Building a Strong Immune System

Do you have a strong immune system? Lifestyle and nutrition factors for boosting your immunity

I can’t remember a winter when there were so many malicious viruses. This year’s infections seem to have been far more impactful than those of other recent winters. One explanation is that having COVID may lower your immunity subsequently. And it could be that, as a population, we are more immunologically naïve after two years of

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Feb 20, 2023 / by Jon Bellis / No Comments

Bodybuilding Champ – Jon’s credentials

Jon on stage bodybuilding

Although I’m the 2022 British and World over 50s Bodybuilding Champ, I’m still not comfortable selling myself. I’ve never been very good at it, for a start. I’ve always believed that if you do a great job, then people will notice, and you will be rewarded for it. I learned during my corporate career that

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Feb 07, 2023 / by Jon Bellis / No Comments

What can I drink?

ingredients for a healthy drink

What can I drink? This is part of the “What can I eat?” series. Drinks get swallowed and digested just like food. Some drinks offer meal-sized calorie content, so drinks really need to be part of the series! “What can I eat?” is one of the questions we get asked most by our clients. In

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Jul 14, 2022 / by Jon Bellis / No Comments

What can I eat for a snack?

image of protein jelly, showing what can i eat as a snack

‘What can I eat for a snack?’. This could well be the question we get asked most. Once the principles of healthy eating are conveyed, it’s a lot more straightforward to apply them to breakfast, lunch and dinner. But when it comes to snacks, our clients often draw a blank. That’s because, traditionally, snacks do

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Jun 29, 2022 / by Jon Bellis / No Comments

What can I eat as a dip?

What can I eat as a dip? Try healthy Baba Ghanoush

“What can I eat as a dip?”. We may not get asked that question so often, but we certainly get asked what to eat. This is usually in response to our guidance on healthy eating which comes with our flagship weight loss programme at our studio in Northampton. Understanding what constitutes healthy is one thing.

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Jun 25, 2022 / by Jon Bellis / No Comments

Barbecue best practice

Healthy barbecue - skewers are an alternative barbecue food if you follow barbecue best practice

It’s certainly been warm here in the UK over the past few days. Perhaps you’ve been dusting off the cobwebs on the barbecue? Do you follow barbecue best practice? If you’re firing up the barbie as we speak, be aware that barbecues can seriously derail your health and fitness plan. In this post, we’ll give

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Jun 18, 2022 / by Jon Bellis / No Comments

Ten weight loss essentials to ensure success

Hooded lady with arms aloft looking away into the sunset having succeeded. Ten weight loss essentials

Weight loss is by far the most common goal requested by potential clients. That’s no surprise; two-thirds of the adult population in the UK are overweight or obese. Many of them come to us having tried and failed to lose weight. They’ve tried various approaches with limited success. Why is it so hard? Well, for

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Jun 11, 2022 / by Jon Bellis / No Comments

Does fat make you fat?

Vegetable oils can be healthy, but can you get too much of a good thing? Does fat make you fat?

Does fat make you fat? This was certainly the received wisdom for decades. We were told that a low-fat diet was the way to avoid weight gain. Yet, in the years that followed that guidance, obesity levels have continued to rise. The low-fat approach has been seen as a failure. Instead, carbohydrates are often demonised,

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Apr 30, 2022 / by Jon Bellis / No Comments

How to alleviate your lower back pain

Man holding his lower back, clearly in pain. Find out how to alleviate your lower back pain

Do you often get lower back pain? You’re not alone. Lower backache dominates all the aches and pains suffered by millions within the population. A Google search produces more entries for lower backache than all the other types of ache put together. Why is lower backache so prevalent? And what can you do to alleviate

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Apr 01, 2022 / by Jon Bellis / No Comments

Reasons why you might have a belly bulge

Woman holding her stomach feeling very full. You might have a belly bulge because you eat a large volume of food.

You may not aspire to have a flat washboard stomach like a fitness model. But I bet you wouldn’t say no to reducing the size of your tum. In this post, we look at some of the causes of belly bulge. You may find that more than one of these apply to you. Read on

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Feb 19, 2022 / by Jon Bellis / No Comments