Nutrition

  •   Losing weight and building muscle are the two of the ultimate goals for individuals on a fitness journey. What people don’t often consider is the vital role in which something like hormones can determine the success rate of our dieting and training regime. Insulin in particular is a top talked about hormone – but what […]

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  •   Healthy fats have long been at the forefront of the media in recent years – and rightly so with all the health benefits they have to offer… Muscle gain, weight loss, better body composition and a healthy immune system – just to name a few! We also need fat to burn fat efficiently and […]

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  • Intermittent Fasting 16:8 | The Lean Gains Protocol

    By Jack Crabtree | In Nutrition | on June 11, 2015

      Intermittent fasting is used as an umbrella term for a series of ‘dieting’ protocols, based on the scheduling of meals, rather than cutting calories in order to achieve fat loss. In fact, intermittent fasting is not really a diet at all! It is based on the idea that undergoing a short fast allows the […]

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  • Top 5 Healthy Snack Ideas For A Slimmer Summer

    By Sarah Curran | In Nutrition | on June 7, 2015

    We all want to look our best in the summer when we shed all the layers we hid behind in the winter! It’s the perfect chance to show off all of your hard work performed at the gym throughout the year. Certain foods make perfect snacks in the run up to summer as not only are they […]

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  • 6 Foods That Can Cause A Bloated Stomach

    By Sarah Curran | In Nutrition | on May 28, 2015

      Bloating is a common complaint for both men and women alike, although due to hormonal fluctuations, women tend to suffer from this annoying ailment more frequently than men. There can be many culprits in your diet that may be contributing to bloating, and being aware of these can help you avoid the horrible discomfort […]

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  • Top Nutrition & Food Trends Of 2015

    By Jenny Watt | In Nutrition | on May 26, 2015

        For those of you who research into nutrition you may have already been aware of the benefits that full fat dairy foods have to offer. However, for many of us the media has a big part to play in the nutritional trends we follow. Last year you may remember hearing about the benefits […]

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  •   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? […]

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  • 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 […]

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