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What we learnt on the Body Coach 90 Day Plan

Some of our Body Coach graduates reveal the surprising things they discovered while following the 90 Day Plan.

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Spicy Aubergine Spaghetti

This spicy spaghetti recipe is quick and easy to make and perfect for batch cooking. It's a cycle 3 recipe from my Veggie 90 Day Plan.

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Aubergine Parmigiana

This recipe is from my Veggie 90 Day Plan and it's so good! Perfect comfort food and it tastes amazing.

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Breakfast Banana, Coconut and Cinnamon Muffins

These muffins are perfect for prepping in advance and having in the morning when you're on the go. This one is from Cycle 1 of my new Veggie 90 Day Plan.

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Body Coach Schools Fitness Week Is Back

Calling all teachers, schools, parents, guardians, headteachers, caretakers and dinner ladies: I'm super excited to announce my third Schools Fitness Week starting Monday September 10 on the Body Coach TV.

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Butternut Squash and Coconut Soup

This butternut squash and coconut soup is straight out of my Veggie 90 Day Plan and it's so good. It's really quick and easy to make too.

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How I stay on track: Body Coach graduates

We all have them, those days where you want to sack off the workout, veg on the sofa and chow down on a tub of Ben & Jerry's ice cream. Or perhaps you've eaten healthily all week, been to the gym, but feel like throwing in the towel because you just don't feel like you're making progress.

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The amazing "ripple effect" of your fitness journey

We all know that eating healthy food and exercising regularly has immense benefits - you improve your health, get fitter, stronger and feel all-round awesome. What you may not realise, though, is that your healthy habits can also benefit your friends, family and colleagues too.

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5 signs you're winning even when the mirror says otherwise

When it comes to tracking your fitness progress we often rely on the mirror, progress photos or even bathroom scales to measure how far we've come. But sometimes it can be hard to spot any physical changes, and it's easy to feel like progress has stalled. But this doesn't mean you're not moving forward, and for anyone having an I-want-to-quit-day there are some other really important signals to look for, that show you're winning and becoming fitter and healthier.

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Sweetcorn fritters with avocado and chilli

These banging sweetcorn fritters with avocado and chilli are so good - perfect for breakfast or brunch. They're one of the brand new recipes from Cycle 1 of my new Veggie 90 Day Plan.

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Make-ahead breakfast protein muffins

These make-ahead protein muffins are the perfect grab-and-go breakfast and they taste amazing. They're one of the brand new recipes from Cycle 2 of my 90 Day Plan. They're also in my new Veggie 90 Day Plan.

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Is willpower a mental muscle you can train?

If you've ever pushed your body through something so challenging you didn't think you could do it (like completing your longest ever run), you'll know a thing or two about applying willpower. And if you've ever grabbed a second helping of cheesecake even though you felt stuffed, you know what it feels like to lack willpower. But is willpower something you can train and develop?

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Want to sleep better? How to workout for better Zzz's

Some days, no matter how hard you try to knock out a workout in the morning, it just doesn't happen. This leaves you with a dilemma: you skip training altogether, or squeeze it in at lunch or before you hit the hay. But does working out later in the day get in the way of good sleep? Or do certain types of training make it harder to fall asleep? In this post, guest writer Nicole McDermott digs through the research and talks to the experts to find out if you can tweak your exercise regime to get better sleep.

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Roasted squash, pepper and quinoa salad

This roasted squash, pepper and quinoa salad is perfect for a summer lunch or dinner. It's one of the brand new recipes from Cycle 3 of my new Veggie 90 Day Plan.

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Black Bean Quesadilla

This black bean quesadilla is a real winner. It's one of the brand new recipes from Cycle 2 of my new Veggie 90 Day Plan.

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How to make meal prep fun for families

Healthy meal prep can be tricky when you've got kids. The idea that you might all one day happily sit down for the same healthy meal - containing at least some vegetables - can seem like a distant dream. That's where getting your child involved and making food prep fun can have amazing results.

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Broccoli and goats cheese crustless quiche

This broccoli and goats cheese quiche tastes sooooo good. It's one of the brand new recipes from my new Veggie 90 Day Plan.

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The incredible power of a morning routine

"If you win the morning, you win the day" and in this post Kieran Alger speaks to the experts to find out why super successful people swear by a good morning routine and finds out how you too can cultivate one.

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Try This Banging Mushroom Burger

You know I love a burger so I had to include one in my new Veggie Plan. This mushroom burger with lentils and chickpeas is so juicy and it tastes amazing.

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How to 'spring lean' your home for summer

The days are getting longer, weather is getting warmer and that's often when loads of us start thinking about making the change to a healthier lifestyle. In this post, Natalie Roberts tells us how to Spring Lean your house and get set up for success.

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How I stay fit and healthy during Ramadan

In this guest blog post my good friend Faisal (aka Mr PMA) shares his advice on how to eat and train during the holy month of Ramadan. Faisal is an author, Barry's Bootcamp and Nike Master Trainer and all round fitness hero.

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Is exercise a secret ingredient to success at work?

When you're up against it at work spending any moment away from your desk feels like a waste of time, and it's easy to take the attitude that exercise is a luxury you can't afford. However, did you know that skipping a workout might be costing you more time than it saves? In this post guest writer, Kieran Alger, looks at how breaking a sweat unlocks loads of work-related benefits that we could be missing out on by keeping our noses to the grindstone.

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6 fitness hacks for busy people

With work, family and social commitments all bidding for our time, it can be easy for our fitness goals to slip to the bottom of our to-do list. It can be hard to stay motivated when a packed schedule puts us under pressure, but being busy doesn't mean you have to shelve your fitness goals.

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5 Banging Breakfast Recipes

Looking for some breakfast inspiration this week. Try some of these morning breakfast hero recipes.

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Breakfast Pizza

Did someone order a Body Coach Pizza? This is absolute winner from the 90 Day Plan. And yes, who says you can't have pizza for breakfast.

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PCOS, diet and exercise: How to hit your fitness goals

Even when we're super motivated and committed to hit our fitness goals, life can put things in the way that force us to stop and reassess. For many women, Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is one of those things.

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Linguine with prawns, chilli and midget trees

What's for dinner tonight? How about this tasty linguine with prawns, chilli and midget trees. This is an absolute winner from my new 90 Day Plan.

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My digital detox: What I learnt from switching off

I love social media. It's become my business and my passion. It's allowed me to connect with millions of people all over the world, share my message and inspire people to live a more active and healthy life. But I'm always trying to find a better balance with it.

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How to help your children develop healthy habits

In an ideal world, kids would develop their own healthy habits from a young age. They'd happily eat every nutritious meal we make, and lead active lives without having to be bribed with the Xbox or a WiFi password. But it can be a battle to get children to feel excited about the healthy stuff and it's a challenge many parents face.

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Loaded Sweet Potato Skins

Check out these fully loaded sweet potato skins. These are from my new 90 Day Plan and they taste incredible.

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Why HIIT makes you happy

Fat loss is just one of the benefits of regular exercise, alongside helping to improve our mental health and overall happiness and wellbeing. I always say that if you're struggling to find the motivation to exercise, try thinking about how awesome you feel afterwards. In this post, freelance contributor Kieran Alger explores why HIIT can help make you feel happy.

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My fitness journey with hypothyroidism

Even when we're super motivated to live fitter and healthier lives, we can sometimes hit obstacles that get in the way. Whether it's injuries, sickness or busy schedules we sometimes need to adjust in order to reach our goals. In this blog, guest writer Rebecca Bingham shares her journey on the 90 Day Plan after being diagnosed with hypothyroidism and offer some tips for staying on track when obstacles get in the way.

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The mental health benefits of exercise

The mental health benefits of becoming more physically active are becoming more and more prevalent. In this post, Kieran Alger explores the mental health benefits of exercise.

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Healthy Eggs Royale

Check out this healthy Eggs Royale. It's a brand new recipe from Cycle 2 of my all new 90 Day Plan.

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Smash your running goals in 2018

The new year is always a popular time for setting goals and a big one for many people is to sign up for a long-distance run, anything from a 5K to a full marathon.

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Prawn and chorizo stir-fry

This prawn and chorizo stir-fry is an absolute winner from my new 90 Day Plan. It's super quick to make and tastes absolutely banging.

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4 tips to make your healthy habits stick

Sticking to a new health and fitness routine is tough, and it can be even harder in the winter when it's cold and dark. In this blog, freelance contributor Kara Wahlgren shares some tips on how to make new habits stick.

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Almond, lemon and herb crusted cod with asparagus

Oh my days. This is one of the brand new recipes from my all new 90 Day Plan. It's quick and easy and tastes incredible.

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Bacon wrapped stuffed turkey breast with all the trimmings

Forget pigs in blankets, this is turkey deluxe! It's basically the best of the bird, stuffed with cranberries and smothered in bacon. This is perfect for Christmas Day and this one has all the trimmings, including lemony sprouts, swede mash and cauliflower cheese.

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Chicken and leek gnocchi bake

Gnocchi is becoming my new favourite carb source. I can't work out if it's a potato or a pasta but I don't care because it tastes so good. The kids and adults will all enjoy this one.

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The Doctor's Kitchen on Food, Fats and Living a Healthier Life

I had an awesome conversation with Dr Rupy Aujla of The Doctor's Kitchen to talk about all things food and why he believes it's the most important health intervention anyone can make.

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Why it's time to ditch the fad diets

The problem with diets is that they don't work - not in the long term, anyway. Yes, you can lose weight initially, especially with a drastic decrease in calories, but the likelihood is that you will soon return to your old eating habits and regain any weight lost. After working with thousands of clients, I know that success only happens when a programme is enjoyable and sustainable.

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Chicken, chorizo and cauliflower tray bake

This is one of those meals that is well worth the wait. It tastes incredible and everything gets thrown in the same tray. I recommend preheating the oil in the roasting tray to get the chicken skin nice and crispy.

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5 tips for getting a better night's sleep

Sleep is so important to your overall health and wellbeing and lack of sleep can affect us in many ways, including our fitness and weight loss. In this blog, sleep and insomnia specialist Kathryn Pinkham shares some tips for improving your sleep.

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American-style blueberry pancakes

Everyone on my Instagram goes crazy when I post a stack of protein pancakes, so it only seemed right to include a new pancake recipe. This one will not disappoint. They are so satisfying after a workout.

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Shona Vertue on why Yoga is the perfect accompaniment to HIIT

Shona Vertue is an amazing yoga teacher, personal trainer and creator of the Vertue Method - a practice that combines weight training, HIIT, meditation and Yoga to develop strength and flexibility. We recently made some beginner Yoga videos for my YouTube channel and in this blog Shona explains why Yoga is the perfect accompaniment to your HIIT training.

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Everything You Need To Know About DOMS

Are you struggling to walk after your workout this week? Well, there's a good chance you're experiencing a case of DOMS. In this blog you'll find everything you need to know about Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness and how you can prevent it.

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My mission to get 1 million school kids exercising in a week

Right everyone, I need your help. I've just announced my first ever Schools Fitness Week, where I'm aiming to get 1 million kids feeling the benefits of exercise with live workouts for schools.

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7 awesome stretches for after a workout

Having a good stretch after a workout is super important and can help to ease DOMS (delayed onset muscle soreness) and more importantly prevent you from picking up any needless injuries.

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Egg and chorizo breakfast muffins

These are so easy and fast to make. They include chorizo and cheese too so you know they'll taste awesome. They make a brilliant low-carb breakfast on the go or a snack at lunch.

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A beginners guide to starting your home fitness journey

Fitting in exercise around a busy lifestyle can be hard work, but it doesn't have to be - it's just about knowing how to get the most out of your workouts and pushing yourself when you do.

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Lamb madras curry

There's nothing better than a night in with good friends and a home-cooked curry. This one is really easy to make and lamb makes a nice change from the usual chicken.

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A Beginners Guide To Mindfulness

I asked people on social about what sort of things they wanted to read about on my blog and something that came up a lot was mindfulness and meditation. Here, Kieran Alger shares some tips from meditation master Andy Puddicombe, co-founder of meditation app Headspace, on how 10 minutes a day can help you on your health and fitness journey. This article is part of new series looking at different areas of health and wellness. I hope you like it.

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How to turn your home into a personal gym

Lots of people ask me whether you need to join a gym to burn fat and to get lean and the simple answer is no, you don't. With a small space you can turn your home into your very own fat burning HIIT zone for a full body workout.

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Facebook Live Summer Fitness Week: July 31 - Aug 6

Super excited to announce the schedule for my Facebook Live Summer Fitness Week. If you liked my January Bootcamp, you're going to love this.

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5 Tips For Mums Returning To Exercise After Having A Baby

In this blog, post-natal fitness experts Carifit share some tips for new or expectant mums returning to exercise after giving birth.

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Joe's Fish Pie

After all the love I got for 'Joe's Chicken Pie' in my first book I decided to create an even tastier one. This pie uses smoked haddock, salmon and prawns and it tastes unbelievable. It's so creamy inside and the crispy filo pastry on top just seals the deal for me.

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Let's smash the world record for the world's largest HIIT

Who wants to be part of a new Guinness World Record for the largest ever HIIT session?

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Five things I've learnt on The Body Coach 90 Day SSS Plan

Kirsty Clark began her 90 Day SSS journey around a year ago. In this blog post, she shares some of her experiences and her top five tips for anyone starting out on their own fitness journey.

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Tickets: Summer 2017 Book Tour

I'm super excited to announce my summer 2017 book tour for my brand new book, Cooking For Family and Friends.

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