Weight loss & hunger hormones

15 May

This excerpt is courtesy of Precision Nutrition (PN)

WEIGHT LOSS…… was it your top New Year’s resolution?

Every year, people with good intentions set out to lose weight, only to have even more weight to lose the next year later. One problem is that people try to lose weight quickly. Unfortunately, even if they manage to drop a few pounds fast, they bounce right back… and, often, keep on gaining.

Pilates Body Pilot’s weight management programme is based on the PN coaching system and it is designed to avoid the cycle of perpetual weight loss.
By slowing down the weight loss process and teaching lifelong healthy habits   Now, research confirms our methods. (But we knew that already.)
Only slow and steady progress leads to lasting change. Why?

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Exciting Programs For 1st Qtr 2014

26 Dec

Hi folks,

Just want to give you the heads-up on the exciting programs that we have planned for the first quarter of 2014.

Replacing “GRAVITY Group – Functional Fun” will be “GRAVITY Group – Compound Structure Two”.
Compound Structure Two implements the next level of functional progressions utilising standing lunge sequences, kneeling variations and outside stimuli to create an amazing new workout! You will experience greater challenge through complex movement structures that train balance and proprioception. Additionally, the fluid motion of the workout, that connects exercise to exercise without rest, trains the body for increased fluidity and strength in daily activities.
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Joining in the launch will be “GRAVITY Pilates – Fresh Breath Two”.
This second in a series of of 3 Fresh Breath workouts moves from isolation to integration of muscle groups, starting with focused control and moving to compound movement integration. Fresh Breath Two requires greater demands for strength, flexibility and control. 3D training using all 3 planes of movement throughout the routine, increasing core stability and strength. You will benefit from a renewed sense of well-being, energy and confidence as you begin to move with greater ease and grace in daily tasks and athletic performance.
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On behalf of our partners at Total Gym and GNLD, we at Pilates Body Pilot would like say a big “THANK YOU” to our clients for your support, friendship and trust.

We wish you all a Holy & Blessed Christmas and a happy 2014!

– Chris

Nutrition Tip – Making Stock

30 Sep

Make stock at least once a week. Fish stock cost very little (your fish monger may give fish carcasses for free) and are full of nourishment and have protein-sparing effect. So, you can get by with little meat in your diet when you use properly made stock.

Use congealed fat from stocks for cooking too.

Nutrition Tip – Make Your Own Salad Dressing

28 Sep

Most average commercial dressings contain rancid vegetable oils, trans fatty acids and additives so make your own salad dressing.

1-Minute Basic Dressing (3/4 cup)

  • 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon raw wine vinegar
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon expeller-expressed flax oil

Mix the mustard and vinegar in a small bowl. While mixing, add the olive oil in a thin stream.

When the oil is well mixed, add flax oil and use immediately.

Nutrition Tip – Organic Oatmeal

24 Sep

Don’t buy boxed breakfast cereals, even those made of whole grains. They are pricey, tend to be poor in nutrients (highly processed) and difficult to digest. One serving of good quality organic oatmeal costs half the amount of the average boxed cereals and is definitely more nutritious. For best nourishment, soak your oatmeal overnight! Once soaked, it takes less than 5 minutes to cook. Add natural sweeteners like Rapadura, raw honey, sea salt, chopped nuts or dried sweetened coconut meat for taste.