HACKS TO STAY MOTIVATED

As the weather gets cooler and daylight hours get shorter, we all know how tough it can be to get out of bed and make it to the gym. Combine that with our bodies’ natural reaction to “insulate” us from the cold by sending out the hunger signals to fatten us up, and it’s no wonder many people put on a few kg’s over the winter. But this doesn’t have to be you! What’s the secret to beating the winter bloat? Keeping consistent with your training and lean, healthy diet – It’s not rocket science! Though we do agree that it’s definitely harder to stay motivated in winter, which is why we have put together our top training motivation tips so you can look and feel amazing in your jeans this winter!!

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THE VERDICT ON SUGAR

In the last year or two, sugar has been completely demonized in the fitness and “diet” world. Before that it was “carbs” and before that it was “fat”; But the truth is, sugar, like all these other things, has it’s place in our diet. Sugar contains no essential nutrients, is high in calories and is quickly absorbed into the blood stream, which makes it good for fast energy, but that’s about it! We don’t actually need a lot of sugar, but people that are more physically active will need more than someone sitting at a desk all day. The main problem is that many people consume far too much for their needs!

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