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May 2017

Mind Over Matter

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One of the most challenging parts of any program is the mental attachment to food and the process your brain goes through when detaching and emotionally “detoxing” from these foods.

Do you notice you crave something at a particular time of day? Do you notice that in cold weather you always want a hot chocolate? Or when you go to a pub you always want to order a soda? Does your body and mind feel like it NEEDS something sweet? Or is it merely a habit? How do you figure these differences out?

Well read on!

“The quality of your life will be determined by the quality of questions you ask on a daily basis”

Therefore, it is crucial to be able to answer the following one with honesty and accuracy in order to reach your goals

Is it a CRAVING or is it a FOOD ASSOCIATION?

A craving is almost a physiological need to eat a particular food and is usually because your body needs more of a particular nutrient.
For example: you’ve had a stressful month, you’re pushing hard in your workouts and feeling fatigued all the time, and you start craving chocolate. This craving could be a sign that your body needs more magnesium.

A food association, is when you associate a particular food with an event or place.
For example, when it’s cold and raining you really want a hot chocolate, or when you go to your grandmas you always want her amazing shortbread! Here, your body isn’t signalling to you that it needs a specific nutrient, it has simply learnt to associate particular places with certain food rituals.

So what steps can we take next to drop the cravings and associations that are inhibiting you from better achieving your goals?

Step 1. Get curious and ask better questions!

When something crops up for you, ask the question: Is this a craving or a food association?
The more you ask this question, the better you will understand yourself and your habits, and can move forward from here.

Step 2. Make a Game plan!

Once you’ve figured out the craving/ food association here’s what you can do:
If it’s a craving, seek a consult with a practitioner to help you work on tweaking your diet and potentially supplementing for any deficiencies that may be present.

If it’s a food association, acknowledge it and make a healthy swap. Always have fries with that? Try making your own sweet potato and parsnip chips

If it’s more on the emotional side of things, ask yourself what you are in need of emotionally? Craving sugar? Are you in need of some sweetness in your life?

Make emotionally healthy swaps. If it’s warmth you’re after, try having a hot soak in the bath with some essential oils, or cooking a big hearty stew. If it’s something sweet, book in a date with a friend and have a really good belly laugh session! The aim of the game here is to feed your emotions with nourishing experiences as opposed to food that will not serve your goals (or waistline).

At the end of the day, you are learning to rewire your habits and read what is really going on in your body. Tune in, get curious about your body and its needs and you may just learn a thing or two!

Happy Day!

Jenna Poole,
Nutritionist

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Heal Your gut with these nutrition tips

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Are you happy?
Is your gut happy?
How do you know if your gut is UNhappy?

Your gut and your brain are inextricably connected, and it is this connection that means the health of one will have a direct impact on the health of the other.

On a really cool side note, you have this hormone called Serotonin that plays are huge role in helping you feel happy, and 95% of it is made it your gut!

Because of this incredible gut brain connection, common symptoms of an unhappy gut may not always be that obvious. Below are a few symptoms to be aware of:

• Bloating
• Abdominal Pain
• Diarrhea and/ or constipation
• Joint pain
• Depression
• Anxiety
• Brain fog
• Lack of concentration

If you suspect you have gut issues here are 4 steps you can take to assisting it to heal:

1. Work out any food intolerances you have: Any food intolerances and allergies you may have will support inflammation in the gut, and prevent healing from occurring. Identifying these and then removing them from your diet is key to a happy healthy gut and brain!

2. Common intolerances are: peanuts, eggs, dairy products including milk, yoghurt and cheese, gluten and wheat products including bread, pasta and some packaged goods.

3. Reduce stress: when you become stressed, your body releases a hormone called cortisol. Cortisol has a negative impact of the flora in your gut and studies have shown this can activate an immune and inflammatory response, which inhibits your body from healing. To reduce stress try meditation, walking or a sweat session on the green.
Introduce gut healing foods. Some foods have the ability to help reduce inflammation in your gut and help it heal. Foods to include in your diet are: aloe vera juice, chia seeds, turmeric and chia seeds.

4. Contact a trusted practitioner to help you figure it all out. When we are experiencing symptoms like the above, it can be so confusing and we often need a trained eye to assist us back to health. Approaching a nutritionist can help you identify where your diet isn’t serving you, and they will be able to make suggestions as to how you can heal your gut and improve your overall health, so you can maximise that 95% of serotonin production and feel oh so happy!

Happy Day!

Jenna Poole
UY Nutritionist

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Bikini Body Strength Workout

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Andrea guides you through the ultimate upper body workout.

Below is the full workout:
3 sets of 8 reps
A1 Deadlift
A2 Shoulder press

3 sets of 10 reps
B1 T Bar Row
B2 Cable Lateral Raises
B3 Glute Thrusters
B4 Upright Rows
B5 Rear Delt Flys

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Looking to push yourself to your limits and beyond?

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Andy shows you a BRUTAL BACK WORKOUT to test even the most advanced…

FULL ROUTINE

A – WEIGHTED WIDE GRIP PULL UPS | 12 REPS

B – BENT OVER BARBELL ROWS | 6 REPS

C – SEATED ROW | 12 REPS
C – BEHIND THE HEAD LAT PULL DOWN | 12 REPS
C – CABLE OVERHEAD PULLS | 12 REPS
C – SINGLE ARM DUMBBELL ROW | 12 REPS

D – WIDE GRIP LAT PULL DOWN | 12 REPS
D – CLOSE GRIP LAT PULL DOWN | 12 REPS
D – CABLE TRAP 3 ROW | 12 REPS

E – DROP SET T-BAR ROW | 12 REPS

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