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A sinister new menace is here that could harm your health. Is it an addictive new street drug or a toxic chemical? No, it’s errr *checks notes*…protein and coffee? Blending flavoured protein powder and espresso over ice sounds like a delicious way to increase your protein intake and enjoy the myriad benefits of caffeine on […]

5 Easy Chicken Breast Recipes

To achieve the best results, clean eating is a must and without the right nutrition, Ultimate Performance’s transformations would not be done right. The chicken breast is a key ingredient in most clean diets; it’s easy to cook, packed with protein and great value for money but after time, it can soon become a dish […]

Sizzling Steak With ‘Creamy’ Garlic Mushroom Sauce Recipe

This tender fillet steak is served with a simple and low-fat, creamy garlic and mushroom sauce

Is your gut health affecting your energy?

Suffering from low energy levels can be linked to many causes however, a commonly overlooked root cause is the health of your gut.  Our gut lining has two functions, it allows for the absorption of nutrients and also acts as a barrier to harmful substances.   When our intestines become irritated or inflamed it can lead to increased intestinal permeability which causes the gaps in […]

The best vegetarian protein sources and where to find them

Whether you are a vegetarian or just simply looking to cut down on your meat intake, we have a wide variety of meat-free protein sources and their benefits for you – it will also keep things interesting for your taste buds too!   Eggs Eggs are an amazing source of nutrition, high in protein, selenium, and omega 3s – there are 6g of protein […]

5 Benefits of Weight Training for Coeliacs

Exercise is an essential component to ensure optimal physical and mental well-being for anyone. But this becomes even more important for people who suffer from autoimmune conditions, such as Coeliac Disease (CD).   Coeliac Disease is a lifelong condition that is affected by the consumption of gluten – which is typically found in wheat, barley, and rye. Gluten triggers an immune response in the small intestine […]

The Bristol Stool Chart: Is your stool healthy?

While not everyone is comfortable going into great detail about their bathroom habits and regulation, tools such as the Bristol Stool Chart can be a useful benchmark to help you identify any problems with your gut and digestion. The Bristol Stool Chart describes the typical composition of different types of stool, based on colour and consistency to identify if your faecal matter is normal […]

How To Stick To A Diet For Lasting Body Transformation Results

One of the key components to achieving a successful body transformation is to remove as many of your limiting factors as possible.   These are the obstacles that may come up which could knock you off course.   If you can create a clear and easy path to the end goal, you are far less likely to have trouble getting there.    For some of you reading […]

8 Tips To Help You Stay Motivated During Ramadan

Ramadan is a special time for millions of Muslims around the world and is a period of devoted worship and self-reflection. Fasting is at the heart of the 30-day period, where Muslims will refrain from consuming food and drink from dawn until sunset. These long hours with no food and water can be challenging in […]

Are All Calories Equal?

Consuming fewer calories than you burn, that is your ticket to fat loss, right? Although it is true that any calorie from food supplies a set amount of energy, that doesn’t mean we should totally disregard the nutritional quality of the food we are eating and focus solely on calories in vs calories out. ⁣⁣Our […]

6 Steps You Can Take Today to Go from Couch Potato to Crushing it in the Gym

Life has been tough for everyone over the past 12 months during the coronavirus pandemic.  Normal life was suspended, fitness goals put on hold and healthy diets went out of the window for many of us, and our health and wellbeing may have suffered as a result.   But with a return to normal on the horizon and our Ultimate […]

Gemma Atkinson: Why You Can’t Out-Train a Bad Diet

Can you really out-train a bad diet?   This topic came up in a live Instagram chat between Gemma Atkinson and Ultimate Performance personal trainer Elliott Upton.  Here Elliott shares exactly why nourishing your body with the right food is so important to getting results if you want to look your best, feel your best, and […]

How to Get Rid of Stubborn Body Fat

Want to know the truth about “stubborn fat”? It’s not really stubborn fat at all,  you just haven’t committed to the right approach for long enough to get rid of it.  I have heard many clients talk about it over the years, and the exchange often goes a little like this…  Client: “I just want […]

Raspberry & White Chocolate Protein Crepes Recipe

These raspberry and white chocolate crisp crepes pack 30g of protein per serve.

Healthy, Finger-Licking ‘Fried’ Chicken Recipe

Succulent chicken tenders that melt in your mouth with a crisp, seasoned crumb and lower carbs and fat content

Guilt-Free Eggs Benedict Recipe

If you want a healthier breakfast or brunch meal, try this guilt- and gluten-free Eggs Benedict.

U.P. Guide to: Stress-Free Food Prep

U.P. trainer Elliott Upton’s hatred of food prep sent him on a quest to find easy and stress-free ways of getting it done. Here’s what he has learned.

Maintaining Your Physique Through the Lockdown and Beyond

Consulting the habits of successful weight loss maintainers gives us an understanding of how we can go about maintaining our weight in even the most dire of circumstances.

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