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DANGERS BEHIND DIETING

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Too many people are consumed with the word “DIET” and end up doing more harm to themselves than good. What’s more frustrating is it is being advertised as something that celebrities regularly commit themselves to, and push onto young adolescents. At the end of the day, all they are doing is practically starving themselves or eliminating essential nutrients including the dreaded ”CARB” (get over it, we all need to consume it in some form or another!!!)

As a health professional, it is my role to lead an active and healthy lifestyle. One that doesn’t involve dieting, limiting or eliminating – but one that is holistic, educated and complimentary to a particular lifestyle.

So please, don’t buy the latest issue of women’s weekly because you want to lose 5kg in 5 days, instead educated yourself and learn that food is in fact your friend, learn about your body and treat it as the palace you live in.

END RANT!!!

 

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Food Intolerance – Gluten and Dairy

After finding out that one of my clients had a gluten/dairy intolerance, it made me question my own knowledge about nutrition.
I have done my own research into this topic and it has surprised me how much I didn’t know!

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What is gluten?
Gluten is a protein found in wheat, rye, barley and some brands of oats. It is what helps ingredients ”bind” or stick together. It is found in a bunch of different foods including bread, cereals, pasta, crackers etc….

What is dairy?
Most milk based products which come from some form of animal e.g. cow, sheep. It is found in cheese, milk, some yoghurt, butter etc..

Foods to avoid:

  • The obvious ones – anything that has gluten or dairy listed in the ingredients e.g. wheat, cows milk, barley, rye etc…
  • Cows milk, cheese (cheddar, cottage, mozzarella), whey (some protein powders), yoghurt
  • Watch for cross over contamination e.g. when cooking with same knives, spoons, chopping boards. This obviously depends on how sensitive you are

Alternatives or options which are DF and/or GF:

  • Fresh fruit and veg – cant go wrong with either of these two options. Try pick options which are seasonal and fresh
  • Dairy free options for milk include almond, coconut, rice or soy (although I am not the strongest believe in soy products)
  • Health food store/isle – most places now include GF options when cooking cakes, muffins, cookies etc… just be sure to look at the ingredients before purchasing
  • Coconut flour – a great ingredient which I use often for baking banana bread, making schnitzel, pancakes
  • Smoothies – these can be made DF with fresh fruit and/or veg. Maybe add a little honey for sweetness
  • Nuts – a great idea for a snack whilst on the go. Maybe have a look into making your own GF museli bars
  • Amaranth, buckwheat, quinoa, and rice as options to cook with as a side dish or part of a main meal

Tips when finding out you have one or both of the above intolerances:

1. Be calm – although it may seem stressful and you may have to adjust your eating habits, always remember there are people out there who may be going through the same thing
2. Talk about it – discuss options with family, friends, or even people on blogs who can offer advice or experience
3. Research – the more knowledge you have about the topic is KEY! Always read the back of products (when packaged) and if you do not know an ingredient, best bet is to leave it and try something else.
4. Branch out – this will challenge you, but it also gives you the opportunity to branch out and challenge your taste buds.
5. Be organised – this extends as far as eating out. Make sure you carry a list of options when grocery shopping and always be prepared when cooking meals. When eating out, most places will offer something that is GF or DF, but if you are worried peruse the menu or even call up ahead of time. This allows YOU to sit in control.

 

Any further questions, please ask!

I’ll do my best to continue doing research on other food intolerances, but if anyone has anything specific don’t be afraid to ask.

Also don’t forget to follow my instagram: ljm_healthandfitness and my facebook page https://www.facebook.com/LauraMajewskiSportScientist

 

Yours in health, happiness and intolerance(s),

Laura x

MOTHER’S DAY SPECIAL

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We all LOVE and CHERISH our mothers, grandmothers or significant others, so much so we celebrate a special day for them! 

Now’s your chance to celebrate all things great, including your health!!!

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This holistic package deal is available for a LIMITED time only and designed to create a holistic, healthy happy unison between your mother, grandmother or significant other. It will help strengthen your bond beyond words!

BUT…This does not mean it is limited to just mothers! Have you and a friend, partner, family member or work college discussed starting to get fit but don’t know where to start? Why not get started together – you will enjoy the company of each other, motivate and boost morale. Not only will YOU benefit on an individual level, but you will have someone to share it with!

What you get:
-Pre-screening assessment (30-40mins) – includes a meet and greet, all questionnaires, medical forms/clearance (rrp – $60)
-25% off ALL partner sessions (for 1 month) – only $30 per person! (rrp – $40)
-Nutrition review/discussion and plan which will aid your goals and expand your knowledge to help you live a healthier, balanced, holistic and importantly a REALISTIC nutritious life (rrp – $120 pp)
-Double naturopathic consultation where you can discuss anything from detox programs to immune boosters, creating a more holistic picture of your health (rrp – $240 together or $120 pp). This is conducted with highly qualified and certified naturopath Naomi Judge who has more than 7 years experience/education under her belt!

PER PERSON ONLY $200 saving $140

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Contact us today to get started!

Mobile: 0404 743 147

Email: laura_majewski@hotmail.com

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BIRTHDAY PACKAGE 5 – COMPLETE TRANSFORMATION

Want to COMPLETELY transform your body, mindset and attitude towards health and fitness?

Needing to lose a few extra kilos, gain strength and build confidence?

DON’T WAIT…NOW IS YOUR CHANCE!!!

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THIS PACKAGE INCLUDES ABSOLUTELY EVERYTHING…including a little extra treat at the end!

What you get:
– Everything in package 1 (rrp – $450)
– Nutrition discussion/advice which includes meal planning and guided recipes for any lifestyle e.g. vegan, vegetarian, gluten intolerance etc…This also includes 24/7 guidance, motivation and follow-ups when needed to keep you focused on achieving your goals (rrp – $120)
– Food diary which keeps you on track with heaps of room to write down food consumed and exercise achieved along with motivational quotes, the importance of sleep, examples of stretches and space to record your individual data (rrp – $35)
– 10 choc-nut coconut protein balls and 5 protein filled nut packs (rrp – $27) [NOTE: this can be altered depending on client allergies]

ALL THIS FOR JUST – $400 SAVING YOU A MASSIVE $232

 

If you want to add in a little indulgence and reward yourself, professional make-up artist, Jasmine Larden has also offered the icing on the cake! To complete your full body overhaul, you have the opportunity to finish off all your hard work and achievements with a full face of makeup suited to your style, skin type and event for just $60. Normally, $100 this deal will NOT last long! Her experience ranges from working at Chanel, bridal parties and music videos to free-lance work over the space of more than 3 years! More information about Jasmine follow this link…https://www.facebook.com/jasminekai.makeup

So why not treat yourself, see how far you have come and allow yourself to see a whole new perspective of you!

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Contact us today:

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Email – laura_majewski@hotmail.com

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BIRTHDAY PACKAGE 4 – Group Guru

Love being a social butterfly and having a laugh whilst getting fit?

Sick of making excuses to start moving more – why not give group sessions a go!

 

With no more than 6 people in a group, you get the double whammy – extraordinary social benefits being around close friends and getting fit and healthy with an endless array of exercises. Anything from battle ropes to weights, sessions are ALWAYS varied and ALWAYS fun! More than that, you get a personalised experience without breaking the bank balance!

Pay for 5 sessions get 1 free – save $30 ONLY $150
Pay for 10 sessions get 3 free – save $90 ONLY $300

 

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Contact us today! 

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Email – laura_majewski@hotmail.com

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/LauraMajewskiSportScientist

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BIRTHDAY PACKAGE 3 – Restore through Rehab

Have a pre-existing sports injury that won’t go away?

Suffer from lower back pain, shoulder stiffness or neck issues?

If any of these sounds like you – this package is centred on the principal of rehabilitation. With a combination of strength and stretching exercises, this package focuses on being able to return to the best possible you!

What you get:
-Rehabilitation assessment which includes postural assessment, functional testing, movement patterns, questionnaires, range of motion tests and much more (rrp – $150)
-1 hour rehabilitation session (depending on client needs – this is to be assessed after initial measurements) (rrp – $80)
-30 minute iridology session (conducted by certified and qualified naturopath) – establishes any further requirements into gut health, lymphatic system, oxygenation of the body and skin health, condition of major structures such as liver, lungs, kidneys, adrenals, state of the nervous system and mental state of the patient (rrp – $40)

Now ONLY $195- saving $75

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Contact us today: 

Email: laura_majewski@hotmail.com

Mobile: 0404 743 147 

BIRTHDAY PACKAGE 2 – Tone, Tighten and Turn It Up!

Need to TONE UP and TIGHTEN those stubborn problem areas?

Know NOTHING about weight training and want to expand your knowledge?

Or wanting to get back to your PRE-BABY BODY BACK?

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What’s included:
-Metabolic typing with a certified and highly experienced naturopath and nutritionist where you will uncover the science behind your body type to help reduce hunger cravings, increase energy, regain mental clarity and enhance emotional balance (rrp – $160)
-Musculoskeletal assessment, body assessment and strength testing of all major muscle groups to grasp an understanding of areas of strength/weakness (rrp – $120)
– Individual 4-8 week program and initial session (rrp $80)

SAVING = $60, NOW ONLY $300

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For any additional information or questions, please do not hesitate to contact us directly:

Mobile – 0404 743 147
Email – laura_majewski@hotmail.com
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/LauraMajewskiSportScientist