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Archive for August, 2013

Superfoods: Science or Marketing?

Posted by Tubby Paul on August 11, 2013

“A diet based on a variety of nutritious foods, including plenty of fruits and vegetables, remains the best way to ensure a balanced nutrient intake for optimal health.” says it all really!

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What Food Cravings Really Mean

Posted by Tubby Paul on August 11, 2013

Interesting stuff!

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Holiday Training – Running at Sea Level

Posted by Tubby Paul on August 9, 2013

I am just coming to the end of 2 wonderful weeks on the Isle Of Wight, where I have enjoyed a brilliant family holiday with my clan, but most importantly, I have managed to stick to my training programme! 🙂

Okay my diet has not been perfect, but I have not indulged as much as I would have historically, I have been having plenty of fruit and fibre, and little alcohol, so all things taken into consideration I consider I haven’t been too bad on the food front.

As for my training, well I am very proud to say I have stuck to my 12 week training plan to the letter, and have also discovered that I now enjoy a little cross country running, which I hated at school!

I really am proud of myself, mainly because I doubted I would do it, normally a holiday would be just the kind of excuse I would use to skip my training plan, then of course I would take a week or 2 to get back into it, meaning I would have lost 4 weeks of my training, and would be a lot less likely to be ready to run the half marathon I am training for, meaning I would be more likely to fail, and I really do not want to fail! I think the support I have already had on twitter, and the fact that sponsorship money has started coming in would mean I would be letting people down if I fail, also I would be letting myself down, as I am really starting to enjoy my new healthy lifestyle, and sticking to it on my holiday has proven to me (and the family) that it is more than a whim, it truly is a way of life!

Have I missed the booze? Not really, no hangover when you have 4 kids is actually a bonus, and have I missed the huge meals out? If I am honest, no! When I do eat too much now, I am left feeling bloated and horrible, which is not a feeling to enjoy at anytime, let alone while on holiday!

This holiday has taught me a couple of things though, cross country is actually quite fun! Getting off the tarmac and onto the footpaths and tracks around the Isle of Wight have shown me a whole new opportunity to my running, although I will need to invest in a new set of trainers, as my zoots as much as I love them are not up to cross country! Another thing I am loving is ending my evening run on the beach, me doing my best Rocky impression in the surf!


So all in all, my holiday has been brilliant, yes I might avoid the scales for an extra week or so, but I know I am well on track with my training for the Perkins Great Eastern Run in October!

See you in the gym,


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Healthy Greek Yogurt Mini-Cheesecake Recipe

Posted by Tubby Paul on August 4, 2013

I am so going to try this recipe if I can find the ingredients here in the UK! Healthy cheese cake! 🙂

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I’ve been wanting to make these for a loooong time. First, the problem was I couldn’t find one ingredient anywhere. Then, it was that I was prepping for the contest, so I stayed away from dairy. Finally FINALLY, both those problems are over. I found the ingredient (Green Mountain Farms Greek Cream Cheese) at Wal-Mart (unfortunately) and this past Monday, my contest was complete!

I can hear you saying, HEALTHY cheesecake?! Give me a break! Sure, it may not be better for you than a protein shake, but hear me out. This magical ingredient cuts half the normal fat of a cheesecake and deals twice the protein. Can you say SERVE ME ANOTHER?! I thought so. I got this recipe from here and cut it in half. It was very easy and so so good. Creamy, delicious, and light—and it…

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