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Should I be counting calories?

Should I be counting calories?

Should I be counting calories?

For years I tried options that would ‘work better’ for my clients. No one wanted to count calories. It was too much hard work. It took too much time. At least that’s what everyone told me.

If we were still writing everything down on a piece of paper, adding grams and multiplying by macronutrient calorie values, then I’d say you had the start of a decent argument. These days though, with the prevalence of smartphones and apps keeping track of your nutrition is much easier. When it comes to body composition goals (losing weight and gaining lean muscle mass) there is no substitute for knowing your numbers going in (consumption) and out (expenditure).
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Are carbohydrates good or bad?

Are carbohydrates good or bad?

Carbohydrates: the truth

Carbohydrates get a bad rap, but the reality is they’re a great source of fuel. The truth is, carbohydrates are good for you. When it comes to needing lots of energy and fast, our body’s go-to fuel supply is glucose, the final product of digested carbohydrates. Our body loves this energy substrate so much that we even store glycogen (the stored form of glucose) in our liver and muscles. It can be helpful to think of carbohydrates this way. If digested carbohydrates, such as sugar were not good for us, then our bodies would store these in our liver and muscles, would they?
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How to choose the best Brisbane Personal Trainer

Choosing a Brisbane Personal Trainer

Choosing a Brisbane Personal Trainer

Choosing a Brisbane Personal Trainer can be challenging, especially considering how much the industry has grown in the last 20 years. A quick Google search reveals one thing: all personal trainers in Brisbane are not equally qualified.

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