Why are My Thighs So Big? Estrogen Dominance, Weight Gain and the ‘Pear Shape’

Coined from the Greek term ‘to egg on’, hormones have always played a central role in how we feel and how we respond to the world around us. Although a number of hormones can affect our physical appearance, excess estrogen stands out as the only hormonal imbalance that can be seen from a distance. In […]

Changing Breakfast for Weight Loss

Many individuals have embarked upon weight loss routines at some point or another. The vast majority fail to achieve the results they crave. And, while other factors like exercise have a potent impact on the success of a regimen, increased dieting success may be just a breakfast away. The inclusion of breakfast is one factor […]

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 […]

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, […]

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. […]

Does Green Tea Help Burn Fat?

I am occasionally asked what fat-burners I recommend for my clients. And, while I appreciate what some thermogenic herbs can do to increase the rate at which individuals lose inches, the reality is that very few people will need them once their obstacles have been removed and a significant minority will respond badly to the […]

Vitamin D Deficiency

What if I told you that there is a vitamin for which half the population are deficient, and that correcting this deficiency reduces your coronary risk by half? What if I told you that correcting this deficiency would also improve your mood and energy levels/metabolic rate, insulin resistance, and immune system? And that the levels […]

What Type of Exercise is Best for Me?

Ever heard that ‘X’ is the best form of exercise’? Live in the real world and its very likely you have. Whether the source is media drivel, a well-meaning friend, or a news feature, we are forever being told that some dietary choices are ‘the best foods’, that a certain type of golf clubhead is […]