Why does it matter? Working out what to eat post workout is just as important as what you eat before your session. When you exercise the glycogen stores in your muscles are used and some of your muscles are also broken down or damaged. After exercising your body tries to replenish these stores and repair your muscles. It is recommended to eat plenty of carbs … Continue reading Post-Workout Nutrition: how to get the most from your post-workout meal.
We’ve pulled together a number of veggie alternatives to substitute in your favourite pasta dishes. There are health benefits as an added bonus, veggies are full of antioxidants, vitamins, low carb and plenty of fibre. Most are also simple in taste and easily become a blank canvas for sauces. Veggie spaghetti Vegetable spaghetti is great for dishes like meatballs, bolognese, pad thai, ramen or … Continue reading No pasta? No worries!
Tortilla pizza’s make a great low calorie alternative to your favourite pizza.. a thinner base and less cheese sounds good! They’re quick, easy and great for the whole family. Get your kids involved, prepare a selection of toppings and allow them to choose toppings and assemble their own pizza. You can use either chopped tomatoes or tomato puree, and any grated cheese of your choice. … Continue reading Easy Tortilla Pizza’s – great for kids
Use guacamole ingredients to make this low-calorie vegan linguine which can also be served cold as a pasta salad. It delivers on flavour, it’s vegan and healthy! Portions: 2 Cook time: 10 mins Per serving: kcal: 450, protein: 11g, carbs: 49g, fats: 20g, saturates: 4g, fibre: 13g, salt: 0.4g Ingredients: 115g wholemeal linguine (used dried for vegan) 1 lime, zested and juiced 1 avocado, stoned, peeled, and … Continue reading Vegan linguine with avocado, tomato & lime
Slow release carbs and high protein meal to help refuel the right way after exercise. Portions: 6 Cook time: 25 mins Per serving: kcal: 214, Carbs: 18g, Protein: 19g, Fats: 7g Ingredients 2 tsp. canola oil 1 onion, diced 2 carrots, sliced 450g boneless chicken thighs, chopped 70g sliced mushrooms 2 celery sticks, sliced 2 cloves garlic, diced 1ltr chicken stock 240ml water 130g quinoa … Continue reading Post-run Chicken Quinoa Soup
The last few weeks has been mixture of highs and lows. I have had a couple of PB’s on shorter runs and then other runs I felt like I have been hitting a wall and not getting any progress. I have kept consistent and I am seeing the rewards of putting the miles in and focusing on specific training styles rather than just getting out … Continue reading My Half Marathon Challenge Weeks 4-9
As promised, I would keep up to date with the blog and post what I have been doing in the early weeks of my half marathon training. I have picked up a niggle in my left calf after going full steam ahead in the first week and doing to many miles to early on. I’ve stepped back a little over the last 2 weeks to … Continue reading My Half Marathon Challenge Week 2 & 3
“New year, new me” or “This is my year” quotes that we have all said in the past and not followed through with. This year I have decided to put my words into action and book myself on my first ever fitness event. I have chosen to take part in a half marathon. Willians BMW Rochdale Half Marathon, 10k and Fun Run to be exact. … Continue reading My Half Marathon Challenge Week 1
Love them or hate them, Brussels sprouts are a powerhouse of nutritional value and health benefits. Getting these into your diet over the Christmas period will be an easy way to help yourself and the health conscious family members stay on track without worry. Close enough to 100 studies have been published regarding Brussels sprouts and nearly half of them are studies on health benefits. … Continue reading Brussels Sprouts: The powerhouse of vegetables
We’ve all heard the quotes. “You can’t out train a bad diet”, “abs are built in the kitchen”, “you are what you eat”. It’s all true, you can train as hard as you want in the gym but if you do not have a solid nutrition plan to go along with all the hard work you can say goodbye to achieving your fitness goals. … Continue reading Macronutrients – What are they?