements and fat burners can I use to get a jump start? A:Ooooweee, let me get my can opener! We are about to open a 'can o' worms' hehehe Let me just say right out...

Core strength for runners?

Core strength for runners?

Q: Do marathon runners really need to worry about core strength? A: OOOOWEEEEEE YES! Enough said? hahah, kidding! There is absolutely NO movement that won’t benefit from a strong core, the core is the ‘glue’ that holds your entire body together! A strong core leads to...

Soda water, safe?

Soda water, safe?

Q: I don’t take sugar so I avoid cold drinks BUT I do drink soda water, lots of it. How unhealthy is it? Black coffee, water and soda water with green tea after supper are my liquid vices. A: You are going to hate me! Unfortunately, although soda water is considered...

Plateau!

Plateau!

Q: My question is, what is the best way to break a weight loss plateau? I cut out sugar first and then all kinds of processed food and I did lose weight steadily (about 6kgs) which is great because I’m getting very creative with veg now! But now I have plateau...

Circuits vs reps?

Circuits vs reps?

Q: Should I do circuits or just reps at the gym? A: Thank you for a great question! In my ‘world’ or the way I train, and train my clients, there is no either/or but both and everything all smooshed into one! Each mode of training and overload (the paces you put your...

Rest days? Yay or nay?

Rest days? Yay or nay?

Q: Is it really necessary to have rest days between intensive exercise? A: Thanks for a great question! Taking days off from intensive exercise is not essential no but listening to your body is! There are physiological warning signs I will list that you should be very...

Honey

Honey

Q: Is honey something I should use or avoid, especially if I am trying to watch my weight? A: Honey in its completely natural form is INCREDIBLE! Those lil’ powerhouse bees sure know what they are doing. My golden rule is always, ‘if it looks like it does in nature...

Healthy eating habits for kids

Healthy eating habits for kids

Q: My 11 year old is very overweight and not active at all! My doctor has insisted we put our child on a diet and exercise plan but I don’t know where to start! Is there a specific diet we can follow, any advice? A: This is really tricky as you have to tackle this...

Kids and exercise

Kids and exercise

Q: I saw a father and son in the gym today, the son was probably around 7 or 8 and he was doing a few exercises with weights so I was wondering what is the deal with kids and weight training? What is the recommended age for kids to start exercising with weights? A:...

Spot Training Myth

Spot Training Myth

Q: I exercise so hard, 6 days of the week and yet i cant get my stomach flatter and my upper thighs slimmer! What am I doing wrong and what exercises can i add for these areas? A: unfortunately spot training is a complete myth, if you work hard on an area the fat on...

Mmmilk

Mmmilk

Q: I have a question about milk. What’s really ‘better’ regards to soya, rice, almond, low fat, full creams and all the other funny titles. I want to benefit my body and have low impact on the environment when I have milk in my coffee? A: An important question! I...

Peanut Butter

Peanut Butter

Q: Hii ❤ i love eating peanut butter.. But i’m trying to stay on the healthy \ lose weight side (almost December🙊 ) so should i look at the amount of kilojoules or sugar. Sometimes the kjs are less but the amount of sugar is more or more kj and less...

Coconut Oil

Coconut Oil

Q: Coconut oil is all the rage @ the moment. But what is better? Butter, olive oil or coconut oil?! A: aaah yes, the ‘which is better’ debate. I’m Glad you asked! There are just some oils that are better than others, okay, far better than others. They build your body...

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