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New nutty surprise!

New nutty surprise!

Healthy food shouldn’t be boring.

This almond pate is amazing and filling, healthy and sweet.

Spread on a nice healthy bagel or on sweet potatoe toast for an even sweeter taste.

Satisfy your cravings and still stay on the healthy train!

If you want nutrition advice but don;t know where to start, then book a free intro via link below and lets get you started on your healthy lifestyle.

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Modern western day diets are slowly killing us and yet we still go to the doctor and get prescribed medicines for all kinds of illnesses

Modern western day diets are slowly killing us and yet we still go to the doctor and get prescribed medicines for all kinds of illnesses

“You are what you eat.”


We like to say this, but how many of us actually believe it, and more importantly, put it to work in our daily lives?


We live in a time of widespread unhealthiness. The percentage of children and adolescents who are considered overweight or obese has tripled since 1970. More than 70 percent of adults have been diagnosed with a (usually preventable) chronic disease and more than 75 percent of the nation’s healthcare cost being spent on managing and treating these conditions. Chronic diseases, such as heart disease, stroke, cancer, chronic respiratory diseases and diabetes, are by far the leading cause of mortality in the world, representing 60 percent of all deaths.



These statistics are shocking, especially when you consider how advanced modern medicine has become. But perhaps this “advancement” has done more harm than good? Many of these chronic conditions can be prevented and treated with simple lifestyle changes, yet most physicians will write a prescription within seconds of diagnosis.



Wouldn’t it be easier just to “prescribe” a healthy diet and some exercise? Not only would it be easier, it would also be cheaper, reducing everyone’s health insurance costs along with mortality rates.



Modern western day diets are slowly killing us and yet we still go to the doctor and get prescribed medicines for all kinds of illnesses, rather than take a cold hard look at what we eat and change our unhealthy habits into healthy habits. 


You are what you eat. 


Remember this the next time you go shopping!


Tracking Macros

Tips and Tricks from Coach Damo to keep you on track with your nutrition.

Tracking Macros are important if you want to lose fat, gain muscle and keep your nutrition on point…….

Breakfast, the most important meal of the day!

Breakfast, the most important meal of the day!

Breakfast.  The most important meal of the day! 


“According to an article published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, eating a good quality breakfast increases a persons’ health-related quality of life (HRQOL) and lowers levels of depression and stress when compared to those who either eat a poor-quality breakfast or even skip breakfast all together. Working with nutrition clients, I have found that this is largely due to a long habit created on the basis of “being busy”. Someone once told me that if you aren’t careful, busy can become a way of life. When it becomes a way of life, things like your HRQOL are compromised unintentionally.


Can we call it quits with work, give up on activities, or tell our kids to get themselves ready? PROBABLY NOT! 


Instead, we need to find a habit that will save you time, set you up for success, and create a standard that increases your quality of life. This week’s recipe is a staple for busy, breakfast skipping people!”


Meal prep your breakfasts all week and you don’t have to worry if you’re in a rush!

What would you do for your children?

What would you do for your children?

What would you do for your children? Would you jump in front of a moving vehicle to save their life?.   Maybe even tackle a gunman or knife wielding madman.  


Well yes of course you would, you would take a bullet for them.  You would literally die for them.  Right?  


Then why are you feeding your children unhealthy foods? Why are you letting them sit around all day doing nothing, probably eating unhealthy snacks? Why are you not teaching them healthy habits? 


Less than 33% of parents choose a healthy lifestyle and get their children involved in healthy foods and fun healthy activities.   


So you say you would die for you children.  Then be the change.   Change your habits to save them their future.  


If a child is obese at a young age, statistics show they will carry obesity into their adult life.    It's much harder to change your habits as an adult, so why not teach your children healthy habits from a young age.  Teach them they are what they eat.   They are what they do.   


If you change, they won't have to.   If you make those choices now for yourself and them, they will grow up being the best version of themselves.  


You chose now to save them them.  Be a living example of health and fitness.  Be a role model and live for them and they will thank you for it when they are older and wiser.  

Someone once sang a very famous song. I BELIEVE THE CHILDREN ARE OUR FUTURE, TEACH THEM WELL AND LET THEM LEAD THE WAY..

Monkey see, monkey do!  

Be the best version of you and teach them how to be the best version of themselves.

Be the change. 


Book a free intro and lets get you started..   #BETHECHANGE



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Tips to reduce snacking.

A few tips to reduce snacking.

Here at Ulysses we’re happy to give you help and advice in all aspects of nutrition and training.

Check out our website for more hints, tips, recipes and much more.

Meat free Monday!

Meat free Monday!

Meat free Monday

For all you meat lovers out there, why not try a meat free option with lots of yummy flavour, and contrary to belief, lots of protein too!

A great recipe that will take you ten minutes to make.

Go on, give it a go, you just might like it.

Do you like this recipe? Why not check out our recipe page.

Our Ulysses nutrition coaches have lots more recipes, along with help, advice and tips and tricks to keep you on track with your nutrition.

We will help you ever step of the way.

Why not book a free intro and see how we can help you be the best version of yourself.

Alcohol.  If you must!

Alcohol. If you must!

So the weekend is here.  Maybe you'll have a few beers 🍻🍺 tonight.   


 Go out for 🍹🍸🍷cocktails tomorrow with the gang. 


Have a BBQ with a few bottles🍾🍾 of wine or prosecco on Sunday.    


You've had a long week and you deserve a treat right?   The choice is entirely yours. However nutrition labels are not required on alcohol so it's really hard to track.  


Here is a list of the most popular drinks people have at the weekend or special occasions.   Be mindful of the empty calories and sugar content consumed in alcohol.    


Try and drink a glass or water between alcohol beverages. Not only will it help with the dreaded hangover, it helps fill you up so you drink less, so you don't consume too many empty calories.   


Have a great weekend folks.  

Team Ulysses

FREE Nutrition e-book.

FREE Nutrition e-book.

Here at Ulysses we loving helping people.

We want to share our tips tricks and advice with everyone from our granny to the postman.

Why not download our FREE nutrition ebook and let us help you get nutrition savvy!

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Helping people become the best version of themselves since 2016

Transformation Tuesday!

Transformation Tuesday!

This is what happens when the body gets the correct nutrition.

Hard work and consistency = RESULTS.

This happened in just 28 days. Imagine the results longer term?

What are you waiting for?

Click that “book free intro” button and let us help you on your journey.

Check out our website for members stories, awesome recipes, hints and tips and much, much more.

WHAT HAVE YOU GOT TO LOSE?

A delicious healthy snack, perfect for those summer picnics

A delicious healthy snack, perfect for those summer picnics

A delicious healthy snack, perfect for those summer picnics.

When the summer comes and you need to satisfy your sweet tooth, this recipe is perfect.

Simple and effective in curbing those sweet craving.

For more amazing recipes, why not check out the recipe page on our website.

But the most outstanding achievement was how much his confidence grew as his body fat reduced and his weight went down

But the most outstanding achievement was how much his confidence grew as his body fat reduced and his weight went down

San.   One of our many amazing members, took part in the 28 day challenge and not only did he win week two for all his participation with the group chats and inspiring others with his great efforts and cheering others, but he was the overall winner of the challenge.  😀


His transformation in eating habits and healthy lifestyle was amazing to watch. 


But the most outstanding achievement was how much his confidence grew as his body fat reduced and his weight went down.    


San is, and always has been a massive part of Ulysses since day one, he is a cheery chap and has a smile for everyone.   But as a nutrition coach, watching his confidence soar, has been emotional.


His journey isn't yet over, San win himself a full month unlimited access to HSN/Ulysses nutrition and we just know he's going to do amazing things, not just in nutrition but in life.    


San, Team Ulysses are really proud of how you've collectively grown and shrunk 🤪.


  

We are really looking forward to working further with San as he has been amazing to work with already and we just knows he is ready to transform not only his lifestyle but others around him too.   


If you feel like you’re ready to grow in confidence, just like San has. 


Then click that “book free intro” button and lets get you started. 


We are here to help you every step of the way. 


Log food, improve results.

If you find it hard to lose weight, it is always your food.

Log food and get improved results.

Chloe was our chosen winner for week four of our 28 day nutrition challenge. 

Chloe was our chosen winner for week four of our 28 day nutrition challenge. 

Chloe was our chosen winner for week four of our 28 day nutrition challenge. 


Chloe was consistent in hitting her macros and training.  


Her energy levels have improved she feels so much stronger and fitter.  


Chloe lost a vast amount of body fat and gained lots of muscle mass.  Chloe was chuffed to bits when we done her final bio-metrics as she could see how much her body has changed, not just physically but also internally too.   Her mindset going into the challenge was on top form and she did herself very proud. 


Chloe Team Ulysses are so proud of you and all you achieved over the challenge. Well done. 


Chloe has won herself some Natural nutrients protein. 


See Chloe's before and after pics, wow they are awesome.   


If you'd like Ulysses Nutrition coaches to help you on your journey, then why not click the "book a free intro" link and see what you can achieve


Wellness Wednesday 

Wellness Wednesday 

Wellness Wednesday 


“I count macros perfectly so why do I need nutrition coaching?”


Ah yes. A common statement. So you count macros 👏, but let me ask you:


➡ what are those macros comprised of? Do you fast all day and have five double cheeseburgers or a parmo, but are happy cuz “bro! I hit my macros!” Or do your macros consist of whole food choices?


➡ aside from macro counting, how does your hydration look? Your sleep? Your micronutrients? 


➡ are you eating regularly?


➡ how is your nutrient timing - pre and post workout?


➡ are you measuring body composition to either validate or disprove your macro goals? Who set your macro goals?


Wow. So many questions. Should probably book a consultation with a nutrition coach and focus less on perfect macros and focus more on healthy and sustainable nutrition habits. 


Check out a Ulysses nutrition coach to help you on your journey! 💙 



Buffalo Chicken.

Buffalo Chicken.

This amazing recipe is one of many to help you in your healthy lifestyle. Check out our recipe page for more amazing ideas on how to feed you and the whole family, great wholesome foods.

INGREDIENTS

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Place chopped onion and minced garlic at the bottom of the crockpot. Place chicken on top. Then cover with low sodium chicken stock.

  2. Cover chicken with Frank’s hot sauce (add Tabasco if you would like additional spice)

  3. Cook on low heat for 6 hours

  4. Once cooked, set aside 1/2 cup of broth and pour out the remaining.

  5. Return chicken and 1/2 cup of saved broth to crockpot and cook on high heat for an additional 30 minutes

  6. Enjoy

  7. Try it Sara's way and make Buffalo BBQ Chicken! All you need to do is replace the 12 ounces of hot sauce with 1/4 cup Stubs BBQ Sauce and 1/2 Cup Franks Red Hot Sauce!

RECIPE NOTES

Nutrition Facts

Buffalo Chicken (Crockpot)

Amount Per Serving

Calories 131Calories from Fat 18

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 2g3%

Saturated Fat 0.02g0%

Polyunsaturated Fat 0.03g

Monounsaturated Fat 0.02g

Cholesterol 64mg21%

Sodium 1655mg69%

Potassium 70mg2%

Total Carbohydrates 3g1%

Dietary Fiber 0.4g2%

Sugars 0.1g

Protein 27g54%

Vitamin A17%

Vitamin C13%

Calcium0.3%

Iron4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Sean has taken this challenge in his stride and even started cooking

Sean has taken this challenge in his stride and even started cooking

Sean is our winner of week three for the 28 day nutrition challenge.

Sean has taken this challenge in his stride and even started cooking. Sean has given up his beloved fizzy drinks and even prepped energy ball snacks to give him that extra protein boost.

Sean wins himself some Dr Gus Bone shake to help him beyond the 28 day challenge and into the future. Sean is a bit of a joker and made us all laugh with a comment for international fried chicken day, but he’s proud to say he didn’t give into temptation and his will power was bigger then he previously thought.

Sean didn’t really need to lose weight, he wanted to lose body fat and build up muscle and I think it’s safe to say he’s been smashing them goals.

Well done Sean, Team Ulysses are very proud of you and all you’ve achieved in educating yourself in your new found healthy lifestyle.

10 years younger.

10 years younger.

There is nothing more we love than sharing success stories.

Well here goes. Our 28 day challenge participants’ have been doing amazing.

Since the 15th June when they started they have all shared their highs and lows, they have been sticking to tracking their food, sharing recipes and even having tasting sessions of snacks and protein with each other. The groups chat is always buzzing with members sharing things from photos to inspiration and each one has contributed towards helping each other.

Great TEAM effort guys. Team Ulysses are so proud of each and every one of you.

But the most amazing thing to come from all this is, over the first week, their collective loss was over 15 KG. Their body fat percentage has been greatly de-creased and the energy levels the members have has shown in every WOD.

Another awesome added bonus, is the metabolic age of the participants’ that wanted a weigh in, has de-creased by 10 years. Yes, 10 years in just over a week of eating healthy.

Each one has a different goal, but over all, the weight loss throughout has been amazing. One has seen significant changes in her body, one has seen that her get up and go which left a long time, has well and truly returned. One has mentioned how much energy she has, one has told us how his love for fatty food has simply gone. But those are just a few highs, there were many, many more..

Not to mention the camaraderie among the full group.

Well done guys. We’re looking forward to what the next few weeks have in store for you all!

San has taken on mental clarity to his healthy lifestyle, even giving up his weekend beers

San has taken on mental clarity to his healthy lifestyle, even giving up his weekend beers

Were proud to announce our 28 day challenge winner for week two is San.

San has taken on mental clarity to his healthy lifestyle, even giving up his weekend beers.

He’s contributed a lot to the group this week, by sharing his highs and lows and his lunch meal prep picture for the week, which looked awesome. Hes taken on all advice and has made amazing progress. He’s been drinking lots of water and has adapted to this change in a healthy lifestyle with a positive outlook and we’re looking forward to seeing him achieve more.

San wins himself some DR GUS protein for all his effort and hard work for week two.

Week three is well under way and we’re excited to see who the next winner will be.

You’ve all done amazing guys. Keep up the great work and keep tracking your food, your goals, and most of all your amazing progress.

Team Ulysses are proud of each and everyone of you!