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The return of eating out

The return of eating out

Did you know 2/3 Australians have reported that covid impacted their exercise in a negative way? Or that 40% of Aussies reported they gained weight during isolation? With covid restrictions lifting, Canberra’s return to normal life is increasingly close. Restaurants, cafes and bars are opening their doors and allowing more and more patrons to dine in rather than the covid-classic take out. Now, with the return of eating out, and probably doing more so than during or even before isolation, we should ensure balance is kept, to a certain degree, in order to keep working toward our goals-especially seeing as...

Getting Back To The Gym After A Break

Getting Back To The Gym After A Break

Gyms are open after being closed for weeks under restrictions imposed due to COVID-19. It has no doubt been a while since you've seen the inside of a gym and had access to barbells and heavyweight. A lot of people have been training through the lockdown at a reduced capacity with limited equipment and training with lower weight than what they typically would. Some might not have been training at all.  It is important to think about how you will approach your training going back to the gym after weeks of either not training at all, or at a reduced...

Fat doesn’t make you fat!

Fat doesn’t make you fat!

Following from a previous blog that touched on carbohydrates, the importance of them, their diversity and what we label as ‘good’ or ‘bad’ carbs, it only seemed fitting to go over another macronutrient, fats! Now…if there were so many deceptive ‘facts’ surrounding carbohydrates, I have heard many, many regarding fats. The main one being that consuming fats, makes you fat. Lets get one thing straight, this is the same in relation to carbohydrates and many foods, you will ONLY gain weight when you OVERCONSUME foods. Overconsumption of various fats and carbohydrates exceeding that of what you need to meet your...

5 Nutrition Facts//Tips on nutrition and return to the gym

5 Nutrition Facts//Tips on nutrition and return to the gym

1. The skin of fruits and vegetables often contain significantly higher amounts of nutrients and fibre, then the fruit/vegetable itself!! Be sure to wash all your fruit and veg before eating the skin to be safe, and be sensible, don’t go eating banana peel! 2. Orange fruit will turn your skin a shade of orange!! That is due to them containing high amounts of Beta Carotene. These foods include: pumpkin, carrot, sweet potato etc. 3. Fruit juice isn’t all that different from sugary soft drink! Although it may be higher in antioxidants, it actually contains the same amount of sugar,...

Carbohydrates-the run down

Carbohydrates-the run down

Carbohydrates, your bodies main source of energy; fuelling your brain, heart, muscles, kidneys and central nervous system. Included in one of the three macronutrients (along with proteins and fats), dietary carbohydrates can be broken down into three categories: sugars, starches and fibre. These carbs can be broken down, transformed into glucose which is used as energy, and stored as fat for later use.   So, what is a ‘good’ or ‘bad’ carb? Why should we be consuming more ‘whole’ carbs rather than ‘refined’, what’s the difference? And, is a low carb or high carb diet ‘better’?   First of all,...

Easy Ways To Make Your Own Gym Equipment

Easy Ways To Make Your Own Gym Equipment

Times are strange and people are across Australia are finding creative ways to workout. With some inexpensive materials, a bit of time, and some basic tools you can put together some gym essentials.

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