Last year I wrote about the time I ate 1000 calories a day for 5 days. It was a self-experiment to test accepted truths around weight loss and nutrition. Basically, I wanted to know what … Continue reading Does 1000 Calories a Day Work For Weight Loss?
Weight Loss & Nutrition
Alongside my personal training work, I also do some fitness copywriting work. The two overlap in lots of obvious ways. They also overlap in other, slightly less obvious ways. The nutrition agenda is one of … Continue reading The Best Weight Loss Book You Can Read Isn’t About Food
How to decide which protein powder is best for you A lot of people hear ‘protein powder’ and don’t really think anything of it, which isn’t giving much credit to the different brands, flavours and … Continue reading How to decide which protein powder is best for you
Low Calorie Diet Swaps That Won’t Make You Hate Your Life… One of the problems with being on a diet or calorie restriction is that it can be utterly grim (if you do it the … Continue reading Low Calorie Diet Swaps That Won’t Make You Hate Your Life
Intermittent Fasting: What, Why and How Intermittent fasting has become popular again it seems. As with many of these things, the fitness world is ahead of the curve – Intermittent Fasting was first being spoken … Continue reading Intermittent Fasting – Complete Guide
The 1000 Calorie Diet – Good, Bad or Indifferent? In life there are all kinds of accepted ‘truths’ which are factually incorrect. Fitness and nutrition is full of them… ‘don’t eat carbs after 6’, ‘don’t … Continue reading What Happened When I Followed a 1000 Calorie Diet…
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
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