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Is Stevia the Healthiest Sweetener?

Posted on 10/11/2020

~10 minute read. Cliff Notes: For Stevia to be the healthiest sweetener, it would need to be beneficial or it would need to avoid the negative health consequences that the other sweeteners are responsible for There is no evidence that Stevia is uniquely good for you There is no good...

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10 Tips for getting enough protein on a vegan diet

Posted on 29/06/2020

Whenever someone looks to adopt a vegan diet, or simply look to reduce their animal product consumption while increasing the amount of plants they eat, one question inevitably arises: “but where will you get your protein from??”. For many this can become a tiresome question – we know this very...

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Resistance training around the menstrual cycle

Posted on 21/11/2019

One of the most common questions we get asked by females how the menstrual cycle influences our nutritional needs. The intricacies of how the hormonal fluctuations associated with the menstrual cycle influence nutrition are fascinating, and anyone looking to work with female clients (or understand their own needs better) would...

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Optimising a vegetarian/vegan diet

Posted on 16/03/2020

First of all, let us just clarify why we didn’t relate the title of this blog to ‘plant based’ diets, and instead opted to talk specifically about vegetarian or vegan diets. In recent years these terms have been used interchangeably, but this is a mistake. The standard definition of a...

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Cold Therapy – Time to put it on ice?

Posted on 24/01/2020

OK, I’m sorry for the really cheesy title, but I couldn’t resist. Anyway, what I want to talk about today is cold therapy or, as it’s more commonly known, ‘putting ice on it’. Icing an injury, as per the old RICE acronym (Rest, Ice, Compress, Elevate) has been one of...

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Carb Cycling and Cyclical Ketogenic Dieting

Posted on 24/01/2020

Weight loss is quite easy provided you are in a generally good state of health. All you need to do is ensure that your calorie balance is negative (i.e eat fewer calories than your body requires for maintenance) over a given period. Maintaining muscle mass, optimal health, performance and sanity,...

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Why and How to High Protein Diet

Posted on 24/01/2020

Protein is the macronutrient in vogue at the minute, with Supermarket shelves full of ‘high protein’ this and ‘good source of protein’ that. Every other magazine seems to be promoting a high protein diet, but what does this actually mean? Is it a good idea, and if so – how...

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The Benefits of a Pre-Workout Supplement (GAINZ)

Posted on 24/01/2020

When it comes to gym performance, many people are constantly searching for something that will give them an edge, and (barring certain compounds not approved by WADA) these are generally a good thing. Ensuring your calorie intake is adequate, making sure you’re getting enough carbohydrate to perform and protein to...

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A defence of machines and isolations

Posted on 24/01/2020

I'm going to preface this article with the following: I train for powerlifting. This means that I, myself, practice and train the 'big three' exercises, squat, deadlift and bench press, multiple times per week and use accessory movements to improve my strength on them. I'm in no way saying these...

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