Top 10 fat shredders

Fuel your body with fat burning foods.

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Burning fat isn’t about running on a treadmill for hours on end, or doing a thousand crunches a day. Exercise obviously contributes to aiding fat loss, but its all about what you eat. If you can’t get the diet right, then you aren’t going to shred the fat. Do you ever hear people complaining that they go to the gym 5-6 days per week, but still aren’t getting the results they want? I can guarantee that it will be down to the fact that they aren’t eating the right foods in their diet.

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Egg whites

Eggs are a rich source of protein. Egg whites provide the fewest calories and no fat, carbohydrates or cholesterol. Protein contains amino acids, which aids in growth and repair of the body.

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Kale

Kale is low in calorie, has small amounts of protein, is high in fiber and has zero fat. Because of the low calorie and high water content, kale has a low energy density. Basically meaning you can stuff your face without having to worry about the calories (not that you would want to stuff your face on kale, its not like it tastes of chocolate). 😂

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Salmon

Salmon is an excellent source of protein, vitamins and minerals. Salmon has a high content of omega-3 fatty acids, when it comes to fat, theres one type you don’t want to cut back on and thats omega-3 fatty acids. Fats can be your biggest ally in shredding the fat.

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Turkey

Bring on the lean meats! Sources of lean protein in your diet is important when you’re trying to lose fat since protein helps to preserve muscle mass.

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Chilli

Chilli peppers have a chemical called capsaicin and when eaten they are immediately converted to heat. Thermogenesis can promote weight loss because it increases your body’s calorie burn.

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Live bio yoghurt

Live bio yoghurt has probiotics, this stimulates a healthy digestive function. It also produces a lot of vitamin B12, B12 helps the body to convert fats and proteins into energy.

 

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Green beans

The green bean is both low in fat and high in dietary fibre. When losing fat, adding green beans to your diet may provide essential nutrients without adding excess calories.

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Black coffee

Caffeine can boost the metabolic rate therefore increasing how much fat you burn. I drink a cup of black coffee before I go training every morning. I highly recommend Santos Javos coffee from Whittard of Chelsea, its the strongest one available.

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Coconut oil

Coconut oil is incredibly good for you, this is due to a chain of saturated fatty acids that boost metabolism for immediate energy.

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Peanut butter

Peanut butter provides you with unsaturated fats, protein, magnesium, vitamin E and the B-vitamin, niacin. Peanut butter is a fabulous way to curb any cravings you may be having. This does not mean that you can eat the entire tub! Peanut butter is very high in fat, so it must be taken within moderation.

 

 

 

Simply the Strongest

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Simply Gym in Cheltenham Gloucestershire, held their first strong man/woman event on the 22nd April 2017 which I had the pleasure of attending.

‘Simply the Strongest’ was organised by PT Matt Kurlinkus of Maximum Personal Training and Nutrition. Matt is a personal trainer at Simply Gym and has been coaching and training the contestants in preparation for this event for the last few months.

The event was incredibly successful and had a fair number of spectators attend. A charity barbecue was also being held alongside the competition in aid of Diabetes UK. Simply gym were able to raise over £150 for charity. It was a fantastic sunny afternoon and a proud day for family and friends who attended.

The event was sponsored by Images Plus who provided the competitors strong man t-shirts. Cheltenham Mercedes also supported the event by lending the venue two fabulous cars for the competitors car pull. @IntergritaPlus for supplying the video footage, and @allaboutsportsclothing for the merchandise.

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The event consisted of the following challenges:

Relay medley

Car Pull

Log Press

Deadlifts

Crucifix Hold

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Line up of competitors:

Andrew Smith

Scott Whitty

Chris Payton

Andrew Hughes

Nick Podmore

Claire Bond

Laura Stevenson

Kim Hilton-Lee

Victoria Polozenko

Throughout the day I was able to record some of the events taking place, and interview most of the contestants. It was an incredibly close contest, everybody did a tremendous job and made a fantastic achievement. The video I have submitted below is of some of the competitors and a few clips of the challenges that they undertook. I’m sorry that I couldn’t get around everybody that day, had a little malfunction with my phone. Please excuse the editing it’s not the best video I’ve done, but I hope you enjoy J please feel free to leave any comments on the home page.