All Calories Are Not Equal

The “energy balance” method of eating is loosely based on the law of thermodynamics: If calories in (what you consume) equals calories out (energy expenditure), your bodyweight will not change. Likewise, burn more calories than you consume to lose weight. There are problems with this approach, though. The first being that all calories are different. … Continue reading All Calories Are Not Equal

Winter Weight Loss

Winter Weight Loss I was recently sent an article in which the author talked about different strategies for losing weight in winter versus summer. Naturally, the author began with the catch phrase “A summer body starts in winter.” Now I don’t believe that life has seasons—we should be staying fit and healthy all the time … Continue reading Winter Weight Loss

Cooling Down After Training

There are several components to an effective workout; a general warm-up, workout brief (if you are in a coached session), a more specific warm-up, the working components of the session, and the cool-down. All components are essential. However, most attention is often placed on the former parts of the session. In many instances, only one … Continue reading Cooling Down After Training

Oxtail Soup

Ingredients: 1.5kgs Beef Oxtail 2 tablespoons of fat to brown the meat ( i used leftover bacon fat) 1 Large onion 1/2 rib of celery, leaves included 3 carrots 4/5 courgettes Handful of cherry tomatoes 3 radishes (optional) Salt and pepper Beef Stock Method: Heat some of the fat in a pan and brown the … Continue reading Oxtail Soup