Just as good for breakfast as for dessert. Dessert for breakfast anyone? Top with ice cream or whipped coconut cream and sugar dusted berries for a summertime treat. Or get indulgent with chocolate shavings and warm salted caramel sauce on top of your ice cream!
The word 'science' can ofter be prefixed by the word 'pseudo' when it comes to fitness advice dished-out by so-called specialists, and often causes the real experts to frown and scratch their chins in bemusement. So here's my attempt to wade through the bull and expose the health myths that are really holding you back.
Nuts are a great "all-rounder" providing protein, healthy fats and lots of different minerals. Eating a variety of nuts is essential as part of a healthy diet - they are packed full of nutrition, it's in the name - 'Nut-rition'! This week, let's look at Macadamia Nuts.
Hopping is high impact exercise - putting stress and strain through our bones. This is an example of 'good stress' though - bones love a bit of stress as it encourages them to grow stronger. Of course, skipping, jumping and running are just as good as hopping
People often ask me the question 'how can hypnosis actually help me lose weight?' Here are 10 ways hypnosis can help you lose weight, and maintain your ideal weight thereafter. You may have tried so many weight loss solutions and now recognise that losing weight is a mindset issue. Hypnosis is something you may want to now explore deeper.
During exercise we sweat and our pores open, which is brilliant for our skin as any dirt or impurities on the surface have a chance to exit. Forgetting to treat our skin right before and after a workout however, can lead to breakouts, clogged pores or sunburn- the last thing we need when we're feeling good for choosing a workout over a few drinks in the sun!
It's one of the most popular 'diets' around at the moment, with special cook books filled with 'paleo-friendly' pancakes and brownies covering the recipe section of our book stores...but what is paleo? What's it about? Why do it? Who does it work for, and what we can learn from it?
Carb cycling is one of those terms that gets as many articles written promoting it as it does deriding it, although they are usually from people who either don't fully understand it or aren't using it as intended. It's not a new thing by any means. The fact is carb cycling is a method I have utilised with my clients for as long as I can remember. It's been an incredibly useful tool in effective diet planning for decades and I swear by it.
As the reps go down, slightly increase the number of sets you're doing; move them up until you're doing around 5 or 6 sets. By doing less reps, but more sets, you will be improving your technique and volume of the important movements you need to hit your goals next time!
Ever bought a 'one size fits all' hat, only for it to either cut-off the blood supply to your skull or disappear into the air at the first sign of a stiff breeze? Annoying, isn't it.
Fitting exercise in between other commitments can seem difficult when life is so busy. And if we set our goals too high, it can be off-putting. Ironically, if exercise is seen purely as a means to an end, it can be harder to get off the sofa and get moving. Here are some hints to get you started.
Most people want it all at once, but fitness is a journey. If you want to last the long road to serious results, then you have to enjoy and embrace the process (not just the results). The process being; various training phases and cycles to yield the best possible results over months and years not hours and days.
It's not too late for you to build a pair of sexy summertime legs! And yes it's mainly because, although late June, it doesn't seem that British summer has started yet. But whilst we patiently wait let's all do something useful and get to work shaping up our bodies ready to bare all on those upcoming 2.5 days of hot sun!
When it comes to carbohydrates, keep them focused on your training days. Only you will know when that is, but eating carbs on training days will help boost your performance, the subsequent recovery and your metabolism overall.
Female adult acne is common and consultations for this have been increasing over the past decade. I am certainly seeing more adult women with acne now in my clinics than ever before. We all know that acne makes you feel bad and the emotional and psychological effects such as low self-esteem are well-recognised.
So, we've officially dived-in to the bikini and flip-flops season. And like many of us, you might be trying to convince yourself that a punishing new gym regime is the way forward if you're going to squeeze into your swimsuit or beach shorts.