Nutrition and Wellness

March 1, 2017

The Hidden Dangers of Visceral Fat

  When we embark on our Fat Loss Journey, we often do it for aesthetic reasons.  We all want to look great at our wedding, special event, bikini season, impress someone etc etc. Whilst many of us use the mirror as a guide or bathroom scales, neither can identify the difference between the fat you see (subcutaneous fat under the skin that we don’t like!) and the fat you can’t see (Visceral fat around our organs).  Likewise, skin caliper measurements will only identify an approximation of your subcutaneous fat. Unfortunately, it is the fat that you can’t see (visceral fat) which is the most dangerous fat.  Excessive visceral fat can be linked to nasty diseases such as cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes as well as hormonal dysfunction and many other disorders as reported by Diabetes UK.  Read the full article here http://www.diabetes.co.uk/body/visceral-fat.html So how can you obtain a full report […]
March 1, 2017

Macronutrients, Metabolism & Calories

There is a lot of detailed information about macronutrients and calories available through easily accessible sources, however for the purpose of this guide, we are going to provide you with simple explanations that are easy enough to help you to build your own meals and to meet your fat loss goals. Fundamentally, our metabolism refers to physical and chemical processes that occur in the body that enable the body to function normally in order to stay alive, such as breathing, blood circulation and nerve function. To carry out these processes, our body converts the food we eat into energy. Our digestive system breaks down food into fuel which is then used by the body to carry out normal bodily functions or stored in the body’s tissues. One of the key considerations that influences our metabolism is the thermic effect of food. The thermic effect of food simply means that it […]