Many of us are guilty of skipping breakfast because we’d prefer an extra ten minutes in bed, right? But doing this regularly whilst trying to maintain a healthy diet and training regime can be damaging to your progress!
Fasting is a means of control. It is a deliberate choice of withdrawing food from your body as a means of dropping fat. Its main purpose is for the storage of nutrients as your body breaks it down to use it efficiently.
Many food labels will state the number of calories but REMEMBER that the manufacturer’s idea of “one portion” may not be the same as yours that you serve yourself. The energy that we put into our bodies to sustain a stable weight, must be the same as the energy that we use by normal bodily functions and physical activity, we store the excess as body fat.
One thing that seems to be very popular at the moment, is the 30-day beach body challenge. You generally see them start making an appearance and trending on social media as the days start to get longer, and most of us get our summer holidays booked in.
In the run up to the festive season temptation is everywhere. You can’t walk into a supermarket without 500 packs of iced mince pies staring you in the face, cheeseboards around every corner and not to mention the festive tipples which are always on offer.
With Halloween hitting us in the last week, we thought it would be rather fitting to investigate what horrors we may be eating when we dig into our trick or treat bags. We’re only kidding, who needs to go trick or treating when you can raid the kids bags when they come home.