Kombucha

May 27, 2017

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I had to dedicate a whole post to this amazing superfood.

I have been taking Kombucha daily for more than 7 years now ! I have to confess that I hated it at first, but hey , if is good for you I am in. I have tried so many disgusting things over the years in the name of health, you wouldn’t believe me!!

So after a few days I actually liked Kombucha. I never used sugar to make it. I did lots of research and the first original batches were made with honey. So that’s how I make mine.

There are so many tricks to making the best Kombucha, and using honey is one. I wouldn’t drink Kombucha made with low quality sugar and almost no tea in it.

I use a very old recipe that works a treat every time. You can read the whole recipe on my book The Rawfit Diet.

In terms of flavours I actually make amazing superfood flavours like lemon and turmeric, or cayenne pepper and ginger. I have also done one with acai, turmeric, lemon and pepper from time to time. Try it !

So in terms of benefits to the body, I can tell you from my experience, that it is an amazing tonic, that is full of great bacteria that helps your digestion. Kombucha is also great for the skin due to its antioxidant powers.

Basically anything that is fermented is powerful !

Try it for yourself !

Kombucha here we go

For more information on nutrition and exercise please get my book The Rawfit Diet.

Also download my application a Million Workouts by Rawfit and my exercise videos, Rawfit Model Series.

Dehydration Bells

May 17, 2017

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Hey this time of the year is a cozy time . I love winter .

One point that is important to adapt to in this season is our water intake.

People for some reason feel less inclined to drink water . And the result is dehydration.

My advise here is to focus on warm liquids like teas ! Teas are great have great benefits and taste amazing !

Try mixing them up too. I like to mix lemongrass , mint and chamomile teas ! It tastes surreal.

I am also a fan of the super powerhouse Matcha ! Hey if the Japanese have approved it for thousands of years it must be good !

For more information on nutrition and exercise please get my book The Rawfit Diet.

Also download my application a Million Workouts by Rawfit and my exercise videos, Rawfit Model Series.

I Am So Tired

May 13, 2017

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I know it’s not an excuse. I hear a lot about people coming to me before sessions and saying :

“I am so tired.”

And it is important to have that freedom with my clients. That is trust.

As a trainer, one of my roles is to adapt the session according to the client’s needs and state of mind, and like all of us it is normal and acceptable to be tired.

We kind of live in a society that we “kind of” doesn’t allow people to be tired…we always want people to be up, smiling and so on.

So you would think that training and being tired don’t match, but hey, yes they do.

In that case the proper training is a centering, harmonising kind of training.

I would prescribe to my clients in those situations a very special session, mixing breathing exercises, elongating positions, and above all exercises that focus on body balancing. The target in those situations is to feel better, more energised at the end of the session compared to the beginning of it.

If you ever feel like that just go for a walk. A slow walk, adding some calm music and some deep breathing for 10 minutes. I guarantee you will feel more energised and more alive.

Other things that you can do are gentle yoga and swimming !

Things to do not do are hard exercises, hard core cardio and heavy weights. That would make your situation even worse.

So if you feel tired next time, you will know what to do.

For more information on nutrition and exercise please get my book The Rawfit Diet.

Also download my application a Million Workouts by Rawfit and my exercise videos, Rawfit Model Series.

That Thing

April 26, 2017

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I hear all the time from clients that it is hard to give up “that thing”.

That thing is just a habit, an addiction. It could be alcohol, cigarettes, sugar or salt.

I know it is hard to let go of something that you have been doing for so long, in many cases your whole life.

At the end of the day we all know that those things are killing us , little by little.

I personally was totally addicted to salt. It was so hard to let go of salt.

In my experience, sugar is the big villain, the one that people find hardest to let go of. Most experts say that it is the strongest drug that we can use.

Like in any behaviour modification it is important to understand the causes of it, when did it start, and replace it.

Yes replace it.

For an example, I replaced salt with spices, and understood that I was eating all that salt because of my culture.

Yes it was hard to let go of it, but I feel so much better.

Most of my clients report to me that when they let go of those things they feel the taste of food, AT LAST ! Any in most cases they lose weight.

So what is your addiction?

For more information on nutrition and exercise please get my book The Rawfit Diet.

Also download my application a Million Workouts by Rawfit and my exercise videos, Rawfit Model Series.

Exciting News

April 21, 2017

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Rawfit has just launched a new product for you !

It is called Rawfit Model Series

Rawfit Model Series are express video sessions that last only 10 minutes.

Straight to the point.

You can use it in the comfort of your house, hotel or outdoors.

The videos were shot in a very unique way, using Riskalla’s unique combination of exercise sequences.

Get yours now via www.rawfit.com.au

Watch the previews of videos 1 and 2 here

For more information on nutrition and exercise please get my book The Rawfit Diet.

Also download my application a Million Workouts by Rawfit and my exercise videos, Rawfit Model Series.

NO

April 18, 2017

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We live in a culture surrounded by YESes . Sometimes it feels like we are living in a five star hotel where the concierge is always keen to please us.

The tendency to say YES to everything is a problem of living in a society ruled by marketing .

Some of us are so trained to believe in things that are not real and when that comes to health, a lot of problems arise.

I remember years ago a family member feeding my nephew a supermarket baby food. And I said to this person:

“Can I prepare something fresh for him instead ? It will take me 5 minutes to make it.”

This person replied to me saying :

“The food that is already prepared by this company is much more nutritious and healthier than homemade food.”

And she was serious about it .

That’s what I call totally YES to marketing messages to the point where one doesn’t question anything, people go into the “whatever” mode.

I am a huge believer that lack of personal boundaries and knowing who you are, are the causes of this yes yes yes.

Think about another example . I actually hear a lot of it from my male clients:

A male goes out with his friends , then one orders beers … then the social pressure starts . The pressure to conform to the “average” and without questioning a few hours later they are all drunk.

A lot of those males tell me that they hate those situations but to conform to social pressures they end up succumbing to the “whatever ” .

The result is that people start going against themselves and that leads us to not knowing who we are. Some of us are always baring our souls to be accepted by others and not to our own selves.

In a “real” world where people can fully be themselves, marketing would be non existent , no pre conceived ideas would be allowed and used. I guarantee you that junk food wouldn’t exist in that world.

So now being very real to yourself, make a list of times or examples when you consider you are not being yourself, that you became a follower.

Little by little try to stop it.

Just a tip, that is the road to happiness!

I have had amazing chats with a few clients who don’t work . They actually don’t need to work . They have so much money that for the majority of us looking from outside you would think that they got there ! They made it ! And those clients always confess to me that having the car, the yacht is cool for a few months then the emptiness comes.

I told you this not to judge anyone but to illustrate how happiness is not attached in any manner to money.

Happiness has all to do with following your instincts , your intuition , to saying NO to things that go against your core values, to sticking to your own beliefs!

So start that list now and get rid of that car!

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

Do You Have It?

April 5, 2017

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Hey do you have what it takes to change your life and be happy?

Huge statement uh? Cheesy also?

I agree, but think about. Be honest with yourself.

Create a list right now of things that are holding you back in order for you to be happy.

Add to your list 2 separate columns.

Column number one is internal things, your own thought process, messages that you tell yourself , excuses that you use and so on.

Column number two is things that you bring into your life, like friends, colleagues, food, beverages , social situations, work.

Spend a few minutes looking at all the information you wrote down.

Now create a third column right beside the other two. Lets call this column the solution for the areas of your life that you need to change and write down the solution for them.

Gutsy?

Go for 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

Phone Consultations

March 30, 2017

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Sometimes you might not be able to se Ricardo face to face. It could be that you are overseas, travelling or you might just need a quick chat to put you on the path to success.

A phone consultation with Ricardo might be the solution for you.

Your call can cover exercise guidance and nutrition coaching, and solve most of your doubts, and will definitely help you to be the best version of yourself.

Book it now !

What Really Matters In Fitness

March 30, 2017

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This is a big question in terms of fitness . What is more important : cardio , strength work , flexibility , intensity , frequency , diet ?

In my opinion and experience, the most important is diet followed by flexibility !

Those two are the foundations of health .

Think about diet as the building blocks of your body. If the materials are weak there is nothing that cardio and so on can amend !

Flexibility is the underlooked part of fitness but without it, injury and low quality of life is the result ! Tense muscles are a recipe for days , weeks and months of missed training due to injuries ! There are people out there that never stretch; one day that will catch up with them , trust me !

So let’s eat well and stretch now !

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

Busy Syndrome

March 23, 2017

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Hey we are all offenders here…

A friend, colleague or partner asks how you are going and your reply is :

“BUSY”

Really?

If you really look into your daily routine, we all have 5, 10 or some minutes here and there to spare.

I vowed myself to never reply “I am busy”.

I always say: “ I am great, lots of good things happening, how can I help you.”

Try it yourself.

BUSY sounds and works like a brick wall, not letting new things come into your life.

Yes we need to have boundaries, but first listen to whatever the other has to say, access it , and then reply .

My advice as a trainer is for you to NEVER, EVER say ‘I am busy’ to yourself. Especially in relation to your training, diet planning and anything related to your health.

No health, no you.

Simple as that.

So I ask you :

“How are you?”

Think twice before you answer.

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