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Mental Health and Fitness – A Complicated Relationship

Today I wanted to write about a topic slightly different from the usual blog. Often, especially as a person working in the fitness industry, it is easy to have blinders on and only focus on the technical aspects of training: nutrition and health. We become so focused on HOW you should be training that we […]

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A Day of Eating – What do I eat and why?

At motive8 we do our very best to give straightforward lifestyle advice and recommendations to help supplement the training you do with us. But its also really important to practice what you preach! So with April 7th, World Health Day, having just passed, I thought it would be a good idea to break down what […]

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What is the best diet for me?

It’s really tricky nowadays working out what kind of diet is right for you. There is so much information, accurate, bogus or contested, that circulates all over our social media, the TV and in our conversations with others. Today I’m going to break down some of the essential information for you to make an informed […]

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Coconut Dahl with butternut squash

Thinking about what to eat for dinner for the week is a tedious task for most people I know, including me. During lockdown it became even more tedious when we had to think about what to eat for breakfast, lunch and dinner for 7 days and do the food shop accordingly. We let Gousto boxes […]

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Veg Pledge

Throughout the north of November, Cancer Research UK have a fundraising event called “Veg Pledge”. The challenge is to go vegetarian or vegan for 1 month. You can sign up at cancer research if you would like to raise funds or alternatively you can just take a personal challenge. Government guidelines are to eat 5 […]

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Simple Fennel Soup

So, it’s the beginning of November, the clocks have changed back, the rain has started, and according to an article I read at the weekend, the day the clocks change is an acceptable time to turn your heating on. That can only mean one more thing: it’s soup season. Here is a simple fennel soup […]

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UK Malnutrition awareness week (11th-17th October)

As winter approaches it is important for us to be aware of malnutrition in not only ourselves but in others around us. Malnutrition is often overlooked and thought to be more visually identified, however malnutrition refers to excesses, deficiencies and/ or imbalances in an individual’s diet. There are various forms of malnutrition, making it harder […]

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Nutritional Myths Busted

A couple of Friday’s ago, the personal training team got together for their first staff training session since the gym reopened. We like to use these sessions for open discussions about…well….anything fitness related really! On this occasion we looked at nutrition. Everything from recommended portion sizes, how much protein we should be eating, to food […]

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Kitchari

Kitchari, have you heard of it? Unless you’re into Ayurveda maybe not. Ayurveda is a whole-body healing approach developed over 3000 years ago in India. In Ayurveda they believe everything in the world is made up of the five elements of space, air, fire, water, earth. A combination of these elements in humans gives a […]

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The Ultimate Guide To Reading Food Labels

‘Don’t eat packaged foods’ is a common piece of advice, but it doesn’t have to be that way! Trying to remove packaged foods from your diet will put yourself under unnecessary stress by limiting the level of convenience in your diet. Trust me when I say this…long term diet success DEPENDS on convenience. Whilst it’s […]

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Eat Your Way To Hydration

With the recent heat wave, it is clear how easy it can be to become dehydrated pretty fast. Whilst staying hydrated is important, keeping up with your water requirements can be challenging! However, becoming dehydrated can result in severe adverse effects, after all it is the most important nutrient and one we cannot survive without. […]

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Bone Broth!

Happy Friday! And on Fridays we do food. Yum! I admit that I haven’t been that creative in the kitchen recently but thought I could share with you some of the things I have been eating. What might be a big surprise to you is that I have started eating meat again. It started with […]

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Collard Wraps

Have you ever used mushrooms instead of bread buns for a burger, or lettuce as a taco shell? If you haven’t, then you should give it a try – it’s tastier than you may think! And here is another bread alternative to add to your list….. collard greens as a sandwich wrap. If you’ve ever […]

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Black Bean Burrito

Here’s a super quick recipe for you. I tried these black bean burritos and they are mint! Vegetarian, full of protein and yummy – what’s not to like! What you will need… 1 tbsp Olive oil ½ onion 1 tin of drained black beans 1 tin of sweetcorn ½ tbsp ground cumin ½ tbsp paprika […]

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Vegan Banana Bread

It’s fair to say that in the first lockdown, banana bread became a thing. In fact, I’m not sure I know anyone who didn’t at least have a go at making it! Now I’m not a massive fan of bananas – unless they are in shakes or cake! So today’s recipe is a vegan banana […]

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