Category Archives: Nutrition

The Rise of London’s Planet Organic

As a personal trainer my London clients often ask me questions like: “where can I buy rye or millet bread in London?” or “are there any shops in London which sell chia seeds?” My usual answer to these questions is “Planet Organic.” Bursting onto the London scene in 1995 with its first store in Westbourne […]

How much sugar do you consume? How much is too much sugar?

If you want to get clued up on the dangers of sugar, check out Robert Lustig, author of “Fat Chance”. Every personal trainer in London should study this expert’s work. According to Robert Lustig (and mountains of supporting evidence) sugar, ie – sucrose and high fructose corn syrup, are the leading cause of obesity and […]

All About Vitamins & Minerals

As a personal trainer in London I train my clients to get fit and strong, but I also educate them about the importance of good nutrition. You can’t out-train a bad diet! For your body to function optimally, you need the right balance of macro-nutrients (carbohydrates, protein, fats, water) as well as micro-nutrients (vitamins and […]

What’s Wrong with Energy Drinks?

As a personal trainer in London with clients asking me for advice on their nutrition, one of my first recommendations is “ditch the energy drinks and fizzy sodas.” What’s so unhealthy about energy drinks and all fizzy sugary drinks? Here’s an outline: 2 methylimidazole This chemical is found in a lot of energy drinks, and […]

The World’s Best Diet

Like every London personal trainer worth their salt, I’m fascinated by nutrition and its power to make you stronger and healthier. So when channel 4 showed The World’s Best Diet on saturday night (17 January 2015) I was glued to the screen. They listed in reverse order the top 30 healthiest countries when it comes […]

Super-Foods to Boost Your Immunity Against Colds & Flu

My personal training clients in London are always asking what they should eat, and I encourage them to focus on their nutrition just as much as their exercise regime. Here’s my list of 8 super-foods to keep the colds and flu at bay this winter: 1. Oranges Foods rich in vitamin C help boost your […]

How to Avoid Colds & Flu This Winter

As a freelance personal trainer in London, it’s in my best interests to stay as fit and healthy as possible. Same goes for every self-employed person, who lacks the luxury that all employees have: taking days off sick at the expense of their employer. Employees, you don’t know how lucky you are! You can’t guarantee […]

The Best Protein Bars for Muscle Growth

After hours of research, I’ve come up with my personal list of the top 9 protein bars for muscle growth, in descending order, best first. This is for my personal training client in Knightsbridge London SW7 who asked me to research protein bars for him. This is for you! 1. QuestBar Peanut Butter Supreme (by […]

What Are The Best Protein Shakes to Build Muscle Mass and Bulk Up?

Here are 7 protein shakes to consider. They each have their pros and cons: price, sugar content, artificial sweetener content, quality of protein, effectiveness at gaining weight, and the inclusion of other ingredients like creatine, vitamins & minerals. Maximuscle Progain Extreme Maximuscle has a good reputation for quality, but it’s one of the most expensive […]