Common Bulking Mistakes

As the six pack season comes to an end once again, I feel like it’s an apt time to discuss the topic that is ‘bulking’. If you didn’t manage to sport a six pack this summer, at least you can feel comfortable about not having one now as winter approaches!

My Top Supplement Recommendations

As I spoke about supplements and my recommendations on my Facebook Live chat last week (19th October), I said I would put my list together in a blog post so here it is! I cannot emphasise just how important it is to focus on the basics of good nutrition as well as sleep, stress, hydration…

All about macros: Carbohydrates

First and foremost, you do not need to avoid carbs in order to lose fat. I am almost certain that at some stage, the majority of you reading this have come across someone, if not yourself who has avoided carbohydrates or ‘carbs’ in the hope of losing weight. Growing up with a Western diet I think…

All about macros: Fat

Before you go thinking that a low-fat diet leads to a lower body fat – it doesn’t! There is a difference between dietary fat and the fat on your body. If you over-eat foods high in fat, sending you over your recommended calorie intake, then yes it may be the cause of weight gain but it…

All about macros: Protein

First of all, what are macronutrients or ‘macros’ as they are more commonly known? The three main macronutrients are Protein, Fat & Carbohydrates. The foods you eat on a daily basis are made up of different macronutrient combinations. Examples: Chicken breast – mainly protein with a little fat Tuna – mainly protein Salmon – mainly…

Why you should ditch the weighing scales!

For years now people have relied solely on the scales as an accurate measurement of how their diet is going. Weighing scales are not an ideal way to track your body composition – in fact all they seem to do is trigger anger, judgement and self-doubt in those who don’t see the numbers they want…

Common Nutrition Myths

Some of the most common nutrition myths – busted! Salt causes high blood pressure Yes, people that already have hypertension issues, should probably cut back on their salt intake, so you can see where this myth came from. However, for healthy individuals, a recent study suggests that there is no association between salt intake and…

Common Fitness Myths

Most common fitness myths – busted! Aerobic exercise, such as running, is the best for fat loss  Of course you can lose weight through aerobic exercise, but research has shown that aerobic exercise alone doesn’t exactly get you a leaner body. Due to the body adapting quickly to steady state aerobic exercise, for example a…

Reviewing your progress & re-evaluating your goals

Review your progress so far & re-evaluate your goals going forward! You will know deep down the parts of yourself/your lifestyle you can improve on, and only you can push yourself to improve them 🙂 New Year’s Resolutions are supposed to be challenging. All year round! But if you give up on them, then you’ll…

Juice Cleanses/Diets

With the phase of ‘only juice diets’ hopefully on the way out, I think people have finally come to terms with the fact that they are in fact a great way to add vitamins and minerals to your diet – just NOT in place of your diet. So on the note of juices and smoothies,…

Detoxes, cleanses, magic pills, fad diets

Don’t fall for any products that claim to ‘cleanse’ your body or ‘kick-start’ your weight-loss journey.  As much as that is exactly what we want to happen, deep down we all know that if it were that easy then we wouldn’t be in the position of needing to lose weight to start with. There are…

Pairing iron & vitamin C foods

Sometimes we eat ‘healthy’ food and don’t really know what the health benefits of that food are. Well this tip might improve your knowledge ever so slightly 🙂 Pair your iron rich foods with vitamin c rich foods  The foods that are good sources of iron in the diet can be split into those that…