How to lose fat and keep muscle

Your 30-day weight loss plan! Playing off your weight loss goal against the collateral metabolic damage of a caloric deficit? New research pinpoints a way to lose fat and keep lean body mass, despite eating below your energy needs (that means less chance of yo-yo and skinny-fat effects). According to a new report published in […]
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7 weight loss myths disproved!

You don’t have to give up your favourite foods to lose weight, says fitness coach Theresa Jenn Lopetrone. Having been overweight, Theresa Jenn Lopetrone (pictured) empathises with women who feel the only path to being good enough is slavishly following prescribed – often extreme and punitive – formulas. “Our industry has gone far in the […]
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Best bread for weight loss?

Trying to lose weight? You can still eat bread – just make sure you choose the healthiest type. Whole grain Choose whole grain bread if you are on a weight loss plan. The fibre will keep you fuller for longer, leaving less room for hunger spikes and excess calories. Rye bread Rye bread is another […]
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4 ways to increase fat loss

Progressively burn more fat with these top tips from personal trainer, Pilates instructor, and owner of KE Fitness Kris Etheridge. Body fat is simply stored energy, so giving your body a reason to use it is vital. This can be done through diet or exercise, but most commonly a combination of the two. “To lose […]
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Do I need to be skinny to look toned?

Want to achieve that ‘shredded’ look? It usually requires an increase in muscle mass and a descrease in body fat. Increased muscle mass (i.e. size, width and volume of your muscle fibres) will help your muscles become more visible beneath body fat; however, significant mass is not always necessary for improved tone. According to exercise […]
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Fat burning tactics

If you’re aiming for quickish results, exercise that works out your muscles should be a priority. It provides the best bang-for-buck that will not only fast-track you towards a healthy body but also give you the toned features that can give you the appearance of being slimmer. This is because resistance training – using free-weights […]
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5 scientific ways to burn more fat

Fat loss tips that are PROVEN to work. Trust us, we asked the scientists. “We accumulate stored fat very fast,” says Dr Pablo Enriori, from Monash University’s Neurophysiology research group. “In 15 minutes you’re going to get a lot of insulin in circulation. This is induced to accumulate fat in tissue as well as used in […]
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4 reasons you’re not shedding those last few kilos

Struggling to lose those last few kilos? Here are some common weight loss saboteurs that might be getting in your way. 1. Liquid energy Less filling and easy to over-consume. Smoothies and juices may seem like healthy options, but can be packed with sugar and kilojoules. Cut back on sweetened beverages. Think carefully about long-term […]
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4 spices to spice up your meals and their health benefits

A spice a day may help keep the doctor at bay according to recent research. So add these to your personalised meal plan to help make food more flavoursome:   Wasabi: boasts anti-bacterial and anti-fungal effects in your digestive system and may also help reduce the risk of blood clots and cancer. Chilli: women who eat meals containing […]
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