9 Reasons You Don’t Have a Six-Pack

Fat loss can be so simple… but not when you’re doing most things wrong! Whether it is due to misinformation from magazines or well-intentioned ‘bro science’, there are plenty of common reasons why a six-pack remains elusive. Here are the top nine: 1. You are not eating 30g of protein with breakfast. If you are […]

Choosing the Right Diet for the Individual

Just as no two individuals are alike, the same can be said for their dietary requirements. With a blistering array of foods available to residents of developed nations, the choices presented go well beyond choosing the Atkins diet or a calorie-controlled eating plan. Common variables include daily calorie intake, breakdown of fats/proteins/carbs and micronutrient content […]

What’s the One Thing I Need to Do for Weight Loss?

When I attend parties, I know two things are inevitable. First, I will likely be offered (and will consume) more alcohol that I typically recommend. The second is that, upon being introduced as the best personal trainer in the city/country/room, I will be asked the above question. My answer usually disappoints. There is no tablet, […]

Reference – Flouride Concentrations in British Water

The concept of water fluoridation remains controversial and the evidence supporting it remains weak. An increasing number of individuals have chosen to avoid consuming fluoride. The data below relates to the research conducted by Zohouri et al (2003), WMAF (2011) and information supplied by the water providers themselves (eg Thames Water). It is not practical […]

Yerba Mate: A Closer Look

Also known as Ilex paraguariensis, yerba mate has a long history of use in South America. 16th century explorers recorded the Guarani Indians of Paraguay brewing the tea to “produce exhilaration and relief from fatigue.” Modern nutritional science can identify the nutritional makeup of the plant in more detail. Part of the holly family, the […]

Fat Burners That Work?

Millions of us each year embark upon a weight loss regimen. Many of these attempts fail. While each individual may have a different reason for not achieving the results they desire, almost all are united in the way they would happily accept that little extra help during the process. For this reason, weight loss supplements […]

Low-Calorie Diets: Don’t Be Stupid This January

A man called Albert Einstein defined stupidity as ‘doing the same thing over and over again, expecting a different result’. Come January, millions will start the same low-calorie diet they did the previous year. And the year before that. All will hope for a different result; that this time, they will keep the weight off. […]

Six Beers a Day for Heart Health?

Spanish scientists have hit the headlines by releasing research that suggests that heavy drinkers reduce their risk of heart attack by 50%. The data, which did not differentiate alcohol intake from wine, beer or spirits, suggests that moderate drinking has a preventative effect, but heavy drinking was better. The study followed 15,500 men and 26,000 […]

Is Hemp Protein the Whey Forward?

Our protein requirements have changed little in the last few thousand years. However, the options at our disposal in meeting this requirements continues to grow. If you have recently scanned the pages of any fitness magazine or browsed through the website of any supplement distributor, you can be forgiven to being confused by the vast […]