Food diaries. And why they’re a good idea!

Generally a pain in the a*** but also worth doing for at least a week or two. I’ve just spent a good part of the last hour typing up my 7 day food diary from a couple of weeks back for an objective analysis. Here are a couple of the ways in which I’ve logged: Written notes – on my Samsung Note 3 Photos – again on my phone (useful when eating out) App – via the Food Log section...

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The Protein shake debate

Note: also contains product reviews. Both protein and protein shakes can be quite a polarising topic. Generally the UK diet, for most meat-eaters at least, consists of over the recommended amounts. According to healthy eating guidelines for the average (non-athlete) adult, protein should only make up 10-15% of your daily energy intake. The majority of us therefore don’t need additional protein supplements if we are only keeping to the ACSM (and NHS) recommended levels of activity below: Cardio: moderate 30min x...

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