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Alcohol – Good, Bad, How to limit consumption and effects

This is part three of my alcohol series. If you missed part one or two here they are:
Will alcohol stop you losing weight?
Will alcohol prevent you gaining muscle?
Now let me start this article by saying …
Alcohol is not all bad!
Good points
Improve cholesterol
Moderate alcohol consumption can; raise good (HDL) cholesterol, lower bad (LDL) cholesterol, and reduce your risk of clogged arteries which lead to heart attacks.
Reduced risk of heart disease
Moderate alcohol consumption reduces risk of heart disease. Moderate drinkers have a lower risk of death from heart disease than teetotallers or heavy drinkers. This may be due to increasing HDL cholesterol … Read more

Will alcohol prevent me gaining muscle?

You love a good drinking session but you also love a great workout and building some real muscle.
Can you do both?
If you haven’t read my article ‘Will alcohol stop me losing weight?’ take a look here as this article will predominantly focus on alcohol’s effect on your ability to build muscle.
So let’s get straight into the facts…
Reduced testosterone production
If you want to build muscle one of the first considerations you should have is if you are producing an optimal amount of testosterone.
Unfortunately every time you consume alcohol this key anabolic hormones production plummets.
Studies have shown that consuming 1.5g of alcohol … Read more

Will alcohol stop you losing weight?

There’s a certain comedic stigma attached to drinking and the alcohol culture, especially in the UK.
“Ever notice how some people talk louder when they drink? That’s why alcohol content is listed by volume”
“I’m not an alcoholic, alcoholics go to meetings. I’m a drunk, we go to parties.”
I’m not here to demonise one of the world’s favourite social intoxicants as it has some great benefits like reducing anxiety at social gatherings and has actually been shown to increase longevity.
BUT you’re reading this because you’re interested in losing fat.
Surprise surprise, many studies have shown alcohol intake aids to increased risk of abdominal … Read more

Frustrated? Stop doing these to burn more fat

Are you struggling to make progress and don’t know what to do to get you moving in the right direction again. Your results will ultimately depend on many factors but here are 4 things you should avoid if you aren’t getting the results you want. Sometimes it takes somebody from the outside to highlight these points to you before you see for yourself these are actually the real issues preventing your progress.
Trust me getting the body you always wanted is definitely possible if you keep a few principles in mind…
Eating Too Much Junk
You may not think you eat much junk, but … Read more

Get rid of man boobs

Lots of men complain about stubborn fat around their nipple area, which won’t go away! Obviously this can affect the way your body looks and how confident you feel in your clothes because your pecs can lack shape, appear soft and it can be a very frustrating and embarrassing thing to deal with.
The reality is that different people will hold fat in different places, that’s part of who you are and the genetics which make you, (I used to suffer with this problem). The places in which you hold your body fat are very good indicators of what’s going on … Read more

The problem with online calorie calculators

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3 Workouts to get that V-shape

The ‘classic V-shape’ is something that even today is a look that men still aspire to achieve, and why not!? Broad shoulders and back and a tight waist with a good set of abs looks awesome!!
Getting broader shoulders
You getting broader shoulders will be somewhat limited by the length of your clavicle (collar bone) but this doesn’t mean your muscle gains are limited!
The muscles you want to target for getting wider are the medial (middle) heads of your deltoid muscles.
Your deltoids sit at the top of your arms and the medial head is responsible for lifting your arm laterally away from the … Read more

5 Low carb breakfast ideas

Everyone wants an alternative at breakfast
Here are some quick and easy recipes that will fill you up and get you energised and set up for the day. One to try every day of the working week.
Eggs & vegetables in coconut oil
Protein 27g Carbs 7g Fat 35g

Ingredients
15g coconut oil, 4 eggs, spinach, frozen vegetable mix (cauliflower, broccoli, green beans) & spices.
1.  melt the coconut oil to a frying pan
2.  Add the chopped vegetables
3.  Add 4 beaten eggs
4.  Add spices or pepper
5.  Stir fry until ready
Peppery Breakfast Steaks over Wilted Spinach
Protein 33.8g Carbs 3g Fat 18.6g

Ingredients
150g skirt steak, 2 Tablespoons hot chili … Read more

You need Fat

In my opinion, which is backed by a lot of science, you should NEVER cut fat out of your diet. Fat is an essential component of your daily requirements. This means your body NEEDS it to function properly, not only for health but it will also help with your goals in the gym whether it’s to build muscle or burn fat. Without fat you are compromising your health and success.
Let me explain why
Fat Loss
Omega 3 based fats have many benefits, one being their ability to help improve your insulin sensitivity (basically put, how well your muscle cells absorb carbohydrates). Maximising … Read more

Why Broccoli is my favourite vegetable

Broccoli has been the bane of kid’s lives since it was first introduced in the Mediterranean almost 1,000 years ago and was eventually introduced to England in the 1700s. But did you know broccoli as we know it is a human innovation, a man-made food?
Broccoli is a result of the selective breeding of wild cabbage plants starting around the 6th century BC. Wild cabbage has small flowering buds, but only flowers every other year, each time the owner selected the plant that had the most desirable qualities and simply discarding the rest. For broccoli, the selected traits were likely larger, … Read more