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Top 5 Tips to Sleeping Better

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Sleep is one of those aspects of health that is often swept under the carpet and seen as a luxury. The phrase “I’ll sleep when I’m dead” is lightly thrown around, but what is sleep deprivation really doing to your body?

Studies show that insufficient sleep can present with the following symptoms:

  • Irritability
  • Increased hunger
  • Reduce cognitive function
  • Headaches
  • Fatigue and malaise
  • Moodiness
  • Reduced immune function

Sleep deprivation may also increases the risk of diseases such as obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease.

So how do you know if you’re getting enough sleep?

If you fall asleep with ease, and wake refreshed with energy in the morning it is very likely you’re getting enough of the ZZZ’s. If however it takes you ages to fall asleep, you feel restless during the night, are constantly waking, tossing and turning and when you do wake in the morning you feel like you’ve been partying all night… then you probably need more hours of sleep or better quality of sleep.

What can you do?

The following tips will assist your body in preparing for a good night’s rest and aim to improve the quality and if needed, the duration of your sleep.

Rise with the sun: getting 10-15 minutes of daylight exposure when you wake supports the production of the hormone melatonin for the following night’s sleep. Melatonin is a hormone that is naturally produced by your body and works to regulate sleep patterns.

Get that bedroom really dark! Although getting daylight exposure can assist in producing melatonin, it’s the absence of light that triggers your body to produce more of it, so getting thick black out blinds and turning the lights down or off before bed can really help your body wind down for sleep.

Focus on foods rich in tryptophan such as beef, chicken, fish, tofu, and bananas.
Tryptophan assists in the production of melatonin, and giving your body enough of the right ingredients will help it naturally produce this hormone that is essential for sleep.

Remove caffeine and other stimulants such as sugar after 1pm: stimulants cause your body to produce cortisol, when cortisol is high the body cannot effectively produce melatonin

So if you’re lacking in quality sleep or just not getting enough of it, implementing these tips is a great place to start to get you own your way to a restful night

Happy Day!

Jenna Poole
UY Nutritionist

Jenna is UY’s resident Nutritionist. She is a passionate health advocate and every bit food nerd! Jenna’s passion for food and nutrition started early on when she began to notice the effects it had on her energy levels, her mood and her skin’s health. Jenna truly believes that food has the ability to either feed disease or feed health, and it is her mission in this world to inspire and educate people to live each day a little healthier than the last.

Follow this link to learn more: www.ultimateyou.clickfunnels.com/nutritionmastery

Intermittent Fasting

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Do you want to unleash your fat burning potential? To uplevel your brain, protect your heart and live epically?
Intermittent fasting (IF) is a tool you can use in your weekly routine to attain these benefits.

So what is it? Essentially, intermittent fasting is a way of eating that utilizes a fasting window (where you don’t consume any food) and an eating window (the time frame where you eat your normal daily intake).

Benefits of IF include:
• Regenerating cells
• Detoxifying cells
• Has shown to be protective against Alzheimer’s and dementia
• Reduce inflammation
• Burn Fat
• Boost cognitive function

For a moment I want to take you back to primal days. Imagine you’re ravenous and there’s no food in sight, you’ll have to go hunting for it. In order to do this, you need to have lots of energy, clarity, and focus in order to run and strategize the hunt.

Now back to the current day, I want you to take a moment to check in with how you currently feel when you’re hungry or low on fuel. Do you get irritable? Cranky or moody? Do you feel lethargic and unmotivated?

Would it make sense to feel this way when the only way to survive was to move, strategies and be able to walk or run for hours in order to find food? No, no it wouldn’t.

Your body is physiologically designed to thrive when fasting. Boosting cognitive function allows you to strategize your hunt and think clearly when gathering food.
Boosting physical performance, means you have the energy and the power in your movements to run, jump, and climb in order to hunt down the beast.

Your body is built for this and designed to go stretches without food.

Yes, we live in a modern world, but we also live in a primal body. Let’s respect that.

So how do you do it? Start with 2 days a week with the following fasting regime:
Fasting window (8pm to 12pm the following day)
Eating window (12pm to 8pm on the same day)

Consume your normal amount of foods within the eating window. And it is important you break your fast with a nourishing meal. This is not an excuse to eat crap. Again, respect your body.
When fasting you can have herbal tea, water, black tea, and coffee. Nothing with calories is allowed as this will take your body out of fasting mode.

If you enjoy fasting and are reaping the incredible benefits, you can increase it to 3-4 times a week.

At the end of the day, it’s all about figuring out what makes you thrive, and this is one way to get there!

Happy Day!
Jenna Poole, Nutritionist

Jenna is UY’s resident Nutritionist. She is a passionate health advocate and every bit food nerd! Jenna’s passion for food and nutrition started early on when she began to notice the effects it had on her energy levels, her mood and her skin’s health. Jenna truly believes that food has the ability to either feed disease or feed health, and it is her mission in this world to inspire and educate people to live each day a little healthier than the last.

Follow this link to learn more: www.ultimateyou.clickfunnels.com/nutritionmastery

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

As the leader and CEO of Ultimate You Change Centres, Andy has built the business from the ground up. Utilising the skills he obtained in the early days of his carpentering, he put his tool belt back on and personally built the first Change Centre himself. Whilst simultaneously executing business decisions on an executive level, it was Andy’s mission to create an innovative and successful business that encapsulates extraordinary change and growth not only in business but in the world’s state of health.

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Andy Shares The Simple, Epic and Delicious Chicken Lettuce Wrap

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Create this refreshing delicious meal in only 15 minutes!

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As the leader and CEO of Ultimate You Change Centres, Andy has built the business from the ground up. Utilising the skills he obtained in the early days of his carpentering, he put his tool belt back on and personally built the first Change Centre himself. Whilst simultaneously executing business decisions on an executive level, it was Andy’s mission to create an innovative and successful business that encapsulates extraordinary change and growth not only in business but in the world’s state of health.

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Andy Shares One Of His Favourite Recipes The Delicious Egg Protein Wrap Supreme Recipe!

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Learn how to make a delicious alternative to your normal carby wraps that will have you feeling good and your tastebuds singing.

Follow this link to learn more: https://ultimateyou.clickfunnels.com/nutrition

As the leader and CEO of Ultimate You Change Centres, Andy has built the business from the ground up. Utilising the skills he obtained in the early days of his carpentering, he put his tool belt back on and personally built the first Change Centre himself. Whilst simultaneously executing business decisions on an executive level, it was Andy’s mission to create an innovative and successful business that encapsulates extraordinary change and growth not only in business but in the world’s state of health.

Franchise: www.ultimateyou.com.au/franchising
Careers: www.ultimateyou.com.au/careers
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Andy Shares The Recipe For The Paleo Burger Stack For All You Burger Lovers Out There!

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Burger Lovers, learn how to make this super delicious burger that won’t have you worrying about any carbs.

Follow this link to learn more: https://ultimateyou.clickfunnels.com/nutrition

As the leader and CEO of Ultimate You Change Centres, Andy has built the business from the ground up. Utilising the skills he obtained in the early days of his carpentering, he put his tool belt back on and personally built the first Change Centre himself. Whilst simultaneously executing business decisions on an executive level, it was Andy’s mission to create an innovative and successful business that encapsulates extraordinary change and growth not only in business but in the world’s state of health.

Franchise: www.ultimateyou.com.au/franchising
Careers: www.ultimateyou.com.au/careers
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Andy Shares the Famous Green Smoothie Recipe You All Know And Love!

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Find out how to make this super nutritious and super delicious green smoothie to help you detoxify and feel great.

Follow this link to learn more: https://ultimateyou.clickfunnels.com/nutrition

As the leader and CEO of Ultimate You Change Centres, Andy has built the business from the ground up. Utilising the skills he obtained in the early days of his carpentering, he put his tool belt back on and personally built the first Change Centre himself. Whilst simultaneously executing business decisions on an executive level, it was Andy’s mission to create an innovative and successful business that encapsulates extraordinary change and growth not only in business but in the world’s state of health.

Franchise: www.ultimateyou.com.au/franchising
Careers: www.ultimateyou.com.au/careers
Website: www.ultimateyou.com.au

5 Tips to Lose Weight

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Most of the time, it is hard to find the right plan to achieve your weight goals. The good news is that there are still some unconventional tips and tricks that you may try to become sexier and of course, healthier.

  • Keep a food diary

According to studies, those who keep track of what they eat are more likely to lose weight. This may be related to the fact that people who are more conscious of what they eat will not over consume. Start a food diary now and see a big difference on your eating habits.

  • Be mindful of your eating habits

Being mindful means paying closer attention to what you eat. This is a very good trick to avoid yourself from overeating. It will also be helpful to develop a certain habit that can help you reach your goals. For example, remind yourself to eat only on tables. By doing so, you will not be tempted to sneak in unhealthy snacks all throughout the day.

  • Get a diet buddy

A lot of times, the only thing we need is a little push and motivation to stick to your diet plans. If you want, you can get a diet buddy who will keep you on track of what results you want to get. A diet buddy can be anyone from your relatives, family and even people you meet on online fitness forums.

  • Do not let yourself become too hungry

This is one of the most common mistakes of dieters. If you do not want to overeat, it is important to not wait until you are very hungry. Munch on healthy foods if you want as long as you stick to your plan.

  • Drink more water especially after breakfast

Instead of eating junk foods or other unhealthy snacks, why not just drink water instead? Most of the time, you are just mistaking thirst for hunger.

These are just some of the unconventional weight loss tips that you may try. Remember that with determination, you can achieve your goals no matter how impossible they seem to be.

 

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As the leader and CEO of Ultimate You Change Centres, Andy has built the business from the ground up. Utilising the skills he obtained in the early days of his carpentering, he put his tool belt back on and personally built the first Change Centre himself. Whilst simultaneously executing business decisions on an executive level, it was Andy’s mission to create an innovative and successful business that encapsulates extraordinary change and growth not only in business but in the world’s state of health.

Franchise: www.ultimateyou.com.au/franchising
Careers: www.ultimateyou.com.au/careers
Website: www.ultimateyou.com.au

Interesting Weight Loss Tips From Around The World

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We are all aware of the most common weight loss tips that we often hear from diet experts such as following a well-balanced diet and having a regular exercise regimen. If you are not seeing any results following these, then you should know that there are actually various tips from different parts of the world that might help you achieve your weight and fitness goals.

  • France

If you want to lose weight, then you should use smaller plates so that you will not be tempted to eat more. Aside from this, it will also help if you only get small portions of your food during meals. Another good tip from France is about ruining your appetite before the main course is served. This is done by starting with a salad or soup.

  • Thailand

The cuisine of this Asian country is popular for its distinct taste and spice. In fact, their cuisine is one of the spiciest in the world. According to experts, spicy foods can increase your metabolism. When this happens, it will be easier for you to burn calories and lose unwanted weight.

  • Japan

Did you know that Japan has the lowest rate of obesity in the world? This is expected because of their diet and eating habits. In Japan, diet consists of mostly vegetables, fish, and fruits. They also prefer fresh foods and not the processed ones.

  • United Kingdom

Just like in France, people from the UK prefer small portions during meals. This is a very good trick if you do not want to overeat. Aside from this, there is also no more option of “supersizing” food orders and drinks.

  • Poland

People from Poland favor eating at home. This is an excellent way not just to save money, but to lose weight as well. By eating at home, it will be easier for you to make your diet delicious and nutritious.

  • Italy

For Italians, it is best to eat slowly during meals. This is very effective if you want to avoid overeating. By taking your time with your food, you will be able to chew the food better, helping you to feel full right away. This is also beneficial for your digestive system.

  • Netherlands

In Netherlands, people are very fond of biking. In fact, bikes outnumber people in this country. Biking is a very good exercise. If your work is just near your place, then it is time to think of biking to work instead of driving your car.

Losing weight requires a lot of determination and patience. By doing the tips we have listed above, you are surely on your way to reaching your fitness and health goals in no time.

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As the leader and CEO of Ultimate You Change Centres, Andy has built the business from the ground up. Utilising the skills he obtained in the early days of his carpentering, he put his tool belt back on and personally built the first Change Centre himself. Whilst simultaneously executing business decisions on an executive level, it was Andy’s mission to create an innovative and successful business that encapsulates extraordinary change and growth not only in business but in the world’s state of health.

Franchise: www.ultimateyou.com.au/franchising
Careers: www.ultimateyou.com.au/careers
Website: www.ultimateyou.com.au

6 Foods With Weight Loss Benefits

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If you are aiming for a healthier and sexier body, then this article is definitely for you. If you have followed different diet programs without seeing positive results, then this may be the best time to include the following foods to your meals.

1. Apples– Aside from being delicious and nutritious, apples can also help you lose weight. Instead of snacking on foods that are high in calorie content, just munch on apples. This fruit can make you feel full after just a few slices. Aside from this, apples can also trick your brain to make you feel satisfied and not hungry. Sniff an apple and see how it works.

2. Avocado– Aside from the benefits it can give to your digestive system, it can also trick your body for you not to feel hungry. This delicious treat is a very good source of protein and fiber so it is also good for your over-all health.

3. Salmon– If you love fishes, then you should add this to your diet. This fish is a very good source of protein. Because of its protein content, it can help you feel fuller right away.

4. Chicken breast – You should also add this to your diet if you want to get rid of unwanted fats in your body. Chicken breast is high in protein. This type of protein has the ability to control your appetite so that you will not eat more than you should.

5. Pear– Aside from its delicious taste, this is also very good for people on a diet. By snacking on pear, you will not feel the urge to snack in between your main meals. One thing to remember is that one of the most common causes of obesity is too much in-between eating.

6. Eggs– This is one of the most commonly misunderstood food when it comes to weight loss. Many people think that by eating eggs, they will gain more pounds. The truth is, eating scrambles eggs can make you feel satisfied and full, preventing you from overeating.

These are just some of the great foods that you may want to consume to help you lose weight. Just remember to eat everything in moderation. Aside from your eating habits, it is also important to have an active lifestyle.

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As the leader and CEO of Ultimate You Change Centres, Andy has built the business from the ground up. Utilising the skills he obtained in the early days of his carpentering, he put his tool belt back on and personally built the first Change Centre himself. Whilst simultaneously executing business decisions on an executive level, it was Andy’s mission to create an innovative and successful business that encapsulates extraordinary change and growth not only in business but in the world’s state of health.

Franchise: www.ultimateyou.com.au/franchising
Careers: www.ultimateyou.com.au/careers
Website: www.ultimateyou.com.au