Cortisol: Friend Or Foe?

Cortisol: Friend Or Foe?

Cortisol is often referred to as a ‘stress’ hormone but its main role is to put you into a state of readiness. It does this by: · Increasing adrenaline to boost wakefulness and focus. · Increasing heart rate and oxygen transportation to muscles. · Mobilizing...
Laurie’s Rant: Are You Being Comforted By Food?

Laurie’s Rant: Are You Being Comforted By Food?

During times when we’re stressed, busy, sad, worried and anxious (but also when we’re relaxing, celebrating, unwinding and rewarding ourselves) we often turn to ‘comfort foods’. You know the ones. The foods (and drinks) that are in no way beneficial or healthy but...
Is Stress Sabotaging Your Fat Loss Results

Is Stress Sabotaging Your Fat Loss Results

Written by guest author Kat Blake. Maybe you can relate; you’re exercising often, eating well and you’re always on the go but you’re wondering why the weight isn’t shifting. Your high stress levels might be responsible for that stubborn fat… Stress is a natural...
Why Am I Losing Muscle Tissue If I’m Training Hard?

Why Am I Losing Muscle Tissue If I’m Training Hard?

Q: Why am I losing muscle tissue if I’m training hard? A: First we must understand that keeping and building your muscle tissue is essential for fat loss, general health and overall well being. It should be at the top of your list. Then, we need to realise that muscle...
The #1 Cause of Frustrating & Stubborn Female Fat

The #1 Cause of Frustrating & Stubborn Female Fat

If you are a woman over 40 desperate to get rid of unwanted fat, you may be frustrated… Not only does it pile up in all of the wrong places — like your belly, hips, thighs and butt — but it gets stuck, becoming almost impossible to get rid of.  And...