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What would you choose from this menu?

What would you choose from this menu? Pub meal chosen by Northampton Personal Trainers Life Force Fitness

The eating out challenge If you’re trying to lose or maintain weight then eating out can be a challenge. Most restaurateurs aren’t as concerned with the calorie content of their food as us consumers. They want their customers to love their food and say great things about it. They know that we evolved to love

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Aug 28, 2019 / by Jon Bellis / No Comments

What can I eat for a snack?

What can I eat for a snack? Close up of protein jelly from Recipe book of Northampton Personal Trainers Life Force Fitness

“What can I eat?”. This is one of the questions we get asked most by our clients. In this series of blogs we’ll attempt to answer that question. In this blog we talk about snacks. To find out why this is a common question, take a look at the first of the series: ‘What can

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Aug 23, 2019 / by Jon Bellis / No Comments

How often should you weigh yourself?

How often should you weigh yourself?

Why is that even a question? Why is “how often should you weigh yourself” a question we should be asking? Because when you’re losing weight it’s never a straight line. You will never find that you are just a tiny bit lighter each day. Your weight will go up some days and go down on

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Jul 27, 2019 / by Jon Bellis / No Comments

What can I eat for lunch?

Chicken, lentil and broccoli salad

“What can I eat?”. This is one of the questions we get asked most by our clients. In this series of blogs we’ll attempt to answer that question. In this blog we’re talking about lunch. Read on to find out more.   Why is “What can I eat?” a common question? All our clients get

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Jul 25, 2019 / by Jon Bellis / No Comments

Simple Salad

Simple Salad

Simple Salad It’s summer and it’s a great time of year to enjoy a healthy simple salad. Do you find salad boring? It doesn’t have to be a boring combination of iceberg lettuce, tomato and cucumber! You can have anything you like in a salad. Here’s an idea for a simple salad that is brimming

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Jul 17, 2019 / by Jon Bellis / No Comments

The Link Between Diet and Mental Health

A picture of scrabble letters spelling the words mental health

Mental health has become something that people are encouraged to talk about, and you can see that from the number of stories in the news. Reading around, mental ill-health seems to be a broad term covering common associations such as depression, Alzheimer’s, dementia, ADHD and eating disorders, but also includes anxiety disorders and persistent unhappiness

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Jun 28, 2019 / by Jon Bellis / No Comments

Healthy Eating Week

Next week, 10-14 June 2019, we will be supporting The British Nutrition Foundation Healthy Eating Week. Each day next week on our social media channels, we’ll be posting about one of the 5 healthy living challenges. What is the British Nutrition Foundation? The BNF is a charity whose core purpose is to make nutrition science

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Jun 07, 2019 / by Jon Bellis / No Comments

Intermittent Fasting: What, Why, Our Opinion

A picture of a white alarm clock next to a cup of coffee

Intermittent fasting has been a hot topic in the health and fitness world for a few years now. If you search the internet, you’ll see there are a lot of good informative articles on the topic. Most of them tell you what it is and list the benefits and disadvantages. I could do the same

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May 10, 2019 / by Jon Bellis / No Comments

Commitment and hard work – your best bet for healthy long-term weight loss

A picture of someone with a tape measure around their waist

I was recently alerted to the noise going on in the popular press around the use and promotion of dietary supplements/weight loss products by celebrities. It’s not something I would usually comment on, but after a bit of research I realised there’s an important take home message. I’ll get to that but first, some background.

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Apr 15, 2019 / by Jon Bellis / No Comments

Top 5 Exercises for Shoulders

A picture of Samantha doing a shoulder press with Jon behind her

This week we are continuing our feature where we provide our view on which are the top 5 exercises for different body parts. In the first blog on back exercises, we set out the criteria for selecting the ‘best‘ 5 exercises. To summarise, our top 5 exercises are those that build muscle, or tone, and

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Apr 12, 2019 / by Jon Bellis / No Comments