Appetite 101

It is incredibly hard to ignore hunger, and the low blood sugar, temper and general lethargic feeling that can come with it. That being said, a simple understanding into how our appetite is regulated from a physical point of view, and a psychological point of view, can help us easily tame this beast.

Iron: Athlete management guidelines.

This is the final part of the series relating to iron, and will focus predominantly on how this effects athletes, when it's time to supplement, symptoms to look out for and how you can keep yourself healthy. If you haven't read parts I & II, covering how iron is absorbed, digested and regulated in the … Continue reading Iron: Athlete management guidelines.

Iron: How does iron deficiency & anemia develop?

What are the factors that drive this forward? Knowing exactly how and why iron deficiency happens and slip slides into anemia is important in preventing it's occurrence. Knowledge is power in a scenario like this. Presuming you have read the last article outlining a background on iron requirements and digestion, you should now have some … Continue reading Iron: How does iron deficiency & anemia develop?

Iron: Digestion & absorption

This article is going to be the first on the topic of iron, how much we need, the roles it plays, how it's used, digested and how our body's maintain our iron stores, and how athletes are more prone to having lower iron stores. This will all result in a final breakdown of anemia or … Continue reading Iron: Digestion & absorption

Good food & bad food, missing the point?

Are we asking the wrong question? Challenging biases             This is a much nuanced topic that I come into contact with multiple times per day, as humans we are conditioned to classify and qualify everything, giving things labels and grouping them together, it helps make us feel in control. Ironically, when we do this with … Continue reading Good food & bad food, missing the point?

New Year’s Resolutions

Are you starting off next year, like you start off every year, with resolutions that you already know are destined to burn out around mid February? Maybe you even have an idea in mind, maybe you want to wait until after the Christmas period is over? There is a reason you make new years resolutions … Continue reading New Year’s Resolutions

Top tips for weight management over the festive period

'Tis the season to be jolly, but it doesn't need to be the season to ruin all of your health & fitness ambitions. If you are like me, and all of the clients I ever had, or, you are just a normal person, then this topic will probably concern you, year in, year out. So … Continue reading Top tips for weight management over the festive period

How to use the low carb approach in your training.

Spoiler alert: You don't need to drink bulletproof coffee, you don't need to shovel carbs down your throat and you don't need to "convert" to ketogenesis. The key to maximizing endurance performance, or performance in general, is getting the required adaptations from ALL sessions, you could be shooting yourself in the foot, unwittingly, read on … Continue reading How to use the low carb approach in your training.