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Personalising Your Fitness & Nutrition Plan

19.05.2021
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I don’t think losing weight, improving fitness and getting in shape should be viewed as a one-size-fits-all.

We’re all individuals, and we all have our own views of what’s easy and what’s not.

When it comes to eating well and exercising, we’ve got some aspects totally sussed and other things which would serve us well to work on.

And then, of course, there’s your […]

Why You Shouldn’t Be Hesitant To Improve Strength or Gain Muscle

13.05.2021
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When I use the phrase ‘improving strength’ or ‘gaining a little muscle’ while explaining the best way to prime our bodies to burn fat, there’s often something of a hesitation.

Often, strength and muscle are linked inside your mind with body builder style muscles and bulking up.

But, gaining strength doesn’t have to be about lifting heavily loaded bars or huge dumbbells; you can also build strength by practicing and perfecting a whole variety of exercises, and by adjusting variables […]

Nutrition May Be Complicated – But Eating Well Is Not.

5.05.2021
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The science of nutrition might be pretty complicated, but eating food is not.

Just eat real food.

Eat protein – at least 1g per kilo of your bodyweight every day.

Eat veggies – pretty much as many as you can cram in, of as many different types as you can manage.

Eat a portion of carbohydrates every day, especially if you’re active.

Allow most of your fat intake to come from whole food sources which also fit into another category.

Drink plenty of water.

Keep foods which don’t fall into any of the above categories (like processed food or alcohol […]

The Habit Of Over Eating

28.04.2021
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I’ve recorded this email as a video as well. You can find it on Facebook or Instagram.

As you know, these email newsletters I send are written with the intention of giving you skills and information you can use to make real changes to your nutrition, fitness and health.

With this in mind, I’d like to know what you’re finding hard with respect to nutrition and exercise at the minute.

What can I send over the coming weeks which you would find helpful? 

Small things, big things – it doesn’t matter […]

Is It Good To Ache After A Workout?

23.04.2021
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Let’s talk about muscle aches after a workout.

Is it a good thing to ache? And does it mean you haven’t worked hard enough if you don’t ache the next day?

Well, the science says that no, you definitely don’t need to ache after a workout in order to be progressing. Just because you’re not aching after yesterday’s workout does not mean it wasn’t an effective workout.

But, is the flip side true too? Have […]

Getting Back Into Exercise After A Break

14.04.2021
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Huge numbers of people have flooded back to gyms this week. This re-opening of gyms seems to have initiated a ‘fresh start’ type feeling which has followed on to those who don’t fancy the gym for whatever reason and have made a start at a new at-home workout program.

It is not at all essential to exercise in a gym if you want to lose weight and make changes to your health and fitness. I […]

Are You Struggling To Make A Start?

24.03.2021
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All the information you need to make the changes you want to make to your body, fitness and nutrition is already available for free.

It is not a lack of knowledge that prevents us from getting off the starting line and making changes.

The trouble is that the massive amount of information available is often contradictory and so leaves us feeling unsure, confused and overwhelmed. The confused mind often chooses not to make any changes and instead to simply stay with what is comfortable and familiar. If we do manage to make some changes, we often don’t give them […]

How Much Should I Eat?

10.03.2021
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Much is made (by me!) of the need to make sure you’re eating sufficient protein. And that is massively important, and perhaps even more so when you’re aiming to lose weight.

But, the question that follows is: how much of everything else should I eat?

Well, the first part of the answer to that question is: if you focus purely on eating until you are satisfied rather than stuffed, and only eat nutrient rich ‘real food’ when you are hungry […]

All About Omega 3 & 6

5.03.2021
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Omega 3 and 6 are considered essential fats – i.e. fat that you need to eat because your body cannot make it itself. Yet, the focus is always on omega 3 – why is that?

Omega 6 intake needs to be considered less because it is found in things we tend to eat a lot of anyway.

Any type of ready made food is likely to be high in omega 6, since vegetable oils are both high in omega 6 and are in […]

How Kitchen Roll Relates To Fat Loss

25.02.2021
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Alwyn Cosgrove posted the most fantastic thing the other day on Facebook, likening a roll of kitchen roll to fat loss. I thought it was fabulously visual and made the point that just because fat loss might seem slow at times, it’s the fact that you’ve stayed the course which means the results add up over time.

It goes like this:

Take two rolls of kitchen roll, each with 100 sheets. Keep one aside as your ‘before’ picture. Use the […]