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Constantly Tired? Our Top 2 Ways to combat constant tiredness

Constantly Tired? Our Top 2 Ways to combat constant tiredness

This is a tricky subject and one I have been exploring for years. I have struggled with constant tiredness, and have gone from episodes of insomnia to periods of frequently waking up at night, and most commonly I just feel like all I want to do is sleep! When I do get going I find I have so much energy that I literally bounce off the walls, but it takes a lot to get there. I actually have a whole routine and a bunch of strategies I use to keep myself from allowing my lethargy from taking control or dictating my day.

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What is a Pharmaceutical Grade Supplement?

What is a Pharmaceutical Grade Supplement?

Ever noticed how many of the supplements are packaging their products so that they appear more…medical? The packaging is in all white with hints of green or blue, has a medical name, and will often use the term ‘Pharmaceutical Grade’ (if the packaging doesn’t then often you will hear this from the sales rep.)

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Alkaline diets. Marketing fad or the real deal?

Alkaline diets. Marketing fad or the real deal?

This week I want to rant about alkaline and acidic diets, and what this means for our health. Many of you will likely know what I mean when I use the terms ‘alkaline diet’ or ‘acidic diet’, but for those who are yet to come across this celebrity diet fad, often called ‘the alkaline diet’ or ‘the acid alkaline diet’, then I’ll break it down for you:

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500 Calorie Daily Burnout update!

500 Calorie Daily Burnout update!

My 500 calorie burnout is certainly a challenge which I have a real love hate relationship for now. My times in general are getting better, but I am having to push harder and faster – staying consistent but increasing the intensity with every bit of determination I have to do better every day. It certainly has reminded me of the difference between simply doing a workout and training hard to get a result! Visually I have noticed a big difference in my appearance (you’ll have to wait another 2 weeks for the photo’s I’m afraid!), and my easter ‘gut’ has certainly disappeared. 

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500 Calorie Challenge! Day 1

500 Calorie Challenge! Day 1

If you’re on my mailing list then you will already know that I am doing a little a research into how sustainable it is to perform an exercise session which burns 500 calories in the shortest time possible, every single day for 30 days. My session will consist of ta-ba-ta and long slow distance training.

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Comfort Eating. Why do we do it?

Comfort Eating. Why do we do it?

I’m not in any way a psychologist, nor do I have any skills in re-wiring peoples behavioural patterns, but I do read a lot about food and marketing. The scary fact is that brands create food to make us addicted to more cheap and low quality food. Brands will literally go as far as put specific chemicals in their products which they know will cause you to become addicted to it, and your body will enhance that addiction through a build up of tolerance to that chemical, so your brain will tell you to find more of that chemical and interpret it as a reward.

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Why are low carb diets bad for you?

Why are low carb diets bad for you?

My title is a bit misleading as there has not been any research into the long term effects of low/no carb diets in humans (just rats, as far as I’m aware). It is my personal opinion and experience that a low/no carb diet is pretty horrible and certainly not enjoyable for both health, body and mind. I found it to make me quite ill to be honest.

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My views on Fat Burning. Stop believing these 3 fat burning myths!

My views on Fat Burning. Stop believing these 3 fat burning myths!

Firstly, my rant. I just had someone (no names mentioned) tell me about a widely known supplement company offering their supplements after classes, and claiming that one of the worlds best footballers (and the entire of one of the worlds best teams) all take this supplement. While I don’t doubt many professionals do use supplements, I would be surprised if the very best athletes and pro’s in the world are completely ok with putting certain chemicals, fillers, caking agents and all sorts into their bodies. I was more annoyed (though not surprised) when I asked what the ingredients were in these products that made them so naturally good, which I was told the answer ‘vitamins’. So, just vitamins?

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7 Ways to cure a Sugar Addiction

7 Ways to cure a Sugar Addiction

Let’s get one thing straight. Sugar can only cause you to put on weight if you are eating more calories than you are burning. Fact. It doesn’t matter what form it comes in. If you eat more calories than you burn then you will put on weight.

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