Caffeine is not only found in Coffee and Tea, it is also used in chocolate, some soft drinks, and certain medicines including slimming pills and fat burning supplements. Therefore you could be consuming more caffeine than you thought. Too much and consuming caffeine after midday will most likely disrupt your sleep pattern. Sleep disruption is a well-documented side effect of caffeine
Just like some people will skip breakfast, some people will skip lunch! Too busy, not enough time, forgot! Too much to do and many more excuses why you have skipped lunch. I get a lot of resistance from clients when I mention they should be, eating breakfast, snacking and also ensuring they stop for lunch, and yes that means eating lunch.
Most of us do not drink enough water, we, therefore, live in a state of constant dehydration which ultimately is bad for you and your health. Being dehydrated, that is not consuming the amount of water your body needs for normal bodily functions affects all body cells. Remember, our bodies are 60-70% water, we can…
Snacking contrary to popular belief is good, healthy snacks around your main meals is a good habit, we should be eating every 2 to 3 hours at least, for some this might come at a bit of a shock! ‘I’m trying to lose weight, I must eat less.” NO! you need to control your portions,…
Most people would like to lose a few pounds, and it comes down to lifestyle, those that can manage their weight have a better and more productive lifestyle than those that struggle! Lifestyle is the activities we do, the things we do, and the food choices we make. Hands down one of the best ways to manage weight issues are to become more active and more than that it’s about training your metabolism to fire up earlier, to do that you’re going to need to get up & eat!. Yes eat!
Hands up, most of us at some point in our lives have been on a diet, whether a half-hearted effort or a structured plan. There is a good chance if you are reading this that you may be on one now. Whether you’ve just read the 5/2 diet book, you got for Christmas last year,…
Salt is very important to our diets, in nature sodium and chloride are found together to make our favourite table condiment “Sodium Chloride” or Salt. Excellent at enhancing the flavour of our foods, it’s also plays an important role in maintaining water balance in the body for muscle & nerve function.
Certain physiological reactions and illness including excessive sweating, burns, server vomiting and diarrhea and kidney damage can lead to a loss of salt in the body which should be quickly replaced as low levels of salt in the body can lead to dizziness, muscle cramps and exhaustion and if not treated may lead to life threatening shock.
Salt however is generally not a problem, it’s in many foods especially processed meats, snacks and fast food. High levels of salt contribute to high blood pressure and heart disease.
Coffee is a habit of many peoples workday starting from when they get up and often continues well into the day but does this seemingly harmless habit that gives us such a boost affect our diet, health or fitness?
Coffee is a stimulant with the stimulation coming from ‘caffeine’ found in many drinks both hot and cold it’s an addictive stimulant. Caffeine however is not only found in stimulation drinks, coffee & tea, it has an active role in many weight loss pills and fat burners! The reason for this is the physiological affects it has on the body which are similar to light cardiovascular exercise without actually doing it.
Creatine pronounced (Kre’ah-tin) is becoming increasingly popular in the health and fitness supplements market. No doubt you’ve heard of it but it’s unlikely that initially you’ll have any idea of what it is or why it could help you achieve more and reach your goals.
Creatine is a supplement to primary increase muscle size, it’s not a weight loss supplement, creatine should be taken as per suppliers recommend guidelines together with a structured exercise programme for increasing muscle size and a balanced healthy diet.
It’s worth noting that it will only have any effect if you do indeed work out, it will have no effect if taken on it’s own without working out, other than increasing the amount of Creatine stored in your body which is useless as you are not working out.
Using protein supplements is often seen only necessary for males or those looking to gain huge bulk in muscle. However this is untrue as we all require protein in varying amounts depending on the demands we put on the body. Often the amount of protein our bodies require from training is more than what we…