How to burn belly fat

No, you can’t spot-target belly (or any site-specific) fat, but you can mitigate conditions that favour storage of fat in the abdominal region while maximising overall body fat loss. Here’s how. 1. Exercise:  Anaerobic interval training (short, sharp sprints) demands metabolic adaptation, meaning the body is forced to burn fat to maintain high intensity. As […]
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How to eat more than you burn (without gaining weight)

It almost sounds unbelievable, but science has found a way to eat more calories in a day than you burn without gaining fat. The kicker? It can’t be doughnuts. What’s the secret? The secret comes down to macronutrient choice and here, you need protein. As I detailed in Season 2, an experiment in which subjects […]
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Protein shakes the key to weight loss?

If you’re looking to lose weight, you’d be forgiven for thinking you need a diet or weight loss shake. But before you spring for a label promising legs like Elle McPherson, it’s worth donning your Steve Erkel glasses and scrutinising the science – which may lead you straight past the diet aisle to a sports […]
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15 tummy flattening foods

Want to maintain a flat stomach? These foods contain fibre to banish the bloat, antioxidants to boost your abs routine’s effectiveness and protein to help maintain a healthy metabolism. Cucumber- – tummy-flattening foods – Women’s Health & Fitness 1. Cucumber Cooling and diuretic, cucumber is good to eat when your tummy feels like a tightened […]
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The key to targeting stubborn fat

A lot of people have a misconception about what exactly ‘stubborn fat’ is. Vision PT Master Trainer, Daniel Tramontana sets the record straight with his expert insights. The term ‘stubborn’ almost creates an unnecessary mental predisposition when it comes to fat loss. Clients are often too quick to assume they have ‘stubborn fat’, when most […]
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Skip carbs and burn more fat

Go without carbs and your body will be forced to resort to fat stores, says training consultant Alice Round Don’t blame yourself – it does sound good. Old-school thinking says that keeping your heart rate at a certain level will cause your body to forget about burning the carbs you’ve eaten and chow into your […]
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Why you should avoid low-fat foods

Low-fat foods are often loaded with sugar, which spikes insulin and prompts our body to store fat Nutritionist and author Christine Cronau says the most common error women make with their eating is consuming low-fat foods. “The most common mistake is to use a low-fat diet. It sounds strange, but low-fat foods are often loaded […]
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5 easy ways to burn calories at work

Stop sitting, start standing! Here are 5 easy ways to burn extra calories at work. Sitting for as little as four hours a day increases the risk of diabetes and heart disease, even if you hit your daily exercise target, according to new research published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine. If you can’t […]
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How to beat a weight loss plateau

You’re doing everything right but your weight loss has come to a grinding halt? We asked nutritionist, trainer and founder of Balance Fitness & Nutrition to share her insights on how to get results again. Signs: Weight loss plateaus can be frustrating, particularly if you are closely following your nutrition and training plan. Despite eating and […]
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Fat burning supplements: do they REALLY work?

Fat burners are the supplement industry’s fave buzz word, but do they work and are they safe? Supplements in the stimulants category may enhance fat oxidisation depending on the goals of the exerciser (and who you’re talking to). According to personal trainer David Bayens (primalpt.com.au), “The benefits of caffeine are well known for fat oxidation […]
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