Health & Fitness Blog

This new blog will be updated by our health & fitness team here at Splash, providing you advice and guidance on healthy living

HOW TO BEAT THE CRAVINGS!!

If you’re a woman you will be fully aware of this statement. How many times have you felt like you could eat your body weight in chocolate and sweets? Especially around the time of the month. Cravings can have a big psychological effect on us and we automatically think we are going to put a stone of fat on in a day. This is very untrue, so don’t panic. If you have increased weight this will be water due to the increase in carbohydrate, so try and not to stress to much. Cravings can be caused by a fluctuation in hormones which generally occurs when we are about to experience a period. The reason for these cravings is a physiological effect which is happening in your body hence why you are cr

Importance of Calories

A calorie, by definition is a unit of energy-producing potential equal to the amount of heat that is contained in food and released upon oxidation by the body. To put it in simple terms, calories provide energy for life processes. Both protein and carbohydrates contain 4 calories per gram, and fat contains 9. As you can see, fat is the most calorie dense of the concerned nutrients. To find out how many calories is enough for you to gain muscle, take your bodyweight and multiply it by 24, but make sure you have a correct balance of macro-nutrients so you don't gain too much excess fat. Meal Frequency: To keep your body in an anabolic (muscle building) state makes sure to eat every 2-3 hou

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