Nutrition

Eating a protein bar is one of the most convenient ways to ensure your muscles get the fuel they need to rebuild after a tough workout. There’s no mixing, shaking or cooking required – you just unwrap and chow down. However, the bars can be quite pricy and they’re...
People are prepared to try almost any change to their diet in order to lose weight, but when it comes to one measure that will definitely help – namely eating smaller portions – many are unwilling to make the sacrifice. Research conducted by the British Heart Foundation (BHF) in...
Main image: Your Best Digs via Flickr (creative commons 2.0) Even if it’s the one thing you’d grab from your burning house, we’ll bet a good few English pounds that you’re not getting the most from your faithful NutriBullet. Sure, you’ve experimented with fruit combos when creating your quickfire breakfast...
For many people a workout isn’t complete until they’ve gulped down a protein shake afterwards, but this wasn’t always the case. Protein-packed drinks were once only seen in the meaty clutches of bodybuilders, with regular gym types happy to stick with a banana and a tablespoon of peanut...
Eating smarter will help you hit your health and fitness goals faster – but which diet is the ideal one for you? Coach’s sister title Men’s Fitness assesses the evidence and asks the experts so you can make the right nutritional decisions. The Theory A way of eating based on...
The explosion of interest in cooking, and the flood of cookbooks that came along with it, over the past decade has been a great thing. Cooking for yourself is one step towards eating less junk food or heavily-processed meals. But one less savoury byproduct has been the buying...
Given that the first dietary change most people make when they start doing strength training is to eat more protein, it’s a relief to find out that scoffing more protein does indeed help build bigger muscles. A review of 49 studies covering a total of 1,863 people who regularly...
In case you’ve already mentally filed this interview with Dr Aseem Malhotra, cardiologist and co-author of The Pioppi Diet, under “too long; didn’t read”, let us answer the headline for you. It’s because you don’t live in a somewhat poor Italian village, have to walk everywhere, don’t have...
At first glance, peanut butter’s place in the pantheon of healthy foods seems somewhat questionable, since it’s high in both fat and calories. However, take a step back and the wider picture reveals peanut butter’s merits, especially for anyone with an active lifestyle (and isn’t allergic to peanuts,...
It’s not just impressive on the beach (although it’s certainly that) but a sign of a strong, functional body. Follow this guide for eight weeks to earn yours. In this definitive guide to getting a six-pack, we’ll share the five commandments to follow if you want a solid...
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