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Fat loss truth bombs – part 2!

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This is the second part (of 3) installments of the fat loss truth bombs series, with highlights taken from a 2 day seminar from a world expert on hormones. Be aware of your overall stress levels and individual stressors. Activity and exercise whilst beneficial is still an additional stressor to your overall system. Be in tune with your body's needs in terms of activity/exercise an...
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Life hack #3 – keep your body guessing!

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The body gets used to the same routine - similar foods eaten in the same rotation, same type of exercises done in the same manner, it pays to change things up! Obviously if your routine is working for you it would be crazy to change it! Look out however for longer term plateaus, stagnation and boredom! For cardio exercise try something totally different - if you are doing inside t...
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Personal Trainer life hack #2

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Personal trainer #2 life hack- prioritize eating, movement, and exercise, in that order for body compositional change. I thought it might be a bit of a surprise to some for me NOT to put exercise first!! Firstly it's very hard to 'out exercise' a bad diet, so I would encourage you to get the food manipulation right to suit you, in a sustainable way. Try and find a way that minimiz...
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10 of my best personal trainer life hacks!

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As I've got older and a more experienced personal trainer, I've realised that you have to train smarter, not necessarily harder! There are ways of getting results that mean you don't have to train the most, the longest, or the most intensely, ALL the time! You just need to know the life hacks that save time in the long run. In homage to this, over the next 10 weeks I'm listing a...
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Blinded by science…..

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Life can be very confusing. We read, see and hear such conflicting information around fitness, health and nutrition, all the time. You might be left wondering who's right and whose wrong?! The thing is, ultimately, we all want a definitive answer on our questions! Is ketogenic eating the best way of eating? Is Paleo the way to go? Should we eat all fats? Is fastin...
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Being grateful……

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Such a simple word, but if you truly embrace it to its core, it is extremely liberating! In this day and age it's easy to get caught up in the negative. If you look at a lot of media sources there is some positivity, but a lot of scaremongering; hate, fear, rejection, division, 'them' and 'us', crime, debt, and worry. With this, it is easy to forget the good things of life. We all ...
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Happiness…. 10 lessons I’ve learnt so far….

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1. That as an individual I am in total control of how I feel and how I choose to react to others. That looking internally and taking self responsibility for my own actions brings about greater power within. 2. That being grateful for all life's experiences whether good, bad or indifferent puts you in a different (read better) frame of mind. I look at each life experience as a learning op...
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Walking!

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I think times are changing. At one point it almost seemed unheard of to go places without breaking into a trot, jog, run, whatever you want to call it. Now walking seems to be picking up credence in terms of physical exercise within power and Nordic forms, but also by just keeping moving! Walking in my book, even just a casual stroll, has huge benefits on many levels. It doesn't ...
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Sneaky *astard!

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The catalyst for this weeks blog stems from my year ketogenic/Banting experiment and that fact I feel my results have slowed a little. This is an extremely common and frustrating phenomenon, but one in which I'm going to give you some key pointers on what to do! You know what they say - fight fire with fire! Think of your own metabolism as a balance board - step one way and t...
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Summer exercise anywhere programme!

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One of the barriers towards getting more active is the proximity of a place to do it - worry no more! This workout uses only body weight and you can do it anywhere in just a mat space! It lasts just 20 minutes total including recovery time and gets your muscular and cardiovascular system working out all at once! This is starting to sound like an infomercial!! I give th...
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