Nutrition Archives - Coach Mark Carroll

Everything You Need to Know About Protein: The Building Block of Life

In this blog by guest author Roger Sutherland – Shift Work Health & Wellbeing Coach, learn why protein is such an important macronutrient for health and muscle building and how…

Aug 22, 2023
Roger Sutherland
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Five steps to a life-changing fat loss transformation

Intro You know those epic “before and after” transformation photos you see everywhere online? You see them and think, “How is that possible? What are they doing that I can’t…

Jul 7, 2023
Mark Carroll
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Refeeds & Diet Breaks: Do They Really Work?

Intro  About 10 years ago, was the first time I heard the term “refeed day.” I remember reading an article while dieting myself in a hard deficit. The article said…

Dec 20, 2022
Mark Carroll
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The Low FODMAP Diet: A How To Guide!

Gut health!  It’s the new kid on the block, and everyone is flocking to monetising the movement with self-proclaimed titles like ‘gut health guru’. It’s become the latest marketing strategy…

Dec 14, 2022
Sheridan Skye
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How to change your nutrition in your menstrual cycle

Nutritional considerations across the menstrual cycle are a relatively new topic. This means that there’s limited evidence to support its use. Still, emerging data suggests it could be helpful for…

Nov 17, 2022
Sheridan Skye
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Evidence Based Supplements for Health & Performance – Part 1

There are many supplements available on the market today that claim to offer a variety of benefits. While some of these claims may be true, many are false or exaggerated….

Oct 27, 2022
Sheridan Skye
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What are the benefits of Ashwagandha?

Ashwagandha, is it the gateway to less stress and increased performance? Our head of nutrition, Sheridan Skye breaks it down for you in detail. Ashwagandha is a herb that has…

Sep 20, 2022
Sheridan Skye
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DO PROCESSED FOODS INCREASE FAT GAIN?

Though “if it fits your macros” (IIFYM) has grown in popularity in recent years, there is still a lot of confusion about what the term actually means. IIFYM stands for…

Aug 19, 2022
Sheridan Skye
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Is it harder to lose fat & gain muscle during menopause?

Is it harder to lose weight during menopause? I wanted to kick off this week’s blog with a topic I know many of you will find so valuable. Mark and…

Jun 23, 2022
Sheridan Skye
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Want to lose weight and keep it off? Have a reverse dieting plan!

Are you someone who struggles to keep your weight loss result long term?  You are able to lose the weight, but post fat loss you tend to rapidly put it…

Jun 15, 2022
Mark Carroll
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SHOULD YOU EAT MORE WHEN YOU HAVE YOUR PERIOD?

Before jumping into this topic, we need to go through a mini-crash course on how the female menstrual cycle works. People commonly think that the menstrual ‘cycle’ is purely the…

May 26, 2022
Sheridan Skye
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Are all calories created equal?

What is a calorie?  A calorie isn’t a physical substance like water or juice. But, just like centimetres and litres, a calorie is a unit of measure. More specifically, it…

Apr 20, 2022
Sheridan Skye
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5 reasons you aren’t losing fat in a deficit

Let us start this by being direct – if you’re not losing fat, you aren’t in a deficit. I know! The most unhelpful answer ever. Nonetheless, it’s true. If you…

Apr 6, 2022
Sheridan Skye
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Net carbs vs total carbs, which one should you track?

Please do me a favour! Grab a packaged item from your pantry and look at the carbohydrate section.  Does it likely say total and net carbohydrate? I’m going to bet…

Mar 10, 2022
Sheridan Skye
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MY TOP 10 TIPS TO TRACKING AT A RESTAURANT

Today’s article is dedicated to the most asked question in my inbox:  HOW DO I STAY ON TRACK WHEN EATING OUT? Eating out is a normal part of being a…

Feb 4, 2022
Sheridan Skye
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10 Tips to Navigate Your Holiday Nutrition

The silly season is upon us which probably means your social calendar is bursting at the seams. Even if you’re a little bit of a hermit (like myself), you will…

Dec 23, 2021
Sheridan Skye
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How much protein can you absorb?

How much protein can you really absorb and how can you maximise muscle growth? We seem to see a number of dogmas in the fitness industry that are coined by…

Dec 16, 2021
Sheridan Skye
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Lowest Hanging Fruit – A guide to combating nutrition

A guide to combating nutrition  Feeling lost with your nutrition?  Overwhelmed with so much information? Not mentally up to tracking calories right now ? Need some momentum? With all of…

Nov 11, 2021
Mark Carroll
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