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In the past 50 years we have seen obesity levels triple. In 15 years time, 50% of the UK’s population is excepted to be overweight or obese. The typical advice of low fat, low calorie, eat in moderation simple doesn’t work. So what’s the problem? Firstly, the unit of measurement almost everyone lives by is [...]

Breast Cancer risk reduced with walnuts

Walnuts are an excellent source of nutrition providing protein, omega 3, minerals, antioxidants and vitamins. New research has discovered they also help to reduce the risk of breast cancer. The Nutrition and Cancer Journal reports that the study from Marshall University found compounds contained within walnuts actually changed the gene activity relating to breast cancer. [...]

HIIT your exercise hard

For quick changes to your body shape go for high intensity interval training (HIIT). Proven to help you promote fat loss, the technique also improves your ability to process sugar, increase metabolism and improve performance. HIIT has been around for many years and can be done in various ways using different types of CV equipment [...]

Fat Loss Foods

Green Tea Green tea is a stimulant that possesses thermogenic properties, which means it increases energy release in the body (Westerterp-Plantenga 2010). Various studies also show it aid cardiovascular and metabolic health due to the levels of catechins it contains (Wolfram 2007).   Cinnamon Cinnamon increases energy expenditure but also has demonstrated in tests to [...]

Go nuts over nuts

Nuts are an excellent source of protein, good fats, antioxidants and minerals to power and repair your body. A recent study highlighted the benefits of eating nuts for people suffering from metabolic syndrome. Metabolic syndrome effects 33% of the population in the UK and is a group of illnesses that relate to increased risk of [...]

The Truth about: Chocolate

Scientists in the British Medical Journal December 2004 examined all current research into food and health. They wanted to investigate what foods would significantly reduce cardiovascular disease (biggest killer in the world). The ingredients of the meal they produced included many of the foods you would consider healthy but also on the list was chocolate! [...]

Why cant you LOSE WEIGHT? Top FAT LOSS barriers

Clarice House Personal Trainer Nolan Sunnassee outlines to key reasons why people find it hard to lose weight. As summer is rapidly approaches many are seeking to lose weight in order to get that beach body. But what the major reasons why you can’t lose weight and get into shape?  Toxicity - Chemicals, heavy metals, [...]

Glycemic Load Foods

Glycemic Load Foods. Confused about what to eat when you are trying to lose fat? A good starting point is to learn about how your food affects your blood sugar, as high blood sugar is related to various illness and weight gain (Elliot 2002, Apovian 2004). The University of Toronto in 1981 developed the idea [...]

The TRUTH about Fats

For most people wanting to lose weight or improve there health, fats are viewed as the enemy, but what is the truth? Fats are part of the nutrient family called lipids. There are three specific types but triglycerides are the most common type in our diets. These can then be further split into subcategories relating [...]

Superfood – Greens

The Karolinksa Institute in Sweden found that eating 300g of Spinach significantly increases the oxygen available to your muscles. They found the nitrates in spinach allow the cells to work 5% more effectively. What is probably more amazing is that the effect can occur after only 3 days of consumption (Weitzberg 2011).   Kale is [...]

Don’t be Fooled by Fitness Myths

Muscle weighs more than fat - FALSE Muscle tissue is denser than fat, however one pound of fat is the same weight as one pound of muscle. Adding more muscle to someones frame will add compacted tissue making you look smaller and more toned, despite whether their weight has changed or not. Muscle turns to [...]

Does the TIME I EAT effect my WEIGHT LOSS?

The short answer is yes! If you don’t eat breakfast you have a higher chance of being obese. A UK study analysed the eating habits of over four thousand teenagers. Out of these 32% didn’t consume anything for breakfast and they were the ones much more likely to be obese (European Journal of Clinical Nutrition [...]

Superfoods – Blueberries

Eating blueberries boosts your memory and concentration for up to five hours. According to research from Reading University, the antioxidants within berries activates an enzyme in the body called Enos. This enzyme stimulates the flow of blood and oxygen to the brain keeping you more alert. Additionally, Blueberries classed by scientists as a superfood, are [...]

Do Diets Actually Work?

Millions of people across the country will be undertaking some sort of diet plan in January in order to shed the pounds gained over the Christmas period. But, is this a successful way of attaining long term weight loss? Studies from the University of California found that people dieting can lose 5% to 10% of [...]

Case Study – Fat Loss

In a pursuit to get into the shape she has always wanted, Jen Luckin hired Clarice House Personal Trainer Nolan Sunnassee to use his vast knowledge and experience to maximise her fat loss results. Jen: I have always been conscious of having a balance diet and exercising regularly, although I tended to slip into periods [...]

Fat Loss

For the majority of people who have tried to lose weight or get healthy, you know how hard and frustrating it can be. Trying to change eating patterns and exercise habits which have been there for years is tough enough, without the confusion on the best methods to use and different advice from so called [...]

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