Walnuts

048.-Walnuts
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! There's a reason to love walnuts, and not just because they're great for your heart. They offer lots of other health benefits, and top of the list is the amount of omega-3 that they have. For those who are v...
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Calcium

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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! When we think of calcium, we often think of healthy bones and teeth, and yet it does a lot more for us. While it is true that 99% of our calcium is stored in our bones and teeth, it has other functions in o...
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Chicken

034.-Chicken
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! There are entire restaurants and fast food chains dedicated to them -chickens! ☺ Considered to be a stable of the roast dinner on a Sunday, this household bird is part of any meat eaters diet. The rise of in...
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Brown Rice

023.-Brown-Rice
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! Brown rice has a lot to offer regarding nutrition, and in moderation, less in calories. Go into any supermarket, and you'll find a long shelf of different rice; long-grain, basmati, white, black and even sti...
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Boredom Eating

021.-Boredom-Eating
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! Sometimes I would find myself with nothing to do. Friends were busy; I couldn't see anything to watch or do. My response would be to gravitate towards the kitchen and the fridge, looking for something to pas...
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Cheating reps

032.-Cheating-Reps
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! Happy Sunday everyone.Here is our next blog from Coach Helen Gribble. Have you ever cheated at reps in the gym?! Enjoy the read! I've worked hard in my session, and the sweat is dripping from me. I've got on...
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Celebrating without food

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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! When I cast my mind back to growing up, the celebrations with my family and friends always centred around food and drink. Whether it was a birthday or passing an exam, it was always a night out that was our ...
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Booking ahead

019.-Booking-Ahead
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! Planning in life was never my strong point, and it's still something that I'm working on, to be honest. When it came to training I was no different; I knew that I had to book sessions in with my coach, I was...
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Brown rice over white

022.-Brown-Rice-over-White
It's a question that crops up regularly; should I eat brown rice or white? Why do we reply with Brown every time? Because, white rice is produced by stripping, or polishing, brown rice. The stripping process does just that; it removes the brown rice of not only its colour but also its nutritional value. If you compare 100 grams of brown and white r...
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The best time of day to train

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Do you like to train first thing in the morning? Are you up and at the gym before daylight, even beating the birds before they're out of bed? Or, do you prefer to alleviate the stress of your day, taking out your frustration on the weights? Maybe you like to work out knowing that your bed is coming up right after, knowing you'll get a good nights s...
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Being hard on yourself

015.-Being-hard-on-yourself
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! I would say that I am a perfectionist at heart. I want everything to be as perfect as I can make it, and 100% has to mean just that. When I joined U Fit, my drive for perfection went crazy. I wanted to do th...
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Avocado

010.-Avocado
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

012.-Balance-of-Stress
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

011.-Avoidance
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?

009.-Are-you-really-hungry
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

005.-Advice-to-a-Newbie
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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