how to lose weight without the gym

How To Lose Weight Without The Gym: The Complete Guide

Right now, gym-goers everywhere are scrambling to change up their routine, compensating for nationwide gym closures. For many people, the gym is their primary source of weight-loss support and inspiration. Without it, long-standing regimes can crumble and hard-earned progress can be disrupted. Perhaps you’re thinking about trying to lose weight now you’re at home with more time on your hands. …

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Three reasons you’re not losing weight

One of the main reasons people invest time and money in a fitness regime is to lose weight. Although the perception of weight loss is skewed (it’s not always an indication of good health and physical fitness), it’s true that many people are overweight when they embark on their fitness journey. If your main goal is losing weight, it’s sadly …

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Three common nutrition myths that could harm your progress

Each and every day a new food group is hailed as heavenly or demonised in the press. One minute something’s the best thing since sliced bread – the next we’re being told to avoid it like the plague. This kind of ‘good cop, bad cop’ mentality often creates confusion for those of us who are trying to eat healthily and …

Four ingredients to add to your meals now

No all ingredients are created equal. Give your body a boost and maximise each meal with these easy additions. Flaxseed Flaxseed is a rich source of fatty acids and omega threes and fibre – ideal for those with weight loss and fat loss goals to achieve. Diets that are high in fibre have been shown to correlate with lower body …

Five tips for a toned stomach

It’s a common objective for many at the gym – the toned, flat stomach, washboard abs the six-pack. Whatever you want to call it, a toned, lean midsection can be tricky to achieve – and results require a delicate balance of different techniques and strict dietary control. Here we share expert five tips to help you to work towards a …

Low-carb meal ideas

Cutting down on carbs helps the body to shed water weight and start to burn fat, boosting metabolism and encouraging muscle growth. Since the body does need an adequate amount of carbs to function and build muscle, one of the most effective ways to trim down is to begin carb cycling (see our article on carb cycling here). We’ve compiled …

Three types of food to avoid when building muscle

There are so many choices when it comes to eating well and incorporating healthier produce and recipes into your diet – so it’s more useful to know exactly what not to eat when building muscle and bulking up. Here we share three main food groups to avoid when working out to maximise your fitness routine and keep your body fit …

4 lean, easy meals perfect for post-workout refuel

When you come home from the gym late at night, the last thing you probably feel like doing is cooking a huge, complicated meal. Often ‘healthy’ is perceived as complex – but ensuring adequate nutrition each day is essential in order to help you to stay on track with your fitness goals. Here’s our run-down of lean, easy meals with …

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Carb-cycling 101

The fitness industry is plagued by a constant onslaught of viral trends – a never-ending stream that can often make embarking on the journey to better physical health confusing and complicated. In amongst these many fads a select number of key techniques remain, substantiated by sound evidence and scientific research. Carb cycling is one such discipline – a method incorporated …

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Start your day the right way with 4 power-packed protein smoothies

Smoothies are a fantastic way to get plenty of vital nutrients, vitamins and macrobiotics into your daily diet without expense, mess or fuss. Many ready-made smoothies on the market tend to be high in sugar and don’t contain a diverse range of fresh, potent ingredients – so it’s best to make them from scratch at home. Fortunately frozen fruit and …