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NPL crowns transformation challenge winner
The NPL Thermo Cuts 12-week challenge started in January. Entrants received a free 12-week eating plan to use in conjunction with their NPL Thermo Cuts Black fat burner and set to work transforming their bodies and lifestyles. Three months later, two contestants emerged as the front-runners based on their... Read more
Tales of transformation success: Loretta’s 12-week journey to a new life
We’ve all experienced the tell-tale signs that suggest our weight is creeping up, like tighter fitting pants and feeling a little softer around the edges. But alarms bells start ringing when your grandmother asks when you’re due, despite not being pregnant. That’s what happened to Loretta Ntsuka. It was... Read more
Brighten up your health with vitamin D
Vitamin D. It’s called the ‘sunshine vitamin’ because our bodies can produce it when exposed to the sun’s UVB rays. If that’s the case, then surely we don’t need to worry about a deficiency? While that may have been true in the past, vitamin D deficiency is a growing... Read more
[RECIPE] Roasted quinoa bowl
We love quinoa bowls. In fact, all ‘nourish’ or ‘Buddha’ bowls are great on-trend meal options. But there’s something extra satisfying about building a flavoursome delight on a base of warm and fluffy quinoa. Ingredients ½ cup Lifestyle Food Quinoa  400g Nature’s Choice Chickpeas  1 tbsp Lifestyle Food Mixed... Read more
[RECIPE] Strawberry and lemon chia seed protein cake
This low-carb, high-protein treat that has no added sugar, making it the perfect indulgence. It’s also packed with superfood ingredients for a health boost! Cake ingredients Dry: 1 cup coconut flour 2 heaped scoops USN BlueLab 100% Whey Protein, Strawberry flavour 2 ½ tsp baking powder 2-3 tsp chia... Read more
The more muscle supplement stack
Adding lean muscle is the main focus for gym-goers and also allows athletes to perform at their best. There is no shortage of products that claim to boost muscle gains, but truly elite physiques are built with a combination of hard training, serious nutrition and quality supplementation. When your... Read more
Performance fuelling: Uncovering the highest octane energy source for athletes
The latest nutrition and supplement update for endurance athletes was published last year in the journal Nutrients. The meta-analysis confirmed that athletes who train or race for more than 60 minutes will benefit from ingesting carbohydrates during the activity. The research also confirmed that active fuelling requirements to optimise... Read more
Get the balance right to get the most from your weight-loss efforts
If you’ve researched weight loss or fat loss in an attempt to achieve the body they’ve always wanted, you’ve would probably have heard about the 80/20 principle. The widely accepted definition and use of the 80/20 rule, also known as the Pareto principle, states that, for many events, roughly... Read more
Study shows creatine fuels and protects muscle
We know that creatine is a wonder product – there is extensive research to back up this claim. And creatine monohydrate is particularly effective due to its muscle uptake and ability to increase high-intensity exercise capacity. Not only does it increase power and strength, but it also boosts muscle... Read more
First Choice launches new high-protein recovery drink
First Choice, manufactured by Woodlands Dairy, has launched High-Protein Recovery. This scientifically-formulated ready-to-drink product, available at select Dis-Chem stores, can help elite and amateur athletes recover following intense workouts or competition. Meeting recovery demands Marisa Maccaferri, Marketing Manager for Woodlands Dairy and First Choice, explains that repeated exercise or... Read more