Rawfit Book In Portuguese

December 1, 2016

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I am very excited to announce that my book The Rawfit Diet is now available in Portuguese.

The idea of having the book in Portuguese is to help all my clients from Brazil who have been asking me for years to have the book in their mother tongue.

I was born in Brazil so it was a no-brainer to go ahead with that.

The book will be reaching a big audience now, so I can’t wait to help more and more people and make this planet a healthier one!

The book is available in several platforms:

Apple iTunes
Google Play
Kindle / Amazon

To make it easier you can also get the book via www.rawfit.com.au

For more tips, recipes, and exercises please get my book The Rawfit Diet and my application a Million Workouts by Rawfit via my website www.rawfit.com.au

Is Breakfast The Main Meal Of The Day?

November 20, 2016

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Apparently according to the KELLOGG’s folklore it is.

It all started in 1944 with its first marketing campaign, to be very specific.

John Harvey Kellogg a religious doctor believed that cereal would both improve Americans’ health and keep them from masturbating and desiring sex. Yes, you heard me right.

If we rewind history a bit more you would discover that the Romans ate only one meal a day. And they were very healthy.

Simply…. food companies sponsoring the major food researches in the name of profit, not in name of health.

If you have kids and if you remember when you were a kid, you will see that most of them hate breakfast. That is called natural eating instinct.

Personally I like to have filtered water with lemon juice and a pinch of cayenne pepper to start the day.

Mr Kellogg would be horrified I think !

For more tips, recipes, and exercises please get my book The Rawfit Diet and my application a Million Workouts by Rawfit via my website www.rawfit.com.au

High Intensity Training ?

November 10, 2016

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Hey I know there is a whole trend out there of high intensity training.

I get asked a few times here and there what I think about it.

My opinion based on my experience is that it doesn’t work .

Lets go back a few steps and analyse where and why this kind of training was created.

With the intervention of television , fitness became entertainment, so why not create reality shows where you and I can see people suffering. The Biggest Loser was created. Lots of other shows were created all based on the premise that fitness and suffering go hand in hand.

I am very opposed to that. Fitness is about adding quality to your life, not negative attitudes like someone vomiting during a session or a trainer screaming at you while you are doing your best.

Yes that kind of show creates lots of ratings. Is that effective? No it is not. As a fitness professional I feel horrible watching it. It is the opposite of what should be done.

So getting back to my point, most people now associate a good session with vomiting, screaming and so on.

Not the way to go.

That kind of approach not only creates a negative association with getting healthy, but after a few sessions no one will want to wake up to have a person screaming at you, or to feel sick to the point of vomiting.

Those are the psychological aspects to it.

In terms of fitness, highly explosive exercises can and will create injuries in the long run . It also uses only explosive muscle fibres in the body and that creates an imbalance of proportions that I have seen over the years. I had to “fix” so many clients’ bodies over the years from people who were doing highly intensive exercises before.

There is lots of research out there about that kind of training and weight loss and there is even more research with any kind of exercise. Got my point? Pure marketing.

Another point that I would like to explore is the screaming aspect that most trainers and athletes use during those kind of sessions. It all started when soldiers after the American wars started to become trainers…got the idea? They started to use what they had learnt while in the army. Not fun or pleasant to say the least.

Highly intensive training will also make you very hungry and the result will be more calories in. Fail !

My advise is that exercise should be linked to happiness, fun and respect !

PERIOD !

For more tips, recipes, and exercises please get my book The Rawfit Diet and my application a Million Workouts by Rawfit via my website www.rawfit.com.au

The Mineral Water Problem

November 2, 2016

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Water, water and more water ! That is the mantra out there and I am a huge believer that it is true, we all need at least 3 litres of water everyday.

The amount can be even higher if you do more exercise.

And then we need to explore the issue a bit more and realize that not all waters are the same.

Tap water is out the question in my opinion.

Filtered water is the way to go , all the way.

And then comes the covered cousin that looks posh because is imported but at the end of the day, it can create problems.

I am talking about Mineral Water ! Yes , that fancy water that most of us think, “hey it is imported, expensive so it must be mega good for me”.

But the answer is NO. It is not good for you.

In my opinion and experience mineral water, due to its high sodium content, creates fluid retention in the body, and that can and will look like the person is fat, and in reality most people have fluid retention due to a diet rich in sodium consumption.

I solved so many cases of clients that looked that they needed to lose weight but in reality that needed to cut sodium out of their lives ! And mineral water is often the culprit.

So now you know it ! Filtered water is the best !

For more tips, recipes, and exercises please get my book The Rawfit Diet and my application a Million Workouts by Rawfit via my website www.rawfit.com.au

Running vs Walking

October 28, 2016

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Hey, I get this question all the time .

What is better, to run or to walk?

Throughout my career I have seen so many answers to this question.

To be very honest I used to think that running was the best thing for you . Then I realised with my experience and with results presented during all those years that running is not all perfect.

It is so easy to over-run . Running also can add so many injuries to your body so if I recommend running I do it in very small doses, followed by long recovery periods .

Walking on the other hand is so easy to do, requires no super motivation and anyone can do it.

Walking relaxes you, as opposed to running .

In terms of calories burnt yes running is great but for how long one can sustain it is another answer !

Running also makes one very hungry ! It defies the point completely in my opinion .

So my thumbs go up for walking all the way !

Starting walking now ! I have changed the bodies of so many people just with walking !

For more tips, recipes, and exercises please get my book The Rawfit Diet and my application a Million Workouts by Rawfit via my website www.rawfit.com.au

How Much Exercise Should You Be Doing?

October 18, 2016

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I get this question all the time ! Very popular topic.

There is lots of research around it , and very contradictory results are presented.

In my opinion and experience the right amount of exercise should be measured like this :

1) Exercise shouldn’t make you feel exhausted. If it does you are over doing it.

2)Exercise should be fun. Sessions that involve bootcamp screamers, lack of respect or anything like that create such a bad association with health. Getting healthier should never EVER be associated with anger. If your trainer uses that tone get a new trainer.

2) Exercise should make you feel alive. Any form of body movement should add so much quality to your life that you feel better at the end compared to when you started exercising. If not, you are doing the wrong activity.

4)Exercise should never be used as a compensatory measure for over eating or drinking. That is a recipe for problems.

5) And for last, the only person that can prescribe exercise for you is a trainer. Not your friend, mum and partner.

Have fun !

For more tips, recipes, and exercises please get my book The Rawfit Diet and my application a Million Workouts by Rawfit via my website www.rawfit.com.au

Toxic Effect

October 13, 2016

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We all aware by now of the effect of toxins, poisons and so on, on our health.

Little or nothing has been written about the effects of toxic people in our lives.

Yes toxic people. People that put us down, lie, create havoc and so on.

They are in all walks of life : work, family , friends.

How do you identify them?

The main thing is that you need to listen to your intuition. Your inner instinct will tell you straight away when someone is fake, aggressive or even disrespectful.

Intuition is not a new age thing. It is your defence mechanism telling you that something is wrong. It could manifest itself like a body pain, or a feeling that you can’t explain, but above all you will notice that things don’t match.

We all have to come to the realisation that the world out there is full of bad people. Yes it is a harsh reality and one day or another you will have to realise that.

The message should be clear, if you feel strange beside someone you must RUN ! Literally. Don’t let people put you down, lie or abuse you.

The point here is that toxic people will destroy your inner core . That will impact your health and how you react to your diet and exercise.

I have seen so many cases like that in my career. Sometimes a big change is all that it takes to someone get healthy.

There is so much abuse out there . Most people don’t even look for help . Lots of women are abused. Lots of men are abused. There is no gender discrimantion here.

The worst forms of abuse are psychological.

It leaves no physical traces but the side effects are tremendous.

If you feel you are being abused you must look for help.

Use all of your power to remove toxic people from your life. Trust me , it will do you well !

Health is something so simple but it involves and requires that you have good influences around you.

Think about it !

For more tips, recipes, and exercises please get my book The Rawfit Diet and my application a Million Workouts by Rawfit via my website www.rawfit.com.au

I Know What You DIDN’T DO Last Summer

October 5, 2016

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Summer is just around the corner so it is time to get the game up for the summer body.

The most common mistake that people make is to get ready for summer during summer itself. The result is pure frustration. In my opinion you get ready for summer the whole year. You should never let the ball drop.

So since the heat is about to kick in, it is time for action.

Here are some great tips to put you in the right mood for the summer body.

1) Buy new clothes in a smaller size
That is what I call positive pressure. The best pieces to buy are swimsuits.

2) Do a spring cleanse in the kitchen.
Throw out everything that doesn’t belong in a healthy lifestyle such as sugar, processed foods, any junk basically. Just keep natural and unprocessed foods. Don’t forget to throw out all those sauces that you keep in the fridge, they are loaded with sugar and salt.

3) Have a chat with your partner or friend
Put your heart on the table and express how you would like to change your lifestyle and drag someone with you on this amazing journey. Trust me it will be easier to make it happen when there is someone else in the game with you.

4) Book a holiday
If you are buying that swimsuit it is better you show it off in a nice location. That is another nice pressure to make you look good.

5)Wake up early everyday
The changes are you will do exercise early in the morning, and by the end of the day you will want to go to bed instead of the pub. And let me tell you will get addicted to being healthy.

5) Positive relocation
Move closer to a park or beach. Chances are you will practice more sports and be more outdoors.

6) Turn the pages
Read a biography of a great sportsman or woman. Get inspired by someone who inspired millions of people.

For more tips, recipes, and exercises please get my book The Rawfit Diet and my application a Million Workouts by Rawfit via my website www.rawfit.com.au

Mystery Effect

September 29, 2016

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We live in such a controlled way of life, where people plan everything, from their business targets, personal targets and so on.

Stop for a minute and analyse if you are trying to control every aspect of your life.

The problem that I see on that is that when we try to control too much, we leave no space for spontaneity, for freedom and above all to let new things happen.

Let new things happen…yes , that’s when the magic happens, that’s when new perspectives in life come and take us by surprise.

Apply that to your diet. Try new vegetables every week. Cook things in a different way, try new spices. Go out more.

When was the last time that you tried a different food?

When was the last time you tried a different physical activity?

So….. let’s get crazy and let it all happen !

For more tips, recipes, and exercises please get my book The Rawfit Diet and my application a Million Workouts by Rawfit via my website www.rawfit.com.au

Happiness Effect

September 22, 2016

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The other day I was writing an article for an online publication and one of the questions was what is the most important thing in fitness.

If the question was asked of me 20 years ago I would say cardio, weights or something along those lines.

20 years on and my answer is very different, I would say that being HAPPY is the most important thing in fitness.

I am not talking about laughing during training.

I am talking about being content with your own body, how you feel and how you express and portray it to the world.

Easier said than done you think. I agree.

In my experience so far with fitness, meditation must be part of anyone’s fitness and health routine.

I highly recommend all my clients to have at least 20 minutes of “me” time alone, just following their breaths and allowing anything that they are holding to express itself. It could be anger, happiness, any emotion. We live in a society where being “perfect” is the norm and sometimes we have no time to be angry or whatever.

Meditation doesn’t need to be and should not be religious at all. It is just the act of doing nothing, to become the observer of the inner and outer world.

So getting back to the happiness point, I believe that meditation allows people to be themselves. That creates confidence.

And from confidence, a whole new world can be created. Things flow better, you can think properly, eat consciously, be aware of mind games and many more things.

So the challenge is on…

Try to meditate today and see it for yourself !

For more tips, recipes, and exercises please get my books The Rawfit Diet and my application a Million Workouts by Rawfit via my website www.rawfit.com.au