Category Archives for Nutrition

cravings, benefits of sleep

How to prevent those frustrating mid afternoon cravings

A guest post from a good friend of mine (and overall badass personal trainer) Daniel Harrod on how best to prevent mid-afternoon cravings. Dan is a personal trainer in Harrow Leisure Centre just like myself, and has got some absolutely stunning results for his clients. Check out his facebook page and website (but read the article first, […]

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Terminator 1 Can Teach You About Fat Loss

Quick give me the story line to Terminator 1. … Okay I’ll give it to you. The Terminator comes back in time, identifies a target, pursues it relentlessly. Ultimately fails. Yeah my movie reviewing business was not up to much! But hopefully you can see where I’m going with this. The terminator didn’t decide he was going to catch Sarah […]

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Supplements Won’t Help You

Everyone is taking some form of supplements; Whey protein, Creatine, Fat-burners, Herbalife [shakes head]. I believe that this is mostly due to the fantastic marketing of supplement companies. They make it sound like drinking a protein shake will immediately add muscle, but that’s sadly not how it works. You need to work those muscles first, you need to […]

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fat, hungry, nutrition, lying, dieting, deadly

Deadly dieting sins: Guest blog

In the first of several guest blogs I will be writing for Fit Lifestyle Box here is a new article I wrote on the 7 deadly sins of dieting. I know right? Proper cheesy title, but I loved writing it and avoided the temptation to spend 1,000 words writing about how awesome Brad Pitt was in […]

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protein, steak, meat, creatine, Harrow personal trainer

Meat isn’t killing you

Another week another ‘study’ being used by shitty journalists to demonise meat. Apparently if you regularly eat steak you will die 3.5 years sooner than your vegetarian friend [1] this from a clinical review of six studies in a journal article named “Is Meat Killing Us?”. First off, a little rule of thumb for you, the more sensationalist […]

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beer, bar, pub, alcohol, local, post-beer

Post-beer nutrition

I’ve written a lot about what to eat before a workout. I have also written in this very blog on post-workout nutrition But I have never before written about the most important meal of any man’s day. Post-beer nutrition. This could be the biggest change to British post-booze habits since Just Eat began running (no I’m […]

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pasta, carbs, carbohydrates, nutrition, carb

Carb-free diets make you fat

Every decade or so, the public’s opinion on diet changes. So we had the anti-fat campaign. Where anything with saturated or unsaturated fat was poison. Then there was the Atkins which promoted fat and protein whilst demonising the carb. Now we have “Healthy fats” which are supposed to be amazing at getting us lean. And SUGAR is the enemy. But […]

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protein, powder, workout, nutrition, pre-workout, post-workout

Post-workout Nutrition

This article looks at what to take post-workout. If you want to find out what to take pre-workout then check out my article for Post-workout nutrition So you’ve just finished your workout and you’re wondering what you should be doing next? Well to be honest getting a good night’s sleep would be the absolute […]

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coffee, caffeine, bullet-proof, nutrition

Coffee: How to REALLY make it bullet-proof

The only way to TRULY make your coffee bullet-proof is to drink it out of a Kevlar mug! Yeah, every once in a while the fitness industry brings out another corker. Bullet proof coffee is basically adding a tonne of butter to a black coffee. The reason why? I still have no idea. There is Zero science […]

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calories, diet, nutrition, personal trainer harrow

Calories – Counting for Beginners

Counting calories has been one of the most controversial methods of dieting in the fitness industry for the last decade, with public opinion shifting between both extremes. For every trainer who tells you that it is dangerous and wrong there is another trainer who swears by it. I hate to sit on the fence when it […]

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