Why I’ve Ditched My Gym Programme AND Stopped Tracking My Food!

Okay so let me start off with a bit of a disclaimer by saying everyone is different and everyone has different goals. So if your goal is specific to a certain body composition – you probably shouldn’t just quit tracking and following your gym programme after reading this!haha. I’m just talking about me and what…

10 Daily Tips To Improve Your Health & Nutrition

1. Eat protein with every meal. Protein helps build lean muscle, keeps us feeling fuller for longer & has a higher thermic effect than other macronutrients. You should aim to have around 1-2 palm size portions of protein per meal, depending on how active you are. This is a simple starter guideline to get you…

Do You Suffer With PCOS?

So first of all, for those of you that might not know what PCOS is, it stands for Polycystic Ovary Syndrome.  PCOS has become very common in women nowadays and is thought to be affecting anything between 1 in every 5-10 women, in the UK/Ireland anyway. So what is it? PCOS can have a few…

Added Sugar – What is it?!

Added sugar is different to the natural sugar found in foods such as fruit. But how much added sugar should we be having per day? Well, the American Heart Association now recommends men to have no more than 36g of added sugar and women no more than 25g of added sugar per day.

How To Increase Your Fibre Intake

Fibre is technically a complex carbohydrate and it can be split into 2 categories – both of which we need in our diet: Insoluble fibre – helps bulk up stool volume and get things moving in the intestines for digestion. Soluble fibre – which are fermentable and can help decrease blood cholesterol If you are…

Keep your kids healthy this summer!

• Never skip breakfast – Even though the kids may lay in bed a little later than usual, it’s important to get them into the habit that they should be having a good breakfast when they get up. Having more time in the summer means more time to make breakfast fun as well. Move away…

Health & nutrition tips to help with exam prep

Whether you have exams coming up or you just want to learn how to improve your focus and concentration in general, the following information will be useful to you! In order for our body to perform optimally both physically and mentally, we must make sure we are getting enough quality nutrients from whole foods.

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…