Why can't I lose weight?

Why can't I lose weight?

I love food. I love it a lot. And it pains me to see so many people struggle with it. Guys and girls undereat, over eat or just eat "wrong" without knowing it. These people suffer, both mentally & physically, for no reason. Eating to achieve your goal body composition is simple, but it's not easy - you might know how to get there, but you need to follow through to get results. Read on to learn how to get there...

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Will carbs make you fat?

Will carbs make you fat?

Do carbs make you fat? Does eating carbs after 6 make you fat? Bro-science & lack of understanding of nutrition has led to a lot of folk avoiding carbs. If you go down this route, not only are you sabbotaging your training performance, but potentially underselling yourself on energy for normal day to day physical & mental health. To cap it off, you're missing out on a hell of a lot of tasty food....

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planning & meal prep

planning & meal prep

You don't need to spend your Sunday evening boiling rice & baking chicken for the week. A few minutes to consider the week ahead and plan accordingly will not only help you eat better & stay on track, but also save you money & prevent food waste. Winner winner chicken dinner! Or beef.. or lamb... Be as adventurous as you like and make sure there's room for flexibility, but "fail to prepare, prepare to fail".

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Will lifting weights make me too bulky?

Will lifting weights make me too bulky?

The fear of getting "too big" causes too many people, mainly women, to avoid lifting weights. Hours are wasted on the treadmill in the quest for "toned" abs. Guys, saying lifting weights will make you bulky is like worrying that driving a car will make you a Formula 1 driver - unless you deliberately set out to do so, you absolutely won't. And even if you do want to get bloody huge, you probably can't...

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Diet: Flexible vs Rigid

Diet: Flexible vs Rigid

Adopting a flexible approach means you don’t have to choose between your happiness and your physique, health, or performance. You can learn to become a flexible dieter, where you allow yourself to have your favorite foods in moderation, and don’t beat yourself up when you do something you didn’t mean to.

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gym gadgets & accessories

gym gadgets & accessories

Weight-lifting shoes, belts, wrist-straps, knee sleeves... Is there any benefit to these? Do they make any difference to your performance? Or are the just well-marketed gadgets for folk with "all the gear and no idea"? Well, personal experience and research show some of them can be extremely useful for taking your lifting to the next level.

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What are macros & why should you care?

What are macros & why should you care?

Taking 3 minutes to understand the basics of what you eat could help you get healthier, achieve your goals (whether they be training or physique related) or simply enjoy your favourite foods without feeling guilty. First, educate yourself - then you get to eat pizza...

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What supplements should you take?

What supplements should you take?

A poor diet with a multivitamin is still a poor diet. You can't supplement an unhealthy lifestyle. If you're popping pills to stay awake, consider getting more sleep. If you're lacking in iron... eat more iron rich foods. Supplements do have their place, but shouldn't be seen a a solution to your health problems...

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Nutrition - The Basics (Part 2)

Nutrition - The Basics (Part 2)

Following on from the first article, which covers the basics of nutrition - calories and macronutrients - this article continues and dives a little deeper. How to manipulate your macros for personal preference, supplementation, meal timing... all covered here. Enjoy...

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Nutrition - The Basics (Part 1)

Nutrition - The Basics (Part 1)

Diet and nutrition can be a scary topic. It's a minefield, with so much conflicting information out there - a lot of which is just plain wrong.  Here's everything you need to know about calories and macronutrients - evidence based but easy to digest (sorry). Your "macros" - carbohydrate, fat and protein - and the amounts you consume, will directly impact your appearance, your health and your performance. You owe it to yourself to read this article...

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training for your goals

training for your goals

Looking to build muscle or torch away fat? Develop your delts or grow those glutes? Whether you're in search of abs or wanting to add to your pull-up tally, you need to make sure your training and nutrition are aligned to your goals. Once these are in place, there's no stopping you...

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how to use myfitnesspal

how to use myfitnesspal

MyFitnessPal is a tool for tracking food intake. It's an essential piece of kit for those looking to change (or maintain) their body composition. Whether it's lose weight, gain muscle or maintain your current physique, MyFitnessPal can be used to help you hit your nutrition goals. Here's a guide to navigating the app, with a few tips and hacks too.

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intermittent fasting

intermittent fasting

Intermittent fasting is a great way to restrict your calorie intake, and so is ideal for those of you looking to cut or drop a few pounds. However there are countless other benefits to fasting, which we'll explore here.

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marketing in the fitness industry

marketing in the fitness industry

Marketing and false promises... without a doubt the most frustrating thing about the fitness industry. Not only does it confuse those well-intended folk looking to improve themselves, but it scaremongers and creates a negative image for the industry as a whole.

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choosing an exercise routine

choosing an exercise routine

The internet is awash with various plans, splits and routines. There is no "best" split - the key is choosing which approach is right for you - one that will help you to achieve your goals, whilst having fun along the way. 

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your daily habits

your daily habits

The little things you do every day… how are they impacting you? Stop to think, could switching up even one of these routines you've developed benefit you? I’m going to hazard a guess and say almost definitely...

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A smart approach to alcohol

A smart approach to alcohol

It’s something that comes up time after time – can I drink alcohol and be healthy? The good news is that yes – you can, in moderation. A bit of forward thinking can minimize any damage and mean a guilt free evening with friends.

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