Hello & Welcome!
My name is Alana Mc Conalogue, the woman behind Caloriesandcarbs. I’m from Donegal, Ireland. I studied a BSc(Hons) Sports & Exercise Science in Wales for 3 years, before emigrating to the Middle East, where I have been living & working for the past 3 years. I am in Bahrain to be precise; a tiny country next to Saudi Arabia. I taught PE for 2 years before moving into the Fitness Industry where I belong 🙂 I now do personal training & classes such as Kettlebells, Bootcamp, Circuit Training & Indoor Spinning.
Caloriesandcarbs came about from when I was working with clients here in the Middle East who had a huge lack of knowledge in the nutrition/training area – which is where my passion lies. I have since undertaken a 1 year course to become Body Type Nutrition certified, which I absolutely loved & has increased my nutrition knowledge immensely.
I combined my love of health, food and fitness & thought I would share what I know & love with people of similar interests. To show people that no matter what you do, no matter how busy you are, there is always time to eat well & keep moving. Of course there will be times when you are more motivated than others, you will have goals you want to reach & you will be strict in order to achieve them. Other times you may just want to maintain & enjoy yourself, have a good time & eat food you enjoy. It really does come down to consistency, as boring as that sounds, it’s what works. Hopefully you will learn that through following my blog & other social media networks: Facebook & Instagram as ‘Caloriesandcarbs’.
I hope you enjoy reading my blog, and gain some useful tips & recipes!