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Banting to weightloss is finaly back in favour with the public

Category: National health news | Published : October 24, 2016

Banting to weightloss is finaly back in favour with the public

Banting and Weightloss

Banting was first prescribed in 1861 by a Harley Street surgeon Mr William Harvey with great success to a corpulent London undertaker, Mr William Banting. In time the term to “bant” was introduced into the English language. to Bant is to use of this low carbohydrate diet for weightloss. Banting widely used and was the standard for weight loss in all the major European and North American medical schools for nearly 100 years until it suddenly went out of fashion after 1959 when it was written out of all the major medical and nutritional textbooks, to be replaced with its polar opposite, the currently popular low fat, high carbohydrate, “heart healthy” diet.

The low Carb diet is finaly coming back into common public aproval, it has been making a strong comeback since the Atkins diet in 2002 which met with some strong critisism.

Why is a low carbohydrate diet effective?

A low carbohydrate diet is not like most other diets. Most diets concentrate on cutting fat from meals. On the face of it, the approach makes sense.

Hoever why does cutting the fat in a diet so rarely work?

The key problem most people don’t address is that you should be reducing the total amount of energy consumed, carbohydrates which are the corner stone of a traditional diet are primarily energy. As is Fat. If you consume excess energy your body will store this excess as fat.

So by consuming less carbohydrates and eating more protiens and vegetables you will be sunsuming less energy and so will start turning your fat stores in to energy.

Carbohydrate should be looked on as a fuel, are you an endurance athlete who is at your ideal weight? if so by all means you need more fuel.

However if you are not an endurance athlete or you are but you are over weight then stop eating pure fuel. There is plenty more you can eat.

 Its not for everyone

This diet particularly suits people who are carbohydrate resistant. However those who can metabolise carbohydrates efficiently and who have always been lean despite eating a high carbohydrate diet may not benefit in any way from this eating plan. I would not advise any athlete who is lean and quite happy with his or her weight and performances to change to this eating plan since it might not make a difference and might even be detrimental.

Further reading on bunting

I highly reccomend reading Tim Noakes article on this:

http://www.health24.com/Diet-and-nutrition/Nutrition-basics/Tim-Noakes-on-carbohydrates-20120721

Also for more information on the atkins diet check this out:

http://www.atkins.com/Program/Overview/How-and-Why-Atkins-Work.aspx

More info on william Banting:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Banting

I personaly am very lucky with my metabilism and I am naturaly lean, I still follow the Paleo diet but include lots of potatoes as I do a lot of exercise and need the extra fuel.

Duncan Boltt

top 5 activities to do in cambridge

Category: Sport activities in Cambridge | Published : October 24, 2016

top 5 activities to do in cambridge

Here are my top 5 sports and activities I reccomend in Cambridge, these are activities and sports I do regularly and enjoy doing as port of Cambridge.

Puntingin Cambridge and Grandchester

Always going to be included, I love the river and its a great way to spend an afternoon with friends and family. Going upto grandchester is a fantastic route.

Climbing – The climbing wall at Kelsey Keridge is a great challenge and as routes are routinely changed you will always have a new challenge to work on.

Swiming – Jesus green

Jesus green swimming pool is a fantastic swimming pool and as the longest outdoor pool in Europe we are very lucky to have it. 92m is a long swim.

Park sports – touch rugby
You can just turn up and play on saturdays, its a great fun sport and is always a good mixure of men and women.

CrossFit- The sport of fitness

I am going to say this as its my gym. But I also love it as a sport and the comunity and friends we have down there. So If your looking for a sport in Cambridge and you love a challenge, I highly reccomend CrossFit stags and does in Milton.

Contact details

Website: www.crossfitstagsanddoes.co.uk

The Warrior Diet

Category: Nutrition news Cambridge | Published : October 24, 2016

The Warrior Diet

Discussing The Warrior Diet

One of my clients is on this and he has got great results. He lost 4 pound straight away is no longer weezing (from intolerances) and is sleeping fantastically well. I think it will really suit some people, also some people get a huge boost from changing up there diet every so often. So here is a really interesting diet for you. Let us know what you think?

Its premise: eat one main (massive) meal at night, avoid chemicals, combine foods adequately and challenge your body physically.

A strong black coffee in the morning and the next food is at 12am, then 3-4pm. These meals contain no carbohydrates.

The theory is along the lines of many popular diets, when we fast our body is at its best, we are more alert. The diet is very social as you can eat most things in the evening and your encouraged to eat loads. This then causes you to sleep very well. It takes out all the foods we are generally intolerant to.

The result: a leaner, stronger and healthier body.

1. Eat One Main Meal at Night
There is evidence that humans are nocturnal eaters, inherently programmed for undereating and toiling during the day, followed by overeating and relaxing at night.
2. Go Low on the Food Chain
Researchers believe that the human genome is programmed for a late Paleolithic world. As hunter/gatherers we’re better adapted to pre-agricultural food– i.e. chemical-free fruit, vegetables, roots, sprouted legumes, nuts, seeds, fertile eggs, marine food (wild catch), and dairy from grass fed animals.
3. Exercise While Undereating
It has been established that we are inherently carrying survival mechanisms that benefit us when triggered by physical or nutritional stress such as exercise or undereating. Combining exercise with undereating will amplify the beneficial mechanisms of both – increasing our ability to utilize energy, improve strength and resist fatigue.

Contact details

Website: www.warriordiet.com/

Crossfit in Cambridge

Category: Sport activities in Cambridge | Published : October 24, 2016

Crossfit Stags and Does bring crossfit to Cambridge & Cambridgeshire What is CrossFit

CrossFit training is designed to prepare you for every
eventuality.
We focus on strong function al exercises , gymnastics and
metabolic conditioning.
Our sessions focus on developing great technique then strength
then speed & power.
If you thrive on competition and have always
wanted to reach your optimum fitness, body
weight, strength , speed and power then
CrossFit is for you.
We can work with anyone willing to work
Hard.
Contact us now for a free taster or info

Contact details

Telephone: 07595336710

Email: fran@crossfitstagsanddoes.co.uk

Website: www.crossfitstagsanddoes.co.uk

Spartan race in Cambridge 2012

Category: Client success stories | Published : October 24, 2016

Spartan race in Cambridge 2012

The Spartan race is fantastic fun. It is a 3 mile assault course in royston. Obstacle include:

  1. War Charge: the beginning sprint
  2. Leap of Faith: runners must “leap” over a flaming bale of hay
  3. The Mud Pit: crossing a murky muddy trench
  4. Mystery Element?: the signature element varying from course to course
  5. Mt. Impossible: 8′ wall climb
  6. Heroes Spear Throw: racers must grab a custom made Spartan spear and throw it at a predetermined target
  7. Dark Tunnel:crawl through a mud covered tunnel
  8. The Fallen: Spartan Warriors are stationed and waiting to fend off unsuspecting participants
  9. Enemies Trap: cargo net
  10. Slippery Victory: a greased up 12′ slippery wall built at a 45 degree angle
  11. Barbed Crawl: a crawl through barbed-wire
  12. Scrambling Spartan: the final charge to the finish line.

Where is the cambridge spartan race:

Bassingbourn Barracks Royston Hertfordshire S G8 5LX

When is the Cambridge Spartan Race:

The 29th july 2012

How to enter the Cambridge spartan race:

Contact details

Website: www.spartanrace.com/cambridge-obstacle-racing-spartan-sprint.html

Bushy 10km – Peterborough

Category: Client success stories | Published : October 24, 2016

The Bush 10km is a fast flat 10km race. It is located near peterburough so is nice and local.

When is the Bushy 10km race:
8th of july 2012

Where is the Bushy 10km race:

Bushrield Sports centre,

Orton southgate,

Peterborough,

Cambridgeshire

PE3 5UW

For more information visit:

Contact details

Website: www.bushfieldjoggers.co.uk/19.html

Nice Tri 2 – Sprint triathlon in Cambridgeshire

Category: Client success stories | Published : October 24, 2016

The nice tri 2 is Located in the riverside park its a 750m swim in the river Great Ouse followed by a 25km bike loop finishing with a 2 lap scenic 5km run around the Riverside Park.

When is the sprint triathlon:

Sunday 17 June 2012 8 am Start

What is it:
Sprint Distance: 750m swim | 25k bike | 5k run
bike / 2.5k run

Super Distance: 400m swim | 8.5k

Where is it
Riverside Park,St Neots, Cambridgeshire

Contact details

Website: www.nicetri.co.uk/index.php?id=246

Dragon boat race in cambridge

Category: Sport activities in Cambridge | Published : October 24, 2016

Dragon boat race in cambridge

The Dragon boat race is an anual event in Cambridge, it is fantastic fun and really gets some freindly competition going between each of the dragon boat teams.
Upto 10 people paddle in each 30 foot boat.

When is the dragon boat race:

Saturday 8th September 2012

Where is the dragon baot race:

In Fen Ditton on the River camb in cambridge.

Why race?

Firstly its a fantastic challenge and great fun. Secondly to raise money for a great cause. East Englia Childens Hospice (EACH) is an excellent charity that supports families and cares for children and young people with life-threatening conditions across Cambridgeshire, Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk. Contact them for more details on the event.

Contact details

Telephone: 01223 205180

Website: www.each.org.uk

Milton Park Run- 5km run in Cambridge

Category: Sport activities in Cambridge | Published : October 24, 2016

Milton Park Run- 5km run in Cambridge

The Milton Park run is a 5km run which is free to enter and runs every saturday morning a 9am.

It is a times run, so its a great challenge and doing this every saturday is a great way to keep fit and monitor your progression.

When is the milton park run:

9am every Saturday

Where is the milton park run:

Milton Country Park

How to register for the milton park run:

Ideally you need to register online before the race. Check out the following website to register:

Contact details

Website: www.parkrun.org.uk/cambridge/home

Rock climbing wall in cambridge

Category: Sport activities in Cambridge | Published : October 24, 2016

Rock climbing wall in cambridge

Cambridge has an excellent indoor climbing wall at Kelsey Kerridge, which is above the pool at parker’s piece right in the centre of Cambridge.

Climbing is a great activity, and is also surprisingly social. Since you can only climb for about 20% of the time.

The wall itself has over 200m² climbing surface area and featuring a huge variety of angles and shapes, including a 40 degree overhanging barrel, arch and multi-faceted features.

There is also full training facilities including a campus board, pull up bar and finger boards.

The majority of the wall is bouldering with no ropes, so you can start straight away.

“I highly recommend its a good climbing wall, we are lucky to have it ” Duncan Boltt

Contact details

Telephone: 01223 462226

Website: www.kelseykerridge.co.uk/index.php?pageid=4017

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