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You can have your cake and eat it!!

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Over the years my approach to weight loss has changed, having competed in physique comps for 5 years my dieting approach was quite rigid and I only gave advice based off my own experience.

What I have learned these past few years is that the bar I set for members was to high. My focus and drive was too much and they needed a more relaxed approach to healthy eating and training so that they could achieve results and stay the path.

I realized that you don’t have to be super strict and cut out everything you love in order to get results.

In saying that if you want great results then the sacrifice has to reflect that, you can’t put in minimal effort with training and a lousy diet and expect a massive transformation.

This year alone many of our members have achieved a balance between training hard, healthy eating and enjoying meals out. They have lost weight, increased their fitness and regained their health without having to go cut out everything they enjoy – in other words they have found a way to have their cake and eat it.

We encourage hard work and we encourage a relaxed approach to diet, but the more you train the more you can eat/drink. It’s not the normal approach but it’s one we have found works in giving members freedom to choose and to enjoy life.

It’s about finding a balance that works for you, that ultimately leads to you getting the results your after without having to go down the restrictive/fad diet road.

Weight loss isn’t complicated

Just do the basics well (link to doing the basics right)

You don’t have to go on a severely restricted diet

You don’t have to become a recluse – afraid to go out in case that one meal makes you put all the weight on again.

You can have a social life – you just have to make sure you put in the hours of training and healthy eating in and around those areas of your life.

You can eat ice cream and still lose weight – if its balanced and adjusted for in your meals.

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Check out some of these videos of me strong man training on my lead up to Galaxy May Universe 2012.

this video is me 5 weeks out of Galaxy Universe May 2012. I lost 6kg in 9 weeks, 7.5cm off my hips and 5% body fat

This was my first week preparing for Galaxy Universe May 2012

week 1 of training for my 1st comp of the year

My first time doing strongman training in preparation for Galaxy Universe May 2012.

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Are you really on track when it comes to losing weight and being healthy???

To often we strive to lose weight and stay fit, you join a gym and get some results but are never truly happy with what you achieve. You try every new diet there is and train everyday but for all your effort you seem to be going nowhere.

We are told to eat less and train more as a way of losing weight, but in actual fact this theory is flawed and in the long run you cant maintain eating less and will ultimately deprive your body of essential nutrients and enter into the realms of overtraining.

I know from experience that training smarter and eating more of the right foods is easier to maintain long term and will get you leaner much faster. You will also be happier, healthier and have more energy.

But what do i eat? how should i train?

Train 3-4 times a week on a structured weights program, limit your cardio training to intervals only like sprints

Eat every 2-3 hours – good quality protein, smart fats such as avocado, seeds, nuts, coconut oil and olive oil, and eat low Glycemic index carbs

Eliminate all processed food, breads, cereals, white potatoes, white rice, wheat and other grains, soy, juice, soft drinks, skim milk and any other low fat products

You have to eat yourself leaner, starving the body of food and then training like crazy is not a long term solution for good health and fat loss

Contact, personal trainer Lisa Cunningham for more information on how you can transform your body today.