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Five Things I Wish I Knew Before Running a Marathon

At the same time all the Facebook updates appeared last month about winning or losing out on a space in the London marathon I was greeted with a Facebook memory about completing my Royal Parks Half Marathon. I never made it to running a marathon as the experience left me with a pair of knackered knees and some of other health issues that stopped me from running for a couple of years. I consider it a blessing now as I dread to think where I’d be if my body had allowed me to run a marathon, I often joke with Matt that I simply can’t be trusted once those trainers are on.

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3 Tips To Always Be Beach Ready

“Are you beach body ready?” the ad asks, with a picture of a woman in a yellow bikini next to those words. You may remember this ad getting a lot of bad press about a year or so ago when a supplement company rolled out their summer campaign. I won’t be going into that but I do want to focus on the being “beach ready” part.

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3 Steps To Easy And Effective Fat Loss

I posted on Facebook a while back that perhaps there’s a little too much effort going on when it comes to fat loss and people might be missing some quick wins which could be achieved by kicking back a little and simplifying things. When an individual decides they want to change their body composition and focus on getting healthy it often starts off all guns blazing. There are plans to eat boat loads of steamed kale, smash HIIT sessions daily and answer to no one but the weighing scales.

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Fitter Food Radio – Episode 64

This week Matt and Keris recruit Dr Tommy Wood to explore the science behind pre and post workout nutrition including some industry favourites for performance and fat loss L-Carnitine, Beta-Alanine and coffee.

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Fitter Food Radio – Episode 61

This week Keris and Matt interview Dr. Michael Ruscio a doctor, researcher and author who practices Functional Medicine with an emphasis on natural and nutritional solutions. Dr Ruscio discusses the latest research on the gut microbiome, how gut issues maybe associated with thyroid dysfunction and some common digestive disorders including small intestinal bacterial overgrowth.

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Boot Out The Winter Blues

We receive a lot of emails about how to lift your mood in the winter months when it all gets a bit dark and damp. It’s incredibly common to experience a dip in mood health in the midst of winter as the miserable weather deprives us of sunshine and time outdoors. There are lots of things you can do from a nutrition and lifestyle perspective to keep levels of feel good brain chemicals topped up and protect yourself against any nutrient deficiencies that might kick in during the winter months.

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Four Easy Stress Recovery Steps

It’s been a pretty busy couple of months at Fitter Food headquarters (aka Matt’s teenage bedroom since we moved back in with his Mum). We’ve been running on adrenalin, coffee and Quest bars for a few weeks to make sure our book is ready for Christmas and we also ran our final Fitter Food Academy this weekend.  We are fully aware of the damaging effects chronic stress has on our body, so now our biggest projects are done and dusted it’s time for both of us to thank our bodies for powering us through and invest back a little TLC.

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Expert Interview: Joslyn Thompson Rule – Nike Master Trainer

This week we chat to Joslyn Thompson Rule recently voted Nike Master Trainer of the year 2015. She’s been in the fitness industry for 12 years working as a personal trainer and sports therapist. In addition to this she also has a history of competing in numerous sports including rowing, dancing, triathlons, Olympic weightlifting, CrossFit and gymnastics.
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What I Ate Today And Why

Call me nosey but I’m always fascinated to find out what people are eating, it often inspires me to make more positive changes within my own nutrition and offers some new, yummy ideas. Of course if it’s a trainer or nutritionist I’m even more intrigued to see how they implement the information they teach on a daily basis! I thought I would share with you what a typical menu looks like for me in the Fitter Food household, along with some details on why I make those choices. I’ve also shared my supplement regime.

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