Creamy Broccoli Soup

Opting for more soups than salads now with the recent weather shift to ‘brrr’? We are too! Autumn/winter can be a time where we drink less water and eat less veg let’s make sure you are getting your greens in, and enjoying them. Here’s a recipe that will help you manage weight, feel full and keep your energy levels up plus give you that warm ‘comfort food’ feeling that we crave for at this time of year.

Chocolate Protein Mousse

When you are trying to eat a more balanced diet, one that matches or works to balance your energy in vs energy out, for weight loss or weight management, we can often revert back to thinking we have to restrict ourselves from foods that are ‘nicer’. There are many recipes that you can make that TASTE like you are eating those more wanted foods, but in fact you are eating a more balanced food. Below is a recipe for a chocolate pudding which is full of good fats and high in antioxidants.

Keep your metabolism burning this winter

We all hear about it, but don’t necessarily know about it. Metabolism. We’ve been thinking, what is it you need to understand, so come January, you still feel comfortable in your clothes. We’re going to break this down for you…


Bad Knees? Try These 2 Things

Next time you squat, lunge or move, change these two things and see if your knee pain decreases.

How Alcohol Impacts your Weight Loss and Hunger

A few glasses of rosé in the sun are are certainly a necessity this summer for many. But, when it comes to alcohol, do we actually understand how it affects our bodies and relates to our goals?As with everything, moderation is key, but let’s take a look at what alcohol is and what is actually going on when we order that extra glass of vino….

Our Top 4 Snacks for Nut Lovers

Nuts get a bad rep sometimes and we are constantly told “I hear nuts are really fatty”. Absolutely you are correct, but they are also a great source of ‘good fats’ (mono- unsaturated fatty acids which promote an increase in HDL (good) cholesterol and helps to reduce LDL (BAD  cholesterol)). Here are our top 4 snacks for nut lovers!

Do You NEED to Workout to Manage Your Weight?

When women want to lose weight, the focus should not about how much you weight (unless you are in the bracket that needs to for health reasons), but instead about staying healthy, getting strong and having total body confidence. BUT do you really need to exercise to achieve weight management / loss AND have all of this too?

Apricot and Cinnamon Oat Bars (Snack Time!)

Quite a few snacks can be fat heavy, and, although we need fats, this is often where we go over the top with our overall calorie intake. These bars have a great balance of fats, fruit and carbohydrates, which make SUCH a balanced snack, that is of course, tasty as well. Always a bonus.

4 Steps that better Gut Health that Cost NOTHING

Interest in gut health has soared over the last few years, though it is difficult to know what is actually beneficial and what is a total waste of time and a waste of your hard-earned cash. Many people have jumped on the topic and it’s gone a little bonkers. You don’t have to spend your cash on expensive supplements, or do the latest yoga craze to get some ‘zen’. There are some really simple yet SO effective steps you can take towards glowing gut health. Here are some of our top ones.

Is it Worth Exercising Once or Twice a Week?

For many women, mums or not, finding time to fit in your workout can be a bit of a struggle. Media sometimes suggests that you must exercise more than once or twice a week to gain the results that you want, but is that true? Can it still work if you can only make one or two sessions a week?

Peanut Butter Dough Balls (Snack Time!)

Snacks can be one of the most difficult things to plan, and enjoy. Switch up the nuts and have one of these. They’re way more tasty, the can curb your cravings for chocolate and they are packed with healthy fats.

4 High Street Shop Lunch Options

Remember, food is just food. It is never bad or good, it is simply either less helpful or more helpful in relation to the goals you are working towards. These are 5 high street on the go lunch options that can help to support weight management, energy, hormonal health and wellbeing. 

How the BB30 Plan helped our founder Siobhan

She was constantly bouncing from doing nothing to everything, and then quickly burning out. Read how the BeBreakthrough30 changed her life.

The versatile raspberry and pistachio breakfast pudding

At least whatever the weather this recipe is an absolute winner. In cold weather, it’s just as good as warm oats, and in colder weather it’s a winner when it’s chilled. We always love a good versatile recipe which means you have to have less in your repertoire.

Healthy Chocolate Mousse; for when the craving hits

Regardless of how strong our willpower, hormones can effect our the cravings of which foods we desire. PMS is not just the 5 days you are ‘on’ but the entire month. Pre cycle, you can crave sugars in an enormous way, the same can be said when you start a new nutritional plan. We see it all the time with our clients.

Eggs, Garlic Kale and Feta Breakfast Bowl

Poor old kale has received such a bad rep, it’s almost like the burpee of the nutrition world, but believe us when we tell you this way to make kale is going to change your world!!

Changing Beliefs and Behaviours Towards Food, Fitness and her Body

So many women feel trapped when it comes to food, because it’s confusing or not relevant to their lifestyle. Read on to be inspired!

Weight Loss – Are You Legalising Overeating?

Some strategies that we put in place to support our weight loss can actually have the opposite effect and be counterproductive, leading us to gain weight or not lose any at all.

The 5 stages of post natal fitness

‘When can I run again’?’ ‘When can I go back to my HIIT workouts?’ If you’re wondering these yourself then this is the blog for you.

Diastasis Recti: Recovery Time and Action Plan

Diastasis Recti (or separation of the abdominals) is fast becoming the newest hot topic in the pre and post natal world. Over the last few years more and more women are being made aware of this, but, very few are told the scientific home truths about healing and recovery….

Foods that help to aid weight loss; understanding Macros

Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to RECOGNISE what each food is? For example, what is a Nakd bar classed as? Are ‘protein’ bars an OK snack? Is a sandwich ok or do I have to live off superfood salads my entire life?!

Nutty Satay Chicken

A tasty snack or a good protein option for a main meal! Yum!

Our Top 3 Tips For a More Successful Long Term Weight Loss Plan

You will ALWAYS be drawn towards things that bring you more pleasure. If your plan or program simply provides discomfort and pain, causes tiredness, and makes you feel utterly restricted, then it’s never going to last, you will always get drawn back to the more “pleasurable” foods. These 3 things can change that.

Menstrual Cycle – Your Secret Weapon To Smarter Training

Learn how to turn your menstrual cycle from a hindrance into your secret weapon! Come down to our next workshop to gain the knowledge of how you can train smarter, not harder, using the natural power of your hormones and make mother nature work for you. 

Veg-packed Chilli Beef

Nothing better than a spicy, tasty meal to warm you up when the weather is so cold! Try this and get those taste buds tingling.

Vegan Jackfruit Tacos

Think going vegan will be uninspiring? Think again. Introducing the wonderful little ingredient – Jackfruit. It is often said that jackfruit has a similar texture to slow cooked chicken or pulled pork, so it is perfect to load into these Mexican inspired fajitas.

Overcome The Nerves Of Starting A New Fitness Club

We’ve all been there, we have all felt nervous about being the newbie in class or starting a new fitness club or gym. Sometimes first time nerves even stop us from giving something new a try. But you’re not alone. Everyone feels the nerves. But remember, nerves are good! It means whatever you are doing is important to you so utilise them and make them work for you. Nerves activate your ‘fight or flight’ so use this adrenaline to get ahead!

Should You Exercise During Pregnancy?

There are numerous benefits to exercising regularly during pregnancy, but sometimes the thought of exercise can feel a bit daunting when you first find out that you are expecting. To learn about why these things are important and so much more, come along to our ‘Exercise in Pregnancy’ workshop on Thursday 24thJan 2019.

Food for thought, weight loss and health

Did you know that we actually have a ‘second brain’, another organ that also controls just as much of our highs and lows, both physical and mental. Something that we have been missing and may just perhaps be the key to health, happiness and wellbeing.

You Need Vitamin D, But Are You Getting Enough?

Most people don’t know why Vitamin D is so important to our health and, even if they do, they probably still don’t get enough of it daily. We tend to rely on the sunlight for our Vitamin D needs but what about during Winter when even the sun is not able to help us. It’s not found naturally in many foods, and only fortified (added) in some however it’s absolutely essential to good health. So, why isn’t more done about incorporating it into our diets and how can we make sure we get enough in order to avoid serious health problems related to a deficiency?

Healthy Christmas Protein Pudding

Who said breakfast has to be boring?! Curb your cravings and stay on track with your nutrition goals. Chia, cocoa and pomegranate are nutrient-rich foods and are beneficial for your health and well-being. Plus, they taste great when eaten together.

How To Avoid The January Crash Diet

Do you want to know how you can get through the Christmas binge AND avoid having to go on a January crash diet? Here’s some advice and tips on what you can do so you stay on track with your fitness and nutrition goals without having to be the party pooper.

How To Achieve Goals Based On Your Personal Tendency

Knowing how you respond to expectations can help you to get better results when setting personal goals this Winter. According to Gretchen Rubin’s book, ‘The Four Tendencies’, you fall into 1 of 4 tendencies based on your personality traits. Are you an upholder, an obliger, a questioner or a rebel? And how does knowing this help you?

The Scales Don’t Lie! Or Do They…

We often focus on body weight as a key indicator of our fitness level. It’s the motivation to ‘get fit’. It’s your point in which to determine if you are larger or smaller than ‘normal’. But should you be watching the scales for results? And how can you start losing fat, not just weight…

11 Foods To Improve Digestion

Digestive issues can be challenging, but it is your bodies way of telling you that it’s not ok. Here’s some ways to combat these issues by making some simple changes to your current lifestyle and diet thereby avoiding the need for a trip to the doctors.

Hot Chia Seed Berry Breakfast Bowl

Try this tasty breakfast bowl. Chia seeds contain high levels of omega 3 and are a good source of good fats which are essential for hormone function so it helps you to get more energy, improve your mood, better weight management and better sleep.

Salmon and Sweet Potatoe Salad

The seasons make us crave different things, so as it gets colder we are always looking for warmer foods to satisfy us. Which often always come with the more stodgy texture; pasta, soup, potatoes and so on. Usually winter is a hard time to eat cold foods so give this salad a try with it’s cooked salmon, potatoes and quinoa for a satisfying and warming health kick. All these foods also fight infection, inflammation and support digestion and gut health so it’s a definite winter winner.

15 Excuses Girls Use To Skip Their Winter Workouts

We are all human, and winter is that time of the year where it seems that little bit harder to muster up the motivation to workout and eat healthy. And that’s when the excuses pot comes out of the cupboard! So, here are some of the funniest one’s our trainers have heard during their time working in the fitness industry! (ps we have all SO done 2, 3, 9 and 10!)

Acai Smoothie – A Tasty Digestive Aid

If you are suffering with bloatedness or having issues with your digestion, get blending and enjoy this sweet creamy acai smoothie packed with omega 3s, antioxidants and fibre that help to support digestive health and leave you feeling great!

Beef Stir Fry

It’s that time of year again where your energy levels are dropping, you start to feel more lethargic and you seem to attract every illness that passes within 2 feet of you. So give yourself a cuddle with this delicious and healthy beef stir fry. It’s quick, easy and low cost and provides you with a heavy dose of veg. It’s perfect for welcoming in the winter months, fending off germs and just generally helping you to feel better. Stir frying your meal also means you use less oil and heat, so retaining more of the heat-sensitive nutrients that are normally lost in deep frying.

Break the cycle of seasonal dieting

If you’re consistently rushing to drop weight in summer and then waving goodbye to all that effort and achievement in winter, then you definitely need to read this blog. Not just for your mindset and relationship with food, but to cut costs and keep all those hard earned summer gains. So how do we break the cycle of the seasonal dieting?

Delicious Immune Boosting Drinks To Get You Through The Winter

Try some or all of these drinks to warm you up and help to boost your immune system this winter; Ginger Morning Zinger Shot (juicer), Bulletproof Coffee (whisk or nutribullet), Warm Turmeric Tea, Spicy Ginger Tea.

How To Manage Body Fat And Still Socialise

Stop feeling guilty for going out or eating that piece of cake or that slice of pizza. Learn how to balance your hormones and be reliable to your body so you can go for nights out AND still manage your weight.