Category Archives: General

5 Reasons Sleep Trumps Exercise For Fat Loss (& Optimal Health)

A shocking new study from the Annals of Internal Medicine shows a common mistake nearly EVERYONE makes in the bedroom is absolutely killing their metabolism. Not only does this mistake BLOCK your ability to reduce fat, it also gums up your hormones, drives up hunger, ages you rapidly, saps you of energy and damages your… Read More »

10 Tips on How to Sleep Better

ep is losing priority as we lead busier and more hectic lifestyle. Many people deprive themselves of a good night rest without realising the consequences of the lack of sleep. Some of the benefits of getting enough sleep: -reduce the risks of heart disease, diabetes, cancer and other inflammatory diseases -better sex -better mood -weight… Read More »

Lack of Sleep Induces Weight Gain

How do you feel when you don’t get enough sleep? Hungry, unsatiated no matter how much you eat? Numerous studies have proven that lack of sleep contributes to weight gain. Even without these studies, most of us know of this association from our experience. The latest study, published in the October 5, 2010 issue of… Read More »

Lose Stomach Fat By Taking Control Of Stress

Stress creates an influx of catabolic hormones which can increase the amount of fat stored in the body, esp. the stomach area. Cortisol is a stress hormone that increases the amount of stomach fat that the body stores. This is due the number of receptor sites withing the fat cells in that region and their… Read More »

Your Six Pack Quest begins soon…

I’m feeling sore after trying out 2 new workouts in the last 2 days. So, I gave myself a break from weight training and attended my favourite cardio class – body combat – today. I change my workouts regularly to avoid weight loss plateau. These new workouts really left me huffing and puffing. That’s what… Read More »

5 More Fat Burning Tips For You

At this time of year, we can use every last tip to help avoid holiday weight gain. So here are 5 more fat loss tips for beginner & advanced readers. 1) No liquid calories (with the exception of a post-workout drink). Get rid of all the juices, the sodas, and the sports drinks. Liquid sugar… Read More »

Did You Inherit “Fat Genes?” The Truth About Biology And Body Fat

By Tom Venuto, NSCA-CPT, CSCS “Battle Your Biology? Fat Chance,” proclaimed a headline recently in the health section of the New York Post newspaper. Quoting new research and citing psychologists, dietitians and physicians, the article says that more and more evidence proves that your weight is genetically determined, and if you’re fat, “it’s not… Read More »