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8 Ways to Stay Fit for Christmas

8 Top Tips To Enjoy The Holidays And Stay Fit For Christmas Without Undoing All Your Hard Work.

Staying healthy and fit for Christmas doesn’t have to be as believable as Santa himself. Find out how to stay on track over the holiday season and not turn into a Human Mince Pie…

If you hadn’t realised already, Christmas is just around the corner.  And the thought go trying to stay fit over the Christmas and New Year period might be a little bit of a mind f*ck! Well it doesn’t need to be. With just a few simple tips, staying fit for Christmas can be a reality…

Thinking about staying fit for Christmas, might have you in two minds. On the one hand you think “f*ck it” and are prepared for the complete blow out. On the other hand, you might be thinking about being so strict you skip dinner altogether and stick to your trusty Tupperware. Or maybe you’re somewhere in the middle.

Either way temptation is at every turn and that a calorie deficit could be the hardest thing to maintain. So that’s why I’ve got 8 top tips for you to stay fit for Christmas. Follow these and take the worry out of the festive season. Trust me, they’ll stop you turning into a human mince pie and keep things on the rails over the next couple of weeks.

So let’s start unwrapping this early Christmas present…

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6 Step Plan To Eating Out Guilt Free

Your 6 Step Plan To Eating Out Guilt Free… How to dine out on a regular basis, enjoy the food you love, without feeling guilty and like you ruined everything.

Do you dread the thought of eating out? Scared stiff at the thought of eating something without calories being perfectly calculated?

Be honest. You’re shitting yourself like a new born baby with zero bowel control when it comes to eating out. Am I right?

You’ve even got to the stage where you’re thinking of asking the chef if he could weigh the ingredients and tell you all the brand names, just so you can track them in MyFitnessPal.

But that’s no way to live your life.

After all, I don’t think even the most diligent calorie tracker wants to live life THAT way forever.

So how would you like a simple 6 step plan to eating out guilt free?

Right now you’re screaming at me saying… “YES Simon. OH MY GOD. YES. YES… Uhhh ooohhhh…”

Ok. Ok. Now this isn’t ‘When Harry Met Sally’ so calm down…

The plan is good, but it’s not worth messing your underpants over.

So let’s get stuck into the full 6 step plan right now.

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5 Common Reasons Your Weight Fluctuates

5 Common Reasons Your Scale Weight Fluctuates And Why You Should Never Feel A Failure Because Of It…

How many times have you stepped on the scale only to see it go up 1kg, despite doing everything right? Ever wondered why your weight fluctuates so much? Truth is, you might have nothing to worry about…

I’m sure you’ve been there many times. Your weight fluctuates on a daily basis and your frustration builds…

You wake up in the morning, make your way to the bathroom and step on the dreaded scales to check progress.

And through the cracks between your fingers you peer down tentatively…

“FUCK! I’ve put on 1kg! How is that even possible?”

And it’s at this point everyone else in the house starts running for cover…

Because you’re going to be in a shitty mood for the rest of the day.

Your other half suddenly has to get to work early, so escapes through the front door, before you’ve got a chance to unleash your tirade of frustration.

In a matter of seconds, your day has turned into an absolute misery. You’re off to a bad start and don’t really know how to recover it.

But does it HAVE to be that way?

Here’s the thing… More often than not, you’re beating yourself up over nothing.

And I’d be willing to bet my reputation your weight increase wasn’t all body fat. And here’s why.

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Failure Is The Goal

Failure Is The Goal: Why Striving For Failure Is Your Fast Track To Success

4 ways to be a successful failure and achieve everything you ever wanted!

Ok, so this may not be the most conventional article I’ve ever written. I’m guessing you expected something hugely motivational and “ra ra ra”. Almost like I’m your very own fitness cheerleader. But bear with me my friend… Because all may not be as it seems. Trust me, failure is the goal…

We all fail. All the time. Some of us more than others. But at some point we all fall victim to failure.

Normally, you see this as a bad thing.

After all, you didn’t dream of being a massive loser when you were growing up. Am I right?

So how the hell can failure be the goal?

It seems weird… Perverse almost.

But stick with me… Because I had this thought.

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4 Steps To Break Free From Your Limiting Beliefs

4 Steps To Break Free From Your Limiting Beliefs

How to recognise and rid yourself of the self-imposed limiting beliefs stopping you from being successful and achieving your goals.

There’s something holding you back. And I guarantee I know what it is… It’s your limiting beliefs…

Like some form of fitness mindreader, I’m gonna get inside your head for the next couple of minutes and have a rummage around. Because I want to help you.

Right now, there’s something causing you to doubt yourself.

A thought rolling around your mind like a single marble in an empty room.

A thought you can’t shake.

Like an annoying song on repeat in your head… (insert the name of any Britney Spears track here).

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Pumpkin Recipes: 3 Shockingly Good Post-Halloween Treats

The post-Halloween dilemma: What do you do with all that leftover pumpkin? Here’s 3 scarily good pumpkin recipes that are all treat and no trick!

With Halloween just around the corner you’re probably neck deep in pumpkin right about now. You’re hollowing out those massive orange vegetables and carving them into some scary lantern. But what are you supposed to do with all that leftover pumpkin? Throwing it away seems like a waste. But there’s only so much pumpkin soup that the average person can muster. So with that in mind, I’ve got 3 pumpkin recipes that breathe life into this potentially dead boring vegetable.

So when you think about cooking with pumpkin, what’s the first recipe you think of?

I guarantee 99% of you just said soup. And the other 1% are probably just lying. Because let’s be honest, eating pumpkin is rarely more than a once a year thing. So your repertoire of pumpkin recipes is probably pretty limited.

But that need not be the case. Because not all pumpkin recipes need to be bland and boring. And they can be macro friendly and tasty at the same time.

So, without further talk from me, let’s dive right in to this week’s recipes. Here’s what I’ve got for you:

  • Full Moon Pumpkin Soup – Yes. It’s still soup, but not as you know it.
  • Fish and Pumpkin Stew – Sounds a bit weird, but trust me, it works!
  • Pumpkin Protein Bars – How does a delicious protein snack sound to keep you going throughout the day?

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Breakfast Recipes: Delicious and Definitely Not Dull

Breakfast can turn very bland and dull in the fitness world. Put some taste a colour into the start of your day with these delicious breakfast recipes.

Most online coaches and personal trainers reach for the tried and tested food choices when it comes to breakfast. More often than not, it’s all egg white omelettes and oats made with water. Basically, anything bland, tasteless, and beige seems to be the order of the day. But with these breakfast recipes, I’m going to show you that those coaches just lack imagination. Because breakfast can and SHOULD be downright awesome.

So in this week’s recipe blog, we’re talking breakfast recipes. Over the next few paragraphs I’ll show you that you can ditch the dull start to the day you’re being subjected to. And with these delicious breakfast recipes you can bring some much need colour into your meals. And that means it’s time to leave the beige colours for the walls of your living room.

But I’ll confess, not all the recipes are truly macro friendly. So you might have to do a bit of work to fit them in your meal plans. But I guarantee it’ll be well worth the effort.

So, without further waffle from me (do I get points for the breakfast related pun?) let’s dive right in to this week’s recipes.

  • Protein Crepes – Pancakes for breakfast? Who doesn’t like the sound of that?
  • Breakfast Fajitas – Fajitas in the morning? Oh yes. It’s a taste sensation!
  • BLT Bowl – Everyone’s favourite sandwich deconstructed and taken to new heights.

And how great does that all sound? Let’s get cooking!

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5 Italian Recipes That Will Put Your Favourite Dishes Back On The Menu

Italian recipes can be macro friendly if you do things right. This week’s dishes take 5 delicious Italian recipes and make them fit your macros with ease.

Italian food tastes awesome. And that usually means a ton of cheese and rich sauces. But that’s not so great on the macros now is it? So typically that means you avoid these foods. Maybe, you even think that carbs are the enemy, and therefore Italian recipes are like the devil!

If that describes your feeling towards Italian recipes then you’re in luck. Because these Italian recipes are ones you can have over and over again with now fear of completely blowing those macros. There’s no 1,500 calzone here (unfortunately). You’ll just have to wait for you refeed day for that!

So with this week’s Italian recipes I want to show you that the taste of the Mediterranean can actually be macro friendly.

Now So let’s dive right in to this week’s Meal Prep Sunday and look at these 5 great Italian recipes.

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Asian Food Recipes: On the Table in Less Than 15 Minutes

Chinese takeaway may taste good, but it can be a car crash for the macros. So these Asian Food Recipes bring you the taste of takeaway without destroying your diet. 

Whether your weakness is Chicken Chow Mein or my personal favourite, Malaysian Nasi Goreng, Asian inspired food is one of life’s treats. But with it comes calories. And lots of them! Because most of the dishes on the menu are cooked in oil and have rich sauces. And with that comes a high amount of fat and carbohydrate. So with this week’s Asian food recipes I want to show you that the taste of the orient can actually be macro friendly.

Oh and to top it all off, these recipes can all be cooked in under 15 minutes. So I don’t want to hear any excuses about no time to meal prep. These are for the time crunched lifters out there

Now So let’s dive right in to this week’s Meal Prep Sunday and look at these 2 great Asian food recipes.

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Buckwheat Recipes: Pancakes and Pudding

Buckwheat may sound like a boring ingredient. But these buckwheat recipes are about to prove otherwise. 

The term ‘buckwheat recipes’ probably doesn’t conjure up much excitement for the majority of people. Undoubtedly, if you’ve never cooked with it before, images of dry and tasteless food probably came to mind. And I’m sure you think it’s just for the gluten free brigade and the hipster generation.

It’s one of those ‘superfoods’ that you find synonymous with highly nutritious, but about as tasty as a cardboard box.

Well, if that’s the case, these buckwheat recipes are set to flip that notion on its head. Not only is buckwheat an incredible versatile and nutritious ingredient, but with the right recipes it can taste pretty awesome too.

And to prove that these buckwheat recipes are focused on everyone’s favourites, pancakes and pudding! So let’s dive right in to this week’s Meal Prep Sunday.

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