Avocado

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It is time for another U Fit Blog from Coach Helen Gribble! We hope you enjoy it and, as always, comment below with any questions or insights! Avocado has become the popular food over the last couple of years; you can barely get through social media without a smashed avocado gracing at least three pictures. Some facts about our green and trendy fri...
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Basal Metabolic Rate

Did you know that just by sitting reading this article you're burning calories? While we often think that activity is the way that we burn through what we consume, actually even our essential bodily functions require calories. If you imagine that you are asleep, you've not eaten for a while, your heart is beating, and you're merely breathing. Your ...
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Balance of Stress

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How stressed are you right now? With modern life taking us through the day at high speed it can feel like the world can become overwhelming. It's natural to think that stress is always a bad thing but is it? Stress will push our limits, and in doing so takes us further in the direction of what we want to achieve. The right level of stress will act ...
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Almonds

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It is time for another U Fit Blog from Coach Helen Gribble! We hope you enjoy it and, as always, comment with any questions or insights! Almonds have been around since the ancient Egyptians and Indians, who believed that almonds could expand brain capacity and intelligence. In the modern supermarket, you can find almonds raw, ground, in butter and ...
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Avoidance

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It is time for another U Fit Blog from Coach Helen Gribble! We hope you enjoy it and, as always, comment with any questions or insights! The definition of avoidance is , "Keeping away or stopping one's self from doing something". Have you ever found yourself avoiding a situation or a person for fear of what you'll have to face? When it comes to avo...
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Are you really hungry?

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Do you have to eat straight away when you're hungry? Does hanger take over, and only food asap calms the beast? How much time do you take to check in with your body, really see how hungry you are? Have you drunk enough today? How much did you eat at your last meal? When will you be eating your next big meal? These are all little questions you can a...
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Advice to newbie

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Here is the latest Blog from Coach Helen Gribble – ENJOY! Everyone's journey to a healthier life is different and will have it's own challenges and successes. If I could impart any advice to anyone at the beginning of the journey it would be this… It's okay to be scared, change is scary, and takes you away from being comfortable. There will be poin...
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Aiming for a bit better

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Here is the latest Blog from Coach Helen Gribble – ENJOY! We all have different levels of time and commitment when it comes to our health and fitness goals. Sometimes it's too easy for life to get in the way and for our goals to take the back seat. With all the best will in the world, it's just not possible to keep training at the top of our list. ...
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Adding vegetables

Here is the latest Blog from Coach Helen Gribble – ENJOY! I understood that vegetables were essential for me too and that everyone told me I should be getting five a day…I never knew how on earth I was meant to fit them all into my plan!? When I joined U Fit, I had decided that the only way to get five pieces of fruit and vegetables into my diet wa...
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Accepting compliments

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Here is the latest Blog from Coach Helen Gribble – ENJOY! I was always awful at accepting a compliment. Something inside me would twitch, and I would instantly feel uncomfortable. Worse still I would find an inability to speak, creating either an awkward silence or a kind of weird mumble would escape my lips that made me sound like a strangled anim...
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Not fighting the process

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Here is the latest Blog from Coach Helen Gribble – ENJOY! After years of trying multiple different ways of dropping dress sizes, I was disillusioned by the whole thought that at some point in my life my body could be the size that I wanted. Having spent so many hours of my life on a treadmill exercise to me was something that I had to endure to all...
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Tips for food prep

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Here is the latest Blog from Coach Helen Gribble – ENJOY! Fail to prepare and be prepared to fail. No truer words have been said when it comes to planning your nutrition for the week ahead. While it's never easy to predict what you might fancy eating, there are some sure-fire ways to get your boiled eggs in a line! Make it simple -think what is eas...
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People you are with

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Here is the latest Blog from Coach Helen Gribble – ENJOY! Who do you surround yourself with? Do they support your goal? Or actively try to pull you away? Who would you prefer to spend time with? Who brings you closer to who you want to be? We draw from the people around us and sometimes, without realising it, they may not be helping you towards the...
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Zinc

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Here is the latest Blog from Coach Helen Gribble – ENJOY! Zinc. What does it do for your body? Boosts your immune system and can ward off a nasty cold. Zinc is needed by your body to balance insulin and therefore balances blood sugar levels. It boosts your metabolism by aiding the digestion of both proteins and carbohydrates in your body. Looks aft...
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No Perfect moment

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Here is the latest Blog from Coach Helen Gribble – ENJOY! The problem with finding the 'perfect' moment, is that it doesn't exist. As people, we have a habit of waiting for the stars to align, and the heavens to open…we imagine that violins might play, and then we know we've had our calling to start whatever we've been putting off. The reality is t...
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Planta fasciitis

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Here is the latest Blog from Coach Helen Gribble – ENJOY! Our feet are something that we don ' t often consider in terms of health and, yet they do so much for us. They get us out of bed, to school drops, work and into the gym. They help us push through tough training sessions, and we love to treat them by putting them up on the sofa at the end of ...
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Planning Training

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Here is the latest Blog from Coach Helen Gribble – ENJOY! Looking ahead to the week and planning training can be a game of hit and miss. With the best intentions in mind sometimes you can't get through the doors. So, what can the plans of action be? Sounds simple but make sure your kit is ready. There's nothing worse than the moment of realising yo...
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Physical and mental change

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Here is the latest Blog from Coach Helen Gribble – ENJOY! How much focus do you place on mental development in comparison to physical change? Often, in the pursuit of a change of appearance, we neglect the mental shift that comes with it. Dial into how you feel about the changes that you have achieved, are you comfortable with them? What changes ha...
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Phones and working out

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Here is the latest Blog from Coach Helen Gribble – ENJOY! In every gym that I had been to, before U Fit, I always noticed the same behaviours around me. Other gym-goers would be glued to their phones in some way, either taking pictures in the gym mirrors, sending texts or listening to music. In every gym, I had been to before it seemed that mobile ...
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Fat percentage - Mince beef

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Here is the latest Blog from Coach Helen Gribble – ENJOY! When you get the meat aisle what is the percentage of fat for beef mince meat do you select? Twenty per cent, ten per cent , or do you head for the five per cent meat? With so many supermarkets offering a range of options now there's always a lower per cent fat available. If you're finding w...
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