Plant-based protein – not just for vegan bodybuilders Providing a way to get protein that isn’t from animal products, plant-based protein has often been mainly associated with vegan bodybuilders or gym enthusiasts who follow a … Continue reading Plant-based Protein – Not Just for Vegan Bodybuilders
Weight Loss & Nutrition
Giving Up Sugar – My Experience As I sit here typing this, my stomach is digesting refined sugar for the first time in a month. Let me explain… I sent out an email to my … Continue reading Giving Up Sugar For a Month…
Swimrun Race Nutrition Strategy I have a personal training client who competes in Swimrun races. He doesn’t just make up the numbers either – he podium finishes regularly. In this article I’m going to share … Continue reading Swimrun Race Nutrition Strategy
Non Exercise Activity Thermogenesis in Action Non Exercise Activity Thermogenesis, or NEAT as it’s more commonly referred to as can be a massive ally when it comes to body composition and weight loss. In this … Continue reading Non Exercise Activity Thermogenesis in Action
Carbs – Good, Bad or Indifferent? Since the early 2000’s when the Atkins Diet became popular, carbs have been the devil, the saviour and everything in between. It’s lead to total and utter confusion for … Continue reading Carbs, Carbs and More Carbs…
What To Do If You’ve Overindulged on Chocolate It’s Easter Sunday – or in other words, ‘eat yourself into a chocolate coma day’. In the picture above, my youngest son is doing his best to … Continue reading What To Do If You’ve Overindulged on Chocolate: A 3-Point Plan!
How to Cheat on a Diet (Sensibly) At some point on any weight loss journey, you’ll want (and deserve) a cheat meal. The good news is that this doesn’t spell disaster for a weight loss … Continue reading How to Cheat on a Diet and Still Lose Weight!
Your Weight Loss is as Successful as Meal Prepping… As a personal trainer, I’ve helped people to lose weight for over 10 years. With a data set that large, you begin to see patterns; patterns … Continue reading Your Weight Loss is as Successful as Your Meal Prepping…
‘Cheat day’ is Great – As Long As It Doesn’t disrupt Your Weight Loss! The picture below is from my heart rate monitor app. It’s a snapshot of my post cheat day workout data. It … Continue reading Cheat Day Payback – Why It’s Important
Breakfast is the Most Important Meal of the Day? I hate nonsensical absolutes in fitness and nutrition. One of them being ‘breakfast is the most important meal of the day’. Is it? Why? ‘Breakfast is … Continue reading Breakfast is the Most Important Meal of the Day?
80% Diet, 20% Exercise? If you’ve been around the fitness and nutrition world a while, you’ve probably heard it said that in terms of importance it’s 80% diet, 20% exercise. That’s true. Except when it’s not. … Continue reading 80% Diet, 20% Exercise?
Nitric Oxide Booster: Ideal Pre-Workout Supplement My first experience with nitric oxide boosters was back in 2008. My colleague had brought some pre-workout into the gym with him for us to try. He brought both … Continue reading Pre-Workouts and Nitric Oxide Boosters
How to lose weight… Since I started my Facebook page the other day, I’ve taken an interest in other fitness pages and the messages the personal trainers put out to their readers/potential clients. I’ve concluded the fitness … Continue reading Here’s how to lose weight…
Common Diet Problems and how to Fix Them I’ve got a really simple post for you today – a guide to common diet problems and how to fix them. Working with weight loss clients for … Continue reading 20 Common Diet Problems and How to Fix Them
Food prep makes sticking to a healthy diet easy. Read why… Yesterday I spent 2.5 hours with my Stockport personal training client, Mark to help him with food prep. Mark’s situation is the same as … Continue reading Food Prep Tips – Make Healthy Eating Convenient!