ELECTROLYTES

ELECTROLYTES

Do you only drink water when exercising? Did you know that you also need to consider replacing the key electrolytes (sodium, potassium calcium, magnesium, phosphate and chloride) to stay hydrated? These substances are essential dietary components and must be acquired...
FLEXITARIAN DIET

FLEXITARIAN DIET

To eat meat, or not to eat meat – that is the question on everyone’s lips right now. There’s no denying the sheer satisfaction of tucking into a juicy steak or a cheeky burger. However, there’s an increasingly overwhelming amount of evidence that...
WEIGHT LOSS & HORMONES

WEIGHT LOSS & HORMONES

THE HORMONE & WEIGHT LOSS STORY The same front story hits the news headlines – “obesity is on the increase”. But are we really tackling the problem of weight loss correctly. Rather than think calories, think hormones. During the 1980’s,...
FODMAP

FODMAP

WHAT ARE FODMAPs? The acronym FODMAP stands for Fermentable Oligosaccharides, Disaccharides, Monosaccharides and Polyols. These are short chain (having fewer than 6 carbon atoms) carbohydrates that are poorly absorbed by the body. They can be found in a wide range of...
THE TRUTH ABOUT WHEAT

THE TRUTH ABOUT WHEAT

WHEAT It’s a hugely debated topic in the health, fitness, diet and medical world. There is almost as much disagreement about the negative impact of wheat in our diet as there is in a Brexit debate. Wheat has been a staple diet among humans for centuries....
Cooking with oils and fats

Cooking with oils and fats

Healthy Cooking Oils There are many debates on eating healthily, ideas on the best diet to follow and what healthy cooking oil or fat should be used. As a Personal Trainer, I advise most of my clients to cook with butter, ghee or coconut oil and to follow The...