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How to avoid the dreaded rebound weight gain
For many people who embark on a weight-loss journey, months of hard work and dedication are often undone when their diets end due to rebound weight gain. Putting back all the weight you lost (and more!) has become synonymous with restrictive dieting approaches. These unfavourable outcomes typically lead to... Read more
Fire up your fitness with winter training
Exercising in winter isn’t always pleasant but heading out into the cold to train can be beneficial for your health and your fitness. It may seem counterintuitive to head outdoors, braving those icy mornings or those cold, dark early evenings to exercise when the mercury plummets when you can... Read more
Expert tips to ward off winter weight gain
Winter is synonymous with less exercise and more food. Consuming more comfort foods, participating in fewer outdoor activities, and generally spending more inactive time indoors are major contributors to winter weight gain. This combination of factors tends to have a devastating impact on our waistlines, but there is no... Read more
Unlock fat-fuelled energy with ketones
Burning fat for fuel offers endurance athletes numerous benefits because it’s a denser energy source. That means you get more calories per gram for sustained energy without spiking insulin levels. The other benefit is that fats can help maximise glycogen utilisation, which is a finite resource due to limited... Read more
Forget your fat phobia: Not all fats are bad for you
Many people still think that it’s necessary to banish fat from our diets. However, advances in nutritional research affirm that not all fats are bad. The new stance on fat is that the right kinds are essential for optimal health as these fats help to: Repair and regenerate cells... Read more
Lockdown is the ideal time to focus on fat adaption
With no races on the horizon for the foreseeable future, now is the perfect time for endurance athletes to work on becoming fat adapted. Here’s how you can use the lockdown to help your body shift from its reliance on carbs to create a fat-fuelled endurance machine. The need... Read more