SERIOUSLY! So many of my clients restrict carbs at night as they think they will make them gain weight! They won’t… as long as the carbs/meals you consume are within your energy budget.
This smoothie is super tasty, nutritious and a great way to eat breakfast on the run. I was always a peanut butter and jelly fan so wanted to come up with a healthy smoothie recipe that took a spin on this. Let me know what you think of it in the comments below.
HIIT stands for high-intensity interval training and is all the rage at the moment for good reason! It’s a type of training in which you give 100% effort for a shorter period of time (ie. intense bursts of exercise followed by small recovery or rest periods). HIIT is so popular not just because you get an intense workout, but it also burns more fat in the 24 hours after your workout then what a normal walk, run or cycle would do.
Put your hand up if you usually just slap breaky into a bowl without a care in the world! Cereal eaten from the box doesn’t count right? This picture is to demonstrate why I think it’s important to understand portions & serving sizes. Neither of these pictures is right or wrong depending on your goals. However, the majority of my clients are aiming to lose weight or maintain a healthy lifestyle so some aspect of portion consideration is needed.
Why I recommend eating breakfast
I personally believe that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Think of your body like a car, you need to put fuel into it regularly for it to run properly.
The recipe for my salted caramel protein bliss balls is one of my favourite for snack options! They’re delicious, high fibre, high protein & only contain wholesome ingredients.
Healthy snacks can be included as part of a nutritious eating plan however you should only eat snacks if you are actually truly hungry or struggling to meet your daily energy requirements. Eating snacks when you’re not actually hungry can lead to unwanted weight gain. Many people find themselves eating snacks when they’re not hungry which may be due to habit, thirst or a response to boredom, stress or emotions. Too many high energy (kJ) snacks may stall your weight loss or even lead you to gain weight.
Poor sleep and poor nutrition go hand in hand
In our busy lives, sleep can be seen as less important than other activities. Many of us give up some sleep to catch up on other things like work, playing computer or late night TV. Getting less than 7 hours sleep per night has been linked to weight gain and increased stress. Just one or two nights of skipping sleep can have an impact on your health, mood and weight.
Kondalilla is a national park in the Blackall Range of South East Queensland, Australia, 91 km north of Brisbane. It makes for the perfect day trip from Brisbane with a cute little stop over in Maleny or Montville for lunch.