FREE SUGARS! (Not really, they’re the ones we should be eating less of)

With the arrival of #sugarfreefeb it's a good time to talk about sugar, because it seems like we're still a bit confused. Why talk about sugar? The government wants us to eat fewer free sugars. The latest guidelines say no more than 5% of our daily calories should come from free sugars. But what on earth is a free sugar? … Continue reading FREE SUGARS! (Not really, they’re the ones we should be eating less of)

Should you be eating more protein?

Protein has been getting a lot of airtime recently. It's the one nutrient we're all becoming more aware of, and yesterday I posted a link to research from Canada suggesting its time recommendations on protein needs are updated. How much? Current guidelines say we should be eating about 0.8 grams per kilo of body weight, so if you weigh 60 kilos, that's … Continue reading Should you be eating more protein?

Sleep more, weigh less

We all know that a lack of sleep can make us snappy - but what if it's also playing havoc with our waistlines?  Studies show a lack of sleep increases the risk of being overweight or obese.  Reducing sleep time also promotes weight gain... but why? 1. You eat more when you're tired Feeling ravenous after a bad night’s sleep isn’t your imagination. … Continue reading Sleep more, weigh less

Overnight Protein Oats

I feel a bit guilty calling this a recipe, because it's nothing more than a handful of ingredients stirred together and left overnight. Still, it's one of my favourite post-cycle breakfasts, and as taste goes, it's delicious. It also packs a punch with a good 30  grams of protein - great for muscle repair and knocking hunger on the head. Studies show … Continue reading Overnight Protein Oats