How to Avoid Holiday Weight Gain While Still Enjoying Yourself

Greg Potter

I bloody love mince pies. And Christmas cake. And pfeffernüsse. And mulled wine. Come to think of it, I’m a huge fan of all Christmas foods and drinks, and I can’t imagine ever skimping on any of them. I used to mindlessly overindulge every Christmas to the point where I got fatter, felt gross, and was tempted by extreme ploys to rapidly get back on track (new year, new you, right?). This experience is common, for lots of us gain weight between late November and early January and then retain the unwanted extra mass. As the years go by, these...

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Ginger: Health Benefits, Side Effects, and How to Take It

Greg Potter

It’s thought that people in India and China have used ginger therapeutically for at least 5,000 years, and ginger was probably used to spice up foods long before this. Over the years, interest in ginger has waxed and waned, with notable surges when Queen Elizabeth I reportedly invented the gingerbread man and now again in the 21st century as people turn to ginger shots and other spicy concoctions in the hope of garnering a range of health benefits. But is ginger a legitimate health booster, or is this all just spicy hype? Today we’ll look at what's known about the science of...

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L-Tyrosine: Effects on Memory, Mood, ADHD, and More

Greg Potter

Lots of people have recently become interested in whether supplementing with L-tyrosine can improve performance at work and lift mood, in part because of the opinions put forward by scientists and influencers on podcasts and social media. While tuning into commentary by these people, I’ve at times felt frustrated by their lack of depth and clarity, so in the next 2 blogs we’ll focus on what the science of L-tyrosine actually shows. The good news is that L-tyrosine can be handy in many contexts. Used intelligently, it can help you beat brain fog and more. In this blog, we’ll focus on the effects of...

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Building Lasting Habits Towards Meaningful Goals

Amy Vaughan

We are good at setting goals. Goals provide us with direction and even push us forward in the first instance. But your life, including your progress towards any given goal, is created by the habits you practice.  Habits are the decisions we make and small actions we take every single day. When you learn to transform your habits, you can transform your life.  But how? Identify your values to connect to your goals  Goals are what you want to achieve. Values reflect how you want to get there.  We’ve all heard of values, and you might already have clarified what...

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Life in a “Blue Zone”: Reflections on Sardinia

Greg Potter

Today’s blog is a departure from previous ones. Over the last couple of years, I’ve spent quite a long time in Sardinia, an island famed for being home to some unusually long-lived people. Some of the early work showing this was done by Gianni Pes and Michel Poulain as part of a National Geographic project. Having identified Nuoro in Sardinia as an area home to some strikingly old men, they drew concentric blue circles on a map to highlight where these people clustered and began referring to the regions as “Blue Zones”. Dan Buettner, a charismatic storyteller and explorer, has...

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Fuel for the Work Required: A Game Changer for Endurance Athletes?

Adam McDonald

Here at Resilient Nutrition we’re all about using cutting-edge science to maximise performance - after all, it’s the foundation we’ve built our products on. In today’s blog we’re bringing you insights into how you can make dramatic improvements to your endurance through nutritional “periodisation” strategies used by professional athletes. These methods are based on a concept known as “fuel for the work required”.   Key takeaways Chronic consumption of a low-carbohydrate diet can impair endurance performance. Instead, to maximise the ability to use both fat and carbohydrate during training, carbohydrate periodisation is recommended. Even ultra-endurance athletes are likely to benefit from...

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