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Is Organic Food a Waste of Your Hard Earned Bread?

Is Organic Food a Waste of Your Hard Earned Bread?

Organic food has hit the headlines recently for all the wrong reasons.  But has it been judged too harshly? Should we still be saving up to splurge on the organic aisle? [...]

October 4, 2012 Fiona Mocatta Nutrition Comments Off on Is Organic Food a Waste of Your Hard Earned Bread?

Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA) – Dr. Whatsupp Explains

Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA) – Dr. Whatsupp Explains

Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA) are a family of isomers of linoleic acid found mainly in meat and dairy products derived from cud chewing mammals. So what does CLA do for you? Read on as Dr. Whatsupp* explains. The most promising research into Conjugated Linoleic Acid is in the area of weight management, although CLA has also been [...]

September 24, 2012 Stewart Rogers Nutrition 6

Fat Loss; Small Food Changes – Big Difference

Fat Loss; Small Food Changes – Big Difference

Fat loss can be easier than you think – trying these small food changes. Swap ‘this’ for ‘that’ and get ready to notice a big difference. We’ve got a secret to tell you. Losing fat is down to 90% nutrition and 10% exercise. Don’t believe us? How does 62lbs of fat loss in 9 months, [...]

September 10, 2012 Stewart Rogers Nutrition 10

Sleep Well – Bedtime Snacks for Super Slumber

Sleep Well – Bedtime Snacks for Super Slumber

If you sleep well, your body has time to help repair and build muscle following exercise. You can burn extra fat while you rest too. So what can you eat as a pre-bedtime snack to aid a full night’s rest? [...]

August 20, 2012 Stewart Rogers Nutrition Comments Off on Sleep Well – Bedtime Snacks for Super Slumber

The Five Worst Nutritional Supplements

The Five Worst Nutritional Supplements

Nutritional supplements are all the rage. In the concluding piece of this two-part series, we’ll look at five of the worst; what should you avoid and why. We already took a look at the staggering revenue figures behind the nutritional supplement business and which five tablets are the best to use. By best, we mean [...]

August 16, 2012 Stewart Rogers Nutrition 7

The Five Best Nutritional Supplements

The Five Best Nutritional Supplements

Nutritional supplements are big business. In the first of this two-part series, we’ll look at five of the best. The supplement industry is worth over $40 billion (£25.5 billion) in the USA and UK alone. We spend a small fortune on tablets of all shapes and sizes to aid our dietary or body composition goals. [...]

August 15, 2012 Stewart Rogers Nutrition Comments Off on The Five Best Nutritional Supplements

Portion distortion: food super-sizing over the years

Portion distortion: food super-sizing over the years

We all know that the nutritional content of the food you eat is one important part of keeping fit and healthy.  But with portions increasing over the years how can you make sure you don’t have too much of a good thing? [...]

July 26, 2012 Fiona Mocatta Nutrition 1

Raisin the Bar; Dried Grapes Aid Running Endurance

Raisin the Bar; Dried Grapes Aid Running Endurance

A new research paper from the Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition shows that raisins are as good for endurance runners as some commercially available supplements. In this latest research paper on whether natural carbohydrate supplementation is as good as commercially available chews and gels for aiding running endurance, the results are quite eye-opening. [...]

July 9, 2012 Stewart Rogers Nutrition 8

Know Your Protein; 6 Foods to Help Build Muscle

Know Your Protein; 6 Foods to Help Build Muscle

Not all protein sources are made equal. Our quick and easy guide will help you pick the right food to support your needs. Protein plays an important part in helping repair your muscles after a workout. It is the process of creating small tears in the muscle through exercise, followed by the repair process, that [...]

July 6, 2012 Stewart Rogers Nutrition 1

Cooking Beans; the Slow Carb Favourite

Cooking Beans; the Slow Carb Favourite

As we’ve seen in the previous beany blog, legumes are a delicious and versatile addition to any meal. But how you cook beans can make the difference between a delectable and disgusting dinner.  Here’s how to cook beans and lentils so they are bowl-scrapingly good.  [...]

July 2, 2012 Fiona Mocatta Nutrition 4

Full of Beans – How to Prepare the Slow Carb Staple

Full of Beans – How to Prepare the Slow Carb Staple

Healthy, delicious and a staple of the Slow Carb programme, beans, peas and lentils are a delicious addition to any meal.  But why should you eat them? And how should they be cooked to reduce less pleasant side effects? [...]

June 28, 2012 Fiona Mocatta Nutrition Comments Off on Full of Beans – How to Prepare the Slow Carb Staple

The Perfect Training-Day Breakfast?

The Perfect Training-Day Breakfast?

It is training day. What you decide to have for breakfast could make or break your session. So what do you choose? Regardless of what eating plan you’re on, training day requires a balance of protein, carbohydrate and fat that will help you to handle the extra effort you’re going to put in. Breakfast is [...]

June 26, 2012 Stewart Rogers Nutrition Comments Off on The Perfect Training-Day Breakfast?

Casein Protein – Dr. Whatsupp explains

Casein Protein – Dr. Whatsupp explains

Casein is the main protein found in milk. In cow’s milk, casein makes up around 80-82% of its true proteins. Casein protein supplements are often used along with whey protein to aid muscle recovery, but there are some key differences. Sit back as Dr. Whatsupp* explains. [...]

June 20, 2012 Dr. Whatsupp Nutrition Comments Off on Casein Protein – Dr. Whatsupp explains

Fat is the Enemy, Right? Five Fat Facts for you to Ponder…

Fat is the Enemy, Right? Five Fat Facts for you to Ponder…

Fat is, to many people, the enemy of healthy living. We like to ‘burn fat’, ‘blast fat’ and generally give it a hard time. But is all fat bad? Essential fats are called essential for a reason; your body needs them just as much as any other nutrient. [...]

June 4, 2012 Stewart Rogers Nutrition 4

Does Creatine Help When on the Slow Carb Diet? Real-life Test…

Does Creatine Help When on the Slow Carb Diet? Real-life Test…

Creatine supplements have long been used as an athletic aid to help improve high-intensity performance. However, the documented research on creatine tends to revolve around high glycemic carbohydrates and high-intensity workouts. What I wanted to find out is this. Can creatine offer strength-building benefits for someone who follows the Slow Carb Diet (as detailed in [...]

June 1, 2012 Stewart Rogers Nutrition Comments Off on Does Creatine Help When on the Slow Carb Diet? Real-life Test…

WheyHey Ice Cream Launches Across the UK on Friday

WheyHey Ice Cream Launches Across the UK on Friday

WheyHey, a new ice cream targeted at the fitness and health market, is set to launch across the UK on Friday. Arriving across branches of Holland & Barrett this week, WheyHey is a unique protein ice cream that we were fairly impressed with when we tried it at BodyPower UK 2012. So what is so [...]

May 21, 2012 Stewart Rogers Nutrition 3

Fat-burning Foods; Swap and Upgrade Today

Fat-burning Foods; Swap and Upgrade Today

Using fat-burning foods and drinks are an effective way to lose weight and gain a number of health benefits. We’ve picked four of the most common items people use in their daily meals and beverages. We then found a way to swap them for something better, and go a step further with an upgrade to [...]

May 11, 2012 Stewart Rogers Nutrition Comments Off on Fat-burning Foods; Swap and Upgrade Today

Get Lean Muscle that Doesn’t Cut the Mustard!

Get Lean Muscle that Doesn’t Cut the Mustard!

Mustard has been shown to aid lean muscle growth, while boosting your metabolism for an extra fat burning effect. Two different studies show some amazing results from adding a relatively small amount of mustard to your diet. Let’s take a look at both sets of research. [...]

May 10, 2012 Stewart Rogers Nutrition Comments Off on Get Lean Muscle that Doesn’t Cut the Mustard!

Zizzi – the Slow Carb Dine Out Guide

Zizzi – the Slow Carb Dine Out Guide

Zizzi may not strike you as the best place to head when on the Slow Carb Diet, with dozens of pizza and pasta dishes to temp your tastebuds. For those of us who enjoy the Slow Carb Diet from Tim Ferriss’ Four-Hour Body book, Zizzi might even be a location you would normally give a [...]

May 4, 2012 Stewart Rogers Nutrition Comments Off on Zizzi – the Slow Carb Dine Out Guide

Chocamine – Dr. Whatsupp explains

Chocamine – Dr. Whatsupp explains

Chocamine is a cocoa extract that provides the taste, smell and health benefits of chocolate without the ‘bad stuff’ – fat and sugar. Many people use chocamine as a natural and safe supplement that can suppress appetite, provide a mild stimulation effect and improve their mood. Read on as Dr. Whatsupp* explains more… [...]

April 30, 2012 Dr. Whatsupp Nutrition Comments Off on Chocamine – Dr. Whatsupp explains

5 Teas That Can Keep you Fit and Healthy

5 Teas That Can Keep you Fit and Healthy

Tea is a wonderful thing. The health benefits associated with black tea, oolong tea, green tea and white tea have been under consideration for over 4,700 years. If all you ever drink is a cup of good, old fashioned black tea, why not shake things up a bit? Here are five teas that can really [...]

April 25, 2012 Stewart Rogers Nutrition Comments Off on 5 Teas That Can Keep you Fit and Healthy

Wagamama – the Slow Carb Dine Out Guide

Wagamama – the Slow Carb Dine Out Guide

Wagamama might not look like the best Slow Carb Diet option when dining out, with all those noodle and rice dishes on the menu. For those people on the Slow Carb Diet from Tim Ferriss’ Four-Hour Body book, Wagamama might even look like a place to avoid. But fear not. UsFitties is here to explain [...]

April 20, 2012 Stewart Rogers Nutrition Comments Off on Wagamama – the Slow Carb Dine Out Guide

Goodbye to Carb Loading? New Research Reveals Surprising Marathon Tips

Goodbye to Carb Loading? New Research Reveals Surprising Marathon Tips

Carb loading – the process of packing in two to three days of high-carbohydrate foods before a race – is a matter of obsession for many runners. But new research shows that focusing on carbohydrates alone isn’t necessarily the best thing to do in preparation for an endurance event. With the London Marathon taking place [...]

April 19, 2012 Stewart Rogers Nutrition Comments Off on Goodbye to Carb Loading? New Research Reveals Surprising Marathon Tips

Whey Protein – Dr. Whatsupp explains

Whey Protein – Dr. Whatsupp explains

Whey protein is a mixture of ‘globular proteins’ isolated from whey, the liquid that is created as a by-product of the cheese industry. Commonly seen as ‘the weightlifter’s choice supplement’, whey protein has applications in every area of sport and, maybe surprisingly, fat loss. Read on as Dr. Whatsupp* explains more… [...]

April 11, 2012 Dr. Whatsupp Nutrition Comments Off on Whey Protein – Dr. Whatsupp explains

Yo! Sushi – the Slow Carb Dine Out Guide

Yo! Sushi – the Slow Carb Dine Out Guide

On the Slow Carb Diet? Need to know what to order when dining out at your favourite chains? Fear not; in a series of articles, UsFitties will reveal the best Slow Carb options for anyone following the Four-Hour Body plan. In this episode; Yo! Sushi… [...]

April 4, 2012 Stewart Rogers Nutrition Comments Off on Yo! Sushi – the Slow Carb Dine Out Guide

No sugar rush here – protein keeps us thin and awake

No sugar rush here – protein keeps us thin and awake

Think that your afternoon slump is down to a lack of sugar? Often reach for a soft drink or a chocolate bar in search of a rush? You really ought to be reaching for a chicken breast instead, recent research reveals… [...]

April 3, 2012 Stewart Rogers Nutrition Comments Off on No sugar rush here – protein keeps us thin and awake

This is no joke – UsFitties is going to change your life…

This is no joke – UsFitties is going to change your life…

Welcome to UsFitties, your new destination for fitness news, reviews, articles, workouts, nutrition advice and lifestyle choices. UsFitties is a little different to most websites. A completely philanthropic venture, all the money we make from advertising and commissions will be given to charity, with none of the revenue being used for administration or web hosting. [...]

April 1, 2012 Stewart Rogers Exercise, Gear, Lifestyle, Nutrition Comments Off on This is no joke – UsFitties is going to change your life…

Sports Nutrition; Campaign Against UK VAT Hike Gathers Pace

Sports Nutrition; Campaign Against UK VAT Hike Gathers Pace

George Osborn MP recently announced that on October 1st 2012 VAT will be added to 'sports nutrition' products, effectively increasing prices for these supplements by 20%. Now, a campaign against the VAT hike has begun and is gathering speed... [...]

March 31, 2012 Stewart Rogers Nutrition Comments Off on Sports Nutrition; Campaign Against UK VAT Hike Gathers Pace

L-carnitine – Dr. Whatsupp explains…

L-carnitine – Dr. Whatsupp explains…

L-Carnitine is an amino acid that is best used for burning fat. Take two minutes as Dr. Whatsupp* explains what it L-Carnitine is, how it works and when to take it. [...]

March 8, 2012 Dr. Whatsupp Nutrition Comments Off on L-carnitine – Dr. Whatsupp explains…