The Plant Based Diet

What is the plant based diet? First of all its not Vegan, its not even vegetarian.  It means that you primarily eat plant based foods. Plant based foods are – fruit, vegetables, nuts, seeds, wholegrains, legumes and beans.  It does not mean you cannot eat meat or dairy it just means these are occasional foods. Continue reading “The Plant Based Diet”


BCAA’s – Branch Chain Amino Acids If you read yesterday’s post on Essential Amino Acids you will see that from those 9 EAA’s 3 of those are BCAA’s. What does that even mean? – Leucine, Isoleucine, Valine (the 3 BCAA’s) support the muscle protein synthesis (MPS) process. And supress muscle protein breakdown (MPB) Other benefitsContinue reading “BCAA’s”

Protein Value ideas

It is much easier to hit your protein goal if you eat animal products. 3 meals at 25g of protein and 2 10g of protein snacks and you wont be far off. You will notice that it is much harder as a plant based eater as you would need to eat a high volume ofContinue reading “Protein Value ideas”

Things You Need to Know About Protein

Nearly every single client I see in the clinic is not eating enough Protein, both male and female. Unless you are really into muscle gains most people don’t even know why we need it and what it does for us.  I have to try and change this as I think most Nutritionists would say it’sContinue reading “Things You Need to Know About Protein”