X-PERT Blogs

The importance of exercise progression

6th June 2019

Your body may adapt to the same exercise routine. This blog aims to inform on how to ensure continued progression and thus sustained reaping of exercise associated benefits.

06 June 2019/Author: Matt Whitaker/Number of views (160)
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American Diabetes Association Nutrition Recommendations: One Size Doesn’t Fit All (and Low Carb is One of the Sizes that Might Fit)!

23rd May 2019

In April 2019 a new report from the American Diabetes Association set out their position on dietary advice for people with prediabetes or diabetes. We take a brief look at some of the key points, and how this compares to what is recommended in the UK

23 May 2019/Author: Sean Wheatley/Number of views (378)
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Fat Loss Plateaus and Troubleshooting

If your fat loss has plateaued and you don't know why then this blog will help you to troubleshoot some possible reasons and what to do about it.  

10 May 2019/Author: Paul Hollinrake/Number of views (202)
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Carb to Fibre Ratio

25th April 2019

This week's blog discusses what the carbohydrate to fibre ratio is, who is using it and whether we should be too.

25 April 2019/Author: Nina Evans/Number of views (224)
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Why should you preserve muscle when losing weight?

11th April 2019

There is a very strong argument for the importance of maintaining muscle mass and basal metabolic rate when losing weight. This blog examines why this is the case and how to do it.

11 April 2019/Author: Matt Whitaker/Number of views (218)
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Acute and chronic inflammation

The progression of chronic inflammation which leads to ill health involves complex biological pathways which will eventually prevent normal cell function. Knowing which foods to include or exclude from your diet is fundamental to health.

14 March 2019/Author: Paul Hollinrake/Number of views (315)
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Glycaemic Index & Glycaemic Load

28th February 2019

Carbohydrate is the only nutrient that directly increases blood glucose levels with each carbohydrate-based food and drink impacting levels differently. They can be ranked using the glycaemic index and glycaemic load. What do these two ranking systems mean and are they useful for improving overall health and glycaemic control?

28 February 2019/Author: Nina Evans/Number of views (332)
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Can we be addicted to food?

14th February 2019

Some perceive the word addiction as too strong when considering eating habits and routines, yet if you dive into the biology and psychology behind an addiction and the intakes of certain foods you may see justification for the use of the term 'food addiction'.

14 February 2019/Author: Matt Whitaker/Number of views (375)
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Quality over quantity? Why the need for nutrients might trump the need for energy when it comes to what causes hunger

31st January 2019

Controlling hunger is essential for anyone who wants to manage their health and weight, but the important role of the quality of food in this is often not considered. This week's blog takes a look at the key causes of hunger, and how the nutrient content of the foods you eat may be the missing piece in helping you control yours.

31 January 2019/Author: Sean Wheatley/Number of views (594)
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Real versus Processed Food

Following a real food diet that is minimally processed could be one of the most important lifestyle factors in maintaining health and quality of life, these are five reasons why.

17 January 2019/Author: Paul Hollinrake/Number of views (318)
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