CLA or Conjugated Lindleic Acid (good luck asking for that in-store) 😂 is an ingredient ideal for anybody looking to keep lean or drop a little body fat. It derives from safflower oil and is an essential fatty acid that isn’t able to be produced within the body. CLA can be found in really small doses in certain foods such as milk, cheese and beef. What are the benefits? Studies suggest that CLA can help aid weight loss by increasing our bodies BMR (basal metabolic rate). This is the rate at which our body burns calories, therefore an increase in...
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Now, we’re not one to rule out a little indulgence every once in a while. In fact, we support it - our thought is the more manageable your day to day diet is, the more likely you are to stick to and maintain a healthy, balanced lifestyle. But, when it comes to sugar, if, like most people, you don’t track your macros it is so easy to underestimate just how much you’re actually consuming without even realising it. According to the NHS, the sugars in the UK that most children and adults are consuming are ‘free sugars’. These are sugars...
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Meal prep is often looked at as something only Bodybuilders do in their pursuit of a Mr Olympia title as they control their macronutrients down to the last mg but in our opinion, ALL of us should be meal prepping and here are some key reasons why. 🥦 huge cost savings: if you looked at your finances and worked out just how much you spend on food day to day, over and above your weekly shop we’re sure the figure would terrify you. Meal prepping the night before or meal prepping a few days in advance is a fantastic way...
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Despite its relative ease, cardio is so often one of the most over complicated elements when it comes to fitness - possibly because it’s many people’s least favourite fitness pastime. So, when it comes to cardio what is best and when is best? In truth, any form of cardio performed at any time of day is best but there are of course things to consider. First, there are different types of cardio which we’ve covered in previous posts but let’s recap. LISS: Low-Intensity Steady-State cardio is a form of cardio in which you do aerobic activity at a low-to-moderate activity....
HIIT training (High Intensity Interval Training) is so beneficial when it comes to your fitness goals, here are just a few of the key benefits of this fast paced workout style. Firstly, HIIT involves short bursts of intense exercise combined with short periods of low-intensity recovery time with HIIT workouts lasting for periods of 10 - 30 minutes. 💦 Burn a lot of calories in a short period of time: research shows that comparing 30 minutes of HIIT with weight lifting, cycling and running subjects burnt between 25 - 30% MORE calories during HIIT.💦 Higher metabolic rate hours after training:...
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