Most people, including myself previously, have fallen for the marketing tricks of the food industry, believing that going without food will compromise performance and make them feel awful. In fact, the opposite is true. You may be surprised to learn the following; There is no decrease in metabolic rate during fasting – if anything… Continue reading Some surprising facts about fasting.
Yes it’s true – if I had not discovered the benefits of running I would almost certainly not be writing this today. In my late teens and early twenties I went seriously off the rails. By my mid twenties I was a complete mental and physical wreck, weighing just 7 stone. I had… Continue reading How running saved my life.
A short post today to get right to the point about fat loss. I should know – I was 85 kilos at the age of 53, reduced to 64 kilos 5 years later and now weigh in at 67 kilos. I didn’t just lose the weight – I kept it off. How many people… Continue reading 5 Simple Steps to Start Losing Fat Now.
Eat little and often has been the official mantra of the fitness industry for a long time. They claim it boosts the metabolism and that, if you go for a long time without eating, a starvation response will set in whereby the metabolism slows down, making your workouts less effective and causing you to gain… Continue reading Feast and famine – not little and often (for most people).
After just about every post I make, especially those concerned with nutrition for some reason, there are always one or two people who immediately start asking for scientific proof. Listen guys, there are a lot of so-called scientific studies out there on this subject, most of which are sponsored by vested… Continue reading It doesn’t have to be scientifically ‘proven’ before you try it!
Working with the more mature client requires a good understanding of the difficulties they typically face; Weight gain around the waist, hips and buttocks in the case of women and high visceral fat levels around the middle in men, caused primarily by a diet high in refined carbohydrates. This older… Continue reading Weight management and physical fitness for the older population.
Every year a multitude of people throw themselves into a new training regime, determined to shed those extra kilos and feel healthier and more energetic. These are the reasons why most people exercise. Sadly every year a large percentage of these give up – either because they got injured or burnt themselves out by… Continue reading Training is not about punishing your body.
When I decided to embark on my first ultra marathon run of 100 kilometres non-stop, I had no idea what was involved or if it was even possible. I had only done one previous marathon and that was 26 years previously and had ended up walking the last 6 miles after blowing up. So… Continue reading Learn from the experience of others – it’s a short cut to success.
Recent experience with intermittent fasting has proved conclusively to me that we all eat way too much food for our good health. Everywhere we are bombarded with the message that we must keep eating constantly and that a voracious appetite is associated somehow with great physical well- being. ‘Eat a big breakfast’, ‘eat little and… Continue reading More thoughts on intermittent fasting.