What is Fitfuels+ main goal?   F itFuel Plus was created endeavouring to produce the best meal management company that real individuals and serious fitness/health enthusiasts can rely on.     What makes you different from other meal prep?   FitFuel Plus allows the individual to create and tailor their own meals to specific training requirements. Using a macro nutrition based ordering profile, this gives individuals the ability to choose how much, protein, carbohydrates, fats they require for each meal.   Why did you start Fitfuel+   We developed FitFuel Plus, to remove the stress out of meal planning and preparation along with education, allowing individuals to reach superior performance while saving time and money.    Whats the best thing about your business?   Overall satisfaction within our business is seeing our members achieve goals and expand their knowledge with the help of FitFuel Plus.   Whats in the pipelines for the 2nd half of the year?   The 2nd half of the year proves to be the biggest structural change our company has gone through since operation (August 2016) with a new website under construction, logo redesign, merchandise (apparel) launch expected August this year.   Why did you choose to partner with Fabruary?   Fabruary's drive to raise awareness throughout our communities of the rising health epidemics is something we value about the charity. FitFuel Plus is driven by education so it was an easy choice for us to team up, as many hands make light work.   What are you currently working on with Fabruary?   FAB and FFP 2017 proves to be one of the biggest years yet together with new content streaming on our socials,such as recipes, nutrition eduction, healthy lifestyle approach and also growing our fab community FB page. 

 

What is Fitfuels+ main goal?

FitFuel Plus was created endeavouring to produce the best meal management company that real individuals and serious fitness/health enthusiasts can rely on. 

What makes you different from other meal prep?

FitFuel Plus allows the individual to create and tailor their own meals to specific training requirements. Using a macro nutrition based ordering profile, this gives individuals the ability to choose how much, protein, carbohydrates, fats they require for each meal.

Why did you start Fitfuel+

We developed FitFuel Plus, to remove the stress out of meal planning and preparation along with education, allowing individuals to reach superior performance while saving time and money. 

Whats the best thing about your business?

Overall satisfaction within our business is seeing our members achieve goals and expand their knowledge with the help of FitFuel Plus.

Whats in the pipelines for the 2nd half of the year?

The 2nd half of the year proves to be the biggest structural change our company has gone through since operation (August 2016) with a new website under construction, logo redesign, merchandise (apparel) launch expected August this year.

Why did you choose to partner with Fabruary?

Fabruary's drive to raise awareness throughout our communities of the rising health epidemics is something we value about the charity. FitFuel Plus is driven by education so it was an easy choice for us to team up, as many hands make light work.

What are you currently working on with Fabruary?

FAB and FFP 2017 proves to be one of the biggest years yet together with new content streaming on our socials,such as recipes, nutrition eduction, healthy lifestyle approach and also growing our fab community FB page. 

   Catching up with Dr Nicci Drew.     2017 and a year on from my last post for Fabruary. My sentiments and advice remain essentially the same. From a dietary guidelines perspective, the common thread in all the latest and most scientifically accepted plans, is plenty of vegetables and fish.  You will not easily go wrong following a veggies and fish baseline.  Salmon, Barramundi and Trout are wonderful. Deep sea fish such as tuna do contain mercury, so don't be excessive with these. Also remember to purchase locally and  eco-friendly. Fish, chicken and other white meat are very kind to the environment and we should all be aware of the contribution that red meat makes to climate change.  Vegetables and olive oil continue to be very important to health, weight loss and longevity. Carbohydrates and fruit should be limited and mainly used in lesser quantities when intense bouts of exercise are planned.  Exercise regularly or for much longer on the days that you have more time. Studies show that there are equal benefits for the regular exerciser and the "weekend warrior" who participates in several hours of activity on the days that she or he is able to do so. Intense bouts of exercise are necessary to reap full benefits (as in our FAB TIPS) - as exemplified by the HIITS (high intensity intermittent training) method but also focus on longer mild intensity exercise on the weekends , as well as flexibility, coordination, balance, strength training and meditation. Limit exercises that may damage your lower back.   IMPORTANT:  Check in with your GP at least once a year and run through a little check list of any symptoms you may have and perhaps consider a baseline blood test. You may find that cutting out carbs will improve both your cholesterol as well as your liver functions. In this way one may avoid having to take cholesterol lowering medications.  Ask your GP about the newer and more accurate cholesterol test - apolipoprotein A and B.  Low iron stores - ferritin levels - will need replenishment and this should ideally be done through intravenous Ferinject supplementation as very many people do not absorb iron well. Many women are iron deficient and suffer chronic fatigue, lethargy and low mood due to this condition. Avoid appetite suppressants as they are a short-term fix only and have some nasty side-effects. Check your vitamin D levels as this is essential for bone health.  Remember to protect our beautiful planet. Nurture yourself spiritually too as this is this key to all health and happiness.  Hope 2017 treats you all well!   Dr Nicci Drew  MBChB (Univ Stellenbosch, RSA)  MPhil masters of Sports Medicine (Univ Cape Town, RSA) AMC (Brisbane) ACSM part one Sports Medicine

Catching up with Dr Nicci Drew.

2017 and a year on from my last post for Fabruary. My sentiments and advice remain essentially the same. From a dietary guidelines perspective, the common thread in all the latest and most scientifically accepted plans, is plenty of vegetables and fish. You will not easily go wrong following a veggies and fish baseline. Salmon, Barramundi and Trout are wonderful. Deep sea fish such as tuna do contain mercury, so don't be excessive with these. Also remember to purchase locally and  eco-friendly. Fish, chicken and other white meat are very kind to the environment and we should all be aware of the contribution that red meat makes to climate change.

Vegetables and olive oil continue to be very important to health, weight loss and longevity. Carbohydrates and fruit should be limited and mainly used in lesser quantities when intense bouts of exercise are planned.

Exercise regularly or for much longer on the days that you have more time. Studies show that there are equal benefits for the regular exerciser and the "weekend warrior" who participates in several hours of activity on the days that she or he is able to do so. Intense bouts of exercise are necessary to reap full benefits (as in our FAB TIPS) - as exemplified by the HIITS (high intensity intermittent training) method but also focus on longer mild intensity exercise on the weekends , as well as flexibility, coordination, balance, strength training and meditation. Limit exercises that may damage your lower back.

IMPORTANT: Check in with your GP at least once a year and run through a little check list of any symptoms you may have and perhaps consider a baseline blood test. You may find that cutting out carbs will improve both your cholesterol as well as your liver functions. In this way one may avoid having to take cholesterol lowering medications. Ask your GP about the newer and more accurate cholesterol test - apolipoprotein A and B.
Low iron stores - ferritin levels - will need replenishment and this should ideally be done through intravenous Ferinject supplementation as very many people do not absorb iron well. Many women are iron deficient and suffer chronic fatigue, lethargy and low mood due to this condition. Avoid appetite suppressants as they are a short-term fix only and have some nasty side-effects. Check your vitamin D levels as this is essential for bone health.

Remember to protect our beautiful planet. Nurture yourself spiritually too as this is this key to all health and happiness.

Hope 2017 treats you all well!

Dr Nicci Drew
MBChB (Univ Stellenbosch, RSA) 
MPhil masters of Sports Medicine (Univ Cape Town, RSA)
AMC (Brisbane)
ACSM part one Sports Medicine

  Don't make the commonly made mistake of making your weekends a WEAKend!!!   Weekend or WEAKend??? Whats your choice going to be? Make it a weekend where you take 2 steps forward and 0 steps backwards otherwise those WEAKends will be 2 steps forward and 1 step backwards, slowing your progressive FAB journey. The question still remains how are you spending your weekends? Do you shape your weekends to be 2 days of weakness, making weak choices and decisions that don't benefit your lifestyles? or do you make it a health conscious weekend where you make the most of the 2 days being proactive and productive. We do hope the latter, if not implement healthy habits over the weekends as well and not just throughout the week. Healthy habits should be your standard everyday.   We are all human and sometimes subject to our unfortunate temptatious world of fast foods, short cuts, quick fixes, diets, portable devices, electronics, social media, social binge drinking, high sugar and calorie fuelled beverages which are all major distraction in todays society and especially over the weekends. These are also an alarming contributor to our obesity epidemic and the health related risks. We are what we eat, do and drink. So healthy lifestyle it is.   FAB Quick Tips   We encourage you to spend your weekends by getting that balance, being disciplined and smarter with your time. Use the weekends to either, relax, finish off jobs that need attending too, get a massage, a hair cut, do your nails, go fishing, golfing, meal prep dinners or lunches, get that extra hour sleep in, do some yoga, quality time with your partner, family or friends, head to the beach with the family, go for a bike ride or have that cheat meal.....hear that? We said cheat meal and NOT cheat day or weekend!!! Make or buy that cheat meal with the suggested healthy alternatives and ingredients from our FAB food pyramid or our FAB pledge choices. Align everything with your Food Activity Beverage pledge, whether that be a beginner, intermediate or advanced. For example the pizza eaters, make, buy or request wholemeal base, sugar free sauces, non processed meats, whole foods etc etc for the burger lovers request or buy wholemeal/low carb burger buns or instead of the normal routine of running, go for a bike ride along the beach less impact on the joints or a casual walk, calisthenics instead of weights, consume, buy or request beverages freshly made with no added sugar, or stevia/natvia sweetened beverages, theres now available no carb alcoholic beverages, this is what our FAB standards are, making the right choices and decision to the point that it comes natural it becomes your standard....... hopefully you are starting to get the picture. Don't fill your WEAKends with weak choices and decisions but make your WEekends healthy and happy because together WE can encourage and inspire each other to get it done #GID live a fulfilling heathy life. You are part of the fab movement.     Check out Lyn Greens healthy beverage hit from last year. The Alkalising Greens Smoothie.  (perfect start for the weekend fuelled by the green smoothie)   Health Benefits Of An Alkalising Diet   Improves sleep quality  Enhances energy levels  Stimulates weight loss  Improves magnesium and calcium stores in the body  Improves sleep quality  Enhances energy levels  Stimulates weight loss  Improves magnesium and calcium stores in the body  Reduces risk of developing osteoporosis  Increases stamina in your workouts     CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE RECIPE    http://www.fabruary.com.au/blog/2016/1/29/refreshing-alkalising-greens-smoothie

Don't make the commonly made mistake of making your weekends a WEAKend!!!

Weekend or WEAKend??? Whats your choice going to be? Make it a weekend where you take 2 steps forward and 0 steps backwards otherwise those WEAKends will be 2 steps forward and 1 step backwards, slowing your progressive FAB journey. The question still remains how are you spending your weekends? Do you shape your weekends to be 2 days of weakness, making weak choices and decisions that don't benefit your lifestyles? or do you make it a health conscious weekend where you make the most of the 2 days being proactive and productive. We do hope the latter, if not implement healthy habits over the weekends as well and not just throughout the week. Healthy habits should be your standard everyday. 

We are all human and sometimes subject to our unfortunate temptatious world of fast foods, short cuts, quick fixes, diets, portable devices, electronics, social media, social binge drinking, high sugar and calorie fuelled beverages which are all major distraction in todays society and especially over the weekends. These are also an alarming contributor to our obesity epidemic and the health related risks. We are what we eat, do and drink. So healthy lifestyle it is.

FAB Quick Tips

We encourage you to spend your weekends by getting that balance, being disciplined and smarter with your time. Use the weekends to either, relax, finish off jobs that need attending too, get a massage, a hair cut, do your nails, go fishing, golfing, meal prep dinners or lunches, get that extra hour sleep in, do some yoga, quality time with your partner, family or friends, head to the beach with the family, go for a bike ride or have that cheat meal.....hear that? We said cheat meal and NOT cheat day or weekend!!! Make or buy that cheat meal with the suggested healthy alternatives and ingredients from our FAB food pyramid or our FAB pledge choices. Align everything with your Food Activity Beverage pledge, whether that be a beginner, intermediate or advanced. For example the pizza eaters, make, buy or request wholemeal base, sugar free sauces, non processed meats, whole foods etc etc for the burger lovers request or buy wholemeal/low carb burger buns or instead of the normal routine of running, go for a bike ride along the beach less impact on the joints or a casual walk, calisthenics instead of weights, consume, buy or request beverages freshly made with no added sugar, or stevia/natvia sweetened beverages, theres now available no carb alcoholic beverages, this is what our FAB standards are, making the right choices and decision to the point that it comes natural it becomes your standard....... hopefully you are starting to get the picture. Don't fill your WEAKends with weak choices and decisions but make your WEekends healthy and happy because together WE can encourage and inspire each other to get it done #GID live a fulfilling heathy life. You are part of the fab movement. 


Check out Lyn Greens healthy beverage hit from last year. The Alkalising Greens Smoothie. (perfect start for the weekend fuelled by the green smoothie)

Health Benefits Of An Alkalising Diet

Improves sleep quality

Enhances energy levels

Stimulates weight loss

Improves magnesium and calcium stores in the body

Improves sleep quality

Enhances energy levels

Stimulates weight loss

Improves magnesium and calcium stores in the body

Reduces risk of developing osteoporosis

Increases stamina in your workouts

 
CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE RECIPE http://www.fabruary.com.au/blog/2016/1/29/refreshing-alkalising-greens-smoothie

  SNAP SHOT view on how to be successful on the FAB Pledge challenge:     Prior-Preparation-Prevents  -Poor-Performance     1.Food preparation is key- prepare your foods on Sunday for Monday to Wednesday and food prep for Wednesday to Sunday    2.Remove all unhealthy foods out of the kitchen to reduce temptations    3.Keep daily snacks in your bag so there is no excuse for missing and resulting in cheap bad foods    4.Keep a food diary so you can reflect on what you have eaten and stay accountable (visual site)    5.Train with a partner to hold each other accountable and for motivation    6.Walking, running, cycling, bush walks or anything of this nature is just as beneficial    7.Carry a quality 1L water bottle with you at all times (preferably clear)    8.Make it a MUST and set aside ME time to relax_Yoga, Time out, Mindfulness, Meditation, Massage    9.A quality alarm clock and sleep routine is critical        How to improve cravings      Reduce sugar withdrawals    Snack on carrot sticks    Drink chai tea to reduce sugar cravings    Supplement with chromium (mineral) balances sugar levels     How to increase results     Join a good gym    Join a local training group     Get a PT    HIITraining     Reduce caffeine withdrawals     Drink lots of water: 3 litres    Swap coffees for ginseng tea or green teas    Supplement with magnesium to reduce symptoms

SNAP SHOT view on how to be successful on the FAB Pledge challenge: 

Prior-Preparation-Prevents-Poor-Performance

1.Food preparation is key- prepare your foods on Sunday for Monday to Wednesday and food prep for Wednesday to Sunday

2.Remove all unhealthy foods out of the kitchen to reduce temptations

3.Keep daily snacks in your bag so there is no excuse for missing and resulting in cheap bad foods

4.Keep a food diary so you can reflect on what you have eaten and stay accountable (visual site)

5.Train with a partner to hold each other accountable and for motivation

6.Walking, running, cycling, bush walks or anything of this nature is just as beneficial

7.Carry a quality 1L water bottle with you at all times (preferably clear)

8.Make it a MUST and set aside ME time to relax_Yoga, Time out, Mindfulness, Meditation, Massage

9.A quality alarm clock and sleep routine is critical

 

How to improve cravings

Reduce sugar withdrawals

Snack on carrot sticks

Drink chai tea to reduce sugar cravings

Supplement with chromium (mineral) balances sugar levels

How to increase results

Join a good gym

Join a local training group

Get a PT

HIITraining

Reduce caffeine withdrawals

Drink lots of water: 3 litres

Swap coffees for ginseng tea or green teas

Supplement with magnesium to reduce symptoms