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Dieting at work

» by September 16th, 2012 at 2:38 pm » Comments (21)

I often talk to clients and friends about the difficulties of maintaining a good diet in the workplace. Is it acceptable to break open the tupperware box and start eating chicken during a board meeting? Can you have a protein shake when everyone else is having coffee and cake? Can you refuse to go to […]

Should I use protein shakes?

» by June 29th, 2011 at 4:06 pm » Comments (18)

Confused about protein? Read this brief overview of protein shakes and their uses, helping you to decide whether you need them to achieve your health and fitness goals.


» by December 20th, 2010 at 4:13 pm » Comments (6)

What to eat, how to be a modern hunter-gatherer and understanding where your food comes from.

What should I eat?

» by June 30th, 2010 at 10:04 pm » Comments (25)

This is not a stupid question. Not any more. A hundred years ago, maybe it was. But these days it’s difficult even to tell what is ‘food’ any more, it’s so processed and packaged and prettily presented. Don’t you wish there was just a simple list of foods you should eat, without any of the […]

Staying focused over Christmas

» by December 13th, 2009 at 9:48 pm » Comments (19)

Photo credit peterastn A reader suggested I write about staying focused over Christmas. It’s a great idea and so I shall. At this time of year there will doubtless be many magazine articles suggesting ways in which you can navigate the demands of the festive season, ‘survive’ the office Christmas party and all that nonsense. […]

What does ‘in shape’ look like for you?

» by October 24th, 2009 at 9:09 pm » Comments (15)

Many of us here are pure-hearted strength fanatics who would carry on training even if all the mirrors in the world were broken (how many years bad luck would that make?). That said, we might also harbour a notion of a corporeal geometry, a desired shape or look that bespeaks the things we want to […]

What’s your food personality?

» by March 30th, 2009 at 4:21 pm » Comments (17)

Photo by tobo I have just taken part in a Myers-Briggs exercise at work (INTJ in case you were wondering) and this got me thinking about how my personality dictates my approach to exercise and dieting – particularly dieting. For those who aren’t familiar with it, Myers-Briggs is a system for identifying your personality type, […]

Life’s too short

» by March 10th, 2009 at 6:23 pm » Comments (14)

I suspect many of you have had the experience of trying to explain to people at the office why you do what you do: why you watch what you eat, why you get up at 6am to train, why you’d rather go to the gym on a Friday night than go to the pub. And the […]

Dieting rules of thumb

» by October 10th, 2008 at 10:32 pm » Comments (14)

Photo by trekkyandy Whichever diet you are on, whether it is one you have devised yourself or one from a book, there are quite a few things you can do to increase your chances of success. I call them rules of thumb because they are: – not specific to any one diet; – easy to […]

The low-fat myth

» by October 1st, 2008 at 12:10 am » Comments (21)

Photo by malias Anyone who has delved into current theories of nutrition has probably heard that the low-fat obsession of the last few decades has largely proved unhealthy and damaging. The new culprit in today’s western diet is carbohydrate – more specifically, high glycemic index carbohydrate. Of course, if you do have an inkling of […]