Another day - another infographic designed to instil fear and accelerate food shaming into the mind of the public. The image above of what is in a jar of nutella has gone viral, but how much truth is there to the accompanying comments, that palm oil is bad for our health? It frustrating but it seems many think to be a fitness...
  Admit it. Sometimes there's a fear in the back of your mind about your high protein intake..."is it healthy?" you ask yourself, stuffing your face with your favourite source. There's been plenty of fear mongering in the past, but the truth is that currently on this subject, science has our back!  I reported this year of a study that found protein to be...
  So it's time to hit the gym....but where should we get our caffeine from? A caffeine pill or a cup of coffee? Well thankfully a brand new study (1) has investigated this and found something quite eye opening - coffee may have more super powers than what we understand! The research saw 9 trained male subjects complete "a squat and bench press exercise protocol at 60%...
  Australian politician Clive Palmer talks more sense in this Facebook comment than most health "gurus" out there! Sydney personal trainer Robbie Hardy from Emperor Fitness spotted the comment and shared it online - and he's bang on! Check it out below:     The comment drew 31 "likes" quite quickly on Clives page, which advised people to utilise "hard work and determination" whilst limiting portion sizes...
  There's nothing like hearing about something that can effect so many of us....and diving into the literature to see what it's all about!  The literature and subsequently doctors have reported on a recent study that found casein, a protein found in milk to the tune of 80% (1), to increase the rate of prostate cancer cells (2). I also heard about this study after a...
  Yeah yeah. Drink Water. I get it..... But just hang on a second! You most likely know all the reasons why - water helps with fat loss, muscle growth, your creatine efficiency and injuries. But there's another super important reason that we just CANNOT overlook, and that is cognitive function.  Water and Cognitive Function  A recent study sheds some light on water for brain power (1).  I don't know about you,...
  Dominating headlines currently here in Australia is the silly notion of a tax on sugary drinks. Parts of the USA have a sugar tax and in 2018, one will come into effect in the United Kingdom.  But here's the problem: a sugar tax completely misses the forest through the trees and will NOT solve our obesity issues.  And here's 5 reasons why: 1. Sugar Doesn't Make You Fat  It's...
  We all know the feeling. Legs - check. Chest - check. Arms - hell yeah. They are all growing...but your calves? Well they don't seem to want to budge. So here's the question - is it our imagination or not? How Much Do Calves Grow?  In this eye-opening study researchers had 12 men and 12 women train their calf muscles for 8 weeks (1). They performed seated calf raises as...
  There are some things you can learn in a book, others you just need to experience for yourself... There are many things myself and Fit'n'Flexed diet plan clients have learnt during our journey that we hold onto forever, moving forward with our future fitness goals. So here's 5 I think may be able to help you! 1. One Bad Meal Isn't The End  Too often...
  Marketing is a powerful thing! I don't know too many people who haven't fallen for it over the years, particularly in the health/fitness world.  Companies know this - and they exploit it. I've told you about how rice malt syrup is basically the same as sugar - and another crowd favourite is this one - the hidden carbohydrates stored in your protein bars.  In this...

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