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Alcohol & Your Weight

Alcohol & Your Weight

on Thursday, 12 October 2017.

Alcohol ... the elephant in the room when it comes to managing your weight?

I get asked all the time when talking about weight loss  ‘So... will a few drinks on the weekend be okay?’

How much protein do I need?

How much protein do I need?

on Thursday, 12 October 2017.

How much protein is needed for the general person? And how much is optimal for an athlete or the active person?

Watch your weight by watching your portion sizes

Watch your weight by watching your portion sizes

on Wednesday, 13 September 2017.

After being in the USA, I really noticed that the portion sizes were much bigger for most meals- and even though I was conscious of the larger serving sizes, and am aware of how much I should eat, I still often found myself overeating. 

How to get back on track after Easter

How to get back on track after Easter

on Tuesday, 18 April 2017.

Did The last 4 days of Easter get a little out of control?! It's okay to indulge every now and then, the key is to recognise, stop and get back in control. Replenish your body by getting a load of nutrients, fibre, vitamins, minerals and hydration back in. Do this by setting some goals to sick to - Here are my top 4

My 'Day On A Plate'

My 'Day On A Plate'

on Tuesday, 04 April 2017.

A question I get often in Ask Alex is: What do you eat over a day? Or for breakfast? Snacks? And so on!

I have been hesitant in answering this as everyone is different and obviously intake needs and taste are different for EVERYBODY (age, sex, active, less active, culture, job, beliefs, intolerances), so please keep this in mind- but I decided to give an overview of what and how I eat to give some ideas and a snapshot of some healthy options

11 Tips to Avoid Weight Gain this Christmas

11 Tips to Avoid Weight Gain this Christmas

on Friday, 23 December 2016.

11 tips to take on for the Christmas break to avoid feeling a little heavier in the new year!

Mixing up your exercise – the key to keeping fit

Mixing up your exercise – the key to keeping fit

on Wednesday, 06 April 2016.

Being physically active and limiting your sedentary behaviour every day is essential for health and wellbeing. I often get asked about my exercise routine, which I am hesitant on giving out as everyone is different and there is no one schedule that fits all answer. But what I would like to get across is the key to how I have kept active and fit since I can remember. Variety! I have always mixed up the exercise I do in my weekly fitness training.

Strength training

Strength training

on Wednesday, 30 March 2016.

Sharing the health benifits of strength training. Some people have the wrong idea about ‘strength’ training. The idea that they will become ‘bulky’ or overly muscly.

Veg Up Your Meals

Veg Up Your Meals

on Tuesday, 29 March 2016.

We all know plant based foods (like vegetables, fruit, beans, chickpeas and lentils) are so good for us, but sometimes they just aren’t as appealing or convenient as other foods. Here are some ideas on how to get more of them into your day! 

Calculate YOUR Total Daily Energy Expenditure

Calculate YOUR Total Daily Energy Expenditure

on Monday, 21 March 2016.

Once you know the amount of calories you need per day to maintain your current weight (your total daily energy expenditure), you can then be aware of the amount of food you can eat to maintain, lose or gain weight.  

FLEXIBLE DIETING FOR LONG TERM, SUSTAINABLE RESULTS

FLEXIBLE DIETING FOR LONG TERM, SUSTAINABLE RESULTS

on Thursday, 17 March 2016.

I have had a few questions about 'Macros' aka Flexible Dieting, which is a way of counting macronutirents (carbs, protein & fat) so you have complete control over your diet in order to lose weight, maintain weight or gain lean muscle. While counting macros is not for everyone, it is an effective method if done sensibly and correctly, and is also a great way to learn about nutrition and what is in the foods we eat. Danny Kennedy is an expert in the field of Flexible Dieting for body composition, and has been helping people master it for years. 

Pigmentation & Melasma

Pigmentation & Melasma

on Thursday, 10 March 2016.

In the few past years I started to notice slight uneven tones and patchiness on my face in some spots. This is called Pigmentation, which is from sun exposure and a Melasma, which is also from sun exposure and possibly from taking the pill for so many years. After experiencing slight pigmentation and Melasma I saw a dermal clinician, Derya from the Victorian Dermal Group, who has helped me decrease the problem and educated me on how to avoid it. So I have asked Derya a few questions to share with you what she taught me.

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