Category Archives: Nutrition

Product Review: Purition wholefood protein shakes

Check out Purition’s range of healthy protein shakes which come in attractive portion-sized pouches of powder which you blend yourself. I’m working my way through a range of flavours which include macademia & vanilla, chocolate, coconut, almond, pistachio, chocolate orange and strawberry. They taste great: none of the sickly sweetness of some other brands of […]

Foods High in Antioxidants to Add to your Nutrition Plan

Nutrition advice comes as standard when I take on a personal training client. One of the things I look out for is whether my clients are getting enough antioxidants, to combat the free radicals (unstable molecules which can lead to cancer and ageing) in your system. Cholesterol Another key role of antioxidants is to help […]

Book Review: The Big Fat Surprise by Nina Teicholz

This winter I have been eating more ‘good fats’ than usual, to see if it reduced my winter tendency to get chapped lips and dry heels. It seems to have worked. In addition I’ve not had a cold for over a year, and I’m convinced this is due in part to my enhanced immune system, […]

What is the Role of Vitamin B12?

Vitamin B12 is one of the eight B vitamins, all of which are water-soluble. Vitamin B12 has many functions in the body, and as one of my personal training clients in Chelsea discovered to her surprise, there is a danger than vegetarians and vegans are deficient in this key vitamin. She thought that a strict […]

Is Milk Good For You?

One of the services I offer as a personal trainer in London is nutrition coaching. Face to face clients get nutrition advice at no extra cost, and for those who don’t train face to face with me, I offer online coaching. One of the issues I come across a lot is the effect of milk […]

Essential Minerals Phosphorous, Magnesium, and Chloride

One of the service I provide as a London personal trainer is my 2 weeks nutrition coaching. I’ll analyse your eating habits, review your completed questionnaire, and advise you on how to improve your diet. One aspect of healthy eating is to get enough micro-nutrients, ┬ánamely vitamins and minerals. Here are three of the major […]

Phytic Acid in Grains and Oats

As a personal trainer with London clients asking me what they should and shouldn’t eat, I’m always on the lookout for ways to improve my own eating habits. For breakfast, I often eat raw porridge oats with organic milk and an orange chopped in. However, if you eat your oats raw, you should be aware […]

TV Review – How to Lose Weight Well (channel 4, Thursday 11 January 2015 at 9pm)

This documentary is recommended viewing for every personal trainer in London or further afield for that matter. Dr Xand van Tulleken, dietitian Hala El Shafie, and chef Stacie Steward reviewed a range of diets and weight loss methods in a light-hearted and entertaining way. There were three categories of diet (10 day crasher’s diets, 6 […]

The Dangers of Sugar

There’s a YouTube video I strongly recommend all personal trainers in London watch several times over and take careful notes, then pass on the information to their clients. It’s called “Sugar – The Bitter Truth” by Robert Lustig. Robert Lustig MD is on a mission to educate the world about sugar. He is an endocrinologist […]