Are all calories created equally?

As I always tell my clients: Not all calories are created equally.⠀What do you think is going to serve your health goals more?⠀245 calories from a 48g snickers bar vs 245 calories from eating a piece of chicken with some veg?⠀What nutrients, vitamins and minerals does it offer you?⠀What about the unhelpful load it has…

Sugar in Savoury Products?Always Read The Label!

Always read the ingredients!⠀If you are buying a product which is being marketed as ‘healthy’ or ‘low fat’ and it has sugar listed in it’s ingredients…don’t you think that warrants a little reflection?⠀It’s not necessary for products to have sugar in them, yet it’s everywhere.⠀Do you wonder why that is? If you don’t, you should!…

Fat cells: Where toxins like to hang out.

Did you know this is where toxins get stored by the body? Now you do. When toxins enter the body, especially synthetic ones like additives, chemicals, fake hormones, pollution, etc., your body can have a tough time figuring out what to do with these things. Because they’re not made of ‘organic’ material which the body…

My First Transformation

Early 20s vs early 30sGuess who’s winning? I was never a skinny kid. I was always on the ‘chubby’ side. Of course I’d done loads of things to lose weight, sometimes it worked, most of the times it didn’t. When it worked, it would be a matter of time before I’d pile it back on….

How to cook meat without using high heat or added fats

Did you know that most cuts of meat already have fat in them? You don’t actually need to add anymore. In fact, you can use the endogenous fat content of the meat to cook itself! Next time you buy a cut of chicken/beef/lamb/pork etc, cook it on medium heat on it’s fattiest side. The fat…

Why I avoid cooking with oils & fat

Fat in itself is not inherently ‘bad’. In fact, we need to include fat in our diet to maintain good hormone & neurotransmitter function, as well as cellular integrity. The issue is when oil/butter is heated up, it’s chemical structure starts to change. It goes from being a beneficial part of our diet to a…

The Skinny on Intermittent Fasting; A Series – Part 1

Intermittent fasting, also known as IF is an umbrella term which covers a few different methods of fasting. Lots of studies show that intermittent fasting is generally more effective for fat loss while maintaining muscle and lean tissue than calorie restrictive diets. Over the next few days I’ll go through description of some of the…

Getting into Ketosis before Ramadan may make your fasting experience easier

Getting into Ketosis before Ramadan may make your fasting experience easier. Firstly Ramadan Kareem to all those partaking from Thursday or Friday this week! Ramadan fasting can be challenging. That’s not new. Especially for communities living in the northern hemisphere with longer fasting periods. Fortunately, there are some hacks we can use to help train…