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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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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Going to sleep quickly

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Here is the latest Blog from Coach Helen Gribble – ENJOY! Bedtime was always something that I didn't look forward to. It wasn't that I didn't enjoy sleep, it was that it took so long to drop off to sleep that I would become frustrated. Occasionally I would still find myself laying there two hours later…having counted sheep, cows and finally cars, a...
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Peanut Butter

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Here is the latest Blog from Coach Helen Gribble – ENJOY! I am a real fan of peanut butter! I've been known to add it to beef mince, prawns, omelettes, shakes and well, just about anything. It wasn't always that way, at one point in my life, I wouldn't touch it with a barge pole. When I joined U Fit Studio, I didn't know a great deal about food nut...
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Yearly Goals

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Here is the latest Blog from Coach Helen Gribble – ENJOY! How has this year been for you? Have you achieved everything that you set out to do in January? Often, we start out the year with the best intentions, and yet end it without completing the goals that we wanted. Yearly goals are often set to fail because of the amount of time we set ourselves...
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Priorities

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Here is the latest Blog from Coach Helen Gribble – ENJOY! Priorities. If there was a list in your head, what would it look like? Where are you and your health and fitness goals on the list? Are you near the top? Middle? Or, bottom? With so much to juggle in life, it's easy for us to slide ourselves down the mental list of priorities. What can you d...
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Pause Mentality

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Here is the latest Blog from Coach Helen Gribble – ENJOY! How often do you press pause on your health and fitness goals? Is it work, family or friends that results in everything coming to a full stop? When pausing happens the thought process is always the same; "It's okay, I started this before, I can start it again". The challenge with this thinki...
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Overtraining

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Here is the latest Blog from Coach Helen Gribble – ENJOY! I admit that I fell in love with training; it was as if a whole new world had been opened to me and I loved it. Joining U fit gave me access to a whole new world of looking after myself and I wanted to do that…..all the time. I loved training so much that I would do anything that I could to ...
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Overthinking

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Here is the latest Blog from Coach Helen Gribble – ENJOY! Sometimes there's a flash of lightning in your head, and you've had the best idea since sliced bread. Maybe it's a plan you have to help you get to the gym tomorrow or a way of cooking a great meal, and then you start to think about it; REALLY think about it. Before long you have that of eve...
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Office Buffet

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Here is the latest Blog from Coach Helen Gribble – ENJOY! In my office, there was always a birthday, and birthdays meant one thing and one thing only - buffet! Everyone would be responsible for a least one item of food to contribute, and by nine in the morning the desks would be littered with food. By nine thirty I would be eating a chocolate roll ...
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Nuts serving

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Here is the latest Blog from Coach Helen Gribble – ENJOY! Having spent years of attempting to bring down my clothes sizes I had become an avid reader of anything that included the word 'healthy'. If I saw it in an article, it had to be true, and so I did my very best to ensure that each meal and snack had a healthy element. When I joined U fit I wa...
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Not wanting to train

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Here is the latest Blog from Coach Helen Gribble – ENJOY! I had been training for eighteen months. Everything was running so smoothly, and my mindset was in just the right place. One day, out of the blue, it changed, and I didn't want to train. In fact, I could think of a million other things that I would prefer to be doing rather than lifting a du...
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Not in the mood to train

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Here is the latest Blog from Coach Helen Gribble – ENJOY! There were days that I would arrive at the gym, not feeling in the mood to work……and so I wouldn't. I'd mooch around, maybe use the cross trainer for a bit but that was about it. When I joined U Fit, I discovered that not being in the mood was not an option. My coaches at U Fit would know me...
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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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Too picky with food

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Here is the latest Blog from Coach Helen Gribble – ENJOY!  I had been at U Fit for a year and had achieved everything that I had set out to do. I had conquered not only my body shape, but I had also taken control over my food. However, I had got to the point where I had taken over too much control. Whether eating out or making food at home, I ...
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Splurges

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Here is the latest Blog from Coach Helen Gribble – ENJOY!  I loved the word splurge. To me, it is was the open door of going crazy and eating myself into oblivion - nom, nom, nom. When I joined U Fit, I was delighted that the idea of treating myself was not off the menu, that it wasn't the case that I couldn't eat what I wanted, that it was to...
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Pushed Hard

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Here is the latest Blog from Coach Helen Gribble – ENJOY!  I've only cried once in a training session before, and I remember it clearly. It was leg day and my coach was pushing me to limits that I never knew that I had. He took me mentally to a place that I had not been before, where I was putting everything that I had into completing my sessi...
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Putting Others First

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Here is the latest Blog from Coach Helen Gribble – ENJOY! Are you always on hand for others? Do you stop whatever you are doing to put your friends, family or loved one first? With so many people in our lives it's easy for our goals to become bottom of the list. How often do you have a visit to the gym planned, a food shop or food preparation ready...
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Quick Fix Foods

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Here is the latest Blog from Coach Helen Gribble – ENJOY! What is your quick fix when your hungry? Do you reach for a bag of crisps, or chocolate bar? When hunger catches you out it can be a challenge not to reach for something that will give you an instant hit of sugar or salt, something to keep hunger at bay but not for long. What other options d...
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Quinoa

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Here is the latest Blog from Coach Helen Gribble – ENJOY!  I admit that it took me a while to realise that quinoa is pronounced "Keen-wah", and not "Key-no-wah". That being, said quinoa is becoming a more and more popular choice at meal times and for good reason. Some facts about quinoa:  is a quick cooking grain (only 20 minutes.) origin...
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