Food

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The Balancing Act of Food for a Healthy Lifestyle

Carbs, Fats and Proteins! If you’ve been reading the other articles on fats, proteins and carbs in the battle of the buldge series then you’ve probably got a decent idea about these macro nutrients (that’s what they’re known as). So, if someone mentioned macros or you read it somewhere and it relates to nutrition and…
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Why Eat What Our Ancestors Ate?

At some point you’ve probably heard someone you know, say: “That’s it. I’m going on the Paleo diet!” But, most people don’t eat a full Paleo diet: they ‘mix and match’ depending on what foods they’re eating. A true Paleo diet is eating with the seasons and going out to hunt and kill your own…

10 Tips To Get More Energy in Your Life

Energy. We all want more of it, don’t we? Well, I’m always talking to people about their lifestyle, the choices they make and how small changes in their diet can have a significant affect on their weight loss goals and to get to the place where they feel happier and more confident with their body…
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Battle of The Bulge: Fats

Whether you’re new to the world of nutrition or a cereal dieter (see what I did there), at some point you’ll have come across the low-fat diet. For those of you who aren’t sure what that is, basically you’re eating low fat foods or keeping your fat intake below a certain amount. It was a…

How To Actually Write a Meal Plan

When it comes to going on a diet or following a meal plan, you should always seek expert advice. That is, unless you’re a dietitian or nutritionist and even, then you should seek another professional’s advice as it’s always easy to think you know best. That being said, you’re probably not a nutritionist or dietitian,…

Meal Planning and Preparation

Planning your meals is one of the things that people tend to find the hardest. When asked what they fancy for dinner, most individuals will say “I don’t know”. So, when you’re planning a weekly meal sheet – with 24 meals based around the food you like – it can be hard to think about…
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Why Carbohydrates Matter and Which To Choose

Over the last few years carbs have become the new villains of the fat loss world with everybody trying some version of the low carb diet in the “battle of the bulge”. A little like fat was in the 70s and 80s, carbs have become everyone’s favourite villain. Some people say that carbs are like…
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Why Protein is Important For Your Body

Everywhere you look in the fitness world these days it’s all about protein, usually high protein. But, is high protein really necessary? Where do you get protein from? Is eating all that protein actually good for you? These are questions that we get asked constantly at MPT. What is Protein Used For? Let’s take the…

Home Made High Protein Snacks On The Go

One thing I constantly hear as a trainer is that people struggle to find health snacks and meals that are convenient and easy to transport. So, here are some of my top choices for healthy snacks, including how to make them.   Protein Cup Cakes These are brilliant as they’re easy to transport and don’t…
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