Friday, 30 January 2015

Foods You Think Are Healthy, But Are Not.

I'm going to show you a wee list of foods you may think are healthy, but are not. These are the foods that seem to pop up a lot, when someone is telling me about their healthy eating plan.

I'm not saying that these foods will kill you, but eating regularly is a bad idea. First on the list is yoghurt (these are in no particular order).


Now before you throw your yogurt yielding spoon at me, I don't mean all yogurts. I'm talking about most sweetened and flavoured ones - which is what people normally eat. Check the label, these are full of added sugar and additives.  Up to 5 spoonfuls of sugar in fact. Sugar is terrible for your body, you should avoid it where possible.

Eat this instead - plain unflavoured yoghurt, or greek yoghurt. Add some fruit or nuts for flavour


Who doesn't like a nice slice of bread? It really is the best thing since sliced... Anyway, bread is unfortunately highly processed and full of additives.  I understand it is so versatile and tasty, but should be avoided on a weight loss program.  It is also full of wheat, which causes bloating and other nastiness.

Eat this instead - rye bread, 100% whole grain bread - check the label for added salt or other additives.


This one is a biggie. Without turning this post into a academic thesis, you need to know that margarine is a modified and highly processed vegetable oil. This is very bad for you and can cause heart disease, high cholesterol and diabetes.  Margarine is like a mutated fat, so steer clear.

Eat this instead - butter (yup butter is a real fat), olive oil or nut butter.


Pasta is similar to bread in that it is highly processed and has little nutrition. Its has wheat and gluten in it, which causes more bloating and trouble.  It also can cause energy crashes a few hours after eating it.  Which would explain the mid-afternoon slump and cravings for sweet stuff.

Eat this instead - brown rice or quinoa.


Cereal is another terrible food choice. There is piles of sugar added and the whole lot is heavily processed. Don't fall for those marketing claims that it is "vitamin fortified" or has vitamins added.  These synthetic vitamins won't do you any good.  Even a "healthy" cereal like weetabix has Malted Barley Extract, Sugar and Salt at the top of the ingredients list.

So there you have it. This list surely doesn't cover everything, but are the foods that I hear crop up a lot.  They are popular and have lots of terrible ingredients that you should avoided.

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Thursday, 29 January 2015

How To Tone Your Body - You Can't!

I'm here today to turn you against asking - how to tone your body, belly, legs, elbow or whatever. You simply cannot tone an area of your body the way most people think.  This notion that doing lots of exercises on the problem area of your body will "tone it" is wrong.

The reason for this is that you cannot tone body fat.  It will sit on your belly in its wobbly and nasty form.

Whenever you perform an exercise on problem areas, you are working the muscle underneath the layer of fat.  This will do nothing to the layer of fat, as your body doesn't give you the choice of where it burns fat from.

So, how do I "tone" an area of my body?

To tone and firm up problem body parts, you need to get rid of the fat around that area.  This is done by burning fat using the best weight loss methods available.

So forget small exercises like crunches, sit ups and arm exercises.  Instead focus on sprint training, circuits and other modern efficient training methods.

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Monday, 26 January 2015

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Sunday, 25 January 2015

Quick Weight Loss Tips - Drink Green Tea & Less Nonsense

I have some quick weight loss tips today to drink green tea and less empty calories and sugar. By empty calories I mean the likes concentrate juices, fruit juices and fizzy drinks.  These drinks are full of sugar or artificial sweeteners which are just as bad as sugar.

Seriously, if you are trying to lose weight, pouring calories down your throat is a one way ticket to being big boned.

By switching to healthier drinks throughout the day, you are very simply reducing amount of calories, sugar and other toxic crap from your daily consumption.

Instead, drink green tea, water, tea and coffee (1-2 cups of coffee at most).

Green tea is full of compounds that will help you burn fat.  It is also full of antioxidants, which will help you stay healthy and alive (isn't that nice).

One final note; if you are dehydrated you will not burn as much fat as you would if you were properly hydrated. That's pretty shocking when most of us walk about in a constant dehydrated state. Therefore, aim for 2 litres a day.

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Saturday, 24 January 2015

Simple Tips To Lose Weight Fast - Avoid Sugar For 2 Weeks

I have a great and simple tip to lose weight fast today - by avoiding sugar for 2 weeks. This will help naturally detox your body, lose weight and feel better. How doesn't want to feel better and avoid energy slumps?

Now there is more to this than you may think.  Of course, you will have to start avoiding the obvious choices like chocolate, cakes, sweets etc.

Where it becomes tricky is all the hidden added sugar in foods. Before you eat anything, check the label and look for sugar.  It is in most foods found in shops that are pre-packaged in tins, boxes and packets.

By following this tip you will also get a real eye opener on how much sugar is added to your foods these days.  Which is a frightening amount.

Don't forget about sugary drinks and juices as well. Unfortunately this includes fruit juices which might as well be called sugar water.

Make sure you weigh yourself before and after the 2 weeks. Also, have a think how much better you feel when you are not constantly shovelling toxic sugar into your system.

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Friday, 23 January 2015

Increase Muscle Size & Strength With This Simple Tip

Want a simple method of increasing muscle and strength? Simply spend the next 2-3 months improving your 6 rep max on your favourite lift.

This means that you have to constantly increase your weight you can do for 6 reps.

For example - if you can do 6 reps with 80kg on the bench press, aim to add a little extra weight each week.

This is a simple but very effective method. Why complicate things?

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Thursday, 22 January 2015

Lose Weight Fast By Eating Healthy With A High Protein Breakfast

Lose weight fast by eating healthy with a high protein diet.  One of the biggest mistakes I see with people eating habits is a high carbohydrate breakfast such as cereal, bread, yoghurt, fruit and the like.

These are actually a terrible choice for breakfast. They give you more cravings later in the day, cause slumps and energy crashes. Then they have you reaching for a pick-me-up faster than you can say diabetes.

Instead eat a high protein breakfast which helps keep you fuller for longer, so you eat less during the rest of the day.  You are also less likely to store fat with a high protein rich diet.

High protein breakfast foods include eggs, lean meats, beans, salmon and greek yogurt (not flavoured and sweetened yogurt).

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