Are You Still Drinking the Kool-Aid?

How often have you heard this? "I know it's true because that's what my parents taught me. It's what people have known for ages so it must be true." More »

The Home Gym

I get asked a LOT about my home gym, what's in it, where did I get my equipment from and how it's all designed. It served me well through the 12 Week More »

Not Just a Macro

Unless you've been living under a rock for the last 50 years, your diet will in some way be influenced by the all important macro. You be might be keeping your carbs More »

Feeling Dirty

Another day eating clean, but this time made dirty. More »

THE Fat Loss Secret

It's time to expose the number one tool for fat loss. Everyone in the sports, fitness and nutrition profession knows it, but very few members of the public have a clue what More »

Respect

As any of my clients will tell you, my consultative approach always starts with a lot of questions with many focusing on goals and success criteria. We discuss what the problems have More »

Day 7 – Relaxing with sweets

Day 7 and the final day of a long week. It was time to relax and focus on doing very little. More »

Low Carb Diets Critique

We all agree that low carb diets bring good results, at least in the short term. But how do they work, are they advisable and is there a better approach? More »

Meat – Quality vs Quantity

EATING MEAT. I think we all know it’s important, despite the Press claiming it’ll give us cancer or heart disease. But how do we balance both quantity and quality when we’re on More »

Keep It Simple, Stupid!

My new article on dietary advice is now online! Please have a read here, and let me know your thoughts on my Facebook page. It has been published by Nick Mitchell, one More »

 
Crap Food

Are You Still Drinking the Kool-Aid?

How often have you heard this?

“I know it’s true because that’s what my parents taught me. It’s what people have known for ages so it must be true. And if it wasn’t true, why would our teachers and leaders keep giving us the same message? Also, it just seems to make intuitive sense.”

People have said this for thousands of years, whether it be about the burning bush, the Earth being flat, that Whites are superior, why women are inferior or that saturated fat causes heart disease. The best amongst us will always open themselves up for re-evaluation and learning new and potentially contradictory beliefs.

When it comes to nutrition, there are few scientific fields that are evolving as rapidly. The human body isn’t changing but our understanding of it is. Keep your eyes, ears and mind open to new thinking and be brave enough to drop what you previously held true.

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The Home Gym

I get asked a LOT about my home gym, what’s in it, where did I get my equipment from and how it’s all designed. It served me well through the 12 Week Body Plan, and since I’ve been promising to write this post for over a year, here it is.

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Not Just a Macro

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last 50 years, your diet will in some way be influenced by the all important macro. You be might be keeping your carbs low, your protein high and your fat moderate, all to help you achieve some health related goal. But is it that simple?

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Feeling Dirty

Despite eating clean pretty much all the time, I do still love going off piste and eating a load of crap. This is usually accompanied by a side order of guilt and remorse, but I’m a fairly pragmatic fellow and usually feel the temporary pleasure was all worth it. Sometimes however I do like to eat clean, but make it dirty!

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Day 78 – The Photo Shoot

The big day has come at last! 11 weeks of hard work has come down to this one moment. I’d better get it right!

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Day 77 – The End

Somehow I’ve finally reached the final day of my 11 week journey.

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Day 76 – Water, Water Everywhere

Time to start the water loading and all the pleasures that go with it.

New Toy Story toy. Mr Potato Head.

Day 75 – Mr Potato Head

I thought carbs were supposed to be fun???

Joe Warner's 12 Week Transformation, graphited by Nick Mitchell and Ben Pakulski

Day 74 – The Void

A really strange day of doing nothing constructive.

Joe Warner's 12 Week Transformation, graphited by Nick Mitchell and Ben Pakulski

Day 73 – Satisfaction

The final official training day of the programme!