Weight Loss

Are you one of these people SO frustrated that you are not losing weight even though you see a personal trainer?   I get it- you work really hard, you do it every week and your PT is great… I KNOW!   But did you know that once a week isn’t enough to promote weight loss? Neither is twice a week and while three times a week is perfect- it’s not the complete picture of what you need to do in terms of exercise and weight loss. Firstly let’s not forget that stat we see every day on social media –“losing weight is 80% nutrition...

  NEAT. It’s a term that many from the general population may not have heard of. In fact, it’s a term many health professionals may not have heard of. Yet, it is one of the main factors in dictating whether an individual is able to maintain weight loss/prevent weight regain.   NEAT stands for Non-Exercise Activity Thermogenesis. It sound’s scary, but put simply, it is all the energy that is expended from activities other than planned exercise. Such activities include: brushing your teeth, walking upstairs, doing the dishes, and even fidgeting. Even these trivial activities accumulate throughout the day to add up to...

Let’s face it - we are all time poor playing the many roles of life. Whether it is mother, father, son, daughter, friend or colleague, our lives appear busier every year with limited time left for ourselves. Getting your bang for buck has never been more important.   Today is the day, you’ve made the decision to look after yourself and have committed to training. So what type of exercise should you do with your limited time, and why? We all have varying objectives for our training. Some want to build muscle, some want to lose weight, and others are simply looking increase their...

For anyone who has been on a weight loss journey, there comes a point where we hit the dreaded ‘plateau’.   The plateau is that horrible point where no matter what you do, the weight loss seems to stall as slow as peak hour in the city. Sometimes it seems no matter what you do, nothing works right? Like climbing Mount Everest it seems to a daunting position and the end point moves further and further away. Accredited Exercise Physiologist (AEP), Carly Ryan, understands that this can be really frustrating time. “Your key health goals should always be about improving your overall health and well-being,...