Your simple guide to sugar alternatives

‘Sugarfree’ has been a fad for some time now, but it’s backed by hard evidence about the damage that high sugar diets are doing to our bodies. I’ve blogged about giving up sugar elsewhere, in explaining my own efforts to…
How and why I quit sugar

This is the story of how and why I quit sugar, back in February 2012, which was the thing that really kick-started my healthy lifestyle change. It began with a particularly bad sugar hangover (after eating a whole tub of…
Curried Mince with Lentils Recipe

Curried mince with lentils, and many variations on the theme of meat, veggies and legumes, are a great lunch option, particularly as the weather turns colder. And doing a bulk cook up for the week ahead is a great way…
How to choose a good protein powder or protein bar

  How to choose a good protein powder or protein bar You’ve probably heard by now, or read somewhere, how important protein is for building lean muscle and burning fat. I’ll briefly summarise why, as a reminder: It makes you…
Why I won’t give up drinking coffee

Why I won’t give up drinking coffee Coffee: Never gonna give you up, never going to say goodbye… I love coffee. That’s probably obvious from my title. Every now and then a new study will appear in the literature suggesting…
Everyone has fat days

Everyone has fat days Everyone has fat days, regardless of your actual weight, size, or how far you’ve come down the path of changing your life for the better. I’m having one today, actually, which prompted me to write this.…
The many benefits of strength training

It has been accepted knowledge for some time in the fitness industry that there are many benefits of strength training. Also called resistance training, this should be an essential component in any fitness regime. Benefits of strength training Strength training…
My intermittent fasting experience

I saw my Aunty recently at my nephew’s birthday party, and she looked fantastic. She told me she was doing the 5:2 diet (Intermittent Fasting Diet) and loving it for the simplicity and consistent results. A workmate of mine is…
MyFitnessPal Review: Fitness Tracking App

My Fitness Pal (MFP) is an online fitness and weight loss website that I can’t praise strongly enough. The site is based around a tracking tool that you can download as an app onto your smart phone or use off…
Strategies for weight loss motivation

Strategies for weight loss motivation What’s the secret to weight loss motivation? Where does it come from, and why can it seemingly disappear in a flash, for no apparent reason? Most of us embarking on this mission to improve our…