How to stop yourself from overeating Wondering why you constantly overeat? Here are three factors that may be contributing to over-indulging.It’s easy to over-dramatise the odd extra helping as a ‘binge’ or ‘blowout’, but if you are consistently eating more than your body needs, there may be good reasons.The stick: Macro shortfallThe human body’s drive for protein is so powerful that it will keep consuming food until its protein needs are met according to a University of Sydney study. As protein intake decreases, kilojoule intake increases, researchers reported.The fix: Consume 15 to 20 per cent of daily kilojoules from high-quality, low-fat protein sources. Lean meats, legumes, fish, eggs and tofu all qualify.The stick: MultitaskingWhether it’s the portion sizes at your local, a bout of intense work stress or mindless nibbling in front of the telly, there’s a whole gamut of reasons why we eat more than what we need or when we’re not hungry at all .The fix: Try to eat intuitively – only when you’re hungry. Focus on eating when you feel hungry and stopping when you feel full.The stick: OverwhelmResearch suggests that when we can choose from a wide variety of foods, we generally eat more
Health and fitness with Tiffiny Hall KIck-start the New Year with some fresh inspiration from our January 2017 cover model Tiffiny Hall. We chat to her about all things health, fitness and motivation.ON THE MEANING OF FITNESS:The meaning of fitness for me is, well, fitness with meaning. You have to train with purpose. W eight loss and changing body shape isn’t enough because weight comes and goes and body parts come in and out of fashion, like round bums. The deeper the meaning, the more powerful the motivation
Health and fitness with Alexa Towersey We chat to September cover model, Alexa Towersey about all things fitness, health, career and self-love. Check out the exclusive cover story interview below!ON CAREERI’ve been in the health and fitness industry for over 15 years. I’ve played pretty much every sport known to man including American football, boxing, soccer, skiing and horse-riding. I completed a Bachelor of Science in biology and psychology and went on to do a post-graduate diploma in sports management and kinesiology, and then I interned with an All Blacks-endorsed Pilates studio.ON EXPERIENCESWhen I was 27 I moved to Hong Kong, where I was the senior strength and conditioning coach at a mixed martial arts (MMA) gym. I decided to get into half-Ironman events and I took two years to qualify for the world champs.
There is no escaping fitness bands nowadays, from TV ads to appearing on your friend’s wrist, they’ve fast becoming a mainstay in the UK. There’s such a range of bands and purposes that you’ll probably be able to find one for any niche (want a tracker to stop you from slouching? Yep, that exists. Want to see how hard you can kick a ball? Yes, sir.), but at the core of almost every device out there is the ability to track steps, calories and sleep.They’re not the most sexy of subjects, but they’re three of the most crucial to our health
The world is full smart kit these days – smartphones, smart watches, smart central heating, smart TVs, etc. – it’s like you can’t throw a stone (not that we’re condoning throwing stones) without hitting something smart! And while it’s easy to question the genuine usefulness of some of this smart tech, one thing that’s undeniably useful is a set of smart scales.But what can possibly be smart about a set of bathroom scales? You step on them, they tell you how much you weigh, and you walk away wishing you hadn’t eaten that whole pizza the night before. Your set of bathroom scales does its job, and does it well – sometimes too well – so what more could you possibly want?As it happens, your bathroom scales could be telling you a lot more about your body, your health and your general wellbeing
While fitness trackers have become quite the fashion accessory for many, there are those who simply don’t want to wear a plastic band around their wrist, especially if they like to wear a wristwatch.But you can use a good fitness tracker as a wristwatch, right? That’s true – many fitness trackers have screens built-in that can display the time of day as well as all your activity data. But that doesn’t mean it looks good, especially if you’re dressed to the nines.If only there was a fitness tracker that looked like a stylish, analogue watch.
It’s easy to overlook your sleep when you start on a health kick. Your focus naturally drifts towards planning out your diet and exercise as the two key aspects of your fitness routine, and clearly they are both very important. However, all the work you do in your waking hours can be undermined if you don’t pay any attention to your sleep, as keeping your mind and body well rested is the foundation of a healthy lifestyle.Anyone who’s ever had a poor night’s sleep knows the physical, mental and emotional toll it can have on a person. Offices all over the world are full of people drifting through the day unable to concentrate on their work due to tossing and turning all night, but the effects of bad sleep can be far more drastic than feeling a little grouchy the next day.Regular poor sleep raises the risk of suffering severe medical conditions including obesity, heart disease and diabetes, and shortens overall life expectancy.
11 feelgood and inspiring fitspo mantras Is fitspo preoccupied with the appearance of health rather than health itself? We put these fitspos through their paces and boy, were we inspired.Girls Gone Stronggirlsgonestrong.com“Hot body secret.”It’s the holy grail of fitness – work hard enough to lose fat without getting bulky. GGS bloggers Neghar Fonooni, Molly Galbraith, and Alli McKee have distilled the science into a lean-out formula and paired it with precision workouts. They also jot the latest science news and have a free recipe book to download.Neghar Fonooninegharfonooni.com“You’ll want to work out.”For fitness expert Neghar Fonooni, fitness equals happiness
The workoutUsing a timer set for 30 seconds of work and 10 to 15 seconds of rest3 to 4 rounds of each move1. Side plank hip dipsHold yourself up in a side plank (either from the knees or toes) Using control, lower the bottom hip to the floor with an inhale. As you exhale, push the hips back up to the ceiling.
A day in the life of a gluten-free guru We chat to sports nutritionist, Stephanie Lowe about her gluten-free life.As a sports nutritionist, triathlete and self-confessed cashew butter addict from Melbourne, Stephanie Lowe is passionate about the health benefits of going gluten free. Her blog offers written posts and podcasts about everything from gut health to fat loss. It also offers delicious GF recipes and Lowe’s ebooks, including Free From Gluten and Real Food Reset.My food philosophy“Real is best.