Blog 2017-11-30T10:00:27+00:00

Please feel free to read the latest newsletters to see what’s been going on at Be Epic. In each issue, I will be sharing some of my top secret, esoteric and practical techniques which can help overcome any barriers in your life that may be preventing you from achieving your goals.

How Alcohol Affects your Weight Loss

How Alcohol Affects your Weight Loss If you drink and are trying to lose weight or decrease your body fat percentage, you may benefit from reducing your intake of alcohol or avoiding alcohol altogether. In addition to contributing extra calories to your diet and possibly changing what and how much you eat, alcohol interferes with normal metabolic pathways including fat burn, which can lead to fat accumulation in your body. So what exactly happens within our body when we drink alcohol [...]

Epic Chocolate Energy Balls

Epic Chocolate Energy Balls With Xmas over and done with and everyone now on their healthy eating regimes, I keep being asked for a healthy chocolate alternative. Well, I have listened and with the expert advice from a friend, Katherine de Wattville we have added this bad boy to my plans. I have to say I am a little wary of chocolate alternatives as they never quite come up to scratch. However, Katherine reassured me and we made my [...]

12 Tips for Avoiding Over Indulging through Christmas

12 Tips for Avoiding Over Indulging during Christmas It's Christmas!!!!!! Which if you are like me, means over indulgence on food and drink!!! Way too much chocolate and way too much yummy food is on the agenda. Then comes the food belly!!! So in todays blog, I wanted to try and preempt any of the looming stress and handle the Christmas period in a completely healthy way (and avoid unnecessary weight gain in the process!) Here are my 12 tips [...]

10 Abdominal Training Tips

My Top 10 Abdominal Training Tips Besides the chest, everyone wants to have visible abdominal muscles. For some strange reason, abdominal muscles are deemed the hardest to train muscle. These 10 abdominal training tips will shed some light on the dilemma and, hopefully, get you on the road to abs carved out of wood. 1. Breathing: It is often preached to exhale on the contraction and inhale on the negative portion of the repetition. However, you can produce stronger [...]

The Biggest Fat Loss Secret the Diet Industry Don’t Want You To Know

The EPOC Effect - The Weight Loss Secret that the Diet Industry will Never tell you about Do you know what the EPOC effect is? No??? Well if you want to lose fat in the quickest time, whilst still eating clean foods and not counting calories, you need to read on. Oh and this is something the weight loss industry will NEVER tell you about - Why? because it will cost them millions! The EPOC effect mean "excess post [...]

She’s only Kicking Diabetes to the Curb!

This Lady is Kicking Diabetes to the Curb Meet Caroline... Caroline has been a Type II Diabetic for years and had constant problems with her cholesterol. Her GP has been trying to get her to take statins for many years but she has resisted. Caroline has dipped in and out of exercising at the gym and also struggled with her weight too. Fed up with feeling that way, Caroline made the decision to join Epic Fitness in May 2016. [...]

Fitness After Fifty

  OVER 50s - I NEED YOUR OPINION Are you over 50 or know someone over 50 - if so, I need your opinion!! Its not secret that I am on a mission to help as many local people become more fit and definately more healthy but I have hit a bit of bump in the road - the over 50s!!! I am struggling to get this group of locals off the sofa and active and want to know [...]

Beat Diabetes – Yes You Can

  Beat Diabetes - Yes you Can! Have you heard the shocking news. I was washing up and I am not joking, I had to stop to actually comprehend what was being said. "Britain is facing a catastrophic diabetes time bomb amongst the 40-60yr olds" Type II diabetes in people between this age group has apparently doubled due to obesity soaring with nearly, are you ready for this, 80% of people in this age bracket being overweight! We all know [...]

6 Hormones that Could be Responsible for your Weight Gain

6 Hormones that Could be Responsible for Your Weight Gain Yes its true hormones could be responsible for your weight gain and with more and more research showing just what an affect they have on your body, you should really get to grips with ensuring your Hormones are Happy and Healthy! Now I know this first hand - why? Well at 40, I had a very very early menopause! In 2011, I started gaining weight, becoming more and more [...]

The Biggest Fat Loss Secret the Diet Industry Don’t Want You To Know

The EPOC Effect - The Weight Loss Secret that the Diet Industry will Never tell you about Do you know what the EPOC effect is? No??? Well if you want to lose fat in the quickest time, whilst still eating clean foods and not counting calories, you need to read on. Oh and this is something the weight loss industry will NEVER tell you about - Why? because it will cost them millions! The EPOC effect mean "excess post [...]

5 Ways to Stick to your New Years Resolutions

5 Ways to Stick to your New Years Health & Fitness Resolutions Happy New Year!!! I hope you all had a wonderful break and didn't over indulge tooooo much!!! How many of you have set resolutions? How many have you of you  generally give up on them after a few weeks? Well you are not alone. 50% of the population make resolutions and yet only 10% will stick to them by the end of Feb! Depressing eh! Well, I [...]

Can Exercise Help with Depression & Anxiety?

Can Exercise Really Help with Anxiety & Depression I posted this blog a month ago but thought I would post again after hearing on the news today that suicide is the biggest killer for men between the ages of 20-50! That is a really scary statistic and therefore I felt compelled to post this again especially as Christmas is a few days away and it may not be all parties and celebrations for some and mighta actually be a living [...]

12 Tips for Getting Through the 12 Days of Christmas

12 Tips for Getting through the 12 Days of Christmas It's Christmas!!!!!! Which if you are like me, means over indulgence on food and drink!!! Way too much chocolate and way too much yummy food is on the agenda. Then comes the slump which is usually January 1st when guess what.....yep, we all sign up to the gym!!! lol. So in todays blog, I wanted to try and preempt any of the looming stress and handle the Christmas period in [...]

Epic Chocolate Energy Balls

Epic Chocolate Energy Balls With Xmas weeks away, I keep being asked for a healthy chocolate alternative. Well, I have listened and with the expert advice from Health & Wellness expert Katherine de Wattville we have added this bad boy to my plans. I have to say I am a little wary of chocolate alternatives as they never quite come up to scratch. However, Katherine reassured me and we made my first attempt together live on FB! They took [...]

Can Exercise Help with Depression & Anxiety?

Can Exercise Really Help with Anxiety & Depression Christmas is fast approaching and for most people it's a fun time of year, filled with parties and celebrations with family and friends. However, for many people this is not the case and it is a time filled with sadness, depression, loneliness, and anxiety. I think we have all suffered with some form of depression or at least know a close friend or family member that has and its not pretty. [...]

I Need Your Opinion

I Need Your Opinion I need your opinion on something. Are these the kind of things you would like to see on one of my 6Wk healthy eating plans? These are Epic Energy Balls and I have to say they are damn good! Completely natural, vegan and gluten free and they add a well deserved sweet treat to any healthy eating plan. Wait - this is the best part, they take under 10mins to make - quicker than running [...]

5 Things You Should Know About Low Fat Foods

5 Things You Should Know About Low Fat Foods In today’s blog I am lifting the lid on low fat food labelling and to keep things short, sweet and simple, I have listed 5 things you may not know about low fat foods. I am also going to give you some label guidelines so when you are in the supermarket you can make better informed choices. 1. Fat Is Replaced with Sugar - If fat is taken out, something [...]

Help!! How Can I drop an Outfit Size in Time for Xmas?

‼️Help!‼️How can I drop an Outfit size in time for Xmas??? ❓❓ I seem to be answering this question daily so I thought I would list down what I do here:- 1. Choose an Outfit and Try it on!! You may remember I had initially chosen a beautiful green dress which I wore last year. I tried it on today and its snug which for me is not an incentive as it fits, albeit snug. Therefore, I have chosen [...]

3 Hot Tips for Fitting into that Xmas Outfit

3 HOT Tips for Fitting into that Xmas Outfit Christmas is fast approaching and we all want to look amazing at the work do or Xmas party without feeling self conscious. The good news is, if you start early, you can be sure to drop a whole trouser or dress size and still have time to buy the knockout outfit. So to help you shave 10lbs off your waist and hips I made this quick video below and listed my 3 top [...]

Why You’re Gaining Weight…

Why You're Gaining Weight! Tired of gaining weight? Of course you are – none of us enjoy it when the number on our scales begins to climb. So why are you gaining that extra weight now? That is a valid and frustrating question. And the answer is often found in recent changes in your life. According to Edward Abramson, Ph.D. the author of Emotional Eating, “Any change [...]

I Still Can’t Believe I Looked Like This!

I Still Can't Believe I Looked Like This! When I look at this picture of me on the left in January 2015, it still brings up horrid memories and I still can't believe I looked like this.  You see although I have always been into fitness and hence why I became a Sports Scientist, it wasn't until 2012 when I had my own personal battles that I really appreciated what its like to be overweight, depressed and really unhappy. [...]

3 Tips to Help you Shed that last 8lbs whilst still eating the Food You Love

3 Tips to Help you Shed those Last 8lbs Whilst Eating the Food You Love If I had a pound for every time someone said to me, I am really struggling to get the last 8lbs off, well, I would be a very rich lady!! So why do people struggle with the last 8lbs or do they? Our bodies are so unique and you really have to treat them that way. What works for your friends might not necessary [...]

Managing Mosquitos!

Managing the Dreaded flying Devils So we are into our Indian Summer and although I love the heat and all that it brings, I cannot stand the flying devils that come out at night! It really is no fun whatsoever the next day after a really good night out to wake up to bites whether they be one or two irritating ones or in my case all over my body. Now I have travelled extensively and the one place where I [...]

5 Breakfasts to Help Burn Belly Fat

5 Breakfasts to Help Burn Stubborn Belly Fat The two biggest mistakes I see people make when it comes to wanting to lose belly fat are eating low fat foods for breakfast and skipping breakfast. Most low fat foods as I have previously blogged about are high in sugar and by eating sugary breakfasts in the morning can send your blood sugar levels soaring which in turn releases insulin to bring it back down again rapidly. Insulin is our [...]

Try these 3 Ab Blaster Exercises for a Flatter Stomach

The Best Ab Exercises Just because those crunches won’t reduce your body fat, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t strengthen your abdominal muscles. Regular ab exercises are an essential part of your strength and conditioning – necessary in order to get that fit physique you want. So here are my top 3 ab exercises to help tone your middle! Plank: Lie face down on mat resting on the forearms, palms flat on the floor. Push off the floor, raising up [...]

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