The relationship between food & our mood

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It is safe to say that our emotions play a part in the foods that we consume, but also how the foods that we eat impact our mood. We can all relate to that state where we feel stressed out, perhaps slightly anxious or depressed and as a result, turn to food. In the short […]

Nutrition variables

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  Nutrition variables in order of MOST important to LEAST important for fat loss: Calorie Deficit: fat loss will not happen unless you sustain this. A general consensus is that you should not have a calorie deficit of any more than 500kcals. Adequate Protein: If your goal is fat loss you should try to aim […]

How to Track Your Progress

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  When it comes to tracking progress, whether it be in terms of your nutrition or training, it is important to consider what metrics we are using to do this. For example, a personal goal may be to simply reduce body fat and they might use the weight on the scales as the determinant as […]

Supporting your Immune System

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There may be some things we cannot control when it comes to the coronavirus, but one thing for sure we can take control of is making sure we stay as healthy as we can to protect ourselves from the virus. – Sleep Getting good quality sleep is essential for proper immune functioning and recovery. Quality […]

WHY THE SCALES DON’T TELL THE WHOLE STORY

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There are many factors that cause weight fluctuations. For example, the amount of water you are holding. This is especially important for you ladies, because in the days before your period, oestrogen and progesterone rapidly decrease. These hormones control the way your body regulates fluid. When these hormones fluctuate, the tissues in your body accumulate […]

Facts about fats

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Although in previous years Fats have been demonized, they are essential for our body’s functioning. However certain types of fats have been found to be more beneficial than others. For example, unsaturated fats with a higher omega 3 to 6 ratio have been found to reduce inflammation, whereas trans fats found in processed foods increase […]

VITAMIN D

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Why is Vitamin D important? Vitamin D helps your gut absorb calcium, which is essential for strong bones and teeth. In your blood, vitamin D is needed for the absorption and utilisation of calcium and phosphorus, which work together to maintain bone health. But vitamin D isn’t just about bones, it’s also important for muscle […]

WEIGHT LOSS vs FAT LOSS

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When dieting it is important that we understand the difference between Losing weight and losing body fat. As we can see it is far more beneficial for us to focus on reducing body fat. In order to achieve this, we want to be in a calorie deficit, consume enough Protein/unprocessed whole foods and focus on […]

Supporting Your Immune System

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There may be some things we cannot control when it comes to the coronavirus, but one thing for sure we can take control of is making sure we stay as healthy as we can to protect ourselves from the virus. Sleep 🛏 Getting good quality sleep is essential for proper immune functioning and recovery. Quality […]

What are carbs and what are they used for

What are carbs and what are they used for

What are carbs and what are they used for? 💭 Carbohydrates are a macronutrient that provides energy especially during high-intensity exercise such as resistance training. Unlike Protein and Fats, Carbohydrates are not essential nutrients and you technically don’t require any to survive. However, they are essential for maximising performance in high-intensity exercise. Like Protein, Carbohydrates […]