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Sunny Success: Strategies for Staying Lean Amidst Summer Temptations

As the temperature rises and the sun graces us with its presence, summer offers a perfect opportunity to embrace a healthier lifestyle and unveil the lean physique we’ve been working on.
However, with BBQs, holidays, and social events, it’s easy to fall off track. So  here are a few actionable tips to help you stay lean and healthy during the summer months.
Opt for Lean Protein:
Protein is your first ally in staying lean. Sources like grilled chicken, fish, turkey, lean beef and tofu will help preserve your muscle mass and metabolism if you’re taking a break from the gym. Protein also keeps … Read more

Frustrated? Stop doing these to burn more fat

Are you struggling to make progress with your fat loss goals and don’t know what to do to get you moving in the right direction again?
Your results will ultimately depend on many factors but here are 4 things you should avoid if you aren’t getting the results you want.
Trust me, getting the body you always wanted is definitely possible if you keep a few principles in mind. So if you’re tired with your lack of results here’s 4 to stop right now.
Eating Too Much Junk
You may not think you eat much junk, but keep a food diary for a week … Read more

The life changing morning routine for progress driven professionals

Is this you?
Wake up, give your partner a kick for snoring, snooze alarm, check email, quick scroll on social media, struggle out of bed, get the kids up, make coffee, argue over who goes in the bathroom first, rush breakfast, get kids in the car for school run, get back home to start work or jump on the train into town for the office… (add your own stressors).
 
STOP
This easy to implement morning routine will;

Improve your peace of mind & control within your own headspace
Get you focused and energised for the day
Energise you and boost productivity
Help you feel in control
Allow you … Read more

How to win at dieting and still have a social life

WE ALL LOVE GOOD FOOD WITH GOOD FRIENDS
That meal out, that trip to the cinema, the glass or two of wine after work at the end of the week. The latte and breakfast meet up with a family member or partner on the weekend.
But can you do all this and still be successful with your physique goals?
YES, BUT…IT DEPENDS
Like most things in health, fitness and nutrition, ‘it depends.’
How often you increase your calories, go off plan with food choices and skip the meals you should be eating for ones you know aren’t exactly a good fit for your goals depend … Read more

Will alcohol prevent me gaining muscle?

You love a good drinking session but you also love a great workout and building some real muscle.
Can you do both?
If you haven’t read my article ‘Will alcohol stop me losing weight?’ take a look here as this article will predominantly focus on alcohol’s effect on your ability to build muscle.
So let’s get straight into the facts…
Reduced testosterone production
If you want to build muscle one of the first considerations you should have is if you are producing an optimal amount of testosterone.
Unfortunately every time you consume alcohol this key anabolic hormones production plummets.
Studies have shown that consuming 1.5g of alcohol … Read more

Will alcohol stop you losing weight?

There’s a certain comedic stigma attached to drinking and the alcohol culture, especially in the UK.
“Ever notice how some people talk louder when they drink? That’s why alcohol content is listed by volume”
“I’m not an alcoholic, alcoholics go to meetings. I’m a drunk, we go to parties.”
I’m not here to demonise one of the world’s favourite social intoxicants as it has some great benefits like reducing anxiety at social gatherings and has actually been shown to increase longevity.
BUT you’re reading this because you’re interested in losing fat.
Surprise surprise, many studies have shown alcohol intake aids to increased risk of abdominal … Read more

How often should you weigh yourself?

FRUSTRATION!
So you’re doing everything you can to change your weight..
Eating clean, training hard, avoiding the peer pressure nights out and bingey weekends and weighing in 1, 2, or even 5 times per week and….
Frustration: the little needle goes up, down or stays still every time!
Its enough to make anyone either run to the fridge, throw in the towel and eat everything in sight or drastically crash diet to get things moving more quickly.
BUT before you do anything drastic, let me tell you a few things..
Weight fluctuations
Daily and even hourly weight fluctuations are common and completely normal because your weight is … Read more

The best and worst types of motivation

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Motivation is BS 3. What’s your why?

Be brave enough to write down every goal you have, no matter how weird or outrageous other people may find them, write them down and look at them frequently. This in itself is a powerful tool to keep you on the right track. But is it powerful enough? Will these goals simply become a list on a scrap of paper under some other pieces of paper on a desk or in a drawer somewhere? Why keep looking at them at all? How important are they to you?
What is your ‘why?’
If I asked you where the richest place on the planet … Read more