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Train like a (cherry) champ

A bowl of cherries

In December, the lovely people at Gym Vit sent me Cherry Champ natural superfruit supplement. The product contains Montmorency cherry and beetroot, so I was excited to try it. The benefits of tart cherry juice for athletes There have been a number of studies that have demonstrated the benefits of Read more…


Friday Five – 5 foods to avoid for a healthier and happier life

It’s the start of the year and if you made any New Year’s Resolutions, it’s likely that one of them related to weight-loss. I couldn’t find any UK statistics, but data from University of Scranton, published in the Journal of Clinical Psychology showed that ‘lose weight’ was the #1 new Read more…


Nuts about protein

Just before Christmas I was given the chance to try Purition. I decided that it wouldn’t be fair to try it at a time when my meals were a little chaotic, so I started trying it this week – my first week back at work. I’m back on track and Read more…


Back to work and back to training

Discarded Christmas tree

So who was keen to go back to work today? My lounge feels so big now that the Christmas decorations have gone. The horrendous weather here means that I wasn’t looking forward to getting on my bike this morning. I spent yesterday afternoon out on my slippery flat roof with Read more…


What’s your favourite post training meal?

After long/important races I generally don’t feel like eating much, although after I’ve showered and had a nap I’m usually tempted by treat food, such as a pizza or ice-cream. However, I try not to indulge in those items when I’m training. After training, I try to ensure that I Read more…


Fuelled by nature

I was recently given the opportunity to try: which is described as “real food nutrition for exercise, recovery, health and weight loss”. The suggested times to drink this ‘meal in a glass’ are: Breakfast – it’s fast and filling Lunch – as a natural alternative to meal replacement products Pre Read more…


Revisiting my goals for 2015

At the end of December 2014, I set out my goals for 2015, so I thought it was time for me to revisit them. Goal 1: I am going to eat healthy food for 20/21 meals and assess my progress at the end of 100 days (14th April). I hope Read more…


Your six step party season pre-tox plan

Healthy festive soup. Green soup in a mug wih cream in the shape of a Christmas tree, by some red apples, pine cones and fir branches.

December is creeping ever closer, which means party season is nearly upon us. Cue late nights, boozy shenanigans and that seasonal ‘fitness amnesia’ that seems to strike without fail year on year. But not this time; this time, I’m here to help you fight the cause of festive fatigue, rather Read more…


Scilly Swim Challenge – the big day!

We’d got everything ready the night before, so just needed to get dressed and eat breakfast. I opted for porridge with protein powder (as usual), and a bottle of Osmo preload (kindly provided by ProBikeKit). The night before, Roelie and I had drunk a bottle each of Osmo preload hydration Read more…


Banana Bready-cake

Last week I was chatting to Sam (my nutrition coach from Solent Strength + Nutrition) and he suggested that I could try making some banana bread using protein powder. This would be ideal for my long swim next weekend. I don’t often bake, despite I’ve just got this nice machine Read more…