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The Hunger Scale

This is a really handy tool to understand the ‘how’ part of an individuals intake, as someone that would be happy to eat every minute of every day I found this really helpful to distinguish between whether I was an obsessive foodie or a nourishing human. The Scale moves from 1 being the hungriest you…

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September 19, 2019

When knowledge becomes learning

Having a conversation in the studio last week, we were discussing the food diary exercise http://yourfit.com.au/exercise-self-awareness/, we were talking about the difference between knowing something and learning something. This is the space that exists between intention and reality, the difference between knowing what it is that you should do, recognising why you don’t do it…

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September 18, 2019

What motivates you? Better not be what old mate thinks…

Exercise from within?!?!? Recently researchers in Portugal searched the globe for the latest research in exercise and healthy eating motivators with particular reference to the outcome of these habits on personal self-worth and body image. It was found that the exercising individual that exercised exclusively on body appearance and external motivators such as weight loss…

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September 4, 2019

Rules out principles in…

Rules are a great way to get people into a good/bad mindset or feeling of guilt more often than not. If you break the rules you’re bad, if you use the principles as a guide then you’ll remain on track. Let’s use the aeroplane analogy to talk training principles, now I’m no pilot but a…

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August 6, 2019

An Exercise in Self-Awareness

The humble food diary is often the battleground between the best version of yourself and the version you would rather not admit too. Several studies over the years have demonstrated that people underestimate their input. The other thing I have found interesting over the journey has been the interpretation of the weekend, sometimes starting on…

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July 1, 2019

It’s not my fault

Ok, honest answer to an honest question, do you want to change or do you want someone else to blame? The next question whatever the answer is why? This is a tough one to answer for a lot of people, you see if you are constantly chasing the silver bullet, the quick fix to your…

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June 9, 2019

Numbers do lie…

  Let’s imagine for a moment, you lose that extra 5kg you’ve been dying to get rid of or you magically overnight wake up the weight you have always wanted to be that majestic number that always eludes you. These quests for such numbers bring with them a big promise because happiness can only be…

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June 8, 2019

Choice Architecture

Choice Architecture Motivation, Inspiration and positive self-talk all have their place and I am a firm believer in their role in assisting us through the confusion and chaos that is inevitable when living, operating and comparing ourselves to others in our daily lives. One of the greatest assets we can create, (an asset defined as…

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June 6, 2019

Oompa Loompa Recipe

Restrictive diets painted as new ways of life are front and centre in the world of nutrition at the moment. Whether it’s the latest health kick, a moral decision or a state of confusion in what is actually ok to eat, what is often observed in these lifestyle decisions is a significant restriction to the…

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May 23, 2019

Anthro

As a Dietitian in our undergraduate years, we are drilled in the art and science of the ADIME Process, fairly standard from a health professionals perspective I believe but the thought of talking through the process a Dietitian goes through in order to work with an individual may be enlightening. The first thing you probably…

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May 22, 2019
Just over three years ago my life changed, I started training with Sean! I was unfit, weighed over 100 kilos and hadn't exercised in years. Initially I had three goals I wanted to achieve - I wanted to lose 14 kilos, to be fit at 40 (I’d just turned 39) and I wanted the "bicep vein". I honestly thought 14 kilos was never going to happen, too hard, but with an ever-changing exercise routine (you definitely don't get bored) and some positive changes to my diet I achieved it in only four months and just in time for Christmas! Fast forward another couple of years and I’ve now lost a total of 26 kilos, am fitter than I have been since my early 20’s and I can see the bicep vein! More importantly Sean and Amy have helped me make positive lifestyle changes that will stay with me for life. I never thought I would like exercising, never thought I would be under 100 kilos let alone 77, and never in my wildest dreams did I ever think I would love boxing! Sean is an awesome trainer, a top bloke and I wouldn’t be this fit in my 40's without his amazing support.
Damian Brunow