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  • What to eat before a workout?

    By Darren O'Toole | In Fitness, Nutrition | on July 23, 2018

    A common question that we get asked is: What should I have to eat before workout? The rather unhelpful answer which is often delivered: ‘It depends’, but there is a valid reason for this retort. Let’s start with some nutritional basics. We consume carbohydrates, proteins and fats. We then use or store these for various […]

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  • The protein shake phenomena

    By Darren O'Toole | In Fitness, Gym, Health, Nutrition | on October 19, 2017

    We’ve all seen someone in a work office, sitting down with their tub of powder and water, shaking away before guzzling down a concoction which if left unattended for just a few minutes will start to elicit the smell of a corpse. This isn’t to judge, because for a long-time, I was that guy. It […]

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  • What is insulin and why is it important?

    By Darren O'Toole | In Health, Nutrition | on February 16, 2017

    For those looking to lose weight from a position of being overweight or obese, the term ‘insulin’ and variations such as ‘insulin sensitivity’ and ‘insulin resistant’ may crop up when discussing why a specific nutritional plan may need to be initiated for your health. But what is insulin and why does it matter? Insulin is […]

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  • The fitness industry is full of myths. Some based on assumptions, others based on clever marketing and some are based on small studies being extrapolated to the broader society. One of the main ones revolves around cardiovascular training – namely, the ‘fat burning zone’. I’ll attempt to clear the wood from the trees in this […]

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  • Making healthy eating easy

    By Darren O'Toole | In Health, Nutrition | on December 21, 2015

    Nutrition is a vital and often misunderstood factor in achieving fitness and aesthetic goals. To lose weight, is in essence, a simple calorie in versus calorie out equation. But more so, we should be eating the foods that will provide us with the alertness, energy levels and comfort to achieve everyday tasks with vigour. In […]

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  • Healthy eating plan

    By Darren O'Toole | In Health | on February 19, 2014

    Getting in shape, feeling better about yourself and becoming fitter and avoiding injuries all require a well-structured and varied training programme but they also need to have a solid nutritional base. Nutrition can be a tricky topic with so many different people saying different things. Your nutritional requirements will also differ depending on your overarching […]

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