This is just one of the questions we ask leading naturopath and nutritionist Tania Flack as we go over our results from our DNA test.
If you have no idea what the DNA testing is, listen to this podcast first: The ultimate blueprint for better health. I’ve time coded the bullet points so can you jump straight to the bits that interest you most in the video if you’re short on time.
For more information on getting the DNA test. Click here.
Ever wondered how someone can eat pork pies all day (I certainly wouldn’t encourage this either way!) and still have sub 10% body fat? Then there’s those out there that simply look at a pizza and gain weight. In short it comes down to our DNA and gene expression.
This video post is a teaser trailer of a DNA test myself & Stu recently undertook (and waiting for results). In a nutshell it is a personalised, preventative and predictive nutritional health. Pretty cool hey…
Ever wondered if we can live without carbohydrates? It certainly gets a lot of stick in the press…
In this episode of The Health Sessions I catch up with Shane Richards of Holistic Foundations who chats to us about life without carbs. Shane runs a thriving community/gym with a fantastic approach around health & well-being. Shane is one of the most passionate guys I know and it is a pleasure to have him on the podcast.
In this weeks episode of The Health Sessions I hang out with leading Naturopath and Nutritionist Tania Flack and discuss leaky gut, dysbiosis and how to fix it. If you want to jump straight to this and skip Stu & I’s ramblings go to [13:03] of the podcast.
As you can imagine we get a lot of email enquiries.Can I eat fruit if I’m on a weight loss plan? Is it possible that bananas make me fat? Is it ok to eat bananas whilst I’m trying to lose weight? You get the gist of it right… So it has inspired me to right this post.
First of all, I eat bananas. I not only eat them I enjoy them. So this is not a banana bashing post. But in saying that, I only eat them on certain occasions, and for me it’s all about personal circumstances (weight loss/weight gain) and timing. Continue reading →
Many companies produce protein bars and powders as they have become very popular, particularly since so many people are interested in fitness and losing weight.
180 Nutrition produces products that are 100% natural, made with ethical ingredients. Their protein bars are uniquely different from other protein bars currently on the market.
The purest quality of whey protein isolate, along with nutrient dense natural and organic ingredients are used in all of their products, which are sourced in Australia and New Zealand. The other ingredients with their unique benefits include:
Flaxseed – fibre, omega-3,vitamins, minerals
Almond meal – healthy fats, protein, antioxidants, magnesium, Vitamins E and B
Sesame Seeds – nutrients, antioxidants, vitamins B1 and E
Psyllim Husks – excellent for digestion
Inactive Brewers yeast – rich in vitamin B-complex, amino acids
Stevia – natural sweetener with zero calories
180 Natural Protein bars have no added preservatives, artificial flavors, colorings or added sugars. They are free of chemicals, and they are also gluten free.
They can be used as a meal replacement or for a post-workout supplement. The protein bars will increase your energy level due to the carefully designed recipe. This high protein food source will increase muscle growth and provide a fast recovery following a vigorous workout. When these protein bars are eaten regularly they will improve stamina during exercise. The fibre will keep the digestive system healthy.
Utilising these protein bars as a weight loss aid is also effective. Exercise three to four times weekly; eat four to six small meals daily, using the protein bar for one of the meals, and you will find body fat being replaced by muscles. Weight loss is the end result.
These delicious bars are available in chocolate and coconut. This product is safe for diabetic patients, as they steadily release energy without a spike in blood sugar. This company also has a money back guarantee if for any reason you are dissatisfied.
We all know that men and women are not created equally, at least not in terms of our body chemistry. As such, the same nutritional supplements that may work for men might not be right for a woman and vice versa. However, many supplements do provide both health and fitness benefits for men and women, including protein supplements, so finding the right type of protein supplements for women is well worth the time.
About Protein Supplements
Protein, typically found in many foods such as lean meat and dairy products, helps muscles grow and rebuild. In addition, protein helps to maintain lean muscle mass and decrease body fat, which provides that lean, strong look that so many athletes have.
Technically speaking, protein is a macronutrient, just like fats and carbohydrates. Consisting of amino acids linked together, protein is responsible for muscle repair and growth, as well as helping maintain a healthy immune system and energy source.
While most people obtain the necessary amount of protein through food sources, athletes often benefit from additional protein through supplements. The recommended dietary allowance for most healthy adults is about 72 grams of protein per day for men and 54 grams of protein for women.
For serious athletes, researchers recommend consuming between 1 and 1.5 grams of protein per pound of body weight, with approximately 40 percent of that protein coming from food sources. As an example, a woman weighing 125 pounds requires between 125 and 188 grams of protein, while a man weighing 250 pounds needs 250 to 375 grams of protein.
Protein Supplements for Women
Variance in daily protein requirements really has more to do with weight than gender; however, many protein supplements come in a one-size-fits-all mentality that does not account for variances in weight and protein needs.
Protein supplements for women usually have over 20 grams of protein as well as vitamins and minerals for added energy, immunity support and muscle repair and growth.
Many protein supplements for women come with additives, preservatives and chemicals. As such, women should seek natural protein ingredients, such as the following:
Look for protein supplements that are low on sugar, high in dietary fiber and protein and contain additional health supplements and vitamins such as B vitamins, magnesium, zinc, and potassium, folate (B9, calcium and iron.
Guy: I met Angeline Norton (pictured above) at Sydney’s Filex fitness expo earlier on this year. With enough protein supplements and chemical potions to make your head spin, it was refreshing to meet a sports/fitness model who was passionate about what they put in their body and doesn’t buy into all the hype.
Impressed with her approach to health and sports modelling and an all round great girl, I asked Angeline if she would share some of her tips on what it takes to get that sports modelling look… Enjoy! Continue reading →