Nutrition

The REAL Reason You Are Fat

The real reason you are fat. This is not for those of a sensitive disposition. This might offend a few of you… …but it’s still the truth.  So if you want me to sugar coat the information, I can but it wont be the truth. Press play on the video below to find out the …

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Nutrition

Can You Take 12 Inches?

Pizza… What did you think I was meaning? 🙂 It was “cheat meal” on Friday night in our house as we watched “American Gods” on Amazon. Bit weird to be honest. American Gods I mean, not the pizza. That was bloody lovely. I ordered extra tuna on mine and it came with about 2 flakes …

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Omega 3

Nutrition

The Best Way To Catch Your Dinner

Ever seen a pack of grizzly bears waist deep in a freezing cold river in Alaska, fishing for salmon? It’s a crazy sight. Standing there, dominating the river, catching fish in their mouth as the salmon make the daring trip upstream. They tear the heads clean off and then very strangely discard the rest. The …

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Macros

Nutrition

How Many Calories Should I be Eating?

So many people are still very confused with the idea of calories and macros. How much protein should I be eating? Can I eat too much protein? How much fat everyday and where, why and how many carbohydrates should I be eating? Will eating carbs after 7pm make me fat? I guess with so much …

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Nutrition

6 Life Changing Health Benefits to Fasting

Intermittent fasting is an eating pattern that can be very beneficial when used correctly and at the right times. I first heard about IF about 6 years ago but to be honest, I dismissed it as I was always a big believer in never leaving the house without a good breakfast for fear of my …

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Nutrition

Save Money, Lose Weight

“Save Money, Lose Weight” Was the name of the TV programme that aired last night on ITV and will no doubt be mentioned in today’s papers. Anyone see it? The programme examined the cost effectiveness of many popular diets, which of course so many people are using at this time of the year. It looked at …

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Neurotransmitters

Nutrition

5 Ways To Upgrade Your Breakfast

5 ways to upgrade your breakfast Let me bust a few myths to start with. Your first meal of the day is important and sets the tone for the day but what IS irrelevant is the timing. Many people in the fitness industry, including myself previously believed that eating first thing in the morning was the most …

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Fish oil

Nutrition

Benefits of Taking Fish Oil

Fish oil. You have all heard of it, many of you use it but do you realise how amazing this stuff is? Probably not. It is actually easier to say what fish oils don’t do, but that wouldn’t help you today so here is what they will do and how and where you can get …

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Smoothie

Nutrition

Fat in a Bottle

So I hope we are all in agreement that most smoothies aren’t that great for us right? Don’t believe me? Let’s look at a situation that occurred just two days ago. Allow me to explain myself; Wednesday 730am. In walks Lucy, my 730am client. “Gav, do you want this greens smoothie, they are giving them …

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Orange juice

Nutrition

Orange Juice is Healthy Right?

Orange juice… They told us it was healthy. They told us it was what you need EVERY day. What about the vitamin C and it being 1 of you 5 a day? That’s just clever marketing and a complete lie.  It’s all just sugary nonsense. It’s packaged wonderfully. Large, bright oranges, literally bursting full of liquid …

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coconut oil

Nutrition

Don’t Eat THIS, Eat THAT!

  So one question we often get asked is what good foods can be used to replace not so good ones. Let’s be honest in the ideal world we’d wake up, eat a bowl of crunchy nut cornflakes and have copious amounts of energy, whilst burning fat, building lean muscle and regulating our blood sugar …

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Greens

Nutrition

The Power of GREENS

I’m sure most of you know how important “Greens” are to have in your daily diet but lets look at why- Dark green leafy vegetables are, calorie for calorie, probably the most concentrated source of nutrition of any food. They are a rich source of minerals (including iron, calcium, potassium, and magnesium) and vitamins, including …

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fish oil

Nutrition

10 Reasons To Use Fish Oil

Do you use fish oil? Keeping it simple today Some benefits of fish oils- Faster metabolism so body fat/weight loss Reduce inflammation so reduced soreness after a workout Joint lubrication and can aid in the prevention of Arthritis and Osteoporosis Brain food. Makes you smarter and slows brain ageing. Can reduce symptoms of depression and …

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Eggs

Nutrition

One Egg For Breakfast Just won’t do.

“Will one egg do for breakfast?“ …twas the question I was asked last week. The resounding answer to that my friends is no, it won’t do. One egg provides on average about 60-80kcals depending on the size of the egg.

 A mixture of protein and fats make up those calories, the egg is one of the most perfect …

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Cholesterol

Nutrition

The Great Cholesterol “Myth”

I have just finished reading a fascinating book called “The Great Cholesterol Myth” by Jonny Bowden and Stephen Sinatra. I can’t say it much better than this so I will let Jonny and Stephen to take it from here….. “Heart disease is the #1 Killer today, however, traditional heart disease protocols have got it all wrong. Science …

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egg white omelette

Nutrition

The Egg White Omelette

Today I want to talk to you about something that really bugs me. It’s something that I see every week in the popular media and particularly in fitness circles which makes it even more frustrating. The egg white omelette. I guess that it was borne out of the idea that the yolk has fat in …

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Protein

Nutrition

How Much Protein Do We Really Need?

It’s Friday 🙂 As you know, last saturday we had our seminar and one of the areas that I looked at was obtaining enough protein in your diet and the optimal amount for burning fat. I’ve mentioned it many times before but it always worth looking at it again as so many of you just aren’t …

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Nutrition

The Best “Fat Burning” Foods

Morning all… I often get asked by clients in the gym, “what are the best foods to eat to burn fat?” The answer to that is quite complicated so allow me explain: Certain food and beverages supposedly contain “fat burning properties”. Foods like green tea and chili peppers to name a few, and actually it turns out …

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Nutrition

The Best Breakfast in The World?

The good ol’ meat and nut breakfast…

…with a twist. You’ve heard me talk about it many times, too many times for many I’m sure but for those that are not sure what, why or how, let me break it down. The pic above was my breakfast on Monday morning. Rump steak, steamed spinach and sixteen macadamia …

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