Social media can help you lose weight

Social media can help you lose weight

Whether you like social media or not it can help you lose weight.  Weight loss is actually very easy to do on paper, you just need to burn off more energy then you are taking in. Move more and eat less but in practice this can be a real challenge. Especially if you are attempting to lose weight on […]

Healthy Habit 2: Stop eating when you are full

  Continuing to eat when you are already full is pretty much guaranteeing fat storage. If your body has received sufficient nutrients to fulfil its needs then any additional energy that continues to enter your body will be deposited into your fat cells. This was a great little survival system for back in the day when food was scarce. On […]

Slow and steady wins the race!

Slow and steady wins the race

I don’t know about you but I am not a big fan of the bootcamp style approach to dieting. I have tried it myself many times over the years and, although some of those attempts have successfully got me into the best shape of my life, within a month I was always back to where I started. Sometimes I […]

Universal Fat Loss Tips

Two things I have learned after 16 years of training people for weight loss, 1) there is more than one way to skin a cat and 2) one size does not fit all. I read blogs and articles written by other trainers on a weekly basis and many of them have such a strong belief […]

Macronutrients | Part 3 Fat

The last article looked at where we can get great carbohydrate sources from. This final article on macronutrients will discuss the importance of fat. Myth busting: Eating a low-fat diet is the key to weight loss. Ok so first of all a “fat-free” label doesn’t mean you can eat all you want without increasing your […]

Sugar Vs Fat

I finally got round to watching Horizons ‘Sugar Vs Fat’ and I have to say it was pretty interesting. I’m always very critical of these shows as they usually carry out experiments with an extremely small sample size and very little control measures. However, this had some interesting take homes. Sugar Vs Fat – Summary Unfortunately, the show […]

Macronutrients Part 2 | Carbohydrate

Last article we looked at proteins but lets not forget the importance of carbohydrate too. Carbohydrate is an important macronutrient because it is a useful source of energy. By including carbohydrate in your diet you will spare your protein from being used to provide energy instead, allowing it to focus on it’s main role of growth […]

Macronutrients Part 1 | Protein

Every cell in the human body contains protein as part of its structure. Without protein the structures would break down and the cells wouldn’t function. Therefore, if you want your body to run like a Rolls Royce, eat an adequate amount of protein. If you don’t consume an adequate amount of protein, it’s more likely […]

Top three tips for Festive Fat Fighting

Three tips for fighting Festive fat

I’m up for a few Xmas over-indulgences as much as the next person, however if we go too crazy in December we have to work so damn hard in January. The average person consumes over 7000 calories on Christmas day alone, (that’s 2 lbs of fat) add that to all the other days of snacking […]