Overnight Oats

It shouldn’t be, but Breakfast appears to be the one meal of the day which most individuals struggle with when it comes to choices and their actual ability to ‘stomach’ something before setting off for the day. Maybe its the additional 10 minutes you gave yourself by hitting “Snooze” this morning or the fact you’re catching […]

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Are Your Hot Drinks ‘Costa’ing You A Lot? (of calories)

The autumn / winter months are upon us and as the days are inevitably getting colder and the nights are drawing in – not to mention the dark mornings too – we often head to warmer climates that serve heart-warming (and highly calorific) drinks to take a break from the bitter cold.   But before you […]

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Should I Put Down The Bacon?

I was just sipping my coffee early Sunday morning when the headlines of the news on in the background made me double take a sideways glance at my bacon cob (definitely a “cob” btw) “Oh jeeze… here we go again!” OK, so a few months ago the WHO (the World health organisation) published a report […]

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7 Simple Steps…

A short and sweet list of things that are actually worth concerning yourself with when aiming to improve and maintain your body composition. By now I hope you’re coming to terms with the fact the 90% of a successful diet comes down the energy balance equation. When we understand that it cuts out a very large […]

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New Year, Same You?

New Year, New You……New Diet too?? How many of us actually stick to our new years resolutions? Only about 20% of us see it through which leaves a good chunk of us falling off that proverbial wagon. When you consider that a very high percentage of those wagons are fitness related I think that tells […]

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You Know You Should Split Squat, Right?

Split Squats & their variations… Now we love a good squat at Paramount Fitness. Some argue its rightful place, but as long as you can squat comfortably with good form without injuring yourself, then yup squats should be part of your programme. There is more than just the squat, deadlift and erm leg extension / […]

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Food Cravings – What They Really Mean…

So, what are cravings? They are predominantly a product of hunger – our body and our brain are constantly communicating about the current status of the body. When we diet or are in periods of high stress mentally or physically our body relays this to our brain via hormones that communicate changes in things like; […]

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You Want Bigger Arms? Read This.

“Guns for show, Bi’s and Tri’s for a pro!” Ah the tickets, the python’s, the cannons, the swans and the list goes on… What am I talking tosh about? The Arms of course! What follows is hopefully a wee bit of information to add to your science of shirtsleeve-stretcher-y. Lets increase the ammo in your […]

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Aaaand…. SLEEP!

Aaand – SLEEP! “Oh, it’s just an article on sleep.” You may think it a tiresome subject? Well maybe not if you’re reading this on your tablet or phone whilst lying in bed, but we’ll get to that. Agreed, an article on “the top 5 ways to burn belly fat” may grab you by the […]

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