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Two Things That Transformed My Body & Health

I have discussed my transition to a Fitter way of living before and how experienced a huge benefit and never looked back. However, I credit two things in particular to having a hugely positive impact upon my body, I know you must be thinking these are the food I ate and the training programme I followed, however, whilst these played an important role the following two lifestyle changes helped me to a much greater degree so I thought I’d share them with you.

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Crimbo, Calories and Fat Loss

It’s nearly Christmas and I’m so looking forward to it! Spending time with loved ones, chilling out and enjoying some of my favourite treats including Yule log, short bread and mulled wine… yum. I can’t lie I’m a sucker for festive treats, they have sentimental value and as I’m just a big kid at heart I don’t need much persuading to indulge.

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Matt Whitmore Strength Coach

Train Because You Love Your Body

“Train because you love your body, not because you hate it!” I came across this awesome piece of advice recently and I instantly loved and related to it. It’s so true that when it comes to hitting the gym or getting your trainers on for a run, it can often be linked to negative motivations including the following:

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Fitter Guide To Baking Part 3: Pimp The Bake

In the final blog of our baking series I’m covering how to ‘pimp your baking’ and some add extra nutrients. This could be anything from vegetables in your cookies or cakes, antioxidants in your puddings and pies or adapting recipes to help them fit your macronutrient needs. Once you have experimented with alternative flours and different healthy sweeteners, the icing on your bake is to add some nutrient dense foods like spices, cocoa and coffee to make your recipe comply with your own personal nutrition needs. Here are three simple steps to pimping your bake:

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Matt Running Intervals

Turn Fat Loss Problems Into Solutions

We’ve all heard this great  saying: “don’t bring me problems, bring me solutions!” but the truth is people often feel so paralysed by the problems they are blind to the many solutions available to get back on track or resolve the issue.

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Fitter Guide To Baking Part 2: Sweeteners

In the first part of our Fitter Guide To Baking series we covered different flours available and here in part 2 we cover healthier options to sweeten your bake. There is so much confusion surrounding natural sweeteners and which is best to use. The answer really depends on your own personal health goals and of course the requirements of the recipe as liquid or powdered sweeteners will create different textures. Here we outline the properties of different natural sweeteners so you can decide which works for your personal nutrition and more importantly creates a better biscuit, cake or tart!

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Sweet Potato and Hummus

Are You Listening To Your Body?

The health and fitness industry, fat loss industry, nutrition or diet industry – whatever you wish to call it – they are all packed with experts, some more qualified than others. Some we like and trust, others we don’t. This is fantastic and we should be grateful for the information we have access to, however, it seems folks are now having difficultly making decisions for themselves and actually listening to the natural feedback their body offers.

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Fitter Guide To Baking Part 1: Flour

The Great British Bake Off is back and we have already witnessed the black forest gateaux disaster, drooled over Mary’s frosted walnut layer cake and then got uber excited when we remembered how awesome it is to dunk biscotti in your cappuccino. Have you tried our BOSH Biscotti yet?

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3 Steps To Shift Stubborn Stomach Fat

We receive lots of emails about fat around the middle and how to blitz the old belly into shape. In some people a quick tidy up of their nutrition and they melt the muffin top away, discovering abs for the first time in years! For others it can be a case of identifying a few health issues which are actively exacerbating the situation and fuelling fat storage around the middle first…

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Common Hormonal Complications

How frequently have you said “it must be my hormones!” because I hear this pretty often from clients, friends and family. We talk about our hormones like they’re some separate entity ticking away inside of us with a mind of their own, completely outside our control. In fact, hormones are actually taking most of their direction from our senses and feedback signals from our environment. A single thought experienced by you can initiate a cascade of hormones. Here is a guide to understanding hormone health and an overview of some common complications that can occur.

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