Holiday Tips Part 2 – Spicing up Your Diet

Being on holiday means… Fighting temptation! It doesn’t have to be all tough and rough though. Going on vacation actually gives you opportunities to reinvent your diet dishes and try new ways of cooking. Being on holiday in the Mediterranean, my protein sources have been predominantly fishy (coming from a person who does not likeContinue reading “Holiday Tips Part 2 – Spicing up Your Diet”

Recipe: Veg Spaghetti Bolognese

By Adrianna McDonald I was looking for an alternative to pasta for a while as I absolutely love Bolognese and one day I found a solution. To be honest one of my favourite bistro bars were serving vegetable pasta and I stole the idea. One day I went on the hunt to find a spiralizerContinue reading “Recipe: Veg Spaghetti Bolognese”

The Dangers of Under and Over Eating

Although it’s the holiday season there’s no rest for us here @inspiredbymiranda! This week we hear from industry veteran Kelvin Garner. “I have been in the Fitness industry since 2006 and have travelled the world learning from the best in the industry. Over this time I have step by step generated my own system toContinue reading “The Dangers of Under and Over Eating”

7 Tips for Meal Prep

Today’s post is written by another one of the PTs in my gym – Kim Barnard. She will give us practical tips on how to start prepping your meals in advance. But here’s her story first: “My move into the fitness industry was fuelled after years of working within a high stress environment in the UK.Continue reading “7 Tips for Meal Prep”

Recipe: Gluten-free Oat Bread

Who doesn’t love bread? I am a massive fan and one thing I crave when Im on competition diet is simply bread and butter. Thankfully my coach Adrianna has found a great substitute for real bread, which is healthier and causes less bloating. And trust me even though it is made of oats it stillContinue reading “Recipe: Gluten-free Oat Bread”

Calories and Optimal Food Intake – Part 2

In the Paul‘s last post we looked at the basics about calories and metabolism. Now let’s see how calories affect weight management: Whether you are trying to lose weight, maintain weight, or gain more, calories matter. Calorie restriction is counterproductive and does not work because when you consume less energy than your body requires, the body adapts.Continue reading “Calories and Optimal Food Intake – Part 2”

Calories and Optimal Food Intake – Part 1

This week we will hear from coach Paul, who has over 7 years experience in the industry,  about how calories fuel our bodies and the importance of using a full range of motion during workouts. “I grew up as an athletic kid, but it took some time for exercise and nutrition to peak my curiosity. Although I wasContinue reading “Calories and Optimal Food Intake – Part 1”

Chocolate Chip Brownie with a Twist

Who does not love brownies?! Unfortunately traditional recipes are full of empty calories which could sabotage your efforts for a healthy lifestyle. But don’t despair yet! PT & mom of two Adrianna has put together a healthier and less caloric version for you with her secret ingredient: black beans. These brownies are yummilicious and they comeContinue reading “Chocolate Chip Brownie with a Twist”

Food, Food and, Yes, More Food!

Allow me to introduce my latest contributor. Kevin Cooper, Personal Trainer and Business Manager at Pinnacle Performance has been running in the fitness industry “marathon” since 2001. “Lots has been learned and more to be achieved” is his comment when asked to describe himself. I am very excited that Kevin will share his vast insights.Continue reading “Food, Food and, Yes, More Food!”

Peanut Butter Protein Balls

When looking for quick fix which can help me keep up with my protein intake I make this ever so easy snack balls. You can add honey, maple, agave syrup or sweetener of your choice but for me less is more 😉 All you need is: 2 TBS of organic peanut butter (I use organic,Continue reading “Peanut Butter Protein Balls”