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The Skinny on Supplements

The Skinny on Supplements

If we look at the definition of “supplement”, it appears pretty self-explanatory.  A supplement is “added to something in order to enhance or complete it”. However, as we all we know, when it comes to the constantly evolving sciences of both training and nutrition, nothing is ever black and white. In this blog i explore the ins and outs of supplementation and my most frequently asked questions. 

 

Is Stress Making You Fat?

Is Stress Making You Fat?

The number one question I get asked on a daily basis, is how to get a flat tummy or rock-solid abs. People want to know why they can’t seem to shift stubborn bellyfat when they are training more, eating less and generally being particularly obsessive about doing everything Google has told them to do.

What if I told you that was exactly the problem? If you’re a classic example of an over achiever, it is often a case of taking your pedal off the metal and doing less to achieve more. 

Excess baggage around the mid- section is correlated to prolonged exposure to stress, and elevated levels of Cortisol, the stress hormone.  Stress isn’t just crazy work deadlines, family commitments and being stuck in rush hour traffic. It also includes physical stressors such as food intolerances, digestive issues, poor quality sleep, dehydration, having too much coffee and overtraining or under-recovering.