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Ditch the scale to gain better insights into how your body is changing
For most of us, the measure for any successful transformation tends to be the direction in which the needle on the scale moves. However, tracking your weight is a blunt, one-dimensional metric that we rely on far too often as a benchmark to measure our progress. Did you know... Read more
Nail your night-time nutrition to boost recovery & limit muscle loss
Quality sleep is essential for optimal growth – it’s when numerous biological process get to work to repair the damage caused during training, and daily life. It’s during REM sleep when our bodies enter a heightened anabolic state, which rejuvenates and repairs the immune, nervous, skeletal and muscular systems.... Read more
Why your food bill increases in proportion to the intensity & volume of your training
We’ve all been there before – neck deep in the fridge, on the hunt for more food mere minutes after dinner. It’s fairly common for individuals who train and race hard to find themselves in this compromising situation, which is far from ideal when you’re trying to achieve or... Read more
Why protein supplement timing matters to body composition
Most gym-goers know that a well-formulated protein supplement is essential to build more muscle and boost recovery. We also know the two most important times of day to consume a whey protein supplement are first thing in the morning and directly after training. Well, maybe not… The best time... Read more
5 tips to stop sinful snacking
Steadfast adherence to a balanced and calorie-controlled eating plan is the foundation on which all successful and sustainable weight-loss efforts are built. But all our hard work and commitment can come undone by unplanned snacking on poor quality foods throughout the day, as we can easily consume excess calories... Read more
Fill your nutritional gaps the smart (and tasty!) way
In the context of modern diets, convenience has become a byword for poor quality, overly processed foods. But a new brand is out to change that perception. MySmart™ Way offers a range of products where the super nutritious goodness of superfoods have been condensed into convenient bars, powders, effervescent... Read more
Avo Recipes
Avos back on trend While dairy-free iced treats made from milk alternatives and that all-time nice-cream favourite, bananas are nothing new, they’re getting a serious makeover with nutrient-dense bases like avocado, chickpeas, coconut water and sesame seeds. Avo Mousse An old classic with a modern twist, perfect for a... Read more
Melissa Braun’s ultimate fat-loss supplement stack
Melissa is an NPL-sponsored fitfluencer who has used fitness and a healthy lifestyle to overcome her anxiety and depression. “Last year I was overwhelmed by studies and personal matters at home, which took a toll on my physical and mental health. To cope, I turned to food for comfort and... Read more
Are you fighting a losing weight-loss battle?
By Cherise Potgieter & Owen Dunderdale RD (SA) Your weight gain or inability to lose weight, despite your best efforts, may be caused by a medical condition, rather than an ineffective approach to weight loss. When this happens it can often feel as if we’re stuck in the weight-loss... Read more
Don’t be a slave to the scale: We reveal the reasons behind daily weight changes
We all want to make constant progress towards our goals – it’s one of the most powerful motivators. And that’s why we often measure our progress on a regular, often daily basis. In our efforts to achieve our dream physique, everyone is eager to keep their weight loss moving... Read more