Homemade Energy Bars

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Sick of spending £3+ on energy bars? This recipe is for you.

Although I don’t usually rely on solid food during my long runs (I often just carry gels for emergencies), I sometimes get a little peckish around the 2-2.5hr mark. Rather than carrying expensive shop-bought bars from Clif or TREK (don’t get me wrong, I love a good macadamia & white chocolate Clif bar), I decided to start making my own energy boosting, deliciously satisfying, simple-ingredient bars.

Full of both fast- and slow-release carbs, these bars will give you an instantaneous boost, as well as increasing overall energy stores for those demanding 15 mile+ runs. Continue reading

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Vegan Banoffee Protein Pancakes

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World Vegan Month is upon us, and what better way to celebrate than to make this ridiculously naughty stack of deliciousness. The pancakes themselves use my simple protein pancake recipe (using vegan protein instead of whey), and are topped with the most insane vegan toffee sauce. These make a great weekend treat, but can also be stored overnight in tupperware, meaning you can have the most enviable breakfast in the office. Continue reading

Top 10 Tips: How to Stay Healthy on Holiday

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Don’t get me wrong, holidays are meant for eating, drinking and general indulgence. I’m not about to tell you to track your calories or steer completely clear of alcohol; but instead give you my top tips to ensure you feel your absolute best throughout your holiday; not just for the first 3 hours. Otherwise, what was the point of eating salad for lunch every day for the past 6 weeks and all those sweaty hours spent in the gym?! Continue reading

Fuelling the Marathon. Carb-Loading 101.

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Everyone talks about carb loading, but how important really is that XXL bowl of pasta the night before your first marathon? Knowing what to eat before a long run can be confusing. The internet is full of info on running nutrition and hydration, with so much detail that it can leave you feeling overwhelmed and even more confused than you were to begin with. This post will keep things as simple as possible and hopefully help you work out a pre-run meal plan that suits you whilst maximising race-day performance. Continue reading

Balance Festival 2017

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Unless you’ve been living in a deep dark hole for the past few weeks, you would know that the first ever Balance Festival was taking place this weekend. Whether you’re a complete newbie to the ever-growing London fitness fanatic army or had to make one of life’s hardest decisions this weekend (Body Power? What’s Body Power?), this 3 day celebration of food, fitness and wellness has something for everyone. Whether you’re planning on heading to The Old Truman Brewery on Brick Lane today, or just want to get excited for next year (363 day to go!), keep on reading for a full review of my ideal, jam-packed Saturday. Don’t worry if you haven’t got pre-purchased festival tickets as they are available on the door for £35.  Continue reading

The Beginner’s Guide to Macros

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As some of you may have read in my previous most, I have decided to experiment with my macros. I won’t ramble on about why I have decided to start tracking my calorie and protein intake in this post, but if you want to find out more about my reasoning, head on over to https://mybusinessbody.com/2017/02/14/why-ive-decided-to-track-my-macros/.

In this post, I’m going to clear up all those confusions. Bulking? Cutting? “IIFYM”? These are all buzz words we don’t hear the end of these days, and until recently, I had no idea what 99% of them meant. If you’re like me and think “TDEE” is some sort of medical disease, carry on readin’.  In 5 minutes time, you’ll be a complete macro pro.

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Why I’ve decided to track my macros.

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Nope, I’m not entering into a bikini comp and nope, I’m not “shredding” or looking to gain muscle. The reason I’ve decided to experiment with calorie intake and macro composition is to learn more about my body, what I fuel it with and what a “balanced diet” really is. I have never been someone who counts calories or tries to pack as much protein as physically possible into every meal but at the same time, I am very aware of what I put into my body but generally I eat what I want, how much I want and when I want.  Continue reading

The 3pm Snaccident: Cacao & Orange Protein Loaf

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So I’m that girl who, the second I finish my last mouthful of lunch, I’m thinking about what to eat next. Sat at a desk for 11-12 hours a day and eating every meal out of gross stained tupperware does, unsurprisngly get boring. No matter how hard I try and how many different recipes I experiment with, eating the same chickpea and lentil curry for lunch and dinner 4 days in a row just. isn’t. fun. However, I still don’t want to spend 95% of my evenings cooking up the latest Madeleine Shaw recipe, eating it at 9:30pm (lukewarm post insta photo) and getting into bed on a overly-stuffed belly because I was that hungry. So, I keep on doing it and have now eaten chilli for lunch 5 days this week and never, ever want to see a kidney bean again in my life. Continue reading

Choc-Chip Banana Bread (FODMAP)

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These bad boys are the perfect pre-workout snack. You may be tempted to skip the kcals before you hit the gym, but don’t. Not eating before you hit the gym can result in low blood sugar and a less-than-satisfying workout. Correct fuel = better workout.

Bananas are the ideal pre-workout fuel. They are full of digestible carbs (energy) and potassium. Potassium is essential for muscle function and deficiencies can result in cramping. 1 banana contains 10% of your recommended daily intake.

Enjoy these straight out of the oven, with a dollop of greek yog or my personal favourite; smothered in crunchy PB and a good squeeze of maple syrup.

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