You all know how much I love coffee! So much so, I’ve partnered with the coffee specialists, Melitta (who offer an array of premium ‘at home’ coffee products including: Bean to Cup & Filter Machines, Pour-Over Manual Brewers, Filters and Accessories), to help spread the message on how beneficial coffee can be in supporting a healthy lifestyle.
FORGET the NY resolutions – Here’s the single most effective strategy which will help you dominate 2020
We’ve all known for a while now that NY resolutions (NYR) don’t work, yet we still come up with a few wishes every year in the hope that they finally stick. The history of NYR is pretty shady but it’s believed to have started with the Babylonians who reportedly made promises to the gods in hopes they'd earn good favour in the coming year. Nowadays it’s usually about favouring ourselves – lose weight, make more money, be happier etc.
Many of my clients are busy individuals – from the time-poor new parent to the full-time worker looking after their family – which means I MUST make sure that EVERY healthy habit I have them put in place, produces the biggest bang for their buck.
I was recently invited to Katelyn Evan’s Pre- and Post- Natal Lab workshop at KXU. Getting my pre- and post- natal qualification has been on my to-do list for a long time, so this workshop was the perfect place to start.
November is fast approaching and for the whole month, I’m going to be creating as much content as I can to help you understand how to adopt a lowER-carb lifestyle. You’ll see I’ve popped the ER in there because that’s where the focus must be – simply lowER than it usually is.
When people ask me what’s the best diet to lose weight or improve their health – my general answer is one which is lowER in carbohydrates.
Do you warm-up before your workout? Do you stretch or hop on the elliptical before hitting the weights? The warm-up has definitely changed over the years, but what really surprises me is the fact that most still don’t have one.
Here’s how I structure a warm-up.
By now you should know that I’ve adopted a more minimalist lifestyle over the past year or so, but minimalism actually slipped into my workout programmes long before that.
A few months ago, I started working with a new client and as always, ran him through my assessment. If a new client has a current training programme they’re using then I always like to take a look - as it as this adds another layer to getting to know them. What I found inspired this blog.
Decision fatigue is the deterioration of our ability to make decisions - decisions which ultimately determine our success.
Minimalism is very popular at the moment and for great reason if you ask me. I’ve been living a more minimal and essential lifestyle for the past year and I can’t explain how much it’s helped me. Living with less decreases the amount of decisions you have to make and frees up time and energy – something we all crave. Essentialism is a form of minimalism, but instead of focusing on how to live with less, you learn to identify what’s necessary – regardless of quantity.
This might sound counter-intuitive, but drinking a decaf coffee, instead of a caffeinated one could be better for your long-term health.
Coffee is probably the more consumed beverage after water, and for good reason too. I LOVE COFFEE, and I don’t see that changing anytime soon, but what has change is the type of coffee I choose during my first few hours awake.
When I explain to people that I fast – sometimes up to 36 hours, I get asked a lot of questions. ‘Isn’t it tough?’, ‘Doesn’t it make you over-eat?’, “Isn’t it dangerous?’, ‘…Binge eating?’.
It’s important to point out that first and foremost, health should be EVERYONE’S goal, and since a higher fat-percentage (not weight) is associated with ill-health, then a fat-loss goal is definitely something most of us can benefit from.
I’m not going to lie, but I desperately wanted to be the ‘Diet Coke guy’ in the TV ads growing up. I love the occasional Coke Zero – but I doubt it’s great for us in large quantities, and as someone who tries to eat mostly minimally or unprocessed foods, I try to avoid having sweeteners regularly.
If you’re following me on social media, then you’ll know I’m a HUUGGE fan of coffee. But, what effects does it have whilst fasting, and is it beneficial to consume?
When I first began looking into Intermittent Fasting (‘IF’), my first question was ‘but does it cause muscle loss’, but what the evidence I found, and the results I experienced, show that IF does not have to mean muscle loss.
I was born in the late 80’s, which meant the food pyramid has dominated my entire life. I personally don’t remember when I was taught that 7-9 servings of grains were best for me, but I always remember fat being bad for you.
I spent the first 23 years of my life eating by these standards, and I’ll spend the rest of it helping educate people about how to really eat for their health and wellness.
Intuitive eating is simply the process of:
We’ve been told to count calories and reduce fat for years, but we’re unhealthier, bigger and sicker than we’ve ever been before. Why?
Our environment is geared to stimulate excess energy consumption and decrease our incidental exercise. Both of which promote unhealthy weight-gain, which is associated with poorer health-related quality of life, shorter life-span and chronic disease.
I recently watched a BBC documentary called ‘Big in The Valleys’, which documented the struggles of obese individuals living in the Welsh Valleys, who were trying to lose weight and improve their physical and mental health markers (like cholesterol, blood pressure and anxiety levels).
Deciding what to eat on the day that you’re travelling can be frustrating. It’s frustrating because of your limited choices and weakened will power, as you’re probably either relaxed (vacation) or stressed (business trips).
Our feet are made up of multiple small bones and joints that are put under immense pressure throughout the day. As we walk on a variety of surfaces in all types of footwear, our feet adapt with each step.
What would you say if I could help you free up a few extra hours a day? Extra time to spend with your family, go to the gym or simply more time in bed so you can perfect your sleep?
When it comes to optimal health, your goal should be fat loss, not weight loss.
There’s no doubt that most people begin intermittent fasting to help them lose/control their weight, but a recent study has shown there’s a lot more to be gained outside of the obvious weight-loss benefits.