My top ‘superfood’ picks

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Superfoods are foods that are extremely high in nutrients and health giving properties. Including superfoods in your diet will take your health to the next level. Superfoods will support your immune system, boost your energy levels, give you a high count of anti-oxidants, help your body push toxins out of your system and help you to lose weight. And these are just some of the benefits. I have listed my top three superfoods below.

Coconut

Coconut is highly nutritious, rich in fibre, vitamins, and minerals. The coconut has amazing healing powers. You can drink coconut water straight from the coconut (one of my favourite ways to start the day). Coconut oil is also amazing. It is one of my favourite forms of good fats. I use coconut oil for cooking, in my smoothies, externally as a moisturiser and I also have eat a teaspoon of coconut oil straight off the spoon when I am craving sugar – my cravings disappear instantly! I basically use it for everything!

My recommendation – Loving Earth Coconut Oil

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Leafy greens

Leafy greens like spinach and kale are extremely high in vitamins and minerals, particularly iron. If you don’t eat much red meat then this superfood is for you. It promotes health in many ways, powerfully protecting from oxidant stress and strongly supporting the immune system. Choose organic, good quality greens and wash them thoroughly before consuming.

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Berries

Berries are known for their high count of anti-oxidants. Acai berries are referred to as the weight loss berry due to its effectiveness in helping eliminate toxins. There are numerous ways to include different berries in your diet but I feel the best way to consume these is buying them frozen from your health food shop and using them in a smoothie for your breakfast. However, feel free to make your own decision but please aim for fresh organic and/or freeze dried so that you get the maximum nutritional value. I LOVE Bare Blends for both freeze dried berries and freeze dried greens.

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The idea behind adding super foods into my diet for me is not just to keep the excess weight off, but also to keep your body clean and healthy. If you are constantly putting toxins into your body, unhealthy foods, not enough water, too much salt and all those things we know we shouldn’t consume, your internal systems and organs become less efficient. Your digestive system starts to suffer which over time causes a host of problems. Toxins don’t get pushed out of your system efficiently, your stomach gets unhappy, your liver starts to suffer, your bowels become less effective in eliminating waste, you stop burning fat efficiently— everything slows down. It is like putting bad fuel into your car, it will chug along and won’t run as well. You want to treat your body as if it is a top of the range automobile that you spent half your life saving for—your pride and joy. That’s when it becomes easy to stay happy, keep the weight off, find the energy to exercise, have good skin, a healthy sex drive and avoid getting sick amongst other things. Your diet and what you do and don’t put it into your body plays a part in everything!

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There is something about waking up early in the morning for a group fitness session with like-minded enthusiasts, don’t you think?

There are many reasons outdoor group training gives fantastic results for people and I am going to tell you why.
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ON AVERAGE YOU BURN 25% MORE ENERGY WHEN TRAINING OUTDOORS
Did you know that? Yep. The different terrains, the temperature, having loads of space around you are just a few of the reasons you burn more energy outdoors than slaving away on cardio equipment indoors.
MOST PEOPLE WORK HARDER WHEN THEY ARE CHALLENGED BY A GROUP
Even if you aren’t a competitive person, just by training with a group that may have an average fitness level higher than yours will raise your mindset and the intensity that you work at. If you are competitive then group training is even more perfect for you. Not only will you be trying to beat everyone else but in doing so you are challenging yourself and raising the intensity for everyone else. Go you!
HAVING A QUALIFIED TRAINER
Not only will having a great trainer motivate you and challenge you, but they will also provide a balanced program that includes all the types of exercises and training types that will get you to your fittest self! A good trainer will provide strength exercises for the whole body with a focus on core based functional movements. They will always correct your posture and technique and they will also challenge you with some HIIT work and plyometrics (as you get fit enough).
MORE COST EFFECTIVE
Group training often works out significantly cheaper than personal training and in my opinion will produce the same results if not better results (bootcamp style programs, not cardio based gym classes). If you are on a budget and don’t mind fitting in with a timetable and are happy to train amongst others, then definitely give group training a go!
Check out my new 8-week bootcamp course starting this Monday 21st September!

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If you are feeling stressed or nervous about stripping down for the beach this summer then don’t miss out on our 8 week SPRING SPECIAL BOOTCAMP –
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NEW TIMETABLE, NEW SESSIONS AND OUR BEST PERSONAL TRAINERS are all on board to get you feeling confident this SPRING!

Our program is designed specifically for women and includes the perfect mix of strength training, plyometric work, HIIT and flexibility to give you a perfectly toned physique.

Course dates: September 21st – November 14th

SESSIONS & TIMES

Fitzroy gardens – Sophie

6:15pm Monday
6:30am Wednesday

South Yarra – Hayley and Laura

6:00am Tuesday
6:00am Thursday
8:00am Saturday

Port Melbourne – Hayley

6:30am Monday
6:15pm Thursday

Elwood – Monica

6:30pm Tuesday
6:15am Friday

*exact meeting points are on our timetable on the website

Cost:
***these figures are based on the amount for the 8 weeks – not each week!
1 session per week = $336
2 sessions per week = $400
3 sessions per week = $500
Unlimited session = $600!

Come to as many sessions as you can over the duration of the 8 week course, we dare you!
*For all ‘unlimited sign ups’ you get a free LMB goodie bag

You must state which sessions you are signing up for. Once the course begins you are welcome to make up your sessions at the other locations.

Payments are due NO LATER than Monday 14th September. This is our busiest course for the year so first in best dressed. There are limited spots in this course.

Payments to be made into the below account
(please email receipt of payment to Hayley@lovemybody.com.au)

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