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Coconut Chickpea Curry

This week is National Curry Week, but to be honest the team here at motive8 don’t need this as a reason to enjoy a good curry! Curries often get a bit of bad press for not being very healthy, but a homemade curry can be very healthy and often a great way of getting in […]

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Back To School! Nutrition For Children

School is back! But, like everything at the moment, due to Covid-19, there will be a lot of changes that are put in place and in some schools this involves the shutting of canteens for children! So that being said, I guess it’s time we put our thinking caps on, become a little more organised […]

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Know Your Fat(s)!

Fat… the word many fear, the word hugely understood and slammed in the media! But it’s about time we get to know the truth about FAT! It’s a topic which I often discuss with my personal training clients as fat isn’t all that bad….you just need to know which types you should be eating and […]

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Pre Workout Nutrition – What Should I Eat Before A Workout?

Now that gyms are back up and running and we are slowly finding ourway with the new processes implemented to keep us safe whilst we train, here is a blog about what to consume BEFORE a workout to ensure you are achieving your maximal potential during your workouts. It’s great easing back into the gym, […]

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Nutrition and Mental Health

When it comes to nutrition, we are all aware of the effects it may have on us physically. If that’s aiding or hindering performance in the gym, our energy levels throughout the day and so on. But it’s not very often or not at all that we think of nutrition and mental health and the […]

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Brain Foods – Food To Boost Your Brain

Have you ever wondered how you can have moments reminiscing with friend, talking about all of the vivid memories from previous years, but then some days find yourself staring into an empty room wondering why you went in there in the first place?! I don’t know about you, but I do. Or, how I can […]

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Is It Important To Eat Breakfast?

Breakfast, the most important meal of the day. Right? When it comes to dietary and weight loss advice, being told to eat breakfast is probably one of the most common we get. Usually, with little reasoning too, apart from ‘it kickstarts your metabolism’ but we want to know the truth behind it and why it […]

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Preventing Type 2 Diabetes

Earlier in the week, as part of National Diabetes Week, we blogged about diabetes and looked at what diabetes is. We thought we would use this blog to look at Type 2 Diabetes in more detail and how you can prevent getting Type 2 Diabetes. Physical activity and diet adjustments are two main approaches known […]

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Black Bean Peanut Butter Brownies

You will not believe that the secret ingredient in this healthier version of brownies are black beans!! Yes, that’s right, black beans!!! Honestly, trust me on this….they taste amazing. These black bean peanut butter brownies are lower in sugar than normal brownies, have no butter (ok apart from the peanut butter!) and the black beans […]

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Good And Bad Foods….Is There Such A Thing?

We’ve all heard or probably even used the term ‘bad’ for certain foods and drinks and ‘good’ for others. But, how do we know what is ‘right’ or ‘wrong’, is there a ‘good’ or ‘bad’ food? Does the meaning even exist? Here’s a short task for you. When you think of a ‘bad’ food what […]

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The Basics of Nutrition

Why do we eat? We eat to fuel of course! Without food, our body can not produce an adequate amount of energy to reach the demands of the body and the body’s functions. But, if you asked most people why they eat they would probably also list reasons such as ‘to socialise’, ‘because I enjoy […]

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Carrot Fritters with Poached Eggs

These carrot fritters are simply AMAZING! and as it’s National Vegetarian Week it would be rude not to share this carrot fritter recipe with you. For a great main meal serve with two poached eggs and salad, but if you want something lighter then serve with a nice salad and a Greek yoghurt dip. They […]

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Spinach And Ricotta Aubergine Cannelloni

Quite a number of years ago I was suffering quite badly with my stomach when I went out for run (that’s all I’m saying about that) and I was advised by a nutritionist to minimise wheat in my diet. It set me on the quest to find alternatives to pasta and this is when I […]

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How To Stay Fuller For Longer

Fuelling for the fullness! The temptation to eat more than we normally do is likely to be a lot higher right now, and to be honest its pretty damn hard to control it when we are stuck indoors with left over Easter chocolate, the kids/your partners snacks and hidden gems lurking in the cupboards and […]

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Healthy Egg Fried Rice Recipe

I love this healthy egg fried rice recipe at the moment. It’s super quick and easy to make and is often a go to dish of mine if I’m tight on time and want some healthy and satisfying. My toddler also loves this too, as I’m normally cooking it for the whole family including him, […]

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