•   Keeping up with a regular exercise plan is hard and many of us have the greatest of intentions. We think that in order to make up for a missed session on a Monday evening, we will do three or four lunch time sessions with a personal trainer to ensure our plan is completed… Sound familiar? […]

  • Binge eating is a very common issue for dieters and athletes alike.  It is defined as ‘episodes of rapid and excessive food consumption not necessarily driven by hunger or metabolic need.’ (1) It can be a very challenging issue to deal with, usually resulting in a cycle of dieting and possibly food restrictions and/or excessive exercise […]

  • Introduction Football is an intermittent sport, with elite players performing lower-intensity movements for over 70% of a match, interspersed with periods of explosive, higher-intensity movements such as maximal sprints (Rampinini et al., 2012). During a competitive match, elite footballers usually reach up to distances of 13km which incorporates of both aerobic and anaerobic energy systems […]

  • 6 Negative Side Effects of Juice Diets

    By Heather Geary | In Nutrition | on April 24, 2015

      Everyone is aware that fruit and vegetables are beneficial for our health, therefore the idea of juicing/juice diets seem like a great way to add our daily servings to our diet. However, consuming just juice alone could lead to potential health problems. There are many different varieties of juice diets or cleanses, some require one […]

  • The 5:2 Diet | Benefits, Side effects, What to Eat

    By Sarah Curran | In Nutrition | on April 21, 2015

    The 5:2 diet is a popular diet that is based on the concept of intermittent fasting. This is a method of eating in which you eat normally at certain times and then you also fast for the remaining time. This diet is basic and uncomplicated. You eat normally for 5 days of the week and […]

  • 5 Tips On How To Carb-Load Before A Marathon

    By James Griffiths | In Nutrition | on April 15, 2015

    Carbloading is a strategy employed by both first time and pro runners to increase their energy levels on the day of a Marathon/Triatholon. Normally beginning the process prior to the big day, it involves the intake of high carbohydrates to increase their stores of muscle glycogen. But, before you reach for that pizza – it is important […]

  • Post-Workout Nutrition | What to Eat and Why

    By Celine Cantuniar | In Nutrition | on April 14, 2015

      Ouch. That aching feeling when you get out of bed the day after a good session of your favourite sport or gym. Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (often abbreviated to “DOMS”), is the pain and stiffness felt in muscles several hours to days after unaccustomed or strenuous exercise. Whether you are at the gym lifting […]

  • Egg Nutrition | Myths and Benefits

    By Jack Grant | In Nutrition | on April 6, 2015

      By Myprotein Writer Jack Grant   Having indulged in the great British tradition of the chocolate Easter egg just recently, I thought it might be an appropriate time to take a closer look at the humble hen’s egg and see why some people have labelled it “the ultimate convenience food”.     Eggs are well […]