Are you a Personal Trainer?
No, I’m not a personal trainer although I am surrounded by many. I’ve learnt quite a lot over the last 10 years in and out of the gym and it’s this knowledge on nutrition and fitness that I enjoy sharing with friends, family and anyone who’s interested in these subjects. People have seen how I used to be, both physically and with my diet, they’ve seen the transition and want to know more to help themselves improve.
Are you a cook or a chef?
I would say that I’m a cook, 100%. I think the environment of cooking at home for yourself, friends and family is just as rewarding (if not more so) than cooking in a frantic restaurant with lots of screaming going on in and around the kitchen! I’ve had no classical training and am completely self-taught. The information is out there on how to do it and within my blog I’ll share as much of this knowledge as I can.
Why blog about both?
They are both my passions. People always say, share what you love and every day I wake up I want to push myself at the gym and cook the best dishes I can. I also believe that the two are so interchangable anyway. It was only once I started to change my diet and cook properly with raw ingredients from scratch that I started seeing the real changes to my physique. In order to be successful at the gym and meet your goals that you’ve set yourself, you need to be organised with your diet first.
What type of food do you cook?
I cook anything that I believe will be healthy, nutritious and most importantly, will taste great. When I first started out I experimented with a number of different recipes, some of which I enjoyed thoroughly and some not so much. The ones that I loved from that first bite, I started a ‘Favourites’ list. It’s these recipes I share with you within this blog because it’s this food that I am so passionate about.
What is your diet like?
I’m not a huge fan of the word ‘diet’. To me and to many others, diets are temporary and short-term, perhaps with some results, but not sustainable in the long run. I started making small changes at first, for example, I’d have a packet of crisps every day, which I knew wasn’t great for a snack and swapped them for a piece of fruit. Then if I stuck to this change I’d reward myself with a bag at the end of the week. I believe in eating the right foods and avoiding the bad ones, however I also believe in occasionally indulging, as long as it’s once in a while and not every other day!
Who is your blog intended for?
My blog is written for anyone who has an interest in food, nutrition, cooking, the gym, body-building, losing weight etc. After speaking with many people in person who want to hit their goals, many of the same questions came across, like “what should I eat?”, “how often should I go to the gym?” and ‘”what should I do at the gym?”. Within this blog I intend to answer these questions and many more to help each viewer along their journey to being fitter, healthier, better at cooking and much more.
Can I share your recipes/articles/photographs?
You can share photographs provided you link back to this website. The same goes for recipes, although please do not share the full recipe on your page as these are under copyright. If you have any questions or aren’t sure, please get in touch first.
Do you accept product reviews & giveaways?
As long as the products relate to the world of Food and/or Fitness I will certainly consider them to feature on the site. The site itself is PR friendly and I am always looking for new ways to inspire and provide feedback to my friends and viewers. If you have an opportunity that you believe fits in with Food&FitnessAlways, please feel free to email me.