Nutrition

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

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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Feb 05, 2022 / by Jon Bellis / No Comments

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

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?

Avopinesalmon

“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

Fruit

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