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sugar free drinks

Posted: 12/12/2013 at 17:24

Stick to green tea unless desperate.

Winter Gear

Posted: 05/12/2013 at 22:10

Adidas do (or they did last year) long sleeve climawarm tops, with thumb slots and a long neck. They are so good I got 3. Most of the time I don't need a jacket, but I got a very lightweight reflective one if needs be.




Ipod Nano for christmas?

Posted: 30/11/2013 at 07:53

I'm still using a nano, which must be at least 6 or 7 years old. About the same size as the current one and fits perfectly into the small pockets on running shorts. Got to replace the headphones however, I use some philips ones with an over-the-ear clip thingy.

Hard to beat that on value for money.

international shipping

Posted: 14/11/2013 at 07:38

I doubt too many will deliver outside the EU, it's just not worth the risk with credit card fraud rates as they are. 

Help wtih staying motivated

Posted: 13/11/2013 at 03:10

That diet doesn't look like it's too many cals, but I suspect you've missed a lot out. Looks like far too much meat and not enough fruit and veg.

Breakfast - Add some berries and seeds to the breakfast (no need for milk if the berries are fresh, but you can add a little water maybe),

Lunch - Make your lunch your heavier meal, with the protein and vegtables.

Snack - I'd be wanting the extra fruit in the morning, but your running late so that's ok. Apple's are quite starchy, worth mixing this up.

Evening meal is pretty late in the day, but if you can't change that at least drop the meat and add leavy greens. 

Weight loss can be quite rapid at first as it's easier to run a large calorie deficit, and often some of the excess weight is just water. Keep checking and stay positive. 

How long to lose fitness?

Posted: 06/11/2013 at 02:50

I like to run early too, lovely in the summer, but I quit for about 2 and a half months last winter (those magazine shots of happy people running in snow is far from the reality, snow and ice in the dark is not fun. it still hurts.). Was a bit slower when I started back up again, and ran slightly shorter distances but only took a couple of weeks to get back into the swing of things. Really didn't lose much, so I guess you need not worry.

Weight loss

Posted: 05/11/2013 at 12:51

Roger the doger's tip should help. What you eat and when can make a huge difference. Carbs, especially those pesky refined carbs, at night won't help you lose weight. Your body craves nutrients and it won't find too many in white pasta.

Oh, and fruit at breakfast, or make your own (branded cereals are the devil) with wholegrains and berries, flaxseed etc. 

Might also help if you go shopping on a full stomach and stick to a list, then change your daily routine a little. Finding yourself craving late at night watching TV? Mix up your routine by reading a book or doing a bit of DIY, you might be able to erradicate the habit easier.

Treadmill iPad stand recommendation?

Posted: 01/11/2013 at 19:01
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iKlip - just what I need, thanks.

Treadmill, should I, shouldn't I?

Posted: 04/09/2013 at 12:03

Horizon Fitness Omega I think. I do most of my running outdoors and I've often used gym machines instead while I've been at the club, but it's been well worth the money. I thought people ran faster on treadmills too, but I run 5% faster or so outside. No TVs to watch or air-con at home I suppose.

Treadmill, should I, shouldn't I?

Posted: 04/09/2013 at 08:25

I run slightly slower on the treadmill, probably through boredom or heat, but they are great for when you can't get out to run. No hills, no traffic, no dogs and softer. Had mine nearly 10 years.

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