Weight Gain Over Christmas…….

Over the christmas period the average person will consume an extra 500 calories per day. Theoretically there are about 3,500 calories in one pound of body weight. This means that over the 2 week christmas period the average person will gain 2 pounds of body weight. Although according to the British Dietetic Association, the average person will consume 6,000 […]

Debloating Smoothie

Over indulged the night before? This green smoothie will you get your stomach flatter and digestive system back on track. Papaya is a wonderful digestive fruit and mixed with cucumber, this green smoothie will have your system soothed by lunchtime.   INGREDIENTS 1/2 cup pineapple 1/2 cup papaya 1 frozen banana 1/4 cucumber (with skin) […]

Mince Pies……Are They Worth It??

On Average in a single mince pie: Calories: 235 Fat: 9g Carbs: 37g Protein: 2g This means it would take a 45 minute jog to burn just one mince pie off………is it really worth it??

How Much Protein Should You Be Eating?

As you know, your daily protein intake plays an absolutely crucial role in terms of the overall health and function of your body, if you want to lose fat, build muscle or increase performance in virtually any capacity, protein (and how much of it you eat per day) becomes even more important. Person, Situation & Goals Ideal Daily Protein […]

Is Bread Bad For You? If So Why?

It has been known for a long time that white bread and refined grains in general aren’t particularly nutritious. Nutritionists and dietitians all around the world have encouraged us to eat whole grains instead. But grains, especially gluten grains like wheat, have been under intense scrutiny in recent years. Many respected health professionals now claim that bread and […]

Is Salad Healthy………How To Make A Perfect Salad!!

First things first: Start by upping the nutritional ante by choosing a base for your salad that provides important nutrients like folic acid and lutein. Give up the iceberg lettuce for mesclun greens, baby spinach, or a spring mix that includes a variety of dark green lettuces. For less than 20 calories per two cups […]

How Can Exercise Help Stop Smoking

Distraction – Exercise is a great distraction from most day-to-day annoyances, the habit to light up being just one of them. Reduce Withdrawal – Exercising while you are trying to quit can reduce the feelings of withdrawal. De-stress – Exercise releases endorphins that help reduce your stress levels. Stop weight gain – As cigarettes are seen as an […]

How Does Smoking Affect Exercise

Reduces oxygen levels in your blood – You need oxygen in your muscles when you exercise. The more you exercise, the faster the oxygen is used up. Cigarettes contain carbon monoxide, which reduces the amount of oxygen available in your body as it binds to the haemoglobin in your red blood cells, preventing oxygen from doing […]