This week we are chatting about some of the reasons why you are not experiencing the results you were expecting.
My guest is Gar Benn. He is a coach based in Ireland for a company called Sigma Nutrition and he’s also the owner or a gym called City Gym Limerick. In this episode, we dive deep on setting realistic expectations, different metrics to track progress, and some of the misinterpretations that people have when it comes to following weight loss guidelines.
It's helpful if you are in that process of trying to lose weight. Or if you experience success at the beginning but you may have noticed that results start to slow down and may be getting a little bit frustrated. This will help get you back on track and allow you to look at the bigger picture.
FFF 109: Why You’re Not Making Any Progress & What To Do About It - with Gar Benn is a post from: Food For Fitness
This week we’re speaking with Dr. Carrie Ruxton who’s been a registered dietitian for nearly 30 years. She completed a Ph.D. in child nutrition before working as an academic, industry nutritionist and hospital dietitian. We chatted at some of the main challenges facing parents and children about installing a healthy diet, dealing with fussy eaters and the traditional aversion to vegetables. She also provided tips on how to survive the supermarket trip and we discussed if it is right to use food as a reward or a reprimand.
Steve Bradly aka The Fitness Guy has helped over 3000 women lose over 20,000 kgs in the last two years! Safe to say, he knows a few things about how women can lose weight, and keep it off!
FFF 099: Helping 3023 Women Lose 20119 Kilos - with Steve 'The Fitness Guy' Bradley is a post from: Food For Fitness
In this episode with Andrew Pardue, we break the common myths and illusions about constantly striving to stay in a competitive state of low body fat and the truth behind what this is actually doing to your health.
FFF 097: The Negatives Of Low Bodyfat & Being Shredded - with Andrew Pardue is a post from: Food For Fitness
In this episode, we speak to Laura Thomas who loves to call BS when she sees nutrition misinformation being spread! She did her undergrad nutrition degree in Health Sciences at the University of Aberdeen before heading across the pond to do her PhD in Nutrition at Texas A&M University.
On a personal note, Laura became a vegetarian at 10 years old and later a vegan when she was a student. However, she bases her own nutrition approach on ethics and evidence, not fear-mongering and pseudoscience.
We dedicate a huge section of this podcast to discussing many of the myths that surround the vegan diet. Laura gives us an incredibly honest review and evidence-based of the controversial Netflix film, “What the Health”. In our discussion, she exposes how the filmmakers used some dodgey science and cherry-picked data to support some of their outrageous claims.
We also touch upon what it means to eat intuitively and what’s right for your body, rather than banning foods and trying a one size fits all FAD diet.
FFF 096: Why Netflix & Bad Science Harms The Vegan Movement - with Laura Thomas PhD is a post from: Food For Fitness
Eric Bach runs a successful online coaching company that helps busy guys and girls look better naked without having to live in the gym. If you find calorie or macro tracking overwhelming, you’ll hear a refreshing and simplified explanation that makes it much easier to implement into your daily routine. We also get a rundown of alternative yet effective weight loss habits if you don’t have the time to calorie track.
FFF 095: Proven Strategies For Long-Term Weight Loss Success - with Eric Bach is a post from: Food For Fitness
Aadam Ali was always an overweight kid growing up and preferred reading comic books than doing any form of exercise. He takes us through his humorous story on getting the girl when he was 12 years old by wanting to look like her favorite rapper 50 cent. His plan worked (to a certain extent) and he won her over. From this relationship onwards he kept a strong focus on workout plans and became ended up becoming a PT with a twist.
With psychology as an underlying passion, he recognises the nonsense in the fitness industry that many people fall for. From misleading information, money scams, pills and potions, Superman syndromes and sexy shiny objects. We’re given an honest truth about all the marketing hype of all things diet and workout. You simply can’t miss out on this hilarious episode!
FFF 094: How To Recognise Garbage Nutrition Advice & Fitness Industry Bulls*t - with Aadam Ali is a post from: Food For Fitness
Today we are chatting with Nam Baldwin who is a peak performance coach. His main drive is getting people to be their best whether that be physically, emotionally, psychologically or mentally.
At the beginning of Nam’s career he developed a breath enhancement program aimed at surfers who had big wipeouts in ridiculous sized waves of 30-50ft!
The program included dealing with high pressure moments, regulating thought process and getting the nervous system out of fight or flight mode. Nam realised that all of these processes could also be used with other athletes and everyday people to help deal with stress. In this episode, Nam walks us through some of his programs that assist some of the world’s best big wave surfers.
Every listener will be able to take some of these tips and apply them to their lives, when you find yourself in moments of pressure and dealing with life’s many curveballs.
In this episode of the Food For Fitness Podcast we’re chatting about nutrition and sports nutrition for vegan and vegetarian athletes with dietician - Emma McCrudden.
Leaving university, Emma was honored to walk down a very rare path where she was instantly able to work with not only Olympic athletes, but also with a professional rugby team! It wasn’t without hard work and commitment however, as she commuted between England and Ireland for three years! Nowadays you will find Emma working and teaching in Vancouver and continuing to work with Olympic athletes.
With many of the athletes following a vegan or vegetarian lifestyle, we get all the details on what this means in terms of influencing their performance and how they keep on top of their nutritional needs.
We ask Emma about some of the common challenges to consider when programming nutrition for vegetarian/vegan athletes, how deficiencies of key nutrients can directly impact performance , the best supplements and protein powders for vegans and whether they have a positive influence on the diet, top strategies for hitting protein targets and lots more.
FFF 092: Sports Nutrition For Vegetarians & Vegans - with Emma McCrudden is a post from: Food For Fitness
In this episode we are chatting with Carter Good about his journey where he lost an incredible 147 pounds (67kgs). We hear all about his radical lifestyle shifts and how he took the unconventional approach of not jumping on the scales to track his weight. In fact, he had no knowledge about nutrition or counting calories and still lost massive amounts of weight. It wasn’t until he lost 80 pounds that he hit a true plateau and decided to research how to get to the next level.
Carter has practically been a human guinea pig for just about every dieting approach and gives a lot of advice on the pros and cons of each. We hear about the ways in which he made smarter food choices and why it’s vital for everyone to focus on their individual journey and what works for them.
Kelly Starrett is one of, if not the most renowned physiotherapist in the fitness space. He trains some of the best and most diverse athletes in the world. He’s a legend in Crossfit circles and he is also the proud author of the books Standing up to a Sitting World and Becoming A Supple Leopard.
How much movement do you really incorporate into your everyday life? It can be easy to fall into habits and follow the same basic training routines for year after year. Kelly explains exactly why it’s so vital to get moving given our sedentary lifestyle. He gives us a rundown of caveman type techniques such as squatting and hanging off objects, which have been left behind in our modern world but explains why our bodies are craving movement!
FFF 090: Becoming A Supple Leopard & Standing Up to a Sitting World - with Kelly Starrett is a post from: Food For Fitness
In this episode we speak to YouTube cooking star Ian Haste who runs healthy cooking programs, with a view to get everyone to cook and eat healthier! Ian’s tips will change the way you think about the time you spend in the kitchen, as he shares with us all the ways you can infuse each and every one of your dishes with incredible flavor. Always considered yourself a poor cook? Chances are you can greatly improve your current cooking status after tuning into this podcast!
FFF 089: Cooking Hacks To Level Up Your Meal Prep & Elevate Your Culinary Skillz - with Ian Haste is a post from: Food For Fitness
With up to a 1/3rd of the population suffering from insomnia at some stage in their life, there’s something in this podcast for just about anyone.
In this huge episode you’ll be certain to take home some brilliant advice when it comes to why you might not be losing fat. Ben walks us through common weight loss plateaus that he’s helped his clients overcome throughout his 10 years as a personal trainer. Ben has the incredible ability to simplify topics that are often quite difficult to understand but more importantly he provides lots of actionable advice!
FFF 087: 9 Reasons Why You’re Not Losing Fat & What To Do About It - with Ben Carpenter is a post from: Food For Fitness
Sophie started out as any 22 year old graduating from uni and doing the 9-5 gig. She felt she was ready to take on the world, however struggled to find an outlet for it. Breaking walls that society tried to place around her, she refused to work up the career ladder and instead followed her mum’s wise advice of “awareness of potential and the want to explore your own path”.
In this episode we are guided through Sophie’s Kinabalu adventure race through the jungles of Borneo and how it was the standing point for a huge change in her life. She delves into her time spent in a team carrying out ultimate adventure challenges, including climbing the highest mountain in South East Asia and being helicoptered into the jungle with just a machete.
After a celebration party upon completion of the challenge, Sophie was absolutely buzzing from her newfound view on life and she just knew things would never be the same again.
We talk about all the many challenges that can come up when you battle in endurance elements and how to overcome the absolute lowest points that always inevitably surface. Sophie brings a courageous and heartwarming attitude and inspires us to truly create a life you love living every day.
FFF 086: You’ve Only Got One Life, Here’s How To Live It - with Challenge Sophie is a post from: Food For Fitness
Ross Edgley continually pushes his body and mind to the utmost limits, by competing in ridiculous fitness challenges that would seem otherwise impossible to your average person. He brings his lighthearted humor to the show and is an all round leader and inspiration in the ever-changing world of fitness.
This week, psychotherapist - Megan Bruneau - shares how a destructive relationship with perfectionism and disordered eating has shaped her counselling philosophy. In this episode Megan explains what ‘perfectionism’ is, some of the causes and how it can create unhealthy relationships with food.
FFF 084: Disordered Eating, Anxiety and Perfectionism - with Megan Bruneau is a post from: Food For Fitness
This week, Brad Dieter PhD - research scientist and nutrition coach - is on the Podcast to chat about all things low carb and the ketogenic diet.
Brad’s experience, from the weight room to the laboratory, enables him to bridge the gap between science and real-world results.
In this episode you’ll learn the difference between low-carb dieting and the ketogenic diet, what the long term and short term benefits for weight loss are (if any), the negatives associated with the diet, the connection between ketogenic dieting and possible improvements in brain function and why you shouldn’t ditch the carbs and try to become ‘fat-adapted’ if sports performance is your goal!
FFF 083: What Everybody Ought to Know About Low-Carb Dieting & Ketosis - with Brad Dieter PhD is a post from: Food For Fitness
Extreme endurance adventurer Sean Conway is the first and only man in history to cycle, swim and run the length of Britain.
In 2015, Sean cycled 3,350 miles from Lulworth Cove to Scarborough on a bamboo bike. At Scarborough, Sean swapped his bike for running shoes and took 1.5 million steps to Brighton, where he did his final leg - a 390,000 stroke swim, across two intensive weeks, all the way back to where he started. The self-supported, 4000+ mile, continuous Ultra Triathlon was filmed by the Discovery Chanel and propelled Sean into the record books.
In this episode of the podcast Sean explains how he became an ‘adventurer’, how he remains focussed when competing, why he thinks high risk goals lead to success, how to make sure failure isn’t an option and why accountability and proving the naysayers wrong fuels his motivation. This is a memorable and entertaining episode and Sean’s message is powerful and provides a recipe for positive attitude and coping with setbacks. .
In this episode we cover the 10 golden rules of any successful fat loss transformation.
FFF 081: 10 Ways To Fast Track Your Fat Loss - with Scott Baptie is a post from: Food For Fitness
Fat loss should be simple, right?
You eat a little less, move a little more, and the fat should start to fall off. It sounds so straight forward but if you’ve ever tried to lose weight in the past then you know it is never that easy.
The good news is that it isn’t your fault. If you watch TV or browse Facebook then you’re constantly bombarded with confusing, conflicting, incorrect, often unhealthy and sometimes dangerous ‘healthy eating advice’. This contradictory info can make losing weight far harder and more unpleasant than it needs to be.
Fat loss isn’t a tricky process, provided you stay on track, do the basics right, and avoid these 6 common fat loss mistakes that even the smartest of dieters can succumb to....
FFF 080: The 6 BIGGEST Fat Loss Mistakes - with Scott Baptie is a post from: Food For Fitness
Olly Foster has appeared on more fitness magazine covers than almost anyone in the UK so it’s safe to say he’s an expert on what it takes to get into amazing shape. But what is the cost having fitness model abs? Is it really that healthy?
In this episode Olly exposes some of the tricks top fitness models use to get into cover worthy condition. Not only that, but he shares some of his own stories about why such a regimented fitness and nutrition routine was detrimental to his own health, both physically and mentally.
He is extremely honest and he reveals how such a lifestyle led to depression but thankfully, he was able to find a new focus due to discovering a hobby that has changed his training, nutrition, mindset and supercharged his life.
FFF 079: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly & The Honest Side Of Fitness Modelling - with Olly Foster is a post from: Food For Fitness
Are you looking for more motivation and inspiration in your life? Are you looking for that daily nudge or push to inspire you to reach your full potential - and get 1% better every day? Do you seek consistent, daily growth in your body, mind, and spirit? If the answer is yes then you’ll love this episode with legendary coach and motivational guru Todd Durkin.
If you’ve never come across Todd’s work before, you’re missing out! He is a US based author, speaker, trainer, and motivational coach who inspires audiences around the world. His award-winning gym, Fitness Quest 10, in San Diego, CA, has been named a "Top 10 Gym in the US" by Men's Health.
In this episode we’re talking about creating ‘wow’ and Todd shares some of his best bits from his new title The WOW Book: 52 Ways to Motivate Your Mind, Inspire Your Soul & Create WOW in Your Life!
If there is one subject that causes the most confusion for folks looking to lose weight it has to be meal timing. Should we eat little and often to boost metabolism? What if we skip breakfast? Do we need protein after a workout? How often should we eat protein? Is fasting a good idea? To answer all of your burning meal timing questions, we have nutrition coach Lawrence Judd from Shredded By Science on the show.
In this episode we’ll cover what the science says about how often we should eat, if it’s better to split up your protein intake throughout the day compared to eating it in less servings, why breakfast isn’t the most important meal of the day, when you should have protein after a workout and why intermittent fasting might help you burn fat and break through weight loss plateau.
FFF 077: Nutrient Timing, Does It Really Matter When You Eat? - with Lawrence Judd is a post from: Food For Fitness
Saunas, sweat suits and dehydration are just some of the things we think of when we imagine boxers making weight for a fight. Fighters have a legacy of adopting some extreme methods to shed weight before stepping into the ring. However, thanks to evidence-based practitioners like Danny, old-school methods are being phased out with newer, safer, more effective ways of making weight.
In this episode, Danny Lennon – an Irish performance nutritionist who specialises in nutrition for combat sports – comes on the show. We’ll cover some of the common mistakes made by fighters when they’re cutting for a fight, the distinctive phases of a successful cut and how modern approaches are challenging some of the traditional methods for making weight.
Danny shares some of the supplements he often recommends for his clients, effective pre and post-training nutrition strategies and we’ll examine areas for future research in the field