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Post lunch tiredness?!

Many people go through the above, around about 2-3pm.

If this is you, you need to address your daily, food, and primarily your lunch.

If you’re eating a sandwich, a bag of crisps and a chocolate bar, you need to change this! You’re taking in too many carbohydrates, and too many sugary ones too.

Switch to some lower GI, slower burnings carbs, and integrate some good fats, and protein.

A favourite of mine at the moment is;
Water cress and rocket salad Base
Olives
Cottage Cheese
Chilli infused beetroot
Live sprouts
Avocado oil.

The above is full of protein, good fats and enzyme rich foods that will assist the digestive system and help transport nutrients to the body for energy.

Ditch the sluggish, processed foods, and go for live, colourful, vibrant foods as this is how you’re daily energy levels will duplicate the food you eat!

THE most important mineral you WILL be deficient in!

Over 80% of people are deficient in Magnesium.
This can affect you in so many ways, from sugar cravings, muscle cramps, constant waking in the night, cravings and mood swings around the time of the month for women and more. I’ll be writing a more comprehensive article in the future, but thought I’d share with you 2 comments from my bootcampers this week;

“I have been using this Magnesium spray for about 6 weeks now, and the effect it has had on my sleep was almost instant. I used to struggle to get to sleep; tossing and turning for hours, even though I was absolutely knackered. I used to wake each morning feeling completely worn out. The first time I used this spray it did sting quite a lot, but that only lasted about 10 mins, and the slight discomfort is well worth it because it has had a massive impact on my sleep. I get to sleep much quicker now, and I wake less during the night.

I was amazed that it worked so quickly. I was a little bit sceptical about how much a spray could really help. But it did. It has also helped with my sweet cravings, I just don’t get them anymore. And I have also found that it doesn’t sting anywhere near as much as it used to. I wouldn’t be without it now.

“I have been using the spray now for 2 weeks, I had it in the cupboard for 5 weeks, but never thought to use it, until I mentioned to Mark that my chocolate cravings were getting out of control and were keeping me awake at night. The first time I used the spray it worked and I slept like a log and have done ever since plus all my chocolate cravings have disappeared completely. Mark your a Hero!!! ;0))”

Go try some now! Locate transdermal magnesium oil if you can, the absorption and effect is much better than tablet format!

The “new” Fat Fighter?!!

Scanning through a freebie “fitness magazine” (they have the same name as my bootcamp so sent it free with a view to me advertising in it!) there was a page long advert for yet another miracle “fat loss” pill.

On further reading it sounds similar to that massively successful “Alli” pill which came on the market, and has dissapeared equally as fast!

However, there was an exert from it, and a heading which I just had to comment on!

Here it is;

“Have you ever wondered why sea animals never get fat? Now this new revolutionary slimming substance has finally been discovered and developed into a remarkable diet pill.”

Prof. Sandrine Gautier PhD. (expert in polymer science) dedicated several years’ research to come up with a high powered and patented diet pill with no side effects. Now she has discovered the special ingredient millions of women and men have always dreamed of: Xipisan. The idea is as brilliant as it is simple. Have you ever seen an overweight fish? Or an oyster with a few pounds too many? Everyone knows that sea animals never get fat. That’s because their bodies contain Xipisan- extract from Aspergillus Niger which is now available as a diet-pill at your pharmacy for everybody who wants to lose unwanted fat.

– Errrr NO! I’ll tell you why sea animals never get “fat” – because (1) rarely do they stop moving, a still fish tends to be a dead fish! (2) Because they don’t eat crap! They don’t have take-a-ways, they don’t have alcohol, they don’t have biscuits and crisps – they eat what they are supposed to! That’s why they aren’t fat you foolish woman!!

And at the bottom;

Victoria Keane (45) housewife: “7 weeks ago I weighed 12st 8lb (size 18) now I am down to just 9st 4lb (size 12)! During this time I didn’t change my eating habits at all: the pounds must have disappeared due to the new slimming capsule.”

– Rubbish – this pill will not have had that much effect in such a little time without any changes to your diet. She was probably given nutritional advice along with the pill, and I guarantee the nutrition advice would have been what caused the weight loss, as drastic as that was!

Everyone is always looking for a pill or a quick fix as the answer.
How bought making some changes that will enhance you’re health at the same time?
– Remove alcohol in the week?
– Only have a takeaway once a month?
– Remove sugar from your diet for 2 weeks?
– Stop eating high amounts of Saturated fat in the first place?!

You didn’t get fat because you were missing the “magic pill” you got fat because you didn’t move enough and ate too much of the wrong foods!
Make some changes and stick to them!
Clean up you’re diet, and you’ll clean up your life!

Breakfast ideas for Summer!

Summer is the time for a FRESH breakfast!

Breakfast does not, and should not be based around cereal. Most cereals have too much sugar, meaning a huge blood sugar spike and energy crash and hour or so later, are too high in carbohydrates (unless you have an active job you won’t burng them off), and generally contain very little to benefit or assist the body.

An ideal breakfast will have a good balance of carbs, protein and good fats.

One I’m enjoying at the moment is;

A handful or berries, some pineapple, a protein shake and a good handful or cashew, almonds and brazil nuts.

Here you will get some great antioxidants from the berries (which will mop up free radicals in the body which cause cells to damage and in turn affecting health and immune system), protein from the shake, and some great fats for regulating hormones in the nuts, along with a good does of vitamins. Ocassionally I’ll add in a wholemeal rice cake with some cashew nut butter.

Some melon, served with parma ham and a protein shake or some nuts is another refreshing option.

You don’t have to eat a breakfast, you can drink it! Combine the above in a belnder, add some rice milk, handful of oats or seeds, some greek yoghurt and you’ll hvae a great breakfast meal full of vitamins and minerals!

If you do feel the need for cereal, and not every day, then go for a wheat free museli with rice milk, or Waitrose stock an Organic puffed rice cereal.

Want something different then try my magical savoury sweet pancake!

Make an omellete with free range eggs, as it starts to set, chop up a banana and scatter over the omellete. Then throw a handful of blueberries on, sprinkle generously with cinnamon (proven to control blood sugar levels, key for fat loss!) and serve with a tablespoon of organic peanut butter on the side. Eat some of the omellete/pancake and smear with peanut butter.,…..DO NOT knock this til you try it!!

Wash it down with a glass of water and a cup of green tea and you’re on you’re way to a great day!

Remember breakfast SHOULD NOT be sugary cereal and some toast, washed down wtih a mug of coffee to wake you up – this is the way to go if you want to stay or become overweight. Breakfast should be the first meal to change if you want to lose weight and increase energy.

Healthy Flapjacks!

I don’t tend to follow a recipe, but here is the ingredients;
Healthy Flapjacks!
– Oats
– Rice Milk to make moist
– Spoonful of Greens powder
– 2 handfuls Cacao Nibs
– 2 table spoonsHoney
– 4 tablespoons Organic Peanut Butter
– 3-4 scoops Brown Rice Protein
– a good shake of Pumpkin Seeds
– tablespoon Flaxseed powder

Mix everything to a moist consistency, and then into the oven, 170degrees for 20mins or so, leave to cool and cut.
I needed to make this batch a little moister, hence their falling apart!

New Online Training site!


I’ve been really busy over the last few months with my Personal Training business in Surrey, my Bootcamps around Surrey, and have attended some great courses with some of the UK’s top trainers!

I’ve recently setup a new Fat Loss and Fitness community site, for people who REALLY want to shape up, change their body, get fitter and enhance their lifestyle.

I will only be opening 10 places per month to ensure that those enrolled get a first class service.

If you’d like to secure one of the 10 places drop me an email to Mark@Markspt.co.uk and we’ll arrange your account for just £47 per month.

The results will speak for themselves!