We Eat Food NOT Carbohydrates, Proteins and Fats!

carbohydrates_proteins_fatsYou see it all the time.

“Eat this much Protein, that much Fat and this many Carbs!”

That’s all well and good but the problem is, we actually eat food and when you go shopping those foods aren’t listed as Carbohydrates, Proteins and Fats.

Instead they’re labeled as the food that they are, Chicken, Carrots, Beef, Olive Oil, Butter, Potatoes, etc…

Now of course, these foods consist of Proteins, Fats and Carbohydrates but the trouble is for many that are new to health and fitness, they don’t know the difference between Carbohydrates, Proteins and Fats or which foods are classified as each.

You also have some people, often the seasoned dieters, that pretty much know the difference but are slightly confused here and there.

These are the issues I’ll be clearing up for you today. I’ll also include a printable chart that you can download for free and stick on your cupboard or fridge to remind you of what foods are actually Carbohydrates, Proteins and Fats.

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4 Common Weight Training Myths For Women

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Unfortunately many gym newbies (particularly females), tend to neglect resistance training in favour of so called “fat burning cardio” training.

Often this is because of the misconceptions associated with weight training.

Misconceptions such as:

  • Weight training will make you big or ‘bulky’
  • Cardio is for fat loss and weights are for building muscle
  • Muscle turns to fat when you stop
  • Weight training makes you stiff and reduces flexibility

Just so you know, there isn’t a single scientific study that proves any of the above statements to be true. Want to know why?

Because they’re simply incorrect!

In fact, a good weight training programme is one of the most effective ways to sculpt and achieve the body you’re likely on the treadmill chasing.

Let’s take a closer look at each of these fitness myths individually.

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Half Your Workout, Double Your Results!

Running on treadmillHey peeps.

You’ve likely heard me mention a million times before, I’ve been there.

As a non-gym person entering a gym, I was surgically attached to the treadmill.

And although I finally ventured further out, I still have a soft spot for it.

If you’re not quite ready to leave your beloved treadmill, but want to turn it up a notch this is perfect for you.

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Gym Anxiety – How to overcome it

Someone once said to me that London is a good place to be lonely because there are so many other lonely people there.

If that’s true, then the gym is a good place to feel intimidated.

Believe it or not, we’re all on the same page. Feeling gym anxiety couldn’t be more natural. Especially in the early days.

After all, we are challenging ourselves, we are doing something new, we’re stepping outside our comfort zone, and we’re trying to overcome our insecurities.

All at the same time!

These are not little things, these are big deals.

So if we feel a little unsure on the way, who can blame us.

Regardless of how natural it is though, it’s definitely regarded as a set back. Feeling insecure can stop you going to the gym altogether. Or, at the very least, failing to overcome it could – and likely will – prevent you from doing your best and significantly hinder your progress.

A few tricks to combat initial newbie gym anxiety are:

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How many Veggies should you eat each day?

Vegetables.You likely know vegetables are important.

You likely know that they should be eaten daily.

But do you know just how many servings of vegetables you need per day to ensure optimal health and vitality?

Vegetables are a great source of Vitamins, Minerals, Fibre and Phytonutrients just to name a few so you’ll want to ensure adequate daily intake.

Below is a simple system I use with my many of my clients to ensure that their nutritional profile supports their goals – whether they’re after health, fat loss, building muscle or improving their performance.

It consists of 3 simple guidelines which you try to follow daily when it comes to your vegetable intake.

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