A Guide to Carbohydrates

By: | 1 Comment | On: August 28, 2012 | Category: Nutrition

What are Carbohydrates? Carbohydrates (or carbs) are organic compounds that are made up of oxygen, carbon, and hydrogen. All carbs can be classed into different groups. Monosaccharides and di-saccardides are the simplest form of carbs and are made up of one and two molecules and are commonly referred to as... more

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Good Carbs vs Bad Carbs

By: | 0 Comments | On: July 28, 2012 | Category: Infographic

Carbs have had a right bashing over the last several years. Since the release of the ‘Atkins Diet’ books, carbs have been labeled the enemy of fat loss. Us bodybuilders have long known this to be utter rubbish, as many so called ‘experts’ are now beginning to admit. Yes, some... more

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Know Your Nuts

By: | 0 Comments | On: July 24, 2012 | Category: Infographic, Nutrition

Nuts oh lovely nuts! (anyone remember that advert?) Despite the rise in nut allergies in recent years (are there actually more cases or are they just reported more these days?), nuts are more popular than ever. Packed with vitamins, minerals and all sorts of health boosting nutrients,  plus the high... more

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How To Stop A Summer Barbecue From Going Bad.

By: | 0 Comments | On: July 23, 2012 | Category: Infographic, Top Tips

Don’t let the miserable weather this summer deter you from enjoying a Great British Family tradition, the garden barbecue. Yep it’s that time of year to roll out the trusty old barbecue that’s been quietly rusting away in the garden shed for the last 9 months.  Just need to pop... more

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How Much Do You Know About Milk?

By: | 0 Comments | On: July 17, 2012 | Category: Infographic

Are you old enough to remember the days when the most common source of protein for bodybuilders was good old  milk (with the occasional egg thrown in)?  I’m not ashamed to say I can! Milk was cheap (relatively), quick to consume and easy to digest, for most. Packed with vitamins... more

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The Men’s Health Big Book of Food & Nutrition Review

By: | 0 Comments | On: June 19, 2012 | Category: Reviews

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Many people are familiar with the saying, “You are what you eat”.  This means that if you want to be healthy, you must also eat healthy.  The problem is, people these days often get contradictory guidelines on the best foods for health and nutrition. With the Men’s Health Big Book... more

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4 Tips To Help Shrink Your Grocery Bill

By: | 5 Comments | On: June 11, 2012 | Category: Top Tips

Grocery Bill

Let’s be honest, eating like a bodybuilder ain’t cheap.  Consuming large amounts of high quality fresh food each and every day produces ‘scary’ grocery bills. But with a little bit of ‘smart’ shopping,  you can make a big difference in your food costs without compromising on quality. Here’s 4 simple, practical... more

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Bodybuilding Recipes – How Many Do You Need?

By: | 5 Comments | On: April 22, 2012 | Category: Top Tips

Correct nutrition in bodybuilding is critical but preparing  numerous nutritious meals takes time & effort.  Bodybuilders also tend to eat 6+meals a day and so struggle to come up with healthy recipes that are quick & easy to prepare.  Let’s take a look at how we can minimize the effort... more

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Top 10 Diet Myths

By: | 2 Comments | On: August 30, 2011 | Category: Top Tips

Top 10 Diet Myths

Many dietary guidelines were forged years ago, and have since been debunked as inaccurate. So why are so many serial dieters still following these myths as though they are fact? If you are still confused about which dietary advice to follow, here are a few popular myths exposed: Myth 1:... more

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Understanding Carbohydrates

By: | 1 Comment | On: August 26, 2011 | Category: Nutrition

Understanding Carbohydrates

Carbohydrates are notoriously known as the food we love to hate, as it is the group most associated with bulk and weight gain. Worryingly, their bad reputation has lead to them being excluded in some popular diets, to the detriment of the dieters following them. Whilst there are plenty of... more

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