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From recovery sessions to food intolerances, trainer and IsoWhey sports ambassador Alexa Towersey shares her top five tips for fat loss.
1. Complete a lifestyle diary
This includes what you eat, when you go to bed, how often you go to the bathroom and how much water you drink. This will make you accountable and aware of any bad habits outside of the gym that could be hindering your results.
2. Schedule at least two recovery sessions per week
I liken your body to a bank balance. Every training session is a withdrawal; every recovery session is a deposit. If you are always training (withdrawing) and never recovering (depositing), you will eventually end up overdrawn and injured. Recovery practices include foam rolling, contrast showers, ice baths, massages and long walks.
3. Embrace hot yoga
The hot room allows for increased range of movement (which will translate into better range in your…
Treat yourself to these chocolate chip cookie dough protein bars by healthy dessert blogger and founder of Desserts With Benefits, Jessica Stier.
What you’ll need (makes 10 bars)
128 g (½ cup) roasted almond butter
270 g (1 cup + 2 tbsp) unsweetened vanilla almond milk
1 tsp vanilla crème-flavoured liquid stevia extract
1 tsp natural butter flavour
168 g (1¼ cups, lightly packed) vanilla brown rice protein powder
80 g (2⁄3 cup) oat flour
2⁄3 tsp salt
¼ cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
What you’ll do
Line a 20 x 20 cm brownie pan with parchment paper. Set aside.
In an electric stand mixer bowl fitted with a beater attachment, add the almond butter, almond milk, stevia extract and butter flavour. Mix on low speed while you prepare the dry ingredients.
In a medium-sized mixing bowl, whisk together the protein powder, oat flour and salt. Turn off the s…
Several new studies show that curcumin activates the enzyme AMPK, along with related fat burning gene signals, thus preventing the build up of fat in liver cells.
AMPK (AMP-activated protein kinase) is a pivotal cell enzyme required to orchestrate the burning of fat and sugar. The first study was trying to figure out if curcumin had a mechanism that could specifically help protect against non-alcohol fatty liver disease; a common consequence of obesity-related health problems. This study showed that curcumin turned on AMPK, induced fat burning, while inhibiting fat deposition in liver cells. The researchers concluded that these mechanisms were adequate to conclude that, “curcumin extract may be active in the prevention of fatty liver.”
In a second study, researchers fed a high fat diet to mice to the point of inducing fatty liver. In the mice that were also fed curcumin, it prevented the mice from developing fatty liver. It did this by activating A…