All posts by Matt Smith

Is a Vegan Diet Healthier Than a Regular Diet?

Is a vegan diet healthier than a regular diet? This is a question that I’ve really struggled with over the years. On the surface, it seems quite straightforward. Vegan dieters are shown to live longer, have fewer health issues, and are generally fitter and leaner than people who follow regular diets. But does that mean […]

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Why I Quit Personal Training: BnB Podcast

This is the first podcast that I’ve done alone. Just Matt, no Todd. The reason? In September 2018 I moved from London (technically Watford) to Nottingham. After several tear-fuelled discussions with our respective partners, Todd was not allowed to come with me and live in my shed. So until I work out a way to […]

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How to store beer

How to Store Beer: All You Need to Know

Thanks to my Beer52 beer subscription, my fondness for online shopping, and my local pub needing to sell their stock due to the lockdown, I currently have quite a lot of beer. Because of this, I am very aware that my beer needs to be kept in top condition. So I have taken it upon […]

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Lose weight while drinking beer

Can You Lose Weight While Drinking Beer?

One of the questions I get asked the most is how I can talk about/drink beer while trying to teach people about weight loss. Another question I get asked a lot is “Can you lose weight while drinking beer?”. I thought it would be a good idea to address this subject in an article. It […]

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Beer in Japan

Beer in Japan: Everything You Need to Know

Beer in Japan is consistently high quality, with some of the best breweries in Asia and an amazing craft beer scene. I’ve always been impressed with Japanese beer and thought that an article answering the question “what beer do they drink in Japan” would be very interesting. Kirin Ichiban, Asahi Super Dry, Sapporo, Suntory, and […]

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Beer in Cyprus

Beer in Cyprus: Everything You Need to Know

Cyprus is one of my favourite places, a country that is literally split between two cultures. It is known for its amazing food and glorious weather, but what is its beer culture like? Beer in Cyprus is more varied than in most Turkish or Greek islands. But what do they drink in Cyprus? Keo is […]

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Beer in Turkey

Beer in Turkey: Everything You Need to Know

Beer in Turkey can be summed up with one name … Efes. This is the beer that everyone thinks of when they think of Turkey. But is there more to the Turkish beer scene than meets the eye? Efes Pilsen is the most common beer in Turkey and dominates the market. But it is by […]

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Beer in Portugal

Beer in Portugal: Everything You Need to Know

My entire knowledge of Portuguese beer comes from frequent trips to Nandos. In fact, the first beer I ever bought (underage) was in the Nandos on Edgware High Street. But if my articles on Polish and Mexican beer have taught me anything, there is a lot more to beer in Portugal than just that. The […]

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Beer in Mexico

Beer in Mexico: Everything You Need to Know

Mexican beer has taken a bit of a beating over the last few months, around about the time that the coronavirus became a pandemic. I wonder what the connection is? But beer in Mexico is so much more than Corona. I wanted to find out what beer they drink in Mexico, and what Mexican beer […]

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Beer in Poland

Beer in Poland: Everything You Need to Know

For years, Polish beer has been overlooked and underrated. In the UK, when you think of Polish beer all you think about is a cheap lager in cans from Off Licences. But beer in Poland is so much more than that. In the last few years, Polish beer has begun to build momentum. Beer is […]

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