Category: Nutrition & Diet

How many carbs should you consume?

Society loves to polarise carbs, some people love them, some people hate them. But the reality is if you want to get lean, carbs are one of the first things that you want to manipulate, if you go too low you will

Dr. Mark Hyman discussing cutting food addiction

In this video Dr. Mark Hyman briefly addresses how to cut food addiction. He opens by stating that sugar and food can light up your brain in the same ways that cocaine and heroin can. Looking at this, is it any wonder that so

What’s on your plate this morning?

Eating cereals and grains for breakfast is a very poor way to start the day. Whilst this tends to be an unquestionable tradition for most Anglos, it proves to have a very poor outcome for both your cognitive alertness and

Sugar: Is it as addictive as cocaine?

I often tout my concerns about the very big societal issue of frequent and high sugar consumption and I specifically wrote a post referring to how people’s brains have been hijacked. I want to continually draw attention to this issue, as I believe that it is one of

What’s in your trolley?

The trolley items on the left were from the Eastside Fitness food shop from this evening and the items on the right were from the lady in front of us. So let’s make a comparison of the two: The ideal shopping trolley for a

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Would you give your child cocaine?

The emotional, physical and psychological punch of sugar is commonly underestimated by lay people, yet on brain scans sugar lights up the brain just like cocaine. In a laboratory study where cocaine addicted rats were given the choice between sugar water or

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Metabolic Flexibility – Eating for maximal fat loss.

What if you could pick your macronutrients in a manner that can influence and maximise your fat loss? Well you can. Metabolic flexibility is a hot topic in the industry and is personally paying dividends for us at Eastside Fitness when

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Fast food – How your brain has been hijacked

For those of you who don’t know, I have been dieting for a show and I am currently at about 6% body fat. To summarise the way I consume carbohydrates in my diet: they are essentially clustered around training. So if I have a non-training

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Sugar: The Bitter Truth…

Wondered why in spite of all the low fat foods, why the population is getting fatter and also sicker? This will help explain why?

Nate’s Competition Prep Diet – Part 1

NOTE: This was designed specifically for Nate – So following this is not going to magically make you lean out. Here are some take home messages that you should note (and can apply to your own diet): Low GI carbs were