What Are Macros?

Macronutrients are the nutrients which are required in large amounts by the body, for it to carry out its daily functions. They consist of Carbohydrates, Protein and Fats, each having its own different types which affect the body in different but beneficial ways in certain circumstances. CARBOHYDRATES Carbohydrates are the main energy source of the... Continue Reading →

What Are Calories?

It is one of the most important nutrition facts in building the physique of your dreams, understanding how they affect your desired food intake and your body is very important in how you work towards your fitness goals, which brings me to the general points I'll be covering: What are calories in food?Why calories are... Continue Reading →

Part Two: Once the Bug Has Bitten

Nothing like running down that red carpet INTRODUCTION Firstly, following on from the previous post, I’d like to start off by saying thank you for all the feedback from everyone. This Triathlon journey has been somewhat humbling and a mental switch to say the least.  Before I start covering various topics, I’d like to let... Continue Reading →

Spicy Chicken Pasta

NUTRITION PER SERVING 308 kcals 27g Carbs 31g Protein 9g Fats INGREDIENTS • 8oz. (225g) penne • 14 oz. (400g) chicken breast, diced • 1 tbsp. coconut oil • 1 cup (250ml) single soy cream • 3 tsp. harissa paste (or more to taste) • 14 oz. (400g) spinach, roughly chopped • 7 oz. (200g)... Continue Reading →

Vegetarian Moussaka

NUTRITION PER SERVING 256 kcals 37g Carbs 10g Protein 10g Fats INGREDIENTS 2 aubergines, sliced1 zucchini, sliced1 red onion, chopped2 garlic cloves, sliced2 potatoes (400g), sliced1 tbsp. coconut oil5 oz. (140g) tomato puree4 tomatoes, chopped10.5 oz. (300g) butter beans, drained05. oz. (15g) moussaka herb mix1 ¼ cups (300ml) skimmed milk (or plant based)5.2 oz. (150g)... Continue Reading →

Chunky Beef Soup

NUTRITION PER SERVING 221 kcals 15g Carbs 20g Protein 9g Fats INGREDIENTS 1.1 lb (500g) 90% lean ground beef1-1/2 tsp. salt1 onion, diced2 celery sticks, chopped2 medium carrots, peeled, chopped2 cans (28oz/800g) chopped tomatoes½ green cabbage, chopped4 cups beef stock2 bay leaves PREPARATION Heat a large pot on medium and stir-fry the beef until browned,... Continue Reading →

Sweet Potato Spread

NUTRITION PER SERVING 140 kcals 27g Carbs 5g Protein 1g Fats INGREDIENTS 14 oz. (400g) sweet potatoes½ red chili pepper5.2 oz. (150g) chickpeas, drained1 tsp. garam masala PREPARATION Peel the sweet potatoes and cut into ¾ inch (2cm) cubes. Boil in water for about 10 minutes until done. Drain, and place in a tall cup,... Continue Reading →

Red Kidney Bean & Mackarel Salad

NUTRITION PER SERVING 422 kcals 27g Carbs 20g Protein 27g Fats INGREDIENTS 1 garlic clove, crushed1/2 lemon, juiced2 tbsp. olive oil½ cucumber, sliced8 radishes, slicedhandful parsley, chopped8.5 oz. (240g) chickpeas, drained8.5 oz. (240g) kidney beans, drained3 oz. (85g) rocket5.2 oz (150g) smoked mackerel1.7 oz (50g) pecans, chopped PREPARATION Make the dressing by mixing the crushed... Continue Reading →

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