I spend a lot of time lifting weights and working out. For a long time I wanted to spend every minute I had spare in the gym working out and I started to neglect all of the other things that contribute towards a good weightlifting session and good overall fitness. I got to a point… Continue reading Listen to your body.
This past 2 months i've been cutting on a very low carb diet. My calories haven't been to low as i didn't have an awful lot to lose, i was aiming for 1lb a week. In order to burn 1lb a week you need to burn 3500 more calories than you consume. With intense workouts… Continue reading Food for Thought. Literally.
After trying a protein pancake mix for the first time last week i couldn't wait to try out a few home recipes at the weekend and try and make my own from scratch. I don't eat flour, butter or sugar so regular pancakes are out of the question. Oh and don't forget regular pancakes are… Continue reading Protein Pancakes
I know a lot of people will read this post and completely disregard it, because not many people want to give up alcohol. My intention with this post is just to enlighten you to how alcohol could be effecting your fitness goals that you might not be aware of. If you then decide to cut back… Continue reading How alcohol is sabotaging your fitness goals.
My gym is a good bit away from me and i always walk there and back. On a week day i actually walk to the gym straight from work and then after my workout i'll walk home which takes me about 45 minutes (60+ minutes after leg day, oh the pain!). Of course after my… Continue reading Peanut Butter Protein Bar Recipe.
Whether long term weight loss or just trying to get rid of those last few wobbly bits, dieting can seem daunting and it is definitely the last thing most people want to do. Here are my own tips on dieting for weight loss. Stop calling it a diet. I don't really like the word diet. It… Continue reading Nutrition & diet tips for weight loss.
I've had a few people ask me about this one... How do I get abs? How do i get rid of this tummy fat? How do i lose this last stubborn bit of fat under my naval that just wont go? Well i'm sorry to break it to you but there is no magic solution… Continue reading That last bit of Tummy Fat.
Now i know here in Dublin we are actually having a sweltering heatwave at the moment, so i know your first food of choice probably wouldn't be a hot chilli. But as well as this roasting weather it is hay fever season, and this chilli is perfect for clearing up your sinuses and for boosting… Continue reading 3 Bean veggie chilli
When I decided to become a vegetarian I spent a good few weeks researching everything first. Because I am very active and also do strength training I was worried about how I was going to get enough complete proteins in my diet. Proteins are the basic structure of all living cells in our bodies. The… Continue reading The importance of protein in our diet.
These quick and easy to make egg cups are amazing! They keep in the fridge for up to a week so great to make in advance and just grab one on the way out of the door in the morning. They also freeze really well so if your like me and like to cook all… Continue reading Breakfast Egg Cups.