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Will drinking water help you lose weight?

Drinking water is kind of essential right? If you don’t, you die. A huge number of people are dehydrated at any one time. Most new clients when they come to me and complete food & drink diaries simply don’t drink enough. But will drinking water help you lose weight? Within 10 minutes of drinking water, it temporarily increases your metabolism by 24-30%. This means your...

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5 foods you thought were healthy…

1. Juices Fruit juice is commonly labelled a health food, it contains vitamin C and comes from fruit, why wouldn’t it be? The issue is that the refining process means that your natural juice is quite different from the fresh fruit it was squeezed from! As the fruit is squeezed the natural fibre is lost and disregarded and you’re left with the water and the...

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The State of Things… (Warning: bit ranty)

In the UK… 65% of men… 58% of women… overweight or obese. 33% of children aged 10… overweight or obese. 16,000 people live in my town… There are SIX gyms… Multiple sports teams… A Tennis club & 2 Swimming pools… Cyclists everywhere (cheers Tour De France)… Surrounded by countryside. A National Park ONE mile away. This isn’t a rant about my town, just a good...

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My take on the “5:2 Diet”… and it’s good!

If you haven’t heard of “The 5:2 Diet” it is basically a way of dieting where you “diet” 5 days a week and eat “normally” the other 2 days, to give you a break. Sounds perfect right? Dieting with 2 days off a week to eat your favourite foods? I believe it’s a great idea, there is just one slight problem… Most people eat far...

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Weights or Cardio?

I don’t want to create a debate, because there isn’t one, and I always recommend varying your exercise… However, a question I am asked regularly, “what’s best for burning fat, weights or cardio?” In a 45 minute gym session, cardio will more than likely burn more calories than lifting weights. HOWEVER… Hold that thought… Once you step off that treadmill, crosstrainer or bike, the calorie...

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Green Tea – beneficial but not a magic cure…

I witness many people sipping green tea. I refuse to believe they drink it for pleasure, because let’s face it, it doesn’t exactly taste amazing. A relative of mine thinks it “tastes like dishwater”. It’s widely labelled as “healthy” and rightly so. Here’s a few reasons why; – It contains ‘flavonoids’ and ‘catechins’ which act as anti-oxidants, protecting your cells from ‘free radicals’. – The caffeine...

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Why your New Year’s resolution will only last 4 days.

Each year, January the 1st comes, and it’s “new year new me”. The mission is to get fit, slimmer, be healthier. But in truth, how many of these people, who set off with the best of intentions, actually succeed? The majority quit after 4 days. Why? The jump from eating mince pies, drinking alcohol and emptying boxes of chocolates to then exercising every day, attempting...

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3 reasons your diet isn’t working..

Why your diet isn’t working… 1. You’re lying about what you’re eating.. You’re simply not being honest. You document the healthy stuff you consume, but don’t take in to account the other things, the biscuits at work, that bit of cake after tea, them cups of coffee with 2 sugars in. I’m not saying you shouldn’t have them but it all counts towards your daily/weekly...

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Your Macro’s (& why they’re all important!)

Our food is made from 3 macronutrients; Protein, Carbohydrates and Fats. All 3 have their roles within our body. Previously people have adopted diets based around “low fat” or “low carb”, based on the belief that they make you gain weight (complete garbage FYI). Here’s why all 3 have their importance: Protein: The most talked about macronutrient in the fitness industry. Vital for muscle growth,...

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