Ben Coomber Radio (fitness)

Can hormones make you gain weight, or stop you from losing weight? I'm joined by PCOS Nutritionist Claire Goodwin as we discuss her background as a competitive athlete and how her weight was never a simple equation of calories in vs calories out. When does basic black and white science not explain someones weight, and what do we do about it? What hormones are key in this process, and how do they work? Find out in today's show, and check out Claire at: 

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When it comes to food & nutrition, why do we do what we do? How do we know when our nutrition or our environment needs to change for a more positive outcome? Could our relationship be a point of friction in optimal dietary outcome? When were presented with a physical problem, like eczema, what do we do, and why? Optimal human health is a right for all, but what steps are limiting factors in us achieving it? Join myself & Tom Bainbridge to find out. 

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What does a new dad do when he wants to train for a fight? Train for it, that's what. Simon Herbert is a fighter, newly appointed dad, gym owner, coach and nutritionist. An expert juggler of all the above with a history of irritable bowel disease we discuss his journey, the battles old and new, not accepting his fate when told be needed a colostomy bag, and how to optimise training and nutrition for a busy and demanding lifestyle. Enjoy. 

And give Simon a follow on Instagram and Facebook 'Simon Herbert' 

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Clean Eating Alice is now Alice Liveing, but why, what happened? In this amazing interview with Alice Liveing we uncover her recent journey of nutritional and fitness change, the journey that took her into this world of Instagram fitness with 3 best selling books, the lessons she has learnt, the pro's and con's of social media, what she hopes for the future of fitness, and more. An inspiring and ranty podcast, you'll love it. 

Check out Alice's books on Amazon and her amazing work on social media 'Alice Liveing'. 

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Can we push too hard and not make progress? How much is too much? This is the problematic area of fitness, knowing whether you are doing too much, or not enough. The reality is it's very personal, but in this show we explore building muscle, training to extremes, and how to juggle all this with what we coin as 'life'. 

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Want to know who the real Bear Grylls is? This man, Les Stroud. Over 70 episodes where he goes into the wild to survive on his TV show 'Survivorman' that he films himself. Les Stroud joins me on the show to discuss his diet at home and in the world, how he keeps fit, what nature does to the human body and mind, why he programs yoga into his training, why he fasts, what he thinks of veganism seeing as you can't be vegan in the wild, and much more.

Les was an awesome, humble, entertaining guest, with a ton of stories to share. 

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Grab one of his books on Amazon! 

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Hazel Wallace, Doctor & Trainer, aka the Food Medic joins me to discuss... In a world of lifestyle related diseases, do we appreciate BOTH the value of food and medicine? Do we need to be more aligned to have more impact in the world? And, is the fitness industry part of the problem, especially as we tend to point the finger at the NHS and the EatWell plate for being 'not so perfect'. But, is it REALLY that bad? Are we propagating the confusion around nutrition? 

A fascinating discussion with a lady doing great things in the world of food, nutrition and medicine. Grab a copy of her book and follow her here: 

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This week we coach someone and go into detail on a real case study discussing calorie and nutrient intake, the application of science and how real world feedback changes our approach, phobias and how to alleviate anxiety with data, calculating energy expenditure, the true definition of evidence based practice, reverse dieting, and much more (including my new favourite recipe). Oh, and I'm with yours truly Mr Tom Bainbridge from the BTN Academy, online nutrition course provider. 

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Getting strong in the gym is easy, what about outside the gym? Molly Galbraith has a global movement called GIRLS GONE STRONG, and she's inspired 1000's to accept their bodies and move from strength to strength physically and mentally. But how? What happens if the road is troubled, loved ones pass away, we experience break ups, and injure ourselves? It's all happened to Molly, so you can learn from someone who has developed strength when they have felt their lowest, even when they appeared strong fro the outside by everyone else. 

I chat to Molly about her past and how her strength evolved, how the world is keeping us weak, why learning about an evidenced based approach is key, her history with competing in physique competitions and bodybuilding, where her thoughts lie on the fat shaming debate, why we must accept who we are but continually move forward, where she finds strength now, and MUCH more. Molly was a top guest, ladies, you're going to learn a ton and be inspired. 

Enjoy, And you can find Molly and her work here: 

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What is the future of fitness? See, trends come and go in fitness, but principals don't, but what are these principals? What does the future hold? I interview fitness legend Lou Schuler, author of the book series 'The new rules of lifting', as well as many more published books. At over 60 years of age, Lou has seen a lot in fitness, all after picking up his first dumbbell set at age 13. Since then he's been through the times, and seen it all, so what can we learn from a fitness legend. Find out, join me and Lou on the show as we explore past, present, and the future of fitness. 

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