UWA league week 4 2021

Hi All,

Weight loss Leaders this week were:

Ablooterations - Gary Keenan down 1.2 and scoring a hatrick, along with Simon

Black Panthers- Ben down 1.2 and Kev down 1.6

FC lean and green- Gavin scoring a hatrick

Liver Failure- Alec and Hadi scoring hatricks, and Ravi down 0.8kg

Yellow- Hatricks from Cameron, Chris and Carl, a 5% weight loss bonus to Clint ,congrats Clint,
and Paul down 0.9kg and Ryan down 1.7kg

Well done Gents

A topic raised this week was gut health.

Something that you all want to stay on top of is your vegetable intake, I know I’ve mentioned this before but it is very important as its one of the main sources of fibre in our diet. Men need 38grams per day. One cup of vegetables contains 8grams, so getting your recommended 2.5 cups of cooked veggies per day will give you 20grams of fibre.

You can obtain fibre from your two serves of fruit as well as wholegrains like rice and oats as well as legumes such as beans, lentils and chickpeas.

Getting adequate fibre will reduce your risk of colon cancer as well as keeping things moving each day.

Our gut is where a large part of our immune system is based and so again, feeding your gut bacteria with fibre will help to keep your immune system strong warding off colds and flus as we head into winter.

Watch out for artificial sweetners in low car sports bars/ products as these can upset your gut as well.

Maintaining adequate hydration throughout the day by getting close to 3 litres of water will also keep things moving and keeping your digestive system happy.

Staying hydrated also has the added benefit of increasing your metabolism :slight_smile: