Posts in NUTRITION
THE TRUTH ABOUT DIET DRINKS

How often have I heard a conversation like this… “Diet Coke/diet drinks are so bad for you”. “Really, why’s that?” “They contain those artificial sweeteners, you know, ‘Arspartine’ and ‘Succarhine’ they cause cancer and rot your insides Oh My Days! Face palm, nope! Stop right there. This is just another nutrition myth that has…

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HOW TO GIVE YOURSELF A COFFEE BREAK

There’s a Costa pretty much everywhere you go now. Train stations. Service Stations. High Streets. Shopping centres. Supermarkets. “Do you fancy a quick Costa?”   “Ahhhh go on then”. Whilst there are some calorific options on the menu (*Cough* Large Chai latte (whole milk) 521 kcals and layered carrot cake 593 kcals) Costa has added…

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NUTRITIONRuss Meadows
GUIDE TO GLUTEN

It’s a common misconception that cutting out gluten will help you lose weight and be less bloated. What actually is gluten? It’s two proteins (glutenin and gliadin) that are present in some natural grains such as rye, wheat and barley. Sometimes these grains are also added to other processed foods for example sausage meat…

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NUTRITIONRuss Meadows
DON’T AVOID CARBS!

Nutrition myth – “Eating carbs in the evening will make you fat” ”Don’t eat carbohydrates past 6pm” “Oh why’s that?” “Because they’ll get converted straight into fat when you go to bed because you’re not burning them off!” What the hell!? Hahaha! Seriously where do myths like this come from? Nope. Eating pasta for your…

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NUTRITIONRuss Meadows
COFFEE SHOP TRICKS

10 tips to get your coffee shop fix without the guilt. Ask for a “skinny” option made with skimmed milk or soy. For example, a small/primo Costa skinny latte with skimmed milk has just 66 kcals as opposed to 132 kcals when made with whole milk. Skip the cream and save 130 kcals or ask…

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MARATHON NUTRITION TIPS

It’s officially “running season” with events such as 10km races, marathons and half marathons taking place up and down the country. With any run it’s important to plan your nutrition in advance. This is particularly important for marathons…

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CALORIES NOT CARBS

NOPE! Eating carbohydrate rich foods won’t make you put on weight – eating too many calories (AKA food) over all will! Think of a high carb food… What springs to mind? White bread. Pasta. Rice. Crisps. Potatoes. Cake. Biscuits. Sugar. Sweets. Donuts. Ok, so the obvious high carb choices might be appear less healthy but…

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PREPARING FOR RAMADAN

Managing your nutrition during Ramadan. We have a number of members at the gym who are currently fasting for Ramadan. (A month long period where no food or drink (including water) is consumed between dawn and sunset). The fasting process can put a huge strain on the body and it can make training and balancing…

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REASONS WHY RESULTS MAY NOT BE AS EXPECTED

If you think you’re eating healthily but aren’t seeing the results that you want – these could be some of the reasons why… If you eat the same size portions as your partner. We’re all different shapes and sizes with different goals and we all need different amounts of food…

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NUTRITIONRuss Meadows
BBQ’S CAN BE HEALTHY

Summer is on the way and so is bbq season. It can be easy to over indulge but if you’re watching what you eat, with some simple tips BBQing can be a really healthy way to cook food. Choose lean protein rich foods such as chicken, steak, fish or prawns and limit the burgers…

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NUTRITIONRuss Meadows
DISPELLING NUTRITION MYTHS

“Carbs eaten at night are more likely to be stored as fat!” Nope, definitely not the case! Eating carbs at 10pm won’t cause them to suddenly convert to fat and stick to your stomach. It all comes down to how much you’ve eaten over the rest of the day…

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