Diet is the biggest component to losing fat and yet for most people, it's the hardest part to get right. If you burn 600 calories in a workout, you can easily eat twice that amount of calories back in just one junk food binge. As the saying goes, "you can't out-train a bad diet."
There is no 'one size fits all' approach when it comes to diet. I believe that having everything in moderation is the most sustainable way to eat but lets face it, it's not always that simple.
Do you feel happier when the sun in shining? That's not surprising. A report published in the British Journal of Psychology found that warmer temperatures lowered anxiety and skepticism while more hours of sunshine increased positive thinking. In fact you'd be interested to know that the 'winter blues' have a more formal name which is 'Seasonal Affective Disorder' or (appropriately) 'SAD'. This disorder can bring about over-eating, inactivity and even depression.
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It's amazing the amount of times I hear "I used to be able to eat anything I wanted and never put on weight." I catch my partner looking back at old pictures of himself and reminiscing about the days when he used to eat a loaf of bread for breakfast and still maintain that washboard stomach (boys!!!). As we get older, metabolism decline is very normal and thats why we tend to notice a slight expansion of the waistline in our late 20's and early 30's even though our lifestyles
Whether it's quitting smoking, eating healthy or learning a new hobby, why is it so hard for us to be consistent? I'll tell you right now that you are not the only one who asks this question and it can be very disheartening for people who want to achieve a goal knowing that they have failed before. Let me tell you right now that failure is about learning and you CAN do anything you set your mind to but you need to know that it won't be easy. If you've always struggled with yo
Most people look at me and think "Oh she's a personal trainer, she must be motivated all the time". To be honest, motivation for me comes in ebs and flows, just like it does for you and being surrounded by fitness all day means that sometimes I just want to lie on the couch with Grey's Anatomy and a glass of red. Finding motivation to train in the middle of juggling work, kids, school activities and a spare 5 minutes to catch up with a friend over coffee can be really hard fo