Look everywhere at the moment and you can’t fail to see adverts, articles, facebook pages all championing the benefits of diets such as Weight Watchers, Slimming World and Herbalife.
You may even be on one of these diets yourself, or know somebody who is right now.
We hear it all the time don't we: “Breakfast is the most important meal of the day”, “Eat breakfast to boost metabolism”.
But is breakfast really that important? Is skipping meals really as bad as they say it is for your metabolism? Could skipping breakfast actually make you fat?
What’s Wrong with the Typical Western Breakfast?
Everyday breakfast cereals such as Special-K, Weatabix, Coco Pops, Shredded Wheat contain exceptionally low quantities of nutrients.
Refined grains/cereals are a poor source of protein, fibre, vitamins and minerals to such an extent that the government passed a law during the 1970s which required manufacturers to add artificial B vitamins to the cereal grains because of population nutrient deficiencies.
Around 16 nutrients are removed during the refining process but only 5-6 nutrients are added back – all of which are artificial.
You can find many different plans online and if you wish you can adjust them so that they fit your circumstances or you can have a running coach prepare a plan for you that is very much bespoke and reflects your goals, circumstances and which addresses any particular strengths and weaknesses.
Training Plans very much depend on what your goal is for your race. Do you want to finish, or is your goal to run a particular time?
Many of us know that stress is a big killer. On the lower end of the scale it can lead to headaches (even worse, migraines!), stiff neck and shoulders, and if left unchecked, on to even more serious conditions such as ulcers, IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome), sciatica, as well as the 'Big C' itself; Cancer.
In today's world, for many, stress seems inescapable, but wouldn't it be great if you could deal with stress head on, and not have to worry about it, knowing that you were being taken care of to help alleviate stress and some of its related conditions.
This is something we come across all too often..
You’re making amazing progress in your workouts, tracking your nutrition and sticking to the plan your Trainer has provided you with. You've finally found a plan that works - and are seeing and feeling great results from it all too.
Nothing can stop you. You’re well on track towards that summer body you’ve always dreamt of!
Then out of nowhere, you’re tested...
Fat has been said to be the reason for obesity, heart attacks, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and many other health problems, which in turn started a massive trend of 'low fat' products.
Unless you've been hiding under a rock for the last 10 years, you'll have no doubt seen - and probably tried - many of these products yourself. Anything from low fat mayonaise, butters and yoghurts, to low fat cereals, deserts and ready meals.
This is another one of those questions we're often asked by clients starting out with us...
You may have heard your stories of friends who have been training first thing in the morning and have reported more fat loss as a result.
Typically a person with an eating disorder will worry a lot about their weight and the foods they are eating.
Normally an individual has a problem with eating if their eating behaviour or their attitudes about food and weight are taking pleasure out of life.