Calorie challenges, in which anything 5-20k calories are consumed in a single day, are becoming increasingly popular on YouTube. It seems to have become a ‘rite of passage’ for fitness Youtubers to do a calorie challenge – some have even started eating it all in a single meal. It’s easy to see why they do… Read More The Problem with 10k Calorie Challenges
The problem with our superfood obsession. The rise of the wellness industry has resulted in an explosion of social media gurus preaching that superior health is just an acaí bowl away. Instagram is awash with aesthetically-pleasing assortments of spirulina smoothies, kale salads and quinoa. Is this focus on superfoods really beneficial though? First off, what… Read More Let them Eat Kale!
‘Intuitive eating’ is a phrase that is thrown around a lot on social media these days, with little appreciation of what it actually entails. Just because you’ve stopped counting macros, doesn’t mean you are eating intuitively! The term ‘intuitive eating’ was coined by Evelyn Tribole and Elyse Resch, who wrote a book outlining this way… Read More Interested in Intuitive Eating?
In recent times, evidence-based nutrition has become cool. I don’t know how that happened, but I’m pretty happy about this development! Influential people on social media have begun accepting that calories are a thing, and that the whole ‘clean-eating’ trend is kinda BS. Or at least some of them are.. I love this change. I… Read More An Apology
The rise of healthy eating and wellness in the past few years has brought with it many new trends, among them the concept of ‘healthy treats’. Instagram is full of raw/vegan/paleo/sugar-free/gluten-free/flour-free/wheat-free baked goods to satisfy your sweet tooth. Who wouldn’t want a ‘guilt-free’ way to enjoy brownies, cake, muffins, and everything in-between? I’ll admit, I… Read More Why I’m Saying ‘No’ to Healthy Baking
Okay so this might be a bit of a controversial post! However, with the sheer amount of supplements on the market, I think it’s important to highlight which simply aren’t worth the money. It can be so confusing to know which supplements to take, and which to avoid, especially when starting out in the gym.… Read More Supplements which aren’t worth the money
Supplements, are they worth the money? This is a pretty common question from both newbie gym-goers and more experienced lifters alike. When I started lifting 18 or so months ago, I hadn’t a clue about supplements. I thought whey protein was basically steroids and would make you huge, and had never heard of creatine! Thankfully… Read More Top Supplement Recommendations