Clean Eats and Kale

It’s Spring and it’s officially time to quit the crap, come out of your Winter hibernation and embrace your health & fitness journey for the next 3 months. It’s all good and well to have fitness goals but absolutely undoubtedly, the most pivotal piece of the health puzzle, has to come from what you’re putting in your mouth.  You’ve all heard the phrase: “ You can’t out-train a bad diet” and I can certainly attest to that! I train 6 times a week, plus have a super active job but will STILL blown up like a beached whale if i shove crappy processed food into my mouth. In a nutshell, if you are serious about dropping the kgs, leaning up for Summer, it will all be thanks to your diet.  Get that right and you are more than 75% there.

September is the BEST month in the entire year to absolutely NAIL your eating plan. Our Boot Camp  cadets have knuckled down for Spring Ultimate Results Camp and are really kicking goals with their nutrition. Use this time to really focus on what makes you feel good – i.e. energetic, healthy, lean. Think about food both as a fuel and as nourishment so why not detox your body this month?  Make a commitment to get off the sugar, the alcohol, the refined carbohydrates and the packaged crap that inadvertently makes you FEEL CRAP.  Instead of going on a “diet” as such, think about what you can really do this month to work on the nutrition aspect of your well-being. Here are some suggestions – print them out, stick them on the fridge and try to incorporate some into your September Health and Fitness plan:

  1. Increase your water intake – start your day by drinking 500ml warm water with lemon, aim to get 3L in per day
  2. Go shop at the local farmers market and buy some fresh produce – leafy green veggies, rainbow colour varieties and seasonal fruits
  3. Get familiar with your superfoods – rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, add these in your diet and reap the benefits – blue berries, chia seeds, avocado, walnuts, broccoli, kale, Atlantic salmon
  4. Revamp your weekly menu with salads and whole foods – aim to eat a fresh salad 2 meals a day – raw food will help to increase your satiety and reduce sugar & salt cravings
  5. Make in immediate switch to small meals evenly spaced throughout the day – try not to go more than 3 hours without food

There are loads of healthy food options available and even more recipes to help you cook them – follow our Results in Motion Instagram page for clean eats inspo!

Kale is the new word on the street, many health enthusiasts touting is benefits – quite a people though are reluctant to use it as they are not sure how to prepare it. Give this salad a go for some fresh goodness:


Kale Salad Delight

250g fresh kale

1 clove of garlic smashed

Pinch of salt and pepper

Juice of 1 lemon

2 tsp of chia seeds

4 spring onions sliced

1 bunch of mint and parsley chopped

2 tbs of cranberries or goji berries

2 oranges, peeled and segmented

  1. Remove tough stems from the kale, wash and shred finely
  2. Combine garlic, salt, pepper, lemon juice, chia seeds and oil in a small bowl or cup – mix well and pour over shredded kale, combine well
  3. Massage into kale for about 203 mins – the leaves will wilt a little and become tender then add spring onion, mint, parsley, cranberried and orange
  4. Toss through and adjust any flavours where necessary – divide into 2 bowls

Calories – approx. 115; protein 5.7g, carbs 4g, fibre 7.3g and fat 9g

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