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What Does 100g Look Like?

Everyone seems to be using apps to record every morsel of food these days! It’s also definitely become more popular to pay more attention to the nutritional information displayed on a packet. None of these are bad things of course….unless it’s not recorded correctly that is. Nutritional information is predominantly displayed as per 100g – […]

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Miso-Grilled Aubergine

This year we’ve grown our own aubergines for the first time. It was exciting when we first saw glimpses of purple from the flowers! Then the aubergines started growing thin and long. Not the usual bulbous shape we’re all used too! They still taste like aubergines; they just look – different! Then whilst googling “aubergine […]

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Changing Your Eating; It’s Not All About Looking Good

Changing Our Eating; It’s Not All About Looking Good As Personal Trainers we get a lot of questions regarding how to change our eating habits, and peoples motives are very often image driven. I’ve spoken previously about not relying on the scales for image. Good nutrition, however, is not all about looking good. Appearance is […]

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Delicious Breakfast Cups

Ieuan’s Healthier Breakfast Cups Are you someone who loves a good, but naughty, cooked breakfast? Do you struggle to leave the bacon, eggs, and beans alone? Then these delicious breakfast cups allow you to semi-indulge whilst keeping it under control and healthier. These breakfast cups are also perfect for those who are on the go […]

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A Quick And Easy Muscle-Building Meal

I’ve got something a little different for you this week. I know we often talk about recipes for weight loss here at motive8, but today’s blog is all about gaining weight; specifically building muscle. I’m going to give you one of my all-time favourite muscle-building meals. It’s packed full of protein, super quick to make, […]

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Healthy Snack – Buddha Balls

I’m going for a bit of yoga theme this week; although buddha balls are bit of a tenuous link to yoga. Buddha, Buddhism and yoga all have their roots in India and my friend from the yoga studio gave me the recipe. All the same, these are a yummy healthy snack/treat that you can whip […]

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Lentil Hummus

I have yet to meet a person who doesn’t like hummus. Originating from Levant countries, the garlicky, chickpea dip is now common to UK diets. The word “hummus” actually means chickpeas in Arabic, the primary ingredient of course. Hummus is packed full of fibre, healthy fats and protein and a stable in vegan and vegetarian […]

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Are BBQs Bad For You?

I have a lot of clients coming to me saying that they didn’t eat well over the weekend. They “confess” that they went to a BBQ and had a good time. A lot of my dietary advice is to “base meals around lean protein and eat plenty of vegetables”; the BBQ is a great way […]

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Veggie Stuffed Marrow

Have you ever grown courgettes? Ever suddenly discovered the biggest courgette you’ve seen in your life and wondered how you missed it? Well I did! Obviously, I can’t call it a courgette anymore. This was the size of my arm, taller than a kitchen roll, and would have meant eating it for weeks. That’s when […]

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To Breakfast Or Not To Breakfast

(sung) How do you like your eggs in the morning? Maybe you don’t like eggs? Maybe you don’t like to eat anything in the morning? Do you eat breakfast because you think you should or because you want to? Have you been told it’s the most important meal of the day and that it will […]

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Homemade Salt & Pepper Chicken

Ieuan’s Homemade Salt & Pepper Chicken Are you a fan of that odd cheeky Chinese takeaway? Do you love the salt and peppery goodness that Salt and Pepper Chicken brings? Look no further for your own, homemade, healthier version. This recipe is really easy to prepare and make, and it tastes delicious. You can also […]

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Joe’s Body Building Porridge

A Simple Summer Twist We love porridge in this team!! With the weather as it is, it can be hard to stick to your usual food routine and eat something hot, especially when the heat is suppressing your appetite. The last thing I want to be eating is hot porridge in 20 degree heat! I […]

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Vegan Keto – 3 Weeks In

Wednesday the 4th July was the weigh-in day of the 3rd week of my attempt at a Vegan Keto diet. So how’s it going I hear you ask! Are you hungry all the time? Is it working? What are your energy levels like? Are you managing to stick to it? What are you actually eating?  […]

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Top Tips to Prepping for your First Competition

Top Tips to Prepping for your First Competition I have recently decided to enter my first body building competition. With only 16 weeks to prepare, I have to ensure I am using my time efficiently. I’m currently 3 weeks in and seeing significant changes already. This blog will discuss the top tips I’ve used to […]

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Spiced Apple Porridge

It’s Summer. It’s scorchio (for a change). And porridge might be the last thing you fancy eating. But if you have an oat obsession like me, then porridge goes anytime. This warm spiced apple porridge is my new favourite. You can always bookmark the recipe for the cooler months. Ingredients 40g oats Milk of your […]

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