Nutrition

Nutrition

Been and Black Bean Tacos

BEEF AND BLACK BEAN TACOS

Serves: 4

Prep: 20 mins

Cook: 15 mins

Nutrition per serving:

524 kcals           31g Fats

27g Carbs           27g Protein

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Vegetable Bean Soup with Shrimps

VEGETABLE BEAN SOUP WITH SHRIMPS

Serves: 4

Prep: 5 mins

Cook: 15 mins

Nutrition per serving:

327 kcals         11g Fats

32g Carbs       27g Protein

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My Fitness Pal says I should eat 1200 kcal…

My Fitness Pal says I should eat 1200 kcal…

…..Said a client to me lately.

Cue sigh and eye roll.

Because unless you are 60 years old… Or 6 years old… You should be eating more than that.

One of the bugbears in this job is that you constantly have to combat the misinformation, the propaganda and the marketing bullshit. Generally being led by companies that have maaahhhooosive budgets for their own agendas.

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3 Dinners from the PHI group

3 Dinners from the PHI group 

In the last of the series (for now) here a 3 dinners that the PHI group tried/loved/shared. I am including roasted broccoli even though its not actually a dinner because it caused a bit of a stir! You will either be surprised at how much you love it, or hate it – where have i heard that before?….

General

What is the best diet?

What is the best diet?

So. Many. Times.

I get asked this question…

The answer of course is “The one you can stick with, and that provides progress towards your goal…” (After all a diet of pizza and ice cream would be fairly easy to stick to!)

But if you’ve known me for any length of time, you’ll probably know that I’m not in any one diet camp. I’ve tried many a diet: low carb, Paleo, high-fat, intermittent fasting, carb cycling… I’ve recommended many a ‘diet’ (but not ever weight watchers or very low calorie diets)

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3 favourite breakfasts from the PHI group

3 favourite breakfasts from the PHI group

I thought you might like to try some of the breakfasts that the group have been trying over the 5 week course, and here are the favourite three.

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Finding Your Why?….

Finding Your Why?….

How can I lose weight?

I’m asked this question, in some shape or form, a dozen times a day.

            How can I be more healthy?

            How can I get fitter?

The answers to these “How” questions are really simple:

Nutrition

Super Simple Food Portion Guide

Super Simple Food Portion Guide

Very often when discussing nutrition with clients, an obvious gap is actually knowing what a correct portion size looks like. Counting kcals or macros is one way to get this info, but actually there is a far easier method that ensures that you purchase the right amount, cook the right amount and dish up the right amounts… (and you can apply it to your kids too.)

The method uses your hand. And since a picture tells 100 words… here you go…

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Eating FOR your cycle

Eating FOR your Cycle

“I couldn’t stop eating”

“I just wanted crackers and biscuits – I couldn’t stop”

“I felt soooo tired and just kept picking”

These are some of the things clients tell me.

And often my first question will be: “Where are you on your menstrual cycle?”

To which the response is often: “I’m on” or “I’m about to be on.”

So…. let’s address this head on. How should you eat when you’re on or about to be?

Because there’s lots of changes going on in your body in these days. And it would make sense to try to work with these changes rather than trying to crack on as normal or bash them into submission…

So, remember your biology lessons from Year 7? 8? Let’s revisit.