Introducing Creatine ( By Trainer Chris)

Meet My Friend Creatine Myths about creatine busted and why you should consider taking a supplement. Let’s start by saying creatine is an organic acid produced in our body and found in certain foods too. It provides energy to the muscle cells and is one of the fastest acting forms of energy in our bodies. […]

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Cheat Days and why they are needed ( By trainer Chris)

The Difference Between Cheat Meals and Refeeds:   To be total honest I don’t like the term ‘cheat meal’. To me it sounds negative and can lead you to a dodgy path of bad vibes and an unhealthy self image but that’s a separate point, really. In article I’ll be discussing the difference between cheat […]

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Buzzwords & trends ( By trainer Chris)

When sales drop, food companies look for new ways to market their products. Label trends have tried ‘Low Sodium’, ‘Fructose and Corn Syrup Free’,  ‘Gluten Free’ and all have had consumers stocking up on these ‘healthy’ versions. Now, it’s Protein’s turn. Currently, protein is the popular buzzword in food marketing. Well known companies such as […]

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Why 30 day challenges don’t work!

30 Day Challenges don’t work and diets are not just a 6 week phase. What does work is creating a lifestyle. Consistency, self efficacy, self belief and hard work is what will get you your goals. Today it’s easier than it has ever been for us to target and hit our goals, with the amount […]

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Food planning and reaching your goals!

Stick to the basic fundamentals: Monitor total calories: Think deficit for loss and surplus for gain. These are fundamental rules. Cant track your calories? Then thats guessing and thats not planning to succeed and hit your goal. Its all maths at the end of the day.  Example:  Calories in: 2000 ( food) Burned daily: -2200 […]

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Don’t do the detox diet

The Claim The theory behind the detox diet is that your body is unable to rid itself properly of the toxic substances you ingest every day. These toxins hang around in your body and cause ailments such as fatigue, headaches and nausea. On a detox diet, you give up foods that make your body toxic […]

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Food Groups and examples

Don’t think of foods as good or bad. Straight away you have a negative idea of some foods. Think more so of them having a function or not. Even pizza and crisps once a week can be good for your mental health if they are within your cheat meal. Always strive to eat healthy foods, […]

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Had an overindulging weekend?

Have you been binging and eating some ‘ bad’ foods all weekend? Heres our three things you can do to get back on track: Drink loads of water. Since you had a few too many beers, processed foods, takeways and some sweet snacks your body is storing excess sugar. Some of the foods and drinks […]

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Spirulina as a superfood

    A single tablespoon (7 grams) of dried spirulina powder contains (2): Protein: 4 grams. Vitamin B1 (Thiamin): 11% of the RDA. Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin): 15% of the RDA. Vitamin B3 (Niacin): 4% of the RDA. Copper: 21% of the RDA. Iron: 11% of the RDA. It also contains decent amounts of magnesium, potassium […]

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