Nutrition

The benefits of beans – be bright-eyed and bushy-tailed!

The benefits of beans include being low hassle. Like this Slow Cooker Chilli Black Bean Stew - here we show the list of ingredients

It’s still World Vegan Month. To mark this, we shared some information on the health benefits of lentils a couple of weeks ago. Now it’s the turn of beans, another great vegan food. When I was looking for ‘B’ words to go with beans I came across bright-eyed and bushy-tailed. If you search for synonyms

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Nov 22, 2019 / by Jon Bellis / No Comments

The benefits of lentils: vitality, versatility and veganism!

Lentils and versatile and vegan. This image is of lentil porridge.

It’s World Vegan Month! What better way to mark this nutrition lifestyle choice than to share some info on one of our favourite vegan foods. Read on to discover all the benefits of lentils. If you tend to think of lentils as wacky vegetarian fodder and you avoid them, then think again! They are a

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Nov 08, 2019 / by Jon Bellis / No Comments

Are you a nut nut?

Are you a nut nut? Bowl of mixed nuts

Are you a nut nut? I know, I know. It’s a bit naff. But I couldn’t resist it. Do you like nuts, are you a fan? That’s the question. If you’re not, you might want to think about giving them another go. I used to really loathe nuts. I think maybe I’d been put off

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Oct 18, 2019 / by Jon Bellis / No Comments

What can I eat for breakfast?

Roasted courgette, onion and pepper Fritatta. served with baked mushrooms and tomatoes

“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 breakfast. To find out why this is a common question, take a look at the first of the series: ‘What can I

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Oct 04, 2019 / by Jon Bellis / No Comments

Could you become a pescatarian?

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

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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Sep 20, 2019 / by Jon Bellis / No Comments

What can I eat for…er…drinks

What can I eat for...er...drinks? Picture of supercharged iced tea from recipe book of Life Force Fitness.

What can I eat for…er…drinks? That’s a strange title for a blog, I know. Well, it’s because it’s part of a “What can I eat?” series, you see. 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

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Sep 05, 2019 / by Jon Bellis / No Comments

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

What can I eat as a dip?

Healthy Baba Ghanoush

“What can I eat as a dip?”. We get asked about what to eat an awful lot by our clients. In this series of blogs we attempt to answer that question. In this second instalment we talk about dips. To find out why this is a common question, take a look at the first of

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Aug 08, 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