VegetablesA vegetable, is broadly defined as “any plant cultivated for the edible part of it such as the leaves, roots, fruit or flowers but which excludes any plant considered to be a grain, spice or fruits.” Their consumption is vital in order for us to get adequate amounts of essential vitamins, minerals, macronutrients and water. Are you ready to veg out? 

FatsOver the past few years we’ve been told to eat low-fat, high-fat, no-fat and moderate-fat within our daily diet. It’s no surprise we are all a little confused! One thing should be made clear – fat is not the enemy!

 

PlanNutrition is key when it comes to achieving your health, body and fitness goals. Making sure that your nutrition plan reflects the goals that you are looking to achieve is vital for success.

 

Not loosing weightIn this brief blog entry, I consider the 4 main reasons, not to say these are definitive, to why you are not losing weight. I have also looked at an easy way to fix the problems that you can relate to! Enjoy….

eating saladIt’s common knowledge that we should all take the time to eat more slowly. It aids digestion, hydration, weight loss and gives you a greater enjoyment from your meals – whereas if you wolf down your meals without thought, your digestion along with your overall health and wellbeing will suffer.

CarbsCarbs, carbs, carbs! Everybody’s favourite macronutrient and the first thing that we try to reduce when dieting! But is it right to have carb fear? Do you know how much to eat and of which type?

Exercise Chin UpHypertrophy is defined as an increase in the size or volume of our body organs or tissues/muslces. Some people refer to this as ‘getting toned’. The best way to achieve hypertrophy is through resistance or weight training – but there is more to this than simply mindlessly throwing dumbbells about for an hour in the gym once a week. If like the majority of the population, you want a trim, toned and tight physique then follow these guidelines and get more bang for your buck when it comes to your workout:

Exercise OverdoneAre you a serial start/stop exerciser? Do you start new fitness plans with good intent and then fall short of your goals? Fear not! Here are my top 10 tips for making training work for you.

DietNow, not all transformations are the same. When you hear the word transformation, what do you automatically think of? I bet you are thinking of someone who has gone from overweight to a rippling six pack, am I right? Well you are half right, but that is not the only type of transformation, some people’ goal would be to put ON weight, or more specifically, muscle. We will get into this in a bit more depth later in this article.

Protein foodWhatever your health, fitness or body goal may be, there is one thing that everyone will have in common. The consumption of good quality protein is a must!

Protein is an essential nutrient for the healthy development of the human body. Its primary function is to act as building block, helping us to grow and repair body tissues – although it is involved in many other processes too.

CaloriesA calorie, is not in fact some kind of crazy monster, threatening to prevent you from doing up the button on your jeans or from strutting your stuff around the pool on holiday. A calorie, is simply a unit of energy which is found in food and drinks. Calories supply us with the energy to live and breathe.