Protein Blindness and Weight Management

I don’t think there is an effective healthy eating regime that overlooks protein. For a meal or snack to be healthy and contribute to weight management and emotional regulation, I’d suggest it should be a combination of natural slow release carbs, healthy fat and a bit of protein. I’d also suggest that most healthy eating regimes are probably based around 6 meals a day (breakfast, snack, lunch, snack, dinner, snack)

However, this often leads to “protein blindness”.

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Emotional Eating: The free 5 day emotions and eating challenge

Every year some people attend a few food-based education sessions, sign up for a few exercise classes, turn over a new leaf, and voila a few months later they are at a healthy target weight. According to the obesity statistics, about 50% of the population are able to maintain a healthy weight, and a physique they are  (presumably) comfortable with, without ever seeing a trainer or a weight loss expert. Some people so it seems,  have a natural gift to maintain a balance between food and activity.

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Weight management mechanics

Assuming you don’t have a psychological/emotional connection with food, weight management is simple.

That said, I think 87% of people I see have a psychological/emotional connection with food, so this technical rundown won’t really help, but eventually, you’ll end up needing these skills.

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Some basic angles for a lovely chest

If you skim read

Effect of Five Bench Inclinations on the Electromyographic Activity of the Pectoralis Major, Anterior Deltoid, and Triceps Brachii during the Bench Press Exercise, by David Rodríguez-Ridao et al

you could quite correctly, I suppose decide that to build a good chest, you need to press at various bench angles. There are lots available; However to a review of the conclusion leads you to just 2 angles, horizontal and 30 degrees.

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Where can you get Collagen from?

Collagen is super crucial if you want to fix your tendon pain ( be it Plantar fasciitis, achilles Tendinopathy, tennis or golfers elbow or patello-femoral pain) . Here is where to get collagen from both by making it at home or selecting the right foods, plus a few supplement suppliers

There are really only 4 natural places to get collagen from.

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Tendinitis, tendinosis, tendinopathy. Lets call the whole thing off

The older your therapist or trainer, the more likely they are to muddle up what to call your tendon pain. The younger your trainer or therapist, the more likely they are to waste your time with an obnoxious mini-lecture if you use the wrong word.

A few years ago the word “tendinitis” was widely employed to describe pain located at the tendon which was associated with inflammation (Maffulli et al., 2003).

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Tendon pain, gelatin, and collagen.

In our obsessive pursuit of stronger muscles and hearts, we’ve failed to understand how to train and feed connective tissue like ligaments, tendons, bones, and cartilage.

Almost everyone is told that the tendon doesn’t have much of a blood supply and takes ages to recover from an injury. We do nothing with this information.

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The stuff tendons put up with!

If you have tendon pain, the chances are you don’t really understand the concepts of load and capacity. Nature offers a smorgasboard of stresses and pressures to help you screw up your tendons. I think someone once said suffering is good for the soul, and tendons believed them . Tensile, compressive, and shearing loads can get a tendon pain party well and truly on the way!

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Why does your leg hurt again?

There are hundreds and thousands of therapists and trainers, that, when confronted with your hurting hamstring or your terrorised tendon will simply dive in and rub that bit! Maybe they will give you a specific stretch and maybe a reassuring “There there, therapist kiss it better”

The reality is that your body is a global system and highly interrelated. Leg issues can be caused by core issues, how you chew your food can screw your knee!

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