Thinking about going vegetarian? Vegetarian is a blanket term that caters to different types of meat consumption habits and variations. Types of vegetarians: Vegan – Do no consume any animal product Lacto vegetarian – consumes dairy products (cheese, yoghrut) only Ovo vegetarian – consumes eggs only Lacto-ovo vegetarian – consumes both dairy
3 Hormones That Can Hinder Weight Loss
Hormones are ‘chemical messengers’ traversing the body and coordinating many complex processes such as growth, fertility, metabolism, behavior, feelings/moods, hungry, satiety, etc. The Body secretes and circulates 50+ hormones and our nutrition choices and lifestyle can moderate the levels at which these hormones are secreted. As you go about your healthy lifestyle, it’s important to
10 Tips To Ditch Post-Holiday Weight Gain
Now that the holidays are over are you ready for damage control? How do you ditch the extra weight or restore the same level of wellbeing you had pre-holiday? Here are 10 tips to get started on your health and fitness journey: Identify a goal – take a moment to identify what exactly you
10 tips for surviving the holiday events
The holidays present a time for letting loose…literally. Here are 8 tips that will help you not to overdo it especially at those parties and family get togethers. Start by eating healthy items such as salads and soups, protein before moving on to desserts. Alternate an alcoholic beverage with water or tonic water Avoid “fasting”
BPA and why it’s bad for you health
One factor that can have a very large influence on your health that you must know about is BPA. BPA stands for bisphenol A and is an industrial chemical that is used to create plastics for the last half a century. This chemical is typically found in any of the soft (and sometimes hard)
6 Superfoods and why you need them
Want to take your diet to the next level? If so, it’s a smart move to take a look at some of the top superfoods that you can be including. Superfoods are as the name suggests, foods that contain nearly ‘super’ powers. They are so loaded with nutrients and offer so many health benefits, they
Fruit – Friend or Foe?
If you’re just starting your weight loss journey, one question you may be asking yourself is whether you should be indulging in fruit, fruit salads, fruit smoothies or not. On one hand, you know that avoiding sugar while dieting is a must for success. So it would seem, since fruit is almost all sugar, this
Diabetes – The Silent Killer
Did you know that more than 50% of all adult hospital beds in Kenya are occupied by people with diabetes or diabetes related conditions? Did you know that 1.8 million++ Kenyans are living with diabetes and only half of them know?? Diabetes is a condition that more and more people are being impacted with
1 Move for Sexy Toned Arms!
There is nothing sexy about doing pushups but they are KING when it comes to shaping up those arms!! You also don’t require any equipment other than finding a space to do them. Do NOT let this compound move fool or intimidate you! You don’t have to start by doing a full pushup, instead start off
Why you need to weight train!
As you move through your fitness program, one type of exercise you’ll want to ensure is in place is weight training. Weight training offers a mountain of benefits, is always changing so helps keep you interested in exercise, and can even slow the process of aging. Curious to know more? Let’s look at the real
Kidney Beans Recipe
Also known as Red Beans, Kidney beans are super healthy, easily accessible and quite easy to make! They are rich in protein but contain almost double the amount fibrous carbs than protein. For this reason, I recommend you have beans + lentils with vegetables instead of carbohydrates. The nutritional facts are as follows for 1/2 a
Eggs are a universal breakfast favorite due to their cheap cost and great source of protein. Eating 1 or 2 whole eggs a week is alright, the problem becomes when we make them a staple. Eggs contain cholesterol which is located in the yolk. Did you know that our bodies create their own cholesterol? Yes, the
A Guide To Body Types
As you go about your get healthy regimen, whether it’s to burn fat, build muscle, or simply improve your health, it pays to know your body type. What does body type mean? Body type refers to the natural tendency of your body to manage its body weight and composition. Ever notice how some people tend to be
The Ultimate Booty Builder – Fire hydrants + Leg lifts
I simply love fire hydrants! Here are 4 reasons why: They burn/hurt which means the gluteus maximus muscle group is activated and engaged! They require zero equipment and can be done in the comfort of your home Unlike other booty building workouts, they are easy on the knees…maybe because you’re on your knees They are
All About Calories
Everything You Need To Know About Calories If you’re interested in mastering your body weight in the months ahead, one thing that you’ll want to be sure you fully understand is that of calories. What is a calorie? And, more importantly, what does it mean for you? Let’s go over some of the key things
Four Moves For Firmer Arms
Want to increase the shape and definition of your arms? If so, it’s vital that you are strength training correctly. Too many women rely strictly on cardio training to try and change their body and unfortunately this is a futile effort because cardio training will never give you the results that you are looking for
The 10 Day Detox Program – The Ins and Outs
I began detoxing a few ago after I started working out and eating clean. I detox twice a year, usually at the beginning of the year right after the holiday festivities as a way to purge the crazy holiday eating and a time to give my digestive system a break from food. The 2nd detox
How Long Before You See Your Abs?
Everyone asks a why their tummy isn’t reducing or why they aren’t getting abs – Ladies we all have different body types and carry weight differently. If the tummy is where most of the fat is stored then that’s that area takes the longest to get flat. Others might carry weight on their back, hips
How Long Does It Take To Lose Weight?
Everyone wants to know….how long will it take before I can lose this weight? First let me start by saying that weight loss is not the same as to fat loss. I reiterate this because the number on the scale is only a slight glimpse of what’s going on with the body while the inches are
April 2015 – Zero Carbs After 3pm
Eat Breakfast like a King…Lunch like a Prince…Dinner Like a Pauper” Truth be told, most of us eat dinner like KINGS This challenge is supposed to change that! Mko tayari?? Carbohydrates, the starchy kind also known carbs, are an important energy giving macro nutrient. Here are a few things to note about carbs: – As