HOW TO STOP YO-YO DIETING FOR GOOD

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Yo-Yo Dieting is the reason most people claim that ‘diets don’t work’. The fact is, all diets work so long as they result in a calorie deficit. Unfortunately, what happens for most people is that they reach their target weight, … Continued

Protein Pantry Review

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Yes, we all love Carb Killas and yes they taste great, but still not quite like having a regular chocolate bar, brownie or cake are they? Enter Protein Pantry.  I first Heard about Protein Pantry on To Hall and Dan … Continued

SHOULD YOU EAT BACK EXERCISE CALORIES?

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TL,DR; No The ‘calories burned’ number in FitBit, Apple Watch and My Fitness Pal is often very inaccurate, and more often than not overestimated, meaning that if you eat the calories ‘back’, you could be undermining your original goal; if … Continued

IS TEA BAD FOR WEIGHT LOSS?

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TL;DR – You’ll only lose weight if you expend more calories than you eat on a daily basis over a long enough period of time. Tea can easily fit into a diet that produces weight loss results, but if you … Continued

IS STARVATION MODE REAL?

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TLDR; Stravation Mode is real, but not in the way most people think of it. As most (good) dieticians will tell you, there is a grain of truth to the ‘Starvation Mode’ theory which theorizes that if you start dieting, … Continued

HOW TO ACHIEVE A CALORIE DEFICIT

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TL;DR In order to be a calorie deficit, you need to; Estimate your maintenance calories Based on that, set a daily/weekly calorie target Stick to that target consistently  Monitor weight, activity and calories consistently so you know when/if you need … Continued

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HOW OFTEN SHOULD YOU WEIGH YOURSELF? TL;DR You should weigh yourself once a day, everyday.  This will give you the most accurate gauge of your weight over time, and help you understand that daily fluctuations don’t matter in the grand … Continued

How To Get Hench

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The million dollar question; how do you get hench? The answer(s) is simple, but not easy to implement; there are a few different principles you need to adhere to consistently, and consistency is the the most important thing here; if … Continued

THE BEST MYPROTEIN WHEY FLAVOURS

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If you don’t want to read the whole article, for me the best flavour is Chocolate Mint. It tastes very close to the real thing and isn’t too sweet. Taste is of course subjective however and Im a big mint … Continued

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In September 2020, the UK government announced it would be rolling out a free soup and shake diet for people in certain towns and cities suffering from Type 2 Diabetes. This is largely motivated by the covid-19 pandemic, because overweight … Continued

MY PROTEIN CLEAR WHEY ISOLATE REVIEW

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Just when you thought My Protein couldn’t dream up any more crazy and frankly disgusting sounding flavours (Black Sesame or Chestnut anyone?), they go and pull ‘Clear Whey’ out the bag.  You’re probably used to your protein shakes tasting like … Continued

ARE NOOTROPICS GOOD AS A PRE-WORKOUT?

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Noo-what now? Nootropics are the latest buzzword in the fitness industry; while caffeine has stolen the limelight for quite some time for its mental stimulation properties, whether that’s in a double espresso before you get into that spreadsheet you’ve been … Continued

Dry Fasting: Yet Another BS Nutrition Fad

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Yeah, that’s exactly what it sounds like; nutrition influencers are actually advocating people stop drinking water for significant periods of time, i.e. fasting without water. YES, WATER. You know, that thing that you’re mostly made of that keeps you alive. … Continued

Key Takeaways From The Mac Nutrition Mentorship

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If you’re serious about optimising your body composition, i.e. gaining muscle and losing fat, being better at sport, or just being ‘healthier’ then you pretty much have no choice but to closely scrutinise your nutrition. The problem is, knowing what … Continued

Are Carbs Bad For Weight Loss?

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Know anyone who’s on a diet at the moment? Let me have a guess what was the first thing they decided to ‘cut out’… Carbs? Of course, after all, carbs make you fat, don’t they? Well, no. If you want … Continued

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HOW LOW-CALORIE DENSITY FOODS CAN HELP YOU DIET If you want to lose weight, then you’ll need to be in a caloric deficit, period. In other words, you’ll need to be burning off more calories than you’re taking in on a … Continued

Do You Need A Protein Shake After Your Workout?

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Unless you hadn’t realised, there are dozens of sports nutrition companies making money from selling powdered milk protein to people like you. They’re not really selling protein powder though, they’re selling a dream, the dream of your ideal physique, the … Continued

DO MACROS MATTER FOR WEIGHT LOSS?

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TL;DR: No. Just make sure you hit your calorie targets, then your protein target. After that your carb/fat ratio doesn’t matter that much. OH NO I DI’INT! Yeah, I went there, your macros DON’T matter. Ok that might be a bit extreme, … Continued

Vegan Bodybuilding, Is It Possible?

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TL;DR Yes, but it’s going to be really difficult Disclaimer: I’m no expert on veganism, I know that in general vegan diets prohibit any animal products which obviously eliminates any meat, fish, diary or eggs but I’ve heard that there are certain … Continued

ARE BCAAS WORTH IT?

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TL;DR; No BCCAs are one of the most popular sports supplements on the market right now, and have been for some time. Take a look at the website of your favourite go-to supplement brand and chances are they’ll offer a wide … Continued

What Is ‘Clean Eating’?

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TL;DR There is no objective definition of ‘clean food’ or ‘clean eating’. It doesn’t exist. How many times have you people saying that they’re eating ‘clean food’? ‘Clean Food’ is a buzzword that’s rife in fitness circles at the moment, and … Continued

How To Meal Prep Chicken Thighs

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I used to eat Pop Tarts for breakfast (and sometimes lunch) when I was uni, so I never thought I’d go all Martha Stuart and advise people how to cook, but here I am. Owing to that last statement I … Continued

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HOW MANY CALORIES DO YOU NEED TO BURN TO LOSE 1KG (AND MORE)? TL;DR Track your calorie intake, calorie output, and weight every day so you know how many calories you need to lose weight. Before I start, I’m going to … Continued