Staying in shape on the trip of a lifetime (Vegas, baby!)

Ask anyone for their ultimate list of global destinations and see if you can find someone who doesn’t place Las Vegas somewhere on the list!  With its scorching summer heat of 100 degrees Fahrenheit plus, and its casinos, clubs, bars and of course, the infamous Las Vegas Strip. If that’s not enough to occupy you, how about…

Simplifying calorie & macro tracking

Much water has passed under the bridge since I wrote about calorie counting. While calorie counting works – and works unequivocally, there’s one obstacle many of us run into: How much time accurate tracking can take. Regardless of the simplicity of the app you use (I use myfitnesspal), it can take time to not only…

Having my first coffee in over 3 months

Nervous anticipation is a strange feeling; how will it go? What will happen? Are my fears justified? I realise this sounds eerily like a recovering addict’s exposure to their former vice, but let me assure you this is a tale about coffee and nothing else. At the end of January this year I begun an…

Here we are – 90 days of being 100% decaffeinated

They say it takes 66 days to truly ingrain a habit, so by my reckoning, doing (or undoing) something for 90 days is a profound milestone as by the 90 day mark you’re now at a 2:3 ratio of what is required, and where you actually are. 90 days is also 25 % of an…

Got protein powder?

I have an announcement: For the first time in years, I have recently invested in a protein powder. These are exciting times. I know there’s at least 3,456,000,000 articles already in existence on the net touting the benefits of protein, but today’s post is not your average ‘buy-this-brand-of-protein-because-I’m-endorsed-by-the-company’ propaganda. Working in the industry, I get asked multiple times…

20 hours fasted – torture or liberating?

I have a fair portion of experience with intermittent fasting. I’ve written about intermittent fasting before. Most of you know there are a plethora of ways to structure an IF protocol. You can go 16 hours fasted, 8 fed. You can do 14 hours fasted, 10 fed. You can rock 18 hours fasted, 6 fed…

Carbs and fat gain: What 2 years of experimentation taught me

I hope I’ve proved by now how willing I am to be a guinea pig for experiments. I’ll trial anything, if even for the sake of knowledge that I can share with anyone remotely interested in said topic. Today is just another day at the office! I’ve done very low carb dieting. I’ve strictly practised…

30+ days of being caffeine free (a review of sorts)

I wrote the caffeine experiment and posted it on January 31st. At the time I had amassed 10 days of being caffeine free – no coffee, green tea, dark chocolate, nothing. It’s just conveniently occurred to me that it’s been over a month now since I’ve actually consumed any caffeine. There’s your answer to whether I…

The caffeine experiment!

10 days ago, I randomly decided to see if I could limit, or restrict, caffeine. Restrict caffeine I did and still am. If you’ve been a loyal follower of mine (much love!), you’ll know I’m extremely partial to experiments. I’ve tried numerous diet approaches, lifestyle ‘hacks’ and workout strategies. I just love analysing and dissecting…

50 quick-fire steps to fitness in 2016!

Print this out and stick it somewhere you’ll always see it. It can be among a diary, on the refrigerator, you can even stick it on your bedroom wall – whatever it takes to keep these in the forefront of your mind!   Drink more water. Bring a new vegetable into your diet – one you’ve…

Solo ‘cheating’ versus social ‘cheating’

There’s something about Sunday night that makes cheat meal discussions seem fitting. Is one better than the other? Social cheat meals and solo cheat meals are about to face off!  Cheat meals need no introduction. They’re a break from a set eating schedule. A break that temporarily allows foods that were off the menu to…

Is this diet for me?

Low carb wasn’t for me, said Peggy. “I couldn’t sleep on my very first night low-carbing, so I knew it wasn’t meant to be.” Keto makes me feel like a melting turd, said Dave. “I have NO energy and get brain fog. The last two days have been hell!” Would you value these ‘reviews’ if…