Nutrition

Why you should prioritise protein for weight loss success

Fruit and yoghurt in a glass. Prioritise protein for weight loss success.

Weight loss can be very challenging. If you’re trying to lose weight, or you’ve tried in the past, does the following sound familiar? You make a lot of changes, you’re more active, and you clean up your diet. Healthy foods are the only things on the menu, and you always cook from scratch. You start

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Aug 19, 2021 / by Jon Bellis / No Comments

Could you become a pescatarian?

Sesame Trout served on a bed of herb salad leaves Should you become a pescatarian?

Eating more fish could improve your health and help you contribute towards saving the planet! That’s a bold claim! Yes, it is. I’ll admit, it’s a slightly embellished and extremely concise summary of the reams of information out there about fish. But there’s a good deal of truth in it too.   Could you become

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Jul 08, 2021 / by Jon Bellis / No Comments

Body composition change in Northampton

Man performing leg press - legs only. Lifting weights is essential for optimal body composition change.

At our personal training studio in Northampton, we have a fancy machine that measures your body composition. Why do we have a sophisticated machine? Because we specialise in body composition change. We need to measure it so we know we are helping our clients to realise the best body composition possible. Of course, we market

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Jul 01, 2021 / by Jon Bellis / No Comments

Are you health conscious, calorie unconscious?

Salmon, avocado, pine nuts, oily dressing. Helathy, yes. Low-calorie, no! DO you eat like this and wonder why you're not losing weight? You might be health conscious, calorie unconscious

“I eat really healthily, but the weight is not going down”. Is this you? You might be health-conscious, calorie-unconscious. Are you exercising regularly, eating a healthy diet but struggling to lose weight? There could be a good reason for that. Remember, your calorie balance entirely governs the weight you gain or lose. In other words,

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Jun 11, 2021 / by Jon Bellis / No Comments

The benefits of lentils: vitality, versatility and veganism!

bowl of lentil porridge, showcasing the benefits of lentils

Veganism is becoming increasingly de rigueur these days. After all, it’s generally healthy and ecologically and environmentally far less impactful than a diet based on meat. What better way to celebrate this nutrition lifestyle choice than to share some info on one of our favourite vegan foods. Read on to discover all the benefits of

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May 15, 2021 / by Jon Bellis / No Comments

Eating to build muscle

Chicken breast. Eating to build muscle

Some of the practices of eating to build muscle are, at best, unnecessary. Some are unhealthy. There’s a lot of misinformation on the internet, perpetuated by the bodybuilding fraternity and protein manufacturers. But even if you’re not influenced by the pseudo-science, you’re unlikely to be eating in the best way. A typical Western diet, both

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May 08, 2021 / by Jon Bellis / No Comments

Top 10 Foods for Healthy Weight Loss

If you know our approach to nutrition, you’ll know that we are huge advocates of variety in the diet. So, it may seem odd that we have written a ‘top 10 foods’ article. First of all, let’s be clear, variety is by far the best strategy for optimising health. This top 10 list is a

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May 01, 2021 / by Jon Bellis / No Comments

Nutrition for sport: a simple guide

Man playing tennis about to stroke the ball. Good nutrition for sport is essential.

There are lots of excellent books on the subject of nutrition for sport. But there’s also a lot of nonsense on the internet. Some people advocate a way of eating that promotes their philosophy. And others convince you of a nutrition approach that encourages you to buy their product. There is good advice, bad advice

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Apr 24, 2021 / by Jon Bellis / No Comments

Is low carb a good approach?

A selection of low carb foods. Is low carb a good approach?

The low carb approach to dieting is very popular. It is viewed as an effective way to lose weight. Certainly, there are many practitioners and advocates. But is low carb a good approach? In this post, we discuss this popular weight loss protocol. I’m going to give you the answers upfront but if you’d like

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Feb 26, 2021 / by Jon Bellis / No Comments

A personal trainer’s guide to food, diets and nutrition

Lots of fibre - fruit, veg, wholegrains. A personal trainer's guide to food, diets and nutrition

In this post, we provide a personal trainer’s guide to food, diets and nutrition. How can we make recommendations to suit everyone? After all, every one of our private training clients is distinct; their drivers are all different, their ‘why’ is unique. But when we turn their vision into a plan, we can distil their

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Feb 06, 2021 / by Jon Bellis / No Comments