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Fitter Guide To Baking Part 3: Pimp The Bake

In the final blog of our baking series I’m covering how to ‘pimp your baking’ and some add extra nutrients. This could be anything from vegetables in your cookies or cakes, antioxidants in your puddings and pies or adapting recipes to help them fit your macronutrient needs. Once you have experimented with alternative flours and different healthy sweeteners, the icing on your bake is to add some nutrient dense foods like spices, cocoa and coffee to make your recipe comply with your own personal nutrition needs. Here are three simple steps to pimping your bake:

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Turn Fat Loss Problems Into Solutions

We’ve all heard this great  saying: “don’t bring me problems, bring me solutions!” but the truth is people often feel so paralysed by the problems they are blind to the many solutions available to get back on track or resolve the issue.

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Fitter Guide To Baking Part 2: Sweeteners

In the first part of our Fitter Guide To Baking series we covered different flours available and here in part 2 we cover healthier options to sweeten your bake. There is so much confusion surrounding natural sweeteners and which is best to use. The answer really depends on your own personal health goals and of course the requirements of the recipe as liquid or powdered sweeteners will create different textures. Here we outline the properties of different natural sweeteners so you can decide which works for your personal nutrition and more importantly creates a better biscuit, cake or tart!

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Fitter Guide To Baking Part 1: Flour

The Great British Bake Off is back and we have already witnessed the black forest gateaux disaster, drooled over Mary’s frosted walnut layer cake and then got uber excited when we remembered how awesome it is to dunk biscotti in your cappuccino. Have you tried our BOSH Biscotti yet?

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Forgot Your Food Prep? Have No Fear Fitter Food is Here!

So imagine the scenario you’ve had a busy weekend and forgotten to do the weekly big shop. With a full on few days ahead at work and late finishes you know you’ll have no time to prepare anything in advance let alone have any leftovers for lunch. Demanding weeks like this will often have you heading home shattered, hungry and reaching for a ready meal or takeaway. Sometimes it’s easy to overthink these situations and forget that healthy food is always to hand!

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Post Exercise Carbohydrates: A Case for the Fitter Flapjack

Although many of us have become a little ‘carb-phobic’ these days it’s important to remember that in healthy quantities carbohydrates (including glucose and fructose) can be processed effectively by our body, either used for energy or stored in our muscles and liver as glycogen. For this reason one of the best times to consume carbohydrates is following exercise, when our need to replenish glycogen stores is greater.  

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Paleo: A Beginners Guide

After years of eating cereal for breakfast, sandwiches for lunch and pasta for dinner we totally understand why the thought of ditching these for good might seem daunting, or even impossible. In a world where convenience over-rides health as a priority and ready meals have become the norm, the notion of sourcing and cooking all of your own food might just send you over the edge! With that in mind we’re offering you a few ideas on where to start your Fitter Food/Paleo transition and develop healthy habits that ensure eating awesome, nourishing nutrition is effortless.

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10 Tips For Improving Insulin Health

Optimal health is largely about achieving effective communication across the whole body. Our hormones play a significant role in this process and it’s vital that our body listens and responds in a healthy way to the messages being conveyed. Insulin is one of the most important hormones as it’s responsible for transporting nutrients into our cells for energy. It’s therefore important your nutrition, training and lifestyle ultimately support insulin health.

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Post Holiday Health Reboot: Fat Loss in 42

We’re incredibly excited to announce our post summer Fat Loss in 42 Plan launches on 22 September; after a few months indulging in ice cream, al fresco vino’s and a few too many bowls of chips this could be exactly what you need! This plan goes beyond just telling you what to eat and how to train, it offers a full educational programme packed with information about nutrition and lifestyle choices that bring out the best in you! 

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Depression: Nutrition And Natural Measures

This week the world was deeply saddened by the loss of another talented and inspirational individual. When we contemplate the life of Robin Williams many will remember him as a character in one of their favourite films – often hilarious and outrageous. We likely imagined his successful Hollywood career was accompanied by a life filled with laughter, fun, adventure and happiness.

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