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Chia Seeds .. The Ultimate Running Food?!

By: | 11 Comments | On: May 10, 2013 | Category : Fat, Fibre, Food, Hydration, Lifestyle, Nutrition, Protein, Reviews, Sport, Well Being

Chia Seeds

So what’s the big deal about Chia Seeds I hear you ask! Well, I personally like to use chia seeds to add extra nutrients as well as texture to a recipe (check-out my over-night oats, summer green smoothie or chocolate chia pudding!), however the seeds were originally known as a ‘running food’. Chia means “strength” in the Aztec...

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What is PB2? Nutrition Facts & Recipe Ideas

By: | 19 Comments | On: April 28, 2013 | Category : Fat, Food, Lifestyle, Nutrition, Protein, Reviews, Snacking, Weight Loss, Weight Maintenance

PB2 Review

Do you love peanut butter? I discovered my love for peanut butter only a few months ago and have been hooked ever since. It’s not unusual for a jar to last me less than a week – which may be good for someone who’s trying to gain weight, but certainly is NOT...

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Meat Free Mondays

By: | 0 Comments | On: April 22, 2013 | Category : Lifestyle, Nutrition, Protein, Well Being


You may, or may not have heard of ‘Meat Free Mondays’ or ‘Meatless Mondays’. Meat Free Mondays is a campaign fronted by the McCartney’s and it aims to encourage people to give up meat for one day a week. I was recently interviewed by Sainsbury’s Magazine on my thoughts on Meatless...

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9bar – Product Review

By: | 20 Comments | On: April 19, 2013 | Category : Fat, Food, Nutrition, Protein, Reviews, Snacking


I love discovering new *healthy* products and I discovered this one quite by accident. I found the 9bars lurking in the ‘free from’ section of the supermarket (not a section I normally browse) and was immediately drawn to the ‘mixed seed energy bars’ topped with carob.. once tried I was...

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The Healthy Portion Plate

By: | 3 Comments | On: April 14, 2013 | Category : Carbs, Lifestyle, Nutrition, Protein, Weight Loss, Weight Maintenance

Portion control

The key to weight loss is portion control. Even a ‘healthy diet’ will cause weight gain if eaten in the wrong portions. A simple ‘trick’ of how to achieve portion control is to fill half of your lunch and dinner plates with vegetables or salad, just over a quarter with...

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Oomf! Bench Pressed Oats Review

By: | 2 Comments | On: April 11, 2013 | Category : Food, Nutrition, Protein, Reviews

Oomf Bench Pressed Oats

Oomf Bench Pressed Oats are a whey protein porridge which can be enjoyed either for breakfast or before a strength work-out (providing a steady release of energy and easy to absorb protein for muscle uptake). They are ideal for people who are looking to increase their protein intake and you...

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Simple Swaps for a Healthier Diet

By: | 4 Comments | On: April 10, 2013 | Category : Carbs, Fat, Lifestyle, Nutrition, Protein, Weight Loss, Weight Maintenance, Well Being


I’m a big fan of ‘simple swaps’.. Those little changes that you can easily make which mean that overall your diet isn’t that much different, but actually you are a lot healthier in the long run! Here are a few of my top Simple Swaps.. Fruits & Vegetables Choose fruit canned...

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