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

Seaweed

March 16, 2017

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I am a big fan of seaweed.

Lately after a surf session I always harvest some fresh seaweed from the beach.

Seaweed has so many great benefits for your health. It is a long time secret from the Centenarians of Okinawa , Japan. And hey, if they are the longest lived people on the planet, it must be good.

Seaweed is great source of vitamins and minerals. Remember that spirulina is a seaweed also.

You can also use fresh seaweed as a beauty treatment. Get the fresh seaweed and blend it in your VITAMIX or any other powerful blender with a little bit of water until you have a gel mixture. Apply it to your hair and face !

Try it out !

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 to Eat Chocolate

March 10, 2017

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So the Australian winter is approaching and most of my clients ask me about chocolate.

Is it healthy or not?

Yes it is but it depends on what kind of chocolate.

I only recommend raw cacao powder that is rich in antioxidants and is a superfood. Stay away from the supermarket varieties.

The best way to eat it is to simply mix a few tablespoons of raw cacao powder with a nut butter of your choice and done !

Don’t add honey, or any sweetener. Maybe a bit of stevia powder, but nut butters are amazing purely alone.

How much of it is good?

I would say no more than a tablespoon a day.

Like anything that is good, in excess it turns into poison.

So, unleash your Willy Wonka.

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

Trees Are Everything

February 28, 2017

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You must be wondering why I am writing about trees in a health blog.

The answer is simple . Without them there is no you and me !

I am sure you are aware of how important they are for our survival and for the planet’s survival.

NASA estimates that there are currently 400 billion trees globally. The addition of just 7 billion trees (one for every person on Earth) would therefore give us a further 16 years of safe climate at our current rate of emissions.

So let’s plant a few trees around!

Have you ever planted a tree? If not, plant a few for you, your family and me !

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

Jealousy Factor

February 24, 2017

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Think about this, you train, eat well and then that work colleague, that friend releases a comment that is out of place and hurts you like :

“You are too skinny, stop it.”

“I am not sure about what you are doing.”

“Interesting what you are doing but…”

Yes those comments full of poison could be translated into :

“Hey you are losing weight and getting healthy, it means you look better than I do now.”

Or

“You look good, it challenges my lifestyle because I might need to change myself and I don’t want to.”

Think about it, always check your intuition if comments about yourself make you feel good or not. If they put you down take action. It doesn’t matter who is saying it, if doesn’t add anything , it is better to stop it.

Open your eyes !

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