Nutrients

CALORIE COUNTING – ONLY PART OF THE ANSWER

CALORIE COUNTING – ONLY PART OF THE ANSWER

There’s no getting away from the fact that the number of calories we consume plays a key role in whether we gain or lose weight.

In fact, for many years we were led to believe that it was the only variable that mattered. More recently, there’s been a backlash with many arguing that in fact we shouldn’t track calories at all.

The answer lies somewhere in the middle. If we consume more calories than we burn, we will inevitably gain weight.

But blindly chasing a calorie deficit is also a flawed strategy in the long-term, and here’s why.

 

TOP 10 DIET TIPS FOR BUILDING MUSCLE – MIKE BURT (ONE PERFORMANCE UK)

TOP 10 DIET TIPS FOR BUILDING MUSCLE – MIKE BURT (ONE PERFORMANCE UK)

Mike Burt is a former European Powerlifting Champion, veteran of the personal training world and the founder of One Performance UK, a premium provider of Personal Training and Sports Therapy services, located in Richmond. Here, he gives us his top 10 diet tips for gaining muscle mass.

To find out more about One Performance UK, visit http://oneperformanceuk.com or contact info@oneperformanceuk.com

 

10 WAYS TO REDUCE YOUR CHEMICAL LOAD

10 WAYS TO REDUCE YOUR CHEMICAL LOAD

The modern world is awash with chemicals, with the food industry being no exception.

Mass production and the demand for cheap products from all over the world means that finding clean and natural food has become a challenge. Modern farming techniques go to new and unnatural lengths in order to support growing global demand whilst adhering to strict guidelines imposed by supermarkets.

The result is produce that has been sprayed, treated and injected with chemicals to make it grow faster, bigger and more enticing.

THE IMPORTANCE OF PROTEIN

THE IMPORTANCE OF PROTEIN

The importance of protein cannot be overstated. It’s not just the domain of the bodybuilder; protein is involved in virtually every cell function. We need it for immunity, detoxification, hormone balance, brain function, gut function, sleep and much more.

It’s the key component of hair and nails; a vital building block of muscles, skin, bones and cartilage; essential to the building and repair of tissues, and involved in the production of enzymes and hormones. Furthermore, unlike carbohydrates and fats, our bodies cannot efficiently store protein.

3 TIPS TO BOOST ENERGY THROUGH DIET

3 TIPS TO BOOST ENERGY THROUGH DIET

The demands of modern day life leave many of us feeling constantly fatigued.

Whilst it’s normal to feel tired now and then, the number of people reporting chronically low energy has risen sharply in recent years. Many of us just assume that this lethargy is our new norm, or even worse, don’t notice the exhaustion until we’re forced to stand still for a moment.