Carbohydrate is now the current villain amongst the food groups. The carbohydrate debate has, quite unbelievably, been raging for longer than Brexit. Following on from the low fat revolution of the 1980’s and 90’s most people increased their carbohydrate intake. I tried many low fat diets of that era and watched people close to me [...]
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I’m referring to an article that was published last year by a tabloid newspaper. If you’ve seen James Corden on the television over the last year or so it is plain to see that he has lost a significant amount of weight. Sounds amazing doesn’t it? Admit it, you’re intrigued and want to learn how [...]
Everywhere we turn we’re bombarded with diets aren’t we? Paleo, low carb high fat, vegan, Cambridge diet, the list is endless but do diets work? Most people over the age of 25 have tried at least one diet in their life. And if your main aim is the loss of body fat I’m guessing you’ve [...]
Did you start the New Year with a resolution to improve your diet and fitness? Let me guess, now you find it's March already, you stuck to it for a few weeks at best, and it's now a dim and distant memory. A New Year signifies new beginnings to many of us and gives us [...]
How active you are on a daily basis and could you be more active? I’m not talking about how many hours you spend at the gym or running for miles on end but just how active you are and how much you actually move during the course of a day. You may be interested to [...]
There are plenty of guidelines out there offering advice on how much exercise we should take on a weekly basis along with recommendations for the amount of cardiovascular exercise in conjunction with resistance training. We are also frequently told that we should do a certain number of steps every day but have you ever considered [...]
For me, being a personal trainer is the most amazing job ever as I get to combine my love of exercise with helping people achieve their health and fitness goals. Over the years I’ve been asked a lot of questions in relation to exercise and fat loss so I’d like to share a couple of [...]
What are the components of an effective exercise plan to lose weight? I would say that the biggest percentage of my clients come to me because they want to lose weight. People tend to approach this in a kind of all or nothing way but it really doesn’t need to be complicated. For the majority [...]
When Julie* started working with me a few months ago she was several stone overweight and was unable to walk for more than a few minutes without becoming extremely breathless. Exercise had never been part of her lifestyle and despite having done countless diets she hadn’t found one that was realistic or sustainable in the [...]
Do you regularly feel tired or lethargic? Are you prone to picking up sickness bugs? Are you gradually putting on weight? If you answered yes to any of these questions it is quite possible that your current diet isn't working for you. When someone says ‘I’m on a diet’ what is the first thing that [...]