Iain Mahony

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Stress, Calories and Fat

(0) Comments | Posted July 23, 2013 | 8:13 AM

A subject that is typically raised by clients, in the initial weeks of our working together, is calories. How many should a person take per day? How many per meal? At breakfast? After training? My response is that calories alone do not dictate fat loss. Before people start choking on...

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Ten Top Fat Loss Tips for Summer

(6) Comments | Posted June 20, 2013 | 7:00 PM

As many of us are preparing our bodies for the beach; or at least trying to shift our wobbly bits in order to don t-shirt and shorts with a smile, I've put together some simple tips to help you lose fat, feel healthier, and earn that ice cream next time...

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The Secret Ingredients to Fat Loss

(6) Comments | Posted June 5, 2013 | 7:00 PM

These culinary tips will not only help make 'clean' food more interesting and tasty, but will also have a positive impact on your mission to lose fat.


This spice will improve your insulin sensitivity, making your muscle cells more effective at uptaking sugar instead of fat cells (the opposite...

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Confessions of a Personal Trainer

(3) Comments | Posted April 7, 2013 | 7:00 PM

I am sure that, if you conducted a survey into what people look for in a personal trainer, there would be a broad spectrum of attributes that people would cite. I think one of the most important traits you can have in any profession, and as a person, is honesty....

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Training for Fat Loss - My 10 Key Tips

(1) Comments | Posted March 13, 2013 | 2:17 PM

It occurred to me after writing my last blog that the majority of my pieces have focused on nutrition and hormone balance. I maintain that it is vital to get these two crucial factors in place to facilitate fat loss. In my opinion, if these two are not there you...

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The Truth About Fat - Top Diet Tips That Will Help You Stay Lean and Healthy

(10) Comments | Posted February 28, 2013 | 6:00 PM

This week, I am hoping to dispel a myth that is preventing people from looking and feeling their best - the myth that fat has to be avoided for people to stay lean and healthy.

Fat comes in different guises and whilst there are some that you should avoid like...

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Eat Your Greens - The Wonders of Kale and Broccoli

(25) Comments | Posted February 15, 2013 | 6:00 PM

People come to see me because they are interested in losing body fat. I have helped many people to lose fat quickly, efficiently and in a manner that they can maintain. An initial consultation often reveals one recurring problem.

In my experience, the main mistake that people make is underestimating...

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Fat Loss, Diet, Hormones and Your Health

(7) Comments | Posted February 6, 2013 | 6:00 PM

In my last blog, I mentioned that the best way to achieve fat loss for any individual is to look at where they store fat. Where you store fat is the key to understanding your hormones. This in turn reveals how you should eat, train, and live to have optimal...

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Fat Loss and Exercise Regimes - Everyone's Different

(22) Comments | Posted January 29, 2013 | 6:00 PM

What will work for you?

When people ask me a question such as -

• Is coffee good or bad?

• What is the best training programme to lose fat?

• Should I follow a low carb diet?

My answer is always the same. It depends.

Have a look at...

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Common Fat Loss Pitfalls, Part Two

(5) Comments | Posted January 22, 2013 | 6:00 PM

In my last blog post, I highlighted some of the potential mistakes people make when trying to implement too many changes in a short space of time. I would like to emphasise that it is excellent to want to change (partly because I'd be out of job otherwise.)

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Common Fat Loss Pitfalls

(9) Comments | Posted January 14, 2013 | 6:00 PM

Ah, the start of the New Year: you've had late nights, pressure to be on show in front of relatives coupled with eating a la Henry VIII, enough booze to frighten Oliver Reed and little exercise. Combine with stygian skies and an austere month financially - you have every reason...

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A Healthy January Detox Starts With a Happy Liver

(7) Comments | Posted January 3, 2013 | 6:00 PM

Christmas is a time for family, benevolence and generosity. Christmas lunch is a case in point. When the chef emerged, red faced and weary, we recognised their hard work. They had been multi tasking, stressed and working tirelessly to ensure that we all enjoyed a delicious lunch (unless your well...

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Surviving the Festive Period

(1) Comments | Posted November 23, 2012 | 6:00 PM

It is dark, everyone is loading up with Vitamin C in a bid to ward off the office cold and the incessant M and S adverts have begun; The festive season is upon us.

Late nights, rich and fatty food plus too much alcohol can all contribute to compromised...

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