Do I really need to eat ‘clean’ to lose body mass?

Clean eating, is it required? Recently I have seen a number of posts around ‘clean eating’ and it seems to have crept back out of the woodwork once again. I can only presume this is part of a New Year strategy to shed those pounds gained in the winter months. I am unsure where the…

The wild world of macros

Calorie Counting, Macros and Flexible Dieting What the hell are macros!? Macronutrients, quite simply, are the carbohydrates, fats and proteins that make up almost everything that we ingest. However, a lot of people don’t actually know what macros make up their choices of food and drink, which can easily lead to too many calories being consumed, usually in…

How has your recent alcohol consumption affected your health?

Effects of alcohol on body composition. Plentiful literature has suggested that large doses of alcohol will have adverse effects on your heath, and for this reason it is often demonised within the fitness industry. Alcohol makes you fat? False. Alcohol is, however, a fat burning suppressor. The ethanol within the drink is given priority as a…

MyFitnessPal Review

MyFitnessPal The key to achieving any physique related goal is usually linked to what you put in your body (nutrition-wise!). Whilst there are those that are genetically gifted, and those that take certain pharmaceuticals, most of us have to work around our metabolic rate to achieve those shreds or gains. Following on from my previous…

Protein… Which one should I buy?

Many people consider buying protein shakes, that’s a fact. In 2009, the dietary supplements and vitamins industry was worth more than £670 million in the UK alone. I myself have a monthly order of supplements and protein, I find it helps me towards my goal. Particularly as I am currently ingesting 40% of calories from…

TANITA BC-545N SEGMENTAL BODY COMPOSITION MONITOR

So my second Christmas came along and my Tanita body composition scales came last week! After ripping through the box like a fat kid after cake, dog after a ball and so on, I soon realised just how amazing these little beauties are. The list of measurements it can provide are pretty cool too: Weight Body Fat…

Eggs? Are they eggcellent for my health….

First, let me address why I have put this blog together ‘I don’t like eating eggs, as I KNOW they increase my chances of disease and raise my cholesterol’ *Disclaimer* – these are not my words, but those of many people I try and help and it infuriates me Now, the debate on egg consumption has been…