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Nutrition Advice

Intermittent fasting

Intermittent fasting

There is no hard and fast rule when it comes to intermittent fasting. It essentially means a period where you can eat followed by a period where you don’t across a day. When people say they are using an intermittent fasting protocol, they are invariably following the 16:8 or 18:6 practice. This means that they will ‘fast’ for 16 or 18 hours and this leaves 6 or 8 hours to eat their food for the day.  Why is intermittent fasting so popular? It is one of the few diets that exist that doesn’t require you to remove any of the foods or...

Eating greens - Dynamic Fitness Training

Are you eating your greens?

The message regarding healthy eating has very often been impacted by the powers of marketing and money.Companies can sell you their sexy new ‘health solution’ with over-the-top advertising and promises that this one drink will undoubtedly ‘change your life’. For this think: any fruit juice or smoothie concoction, Herbalife and its ilk, Huel and the list could go on and on.Regrettably, the marketing department for the humble green vegetable has sat back and had to observe this with frustration. Without the firepower of a highly stimulated City ad executive team, the asparagus and sprout of this world has been left...

Healthy food plate

Calories: quality vs quantity

Analysing a client’s recent food diary, I was faced with excellent adherence to the specified calorie goal. The quality of the calories consumed left work to be done. But we’re fed with the fact that: calories in vs calories out will dictate whether you lose weight or not. So why should I have been concerned with the type of food being consumed? Why was I simply not pleased that the calorie limit wasn’t being exceeded? Let me tell you why.You can discuss hormones, insulin, thyroids all you like, the basic point is that if you consistently consume fewer calories than...

Insulin resistance

Insulin resistance: The secret behind getting fat

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]I’ve written a huge number of blogs over the last six years. A minimum of one per month in fact. I do think that this is my most important one. It discusses insulin, insulin resistance, it’s impact on health and how this can be positively changed. Without testing, I suspect many clients may have issues with their insulin sensitivity. It’s impact can be enormous for long-term health.Of all the reasons that people are overweight, obese or in some cases more susceptible to various illnesses and diseases, many reasons are put forward. However, the reality is, that most come down to...

Eating carbs at night

Will avoiding carbs at night help with weight loss?

Read any magazine or listen to someone in a friendship circle and they will swear that ditching the carbs before night-fall was the one guaranteed secret to their weight loss! So will not eating carbs after 6pm work for you?[vc_empty_space height="10px"]No carbohydrates in the eveningLet’s briefly attack the science behind what happens when you ditch carbs in the evening. The main thing, is that you simply reduce calories. Think, who spends their evening in front of the TV gorging on avocados and lean meat? No, didn’t think so! Instead, when we snack in the evening it is on carbohydrate-based sugary...