Since the low-fat food guidelines came in at the end of the 1970s, the amount of sugar in processed and commercially produced food increased dramatically. The main reason for this is that when fat is removed from food it doesn’t taste, smell or look as appealing. So as an enhancement sugar was added to foods to make them more edible. Sugar is highly addictive, so products high in sugar sold...
Evy Theunis lost 6.73% body fat in the UFIT Clean & Lean Challenge 15 - and was the female runner-up in the Challenge.
When we travel or have overseas visitors we can fall off the bandwagon with healthy eating. But by being realistic and planning we can have fun - and stay relatively healthy. UFIT Head of Nutrition Wendy Riddell tells us how with five easy tips...
What motivated you to start your UFIT training?
When my daughter was born in January 2016, I weighed over 140kgs and was grossly unfit. I could barely walk without panting and was in such a poor physical state that as she grew up there is no way I would be able to partake in any activities with her.
Our amazing dynamic duo Mike Thornton and Trine Kaehler took on the Clean & Lean Challenge as a couple to give each other the motivation to stick to the program and avoid any temptations. Hear more about their journey of the four weeks right here.
About me: Trampoline Performance Coach and retired Army Captain. Former National Level trampoline competitor in the UK and Billy all sports, 31 years young.
Hear it first hand from Patrick who was our Clean & Lean Challenge runner up in January about how he found his experience over the four weeks.
Why did I not do this sooner?!
There are a lot of fitness/weight loss/exercise challenges out there at the moment. From one week crash diets to extreme exercise regimes, the market is flooded. One glance at Facebook and you're inundated by ads for them. Thing is, most of them are quick fixes. You end up rebounding quickly after, and often, you have very little support.
Cauliflower is a vegetable from the family of Cruciferae, which also includes broccoli, cabbage, bok choy, Brussels sprouts, turnip, radish, kale, garden cress, mustard and even wasabi. For many years, it was over-shadowed by the super healthy broccoli, however, now it is the cauliflower’s time to shine!
We all want to eat tasty food and feel satisfied and happy. We want to be healthy, feel energetic, have a lean good looking body, be free of cravings and forget about counting calories. Most of all, we would like to avoid the guilt and the self-hatred feelings over the food consume. Feelings that prevent us from fully enjoying our meal can often lead us to making the wrong food choices.
Sugar is a natural product, found in a variety of natural foods such as fruit, vegetables, grains, legumes and dairy products. It is a nutritional value is that it breaks down quickly and supplies the brain and muscles with instant energy for their function. However, consuming too much sugar will cause us to gain weight. Studies show that the average person consumes around 22 teaspoons of...
Let's face it, it’s a topic that we have all struggled with over the years which is not really surprising given the number of conflicting ideas available in the busy fitness market we work and play in today!
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Christian's journey on UFIT's Clean and Lean Challenge left us in awe of his commitment to the programme and the outstanding results he achieved! We're so proud of you Christian and we look forward to seeing you back this year!
We are really pleased to announce a new partnership with @littlefarms. Little Farms is a specialty retail grocer and online home delivery service that brings in the freshest and highest quality produce, meats, seafood, dairy, grocery items and more from Australia and around the world. We are teaming up with them to deliver loads of recipe ideas, video content and Clean and Lean specific...