STOP feeling guilty

Despite the political ‘mess’ going on in Brazil about jobs and the Olympics…I’m looking forward to seeing the athletes perform at – what has to be – THE pivotal moment in their career.Gruelling workouts and strict nutrition (They are WORLD CLASS athletes after all)Even when they’re feeling like putting the kettle on, putting their feet up, …

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An apple (and a glass of wine) a day…

Strawberries… Chillies… Tomatoes… Giant cucumbers… Green beans… Beetroot… Eggs from the chickens… You name it. My Grandad’s garden has it all. He’s in his 80’s (I think 82…could be wrong…does that make me a bad grandson?) AND YET… He’s out gardening and walking everyday. And he says some of the most SIMPLE, yet POWERFUL things. “If I sit down for too long, my knees and back start to …

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Could THIS be making you fat?

You’ve tried every diet.You’ve tracked your food intake.You know how much protein you need.How many carbs make you feel awesome (and how many make you feel sleepy…)What foods leave you feeling bloated, sweaty and feeling fat.YET…You still can’t lose weight.And it’s not to do with a lack of trying.I mean, you’re not ‘lazy’ or lacking …

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Is Nutella healthy?

‘A delicious hazelnut spread that’s perfect on multigrain toast.’‘A quick and easy way to give my family a breakfast they’ll want to eat’‘And Nutella is made with simple, quality ingredients, likeHazelnutsSkimmed milkAnd a hint of cocoa.They love the taste and I feel good that they’re ready to tackle the day’^^^ All from an old Nutella …

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Are you okay?

You may (or may not) have noticed that I wasn’t my ‘prolific’ self the other day.I didn’t ‘appear’ to write my usual morning blog last Tuesday.And to my surprise (and delight as it shows you’re taking it in!)…I received a load of messages‘Are you okay?’‘Did you write this morning?’‘I didn’t get your email this morning?’^^^ …

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4 SIMPLE ways to beat the Summer cold

It’s the one thing I can’t stand…   Being ‘under the weather’   Especially in the summer when lying under a duvet all day isn’t as ‘acceptable’   ^^^ although it probably should be.   You feel like crap.   And you can’t enjoy the BBQ’s, holidays, and Pimms (although the strawberries and cream may boost your immune system).   ^^^ the things you’ve been looking forward …

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What the hell does ‘Ant n Dec’ have to do with losing weight?

I was eating my dinner yesterday. ^^^ Fish in a tomato sauce with some potatoes and Med style veg The sauce was tangy with a strong onion and garlicy hit (my wife called me out on my onion breath later…) BUT… It was just lacking a little something. AKA The dynamic duo… The ‘Ant n Dec’… Basically, I forgot to add the ‘pinch’ …

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Lose 14lbs in a week?

I’ll admit, I was pretty intrigued when a member of my Fit For Life Body Transformation Programme showed me this diet. ‘Lose 14 lbs in a week’, claims ‘the egg’ diet Which, given what I wrote about protein yesterday over here… Eating eggs probably isn’t a bad idea for you. Cheap, versatile and a great source of protein, healthy fats, …

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Fall in love with protein?

I was planning on talking about the ‘egg diet’ today.AKAThe lose 14 lbs in a week diet^^^ as a new member of my Fit For Life Body Transformation Programme talked about in our strategy meeting yesterdayBUT…Then I came across THIS fresh piece of research (just a few minutes ago) and had to share it with …

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