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15
October
2017

Benefits of Protein

By Mark Kiernan What is protein? Protein is a nutrient found in food which is made up of numerous amino acids that are joined together. What does it do? Protein builds, maintains, and replaces the tissues in your body It’s easy to understand the excitement. Protein is an important component of...

09
September
2017

September Is The New January

As the summer draws to a close leaving us with hazy memories of sun tan and barbeques it’s time to refocus the mind and the routine. We all fall off the wagon, so to speak, over the summer but with party season round the corner there is plenty to motivate us to get going again.

26
July
2017

The Power OF A Precedent

The Power Of A Precedent Don’t underestimate the effect of setting a precedent in your life.  Doing something for the first time whether it be a good or bad thing, can justify the action in your mind and remove any hesitation to do it again. In health & fitness terms, precedents can be both huge...

04
November
2016

Top 10 Tips To Get In Great Shape For Christmas

With Halloween over, we’ve now got a good 4/5 weeks until the Christmas party season kicks off in earnest and all the excesses it entails. Now is one of the best times of the year to get in great shape, without being distracted by summer holidays, bank holidays, BBQ’s or drinking in the sun etc. Her...

06
October
2016

Feeders & Enablers

Have You A Feeder or Enabler Hindering Your Weight Loss Efforts? Do you have an enabler or feeder in your life? If you struggle with your weight they can be detrimental to any weight loss efforts. Enablers An enabler is a partner, family member or friend who subconsciously encourages or enables a pe...

10
August
2016

Understanding Cravings

Our minds might be intelligent but our bodies are still cavemen/women.  Your body is amazing but it doesn’t speak English, if it needs something it can only tell you what it needs by making you crave it. Low in water and your body will tell you it needs it by making you thirsty.  Pregnant women low...

06
July
2016

How Often Should We Weigh Ourselves?

  Weighing yourself can be both hugely motivating and also incredibly demoralising.  Most of us at some stage in our lives, have experienced the joy of reaching a weight loss goal, fitting new clothes, losing a lb or 10lbs etc, it can instantly put you in good mood and really motivate you.  Con...

29
June
2016

Weight Loss Need V’s Want

Do you just want to lose weight or do you need to? Anyone can want to get in shape and lose weight but I think you must really have a NEED to lose weight to be successful. Just looking in the mirror and wanting to lose weight isn’t going to do anything for you, you have to have reached a point in yo...

29
June
2016

Why Do We Eat Emotionally?

Why We Eat Emotionally & My Tips To Control It. If you’re lucky enough to have a healthy relationship with food, some of what I’m saying won’t make sense to you, it might even seem bizarre, but it will hopefully help you to understand those that do have issues with food, a little better. Persona...

19
May
2016

Whats The Lowest Sugar Chocolate bar & Snack?

It’ll be no surprise to most people that chocolate and some other popular snacks or treats contain large amounts of sugar. However what did surprise me was that some of the ones marketed as healthier alternatives for kids had some of the highest amount.  For example Milky Way was by far the worst fo...

29
April
2016

Are You In A Discomfort Zone?

Can you get out of your comfort zone and face your fears? It’s so easy to wish for things to happen and to get caught up in the fear of the “what if’s?”.  “What if I look silly”, “what if I fail”, “what if I’m not good enough”, “what if I’m not able to do it...

13
April
2016

How Much Caffeine Is Too Much?

How Much Caffeine Is Too Much? Most of us enjoy a cup of tea or coffee, and in moderation caffeine does have some proven benefits. However in large doses, it can have lots of negative affects. I’ve taken a good look at the amount of caffeine in things we eat and drink and looked into how much might...

19
March
2016

What’s The Lowest Calorie Easter Egg?

I’ve taken a good look at eggs ranging from €4.99 to €16.99, all had similar sized eggs between 150g and 200g of chocolate, plus extra bars of chocolate or sweets inside. Price indicates more expensive packaging or slightly better quality chocolate. 4 bars of Dairy Milk weigh 211g, slightly more tha...

28
February
2016

What Is Toning?

When people refer to toning, they usually mean “to look toned”. For most, toning means a firm defined body or body part like the arms, not bulky and not flabby.

10
February
2016

Find Your Fitness

It might surprise you to know that I haven’t run in about 7 years and the longest I’ve ever run for is 20minutes. I hate running, it bores me to tears and my knees don’t like it either, but if I decided I wanted to lose weight or get fit etc and forced myself to start running, how long do you think...

25
January
2016

Looking Good – Side Effect Of Feeling Great

I believe looking good, should be a side effect of feeling great. I remember a few years ago this really struck me. I had a client (Sean) that was originally 25 stone and having lost 5 stone so far was down to 20 stone. He felt amazing, was in the best form of his life, wearing clothes he’d ne...