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Advocating the Avocado

While we have discussed the properties of avocado oil in other articles, let’s turn our attention to the benefits of eating the fruit itself. While not exactly low in calories, if taken in moderation, Avocadoes make an excellent addition to salads and light meals adding a wonderfully smooth creamy texture and aroma that brings out…

Snacking for Health and Fitness

The very word “snacking” conjures up images of gorging on fatty, sugary food. In contrast, when we think of “grazing” we imagine healthy eating practices and abstemious diets. Yet the two concepts share much. In fact, snacking may not be such a bad thing. It’s how we go about it. The devil is in the…

Food Cravings

Have You Got The Willpower To Read This? Willpower Tips

2011 saw the publication of an exciting book on the science of willpower by one of the world’s leading experts on motivation, professor Roy F Baumeister. So, to ask a seemingly obvious question, why exactly does willpower matter?  Baumeister explains that “it separates us from the animals. It's the capacity to restrain our impulses, resist…

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Motivating Max Compound Training Theory (CTT)

We do like to bring you the latest in evidenced-based research but also plenty of applied material that comes from our work as practitioners. Forget the "Insanity" workout, here is a great method for maximising your physique development and calorific expenditure that we use with our own clients. We call it “compound sessions” and it…

Frozen Vegetables VS Fresh Vegetables

7 Ways to Eat for a Better Body

In this piece we list some dietary practices we should avoid. Many of these we list stem from an over-reaction or overcompensation. The message is clear: don’t throw the baby out with bathwater. DON’T Skip your pre- and post-workout meals in an effort to burn fat faster. What really matters is your caloric balance for…

Best Hot Air Fryers | Almost Oil Free Cooking

Air Fryers have been around for a while, but can you really cook crunchy, tasty chips and breaded chicken with just hot air and a teaspoon of oil? These machines are the pick of the best - I prefer the Philips brand personally, on a cheat day I really like sausages cooked this way, withn…

Best Grass Fed Whey Protein

Grass Fed Whey Protein: Many of the mainstream brands use whey derived from the milk of grain fed cows. These cows tend to be unhealthier than grass fed cows and fall victim to infections that need treating with antibiotics that find their way into the products designed for human consumption. These cows also tend to…

Why are we Overweight?

A Harvard study gives us a surprising answer... A surprising number of us in the UK are overweight, up to half of all men and a third of women. But when you consider that those percentages rise to nearly 80% for those over 55 then there is a cause for real concern. It’s true that…

Garlic… It doesn’t just ward off vampires!

Garlic, like olive oil, is one of the key components of a “Mediterranean diet” often associated with health and longevity. This article is about the potentially beneficial effects of Allicin- the active ingredient in garlic. This compound was first isolated and studied during the second world war and is notable for a distinctively pungent smell.…

Taking Inspiration from Ballet

Inspiration is something that is is always there- but like a radio we just need to tune into the right frequencies rather than the static of negativity. With this in mind, I thought I would share with you this example that came to me yesterday; it is one that proves inspiration can come from the…

Green Tea- a fat burner?

Over the last 8 months, we've been testing various types of green teas here at Motivating Max.com. We're very excited about the benefits of this substance so let's discuss how effective and beneficial this admittedly bitter tasting liquid can be! The proposed benefits of green tea include the stimulation of mental function, fighting allergies, the…