5 hormones that cause weight gain

Did you know that regulating hormones can help control weight gain, even without reducing the intake of food? Yes, really! Angela Tufvesson finds out more. Melatonin What is it? The hormone of darkness, melatonin maintains the body’s circadian rhythm. The circadian rhythm is an internal 24-hour clock that regulates when we fall asleep and wake up. The […]
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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.   1. Cucumber Cooling and diuretic, cucumber is good to eat when your tummy feels like a tightened drum. It can help to relieve fluid retention and its fibre-rich skin […]
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6 ways work is making you fat

With coffee breaks, morning tea and office birthdays, full-time workers are consuming at least 70% of a week’s calories on the job. Failing to adapt can result in a series of small slips adding up to a very big deal. The flip side, however, is that it gives you between 10 and 30 opportunities a […]
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How to fast-track fat loss

Want to know the key to fat loss? Master trainer Daniel Tramontana shares his tips for guaranteed fat loss. To fast-track coveted progress such as greater fat loss, Tramontana says you need to get back to basics. Cardio is not ‘hardio’ With a combination of higher intensity interval training (HIIT), low-intensity steady state (LISS) training, […]
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how to lose the last two kilos

How to lose the last two kilos – Women’s Health and Fitness magazine They say the last two kilograms are the hardest to lose, but we’ve found a loophole. STEP 1. Calculate your baseline Basal metabolic rate (BMR) is the number of calories you’d burn per day if you were to lie in bed 24/7. […]
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The real fat burning zone

What is this magical place of fat burning… and how do we get there? The fat-burning zone is sometimes thought of as the exercise intensity where the major fuel is fat. At around 65 per cent of your maximum heart rate (an intensity that can be achieved both in the weights room and traditional cardio […]
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10 ways to boost calorie burn at the gym

Trick up your workout with these simple techniques to burn more fat at the gym. 1. Aim for 3-7 reps To boost metabolism, you want fewer reps with heavier weights according to the Norwegian University of Sport and Physical Education. To maximise calorie burn after your workout (a.k.a. excess post-exercise oxygen consumption or EPOC), aim for three to seven […]
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top fat loss tips

From recovery sessions to food intolerances, trainer and IsoWhey sports ambassador Alexa Towersey shares her top five tips for fat loss. 1. Complete a lifestyle diary This includes what you eat, when you go to bed, how often you go to the bathroom and how much water you drink. This will make you accountable and aware of any bad habits […]
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