Tips & Tricks for Healthy Eating Out

tips & tricks for healthy eating out

Everyone loves eating out. It’s a great way to unwind, catch up with friends and family and indulge in all the wonderful things that a talented chef can create. Unfortunately, the magic coming out of the kitchen of your favourite restaurant probably won’t match up with your nutritional and diet goals. So, does eating out […]

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Are All Calories Created Equal?

are all calories created equal

Here at Big 5, we’re often asked whether all calories are created equal. While this question may sound simple, the answer is a little more complicated. Yes, the properties of all calories are equal, at least on paper. However, each body breaks down different calories in food uniquely, meaning they have a different effect on […]

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Understanding Portion Sizes

understanding portion sizes

In order to maintain a healthy weight, you need to do more than just select a balanced mixture of foods. You should also be conscious of your portion sizes, which includes how much you eat at a time. To give you a helping hand your portion sizes and portion control, we’ve created a guide to […]

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Healthy Dessert Recipes

healthy desert recipes

Desserts are delicious. In fact, desserts are so delicious they function as a cruel reminder of the harsh injustice of life. Amazing, addictive tastes; undesirable and unsustainable health consequences. False. Whilst desserts are delicious, they don’t have to be bad for you. This blog is all about celebrating two dessert recipes that hold health and […]

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Big Five’s Favourite Squat Exercises

There’s no getting around the fact that squat exercises are a staple of many top-notch exercise routines. A squat workout isn’t mandatory for a fit and healthy lifestyle, and may not need to feature in your exercise routine. But there’s no denying that squats are one of the big dogs of lifting. If you consider yourself […]

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10 Ways Stress is Keeping You from A Fit, Healthy Body

10 ways stress is keeping you from a healthy body

  Some people think that stress is an exclusively mental phenomenon, whilst a healthy body is purely a factor of physical causation. But this view is misleading at best, and dangerous at worst. The reality is that stress manifests in the mind just as it manifests physiologically. Similarly, just as the health of the body […]

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How to Lose Weight: Top 5 Myths Busted

how to loose weight myths busted

With so many proclaimed ‘weight loss’ tricks out there, how is one to separate the fact from the fiction? If you are looking for a quick way to lose weight, then unfortunately you may be disappointed. There is no real way to achieve long-term weight loss, unless you are dedicated, committed and have all the […]

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Weight Training: Top Tips for Women

weight training tips for women

The days of lycra or leotard clad ladies grape-vining across the aerobics studio are slowly receding. With the number of women taking up weight training steadily increasing, most women know that this form of exercise isn’t going to turn them into a bodybuilder overnight. The myth that weight training will make you big and bulky […]

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Why Fat Loss is More Important Than Weight Loss

why fat loss is more important than weight loss

  While body weight is often used as an indicator of progress, the scales aren’t the best indicator of weight loss. When people work hard to change their physical appearance, they tend to get discouraged if they don’t see the kilos coming off each week. Generally speaking, most people think that in order to change […]

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