Category Nutrition / Health

Weight Management

Nutrition for weight management is specific in it’s nature in that it is constantly going to be changing, as client’s body composition changes. It’s very important that weight loss / gain is tracked and structured, so that best results are…

Performance Nutrition

Performance nutrition is very different than nutrition for general health and wellbeing. If you are an athlete, or a recreational trainee seeking to optimise your performance, your nutrition is going to play a crucial role in achieving this. As such,…

Fat and Inflammation

There is a trend these days where many people seem to be advocating against the ‘skinny’ or ‘model’ kind of look, and that is absolutely fine – it is both unhealthy and unrealistic for most. However, the opposite is just…

Plant VS Animal based protein

Not all protein is the same. If you go to a supermarket, you will be able to read the breakdown of fats and carbohydrate on a typical nutritional label – but for protein you won’t. It just says – protein…

Public health issues and sugar metabolism

Never before have we had these levels of metabolic syndrome (obesity, diabetes, hypertension, high triglycerides) as we have today. Back in the 70s there has been a strong propaganda against dietary fat. People have been led to believe that dietary…

Scientific principles of training

In generating any serious training program, certain principles need to be followed in order to see continuous progress. These are those principles: Principle of overload Principle of individual differences Progression Adaptation Specificity Use / Disuse  Principle of overload basically requires…

Are carbs really the bad guy?

Throughout recent years, carbohydrates have gained a bad reputation, as the single macronutrient that makes us store fat. Now, where did this come form and why? Carbohydrates are a macro nutrient, much like proteins and fats. They carry 4 calories…

Nutrition as a medicine

Throughout my education I have learned that nutrition has great power over our bodies, both physically and mentally. Studies are increasingly showing that certain nutritional approaches can be used to successfully treat many diseases. While medication can be effective as…

How does Alcohol affect my diet?

What is Alcohol? Ethanol is best described as a carbohydrate molecule with the following structure: CH3-CH2-OH. So, as we can see, it is a Carbohydrate. However, unlike other Carbohydrates that have 4 calories per gram, Ethanol has 7! Yes, does…