Nutrition


Snack Bars: What To Look For In The Ingredients List

Snack Bars: What To Look For In The Ingredients List   How often do you take the time to read the ingredients, the percentages of each ingredient and not just read but also think about what you are seeing? I seldom have bars, almost never, and there is one main reason. We, health and fitness professionals, tell you […]

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Insight Into My Personal Nutritional Habits

Insight Into My Personal Nutritional Habits I think every one of my clients ask me the same question at one point in our coaching journey: Alex, what do you eat? So I thought I would write some of my habits and answer this question for them and everyone else. They are neither the best habits […]

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Food Discipline Lessons To Live By

Food Discipline Lessons To Live By We all know why we gain weight, why we feel bloated or unwell. We all know that nutrition is what keeps us alive, healthy and in peak performance. And we also know if the quality of the food we eat is not high quality then the way our body […]

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How To Build Food Discipline

How To Build Food Discipline One of those blogs again, right? How can you possibly build discipline in one step? It’s difficult, right? Just because we lost control that doesn’t make it difficult. Is food controlling you? I mean, really! Don’t tell me food is controlling you. You are in control. This might upset some […]

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What Is Raw Food? And Why Should You Care?

What Is Raw Food? And Why Should You Care?   Have you ever wondered why your shape may not be changing as fast as you’d like, despite going to the gym? Or why you may still be feeling tired or run down? Exercise, while vital to good health, is only one part of the equation. […]

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100th Blog

100th Blog Post Thought I’d make something special for my 100th blog post. So I picked (hand picked that is 😉 ) a few sentences from each blog post I wrote and added the link to the blog post it came from. A piece of wisdom from each of them. Some more interesting than others, but starting […]

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Why Weight Loss Should Not Be Your #1 Priority

Why Weight Loss Should Not Be Your #1 Priority Before I even begin to write on the topic I want to tell you my story on weight loss, or rather weigh gain. Until not long ago I was about 10 kg heavier than how you see me now. That’s almost 2 stones and I am sure […]

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9 Simple & Intuitive Approaches To Healthy Eating Habits

9 Simple & Intuitive Approaches To Healthy Eating Habits When I think about my daily diet I always go back to when my grandmother used to cook for her grandchildren in the countryside. No doubt that the food nowadays is not as nutritious as what my grandma used to have in her garden but it’s […]

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Confused About Food: How To Get Past The Confusion

Confused About Food: How To Get Past The Confusion Honestly the word “healthy” has no meaning anymore. Let me tell you why I say this. I recently had some conversations about “this is bad and this is good”, and came across articles about cheese, honey, bread or apples. Again that is, that’s what made me […]

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Why listen to what your body asks…sometimes

Why listen to what your body asks…sometimes Today I am writing a shorter blog based on recent events in the past week. A lesson I hope you will learn something from it as I did.   I usually eat a decent quantity of food to fit my active lifestyle. However quality is more important than […]

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Natural Painkillers in your kitchen Part 3 salt, cider vinegar, cherries, blueberries, garlic

Natural Painkillers in your kitchen Part 3/4 – salt, cider vinegar, cherries, blueberries, garlic   Salt   Soothe foot pain with salt. Regularly soaking ingrown nails in warm salt water baths can cure those painful infections caused by ingrown toenails within four days, say scientists at California ’s Stanford University (and my grandma for that matter) […]

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How nutrition affects our Mental Health

How nutrition affects our Mental Health   Although no one has ever seen the mind, we can consider the brain as the platform for the mind and thus a platform for out mental wellbeing.   The brain is made up in large part of essential fatty acids, water and other nutrients. We know that food […]

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13 simple nutritional habits to improve your health right now

13 simple nutritional habits to improve your health right now   These are 13 of my nutrition habits which can heal you improve your health and well-being starting today.   1. Avoid carbs – fruit – after a high carb meal 2. Have protein with every meal 3. Carbs, fats and protein in excessive amounts […]

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3 steps to Mindful Eating and its benefits

3 steps to Mindful Eating and its benefits Mindful eating is not about how many calories you get it but more about what you’re eating and why you’re eating it, what’s the benefit you get out of it. Many times we do things for the sake of it. When it comes to eating, sometimes we […]

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Natural Painkillers in your kitchen Part 2: pineapple, fish, water, oats, coffee

  Natural Painkillers in your kitchen Part 2/4 – pineapple, fish, water, oats, coffee –   This is the second part of the 20 painkillers for your kitchen. In this blog we will see what pineapple, fish, water, oats and coffee are good for other than being tasty meals. Read the first part here to […]

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Good carbs Bad Carbs

 Good carbs Bad Carbs   Rather than me or anyone else telling you what to eat I wanted to give you a very very brief explanation of what carbs are,, what are their properties and types of carbs are there. The reason I want you to know this is because then you will be able to […]

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Painkillers in your kitchen Part 1: ginger, cloves, peppermint, honey, tomato juice

Painkillers in your kitchen Part 1/4 – ginger, cloves, peppermint, honey, tomato juice –   Special posts for the next 4 weeks. We will go through 20 natural painkillers. For the first blog we will look at ginger, cloves, peppermint, honey and tomato juice and how they can help us in painful moments. Don’t miss […]

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7 Things I do to avoid the Flu

7 Things I do to avoid the Flu   1. Drink water with lemon and ginger every morning. Boosts immune system Alkaline food – Balances pH Levels Cleanse Aids digestion Lemons are high in pectin fiber – helps fight hunger cravings – Aids in Weight Loss   2. Training outdoor.   Especially if you feel a […]

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7 Easy Ways to Reduce Sugar Intake

7 Easy Ways to Reduce Sugar Intake   1. Replace Breakfast cereals with – Eggs – Porridge – Yoghurt – natural no added sugar or the ones you buy with fruit in it – Yoghurt with fresh or frozen fruit (made by yourself) – Yoghurt with honey – Fruit or berries salad with a hand […]

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Nutritional Guidelines

Nutritional Guidelines     In the UK we have adapted the original food pyramid and underpinning guidance to follow what is called ‘The Eatwell Plate’ . This simple guidance model in its current form was introduced in 2007, though earlier versions existed prior to this. It provides an alternative illustration of the similar basic guidelines around food […]

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Healthy Snack Ideas For You

Healthy Snack Ideas For You   Until recently I didn’t snack, I used to eat “real food”. However, the busier my life got – and that’s a great thing – I found I needed to snack otherwise I would end up eating 1 huge meal a day and that’s not good either. The snacks I […]

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