We have recently launched our new Diet Whey and it is already Shaking up the Weightloss Industry! We are very proud to introduce our latest product 'Burn Blend' Burn Blend is a mixture of carefully selected weight loss and toning ingredients to create an amazing tasting diet protein shake. Burn Blend only contains whey protein as its protein source, we do not believe in using cheaper soy protein as a filler to keep manufacturing costs down, we aim to bring you the very best top quality products. So what can you expect when purchasing Burn Blend? ✔ Industry leading weight loss support blend ✔ Great taste in two product launch flavours with more amazing flavours coming shortly ✔ A versatile product (you can use it in cooking and smoothies - we will be bringing you some ideas) ✔ Great mixing non lumpy shakes ✔ A filling yet healthy meal replacement ✔ An array of vital amino acids What weight loss ingredients does it contain? We have carefully selected this weight loss support blend to bring you an industry leading product. You'll notice that the majority of our competitors will only include some of these elements... we choose to use them all! - Chromium - Cayenne Extract - Garcinia Cambogia - CLA - Acia Berry - L-carnitine - Inulin - Green Tea Extract - Caffeine How to use Burn Blend? We suggest you use Burn Blend as a meal replacement shake for your breakfast. We do provide a free diet plan with many of our products so we give good guidance as to what to eat alongside the Burn Blend diet shakes. It also goes great in smoothies blended with fruits and even add a scoop of your healthy pancake mixes! Oh yeah.. and lets not forget the tub will look great in your kitchen! What Amino Acids does it contain and what do they do?Leucine (Muscle tone/repair/recovery) - This is a vital Amino Acid that can not be synthesized. It is the only dietary amino acid that has the capacity to directly stimulate muscle protein synthesis Isoleucine (Muscle tone/repair/recovery/clotting of wounds) - Its primary use is to help the body recover from tough physical activity. In addition to this is helps the body regulate sugar levels Valine (Muscle tone/repair/recovery) - Valine is an essential amino acid, hence it must be ingested your body can not create it Aspartic Acid (muscle tone) - This forms one of the building blocks for protein. L-Glutamine (Mucsle tone/endurance/immune system/fat loss) - L-glutamine has many uses. Studies have shown that it increased growth hormone, which helps with muscle production, but also fat loss due to the increased growth hormone. It also helps stop muscle wastage. Serine (Fat loss/immune system) - This is needed to help with the metabolism of fats and fatty acids. It also helps maintain a healthy immune system Glycin (Mucsle tone/energy) - Glycin helps create muscle tissue. In addition it helps with energy levels by converting glucose in to energy. It also has a positive effect on creatine levels in the body Histidine (Healthy Tissues) - Histidine helps maintain healthy tissue throughout the body. It also helps with mental state and sexual function Arginine (Immune system/circulation/heart function) - Arinine has a wide range of benefits. The most noted are improving circulation and heart health along with regulating hormones improving sexual function. It also helps remove toxins from the body Threonine (growth/Immune system/cardiovascular system) - A number of benefits, ranging from wound healing, bone condition and supporting lots of bodily functions and organs. Alanine - (energy/antitoxin/cell protection) - Alanine can sometimes give you a slight tingle. It helps the body convert simple sugars to energy, which is great when training. It also protects your cells from damage during exercise Proline (joints/Skin) - This is essential to maintaining healthy skin, it aids in the production of collagen and cartilage so in terms helps keep muscles and joints supple, a must if you are training hard! Tyrosine (mood/nervous system) - This is very important as it helps the brain perform many functions such as regulating appetite and stress levels. Methionine (fat loss) - This is an essential amino acid that helps the body remove fat. It is also needed to create creatine within the body Cystine - (nutrients/joints) - This is able to complete several functions such as helping joint pain and helping the body to absorb nutrients. Phenylalanine - (brain health/skin) - It is used to combat lots of disorders as well as healing skin conditions. Lysine - (mood/muscle tone) - Studies have shown that this has a positive effect on muscle tone and mood improvements. Tryptophan (improved sleep) - This is an essential amino acid so your body can not produce it, it is linked to improving sleep and helping with a healthy mood. What are you waiting for? Purchase Vanilla Velvet or Peanut Chocotini now to continue on your weight loss and toning journey!
Check out this in depth review from personal trainer Meisha Pijot..... You can read the original content hereFat burners. Are they actually worth the money? The supplement industry is booming, whether it be the standard essentials such as multivitamins, fish oils and whey protein or something more specific, promising to give results like no other. Fat burners are always one of these questionable products. Do they work? Are they bad for you? In my experience, there are a lot of fat burner supplements on the shelves that will absolutely intrigue the dieters and gym goers out there. I mean, if something’s going to make the process quicker and easier, surely it’s worth the extra dollar? Well… quite often it’s not. I came across Grilla Fitness’s Burn Bullets a couple of years ago when a client came to me having bought some and was going to try them to help her reach her weight loss goal. I read the ingredients and gave her the go ahead seeing as they were completely natural and pretty generic, known to assist in the short term improvement of metabolic function. A long story short, this lady, who may I add, had NEVER lifted weights before in her life, went from being hungry and unhappy, to slim, toned and her appetite suppressed. She dropped 3 dress sizes in 3 months and looked and felt better than ever! Now I’m not saying the burn bullets were the only thing that changed her shape. Of course the right nutrition and training had a lot to do with it. But the suppression of her appetite was incredible, which the bullets had to be credited for. Having then gone and tried them myself and encouraged a number of clients to also give them a go, there’s mostly only good words been said. Personally, I don’t feel the need to use any fat burning supplements when I’m prepping, just very specific nutrition and training. But, they certainly gave me an energy boost so I would consider using them time-to-time as a pre workout. Overall, as far as fat burning supplements go, these guys have nailed it. The team even sent me a Weight Loss Stack to give their other products a go including CLA gels and their Burn Blend Diet Whey, which I must say, tastes pretty yummy. Nice one guys. Here’s what a couple of my clients had to say…
Iain – Having a young family it’s difficult to muster up enough energy getting to the gym never mind doing any exercise. Burn Bullets provide the kick I need to power through my programme plus some. Lauren – Burn Bullets give me a real energy boost and buzz, which makes me work twice as hard in the gym and I’ve found I can lift heavier and do more reps!
*Please note, I am not associated or sponsored by Grilla Fitness, this is just a product review.
We are pleased to announce our latest product to the Grilla Fitness armory, Target Zone CLA. This product has been designed to use on its own or to compliment our weight loss stack, incorporating our hugely popular Burn Bullets and Burn Blend, the posh diet protein! But What Is CLA?CLA Stands for Conjugated linoleic acids. CLA are a family of natural occurring acids found mostly in meat and dairy products. CLA is made up of 28 different structural forms of the same molecule all of which have different effects to the body. CLA is a naturally occurring fat and is not to be confused with the man made trans fats which are bad for health. What are the benefits of taking CLA as part of the weight loss stack? • Studies indicate that taking CLA not only decreases body fat, but also promotes lean body mass. This has been concluded after numerous trials. What was found was that when taken over a period of time, subjects remained at the same weight, however, body fat had decreased which meant that muscle mass had increased during this time. • CLA isn't a thermogenic type fat busting product such as our Burn Bullets, which means they can be taken before bed as they have no stimulant type effect. This means that the fat loss benefits will be experienced as you sleep. There are other benefits of taking CLA, although research stages are very early. These include: • anti cancer benefits • anti inflammatory properties How should I take my CLA as part of the weight loss stack? • Take 1 Burn Bullet in the morning along side 1 Target Zone capsule • Note – 1 Burn Blend shake can be used as a breakfast replacement • Take 1 Burn Bullet 20 mins prior to workout • Note - it is recommended to drink one protein shake post training to promote muscle repair. We recommend our Burn Blend Diet Whey although another low calorie low carb protein can be used instead (please check out our lean protein section) • Take 1 Target Zone capsule prior to bed You can buy Grilla Target Zone CLA right now! Have a look here!HAPPY SHREDDING!!
More and more research has been carried out into the causes of cancer with processed foods being near the top of the list. It is important nowadays to have a healthy diet to reduce the risk of developing cancer, in fact some research has found that there are certain foods that actually have cancer preventing qualities. Oily Fish Fish oil will give you a good course of long chain omega 3. This is a very effective anti-inflammatory in the body which helps minimise the types of hormones which irritate and inflame. When someone has cancer, DNA structure can be put at risk, however some research has shown that Omega-3 combats this effect. There are quantities of vitamin D in oily fish which has also been thought to help with prevention of cancer. Mackerel, Salmon and Herring are packed with vitamin A which has been found to reduce levels of colon, breast and prostrate cancer. If someone is undergoing chemo, then eating oily fish helps prevent the wasting and weakening of the body associated with the treatment. There are various ways to supplement intake of omega three, with fish oil capsules and flack seed oils which you add to your food, but flack seed oil produces the short chain variant of omega-3 , so has different benefits. Garlic If you can put up with the Garlic breath, Garlic has many cancer fighting ingredients such as selenium, tryptophan and sulphur-based agents. Garlic also has properties which seem to stop the blood supply which forms a tumour. Garlic is an anti-inflammatory for the body. It has a number of active ingredients. Mushrooms There are many different variants to the humble mushroom, and each variant has its own promotional qualities. Shiitake Mushroom has been used for lowering cholesterol levels for many, many years. Lentinan has been extracted from shiitake which has been shown in research to reduce cancer tumours in size. Maitake Mushrooms Have ingredients that start the reaction which helps the body remove foreign invaders. Other ingredients have been shown to help stimulate the immune system and have also been shown to improve the effect of chemo,in particular helpful towards combating bone cancers and stomach cancer. Wine Yes, believe it or not, wine and red wine in particular, has high levels of a chemical called resveratrol which is derived from the grape skin. This has been found to be anti-cancer and pro-heart. Alcohol has always got to be taken in moderation however though, as Alcohol can be toxic and is associated with liver, breast and stomach cancers, so please always drink carefully! Fibre oats, beans, lentils, fruit including pears and apples contain large amounts of fibre. Much research has shown that bowel cancer is less common in people who eat lots of fibre. Fibre could help protect against bowel cancer in a number of ways. Fibre increases the size of stools, dilutes their contents, and helps people have more frequent bowel movements. This reduces the contact time between the bowel and harmful chemicals in the stools. Fibre may also help gut bacteria produce helpful chemicals that change the conditions in the bowel. All of these things help to reduce the risk of cancer.
Here is the lowdown on whey protein. There are many different types of whey protein available on www.grillafitness.com so make sure you do your research choose one that suits you! Whey Protein where does it come from? Whey is left over when milk is coagulated during the process of cheese production, and contains everything that is soluble from milk after the pH is dropped to 4.6 during the coagulation process The protein in cow's milk is 20% whey protein and 80% casein protein Why is whey protein so important for atheletes? During a heavy weights session your muscles are forced into protein breakdown, with the body splitting the amino acids into energy or using them to synthesise new protein. Following training, to promote muscle growth this exercise-induced protein breakdown needs to be turned around to be positive – taking on extra protein is how you can do it. To ensure mucsle growth when training, you need to ensure that your body absorbs more protein than has been caused to break down during training. How much Whey should I take? research studies have identified that the upper limit for protein ingestion should be 2g per kg of body weight. Above this there is no evidence of further benefit to muscle growth. For an 80kg individual, the upper intake should be 160g protein per day to aid muscle growth. The different forms of Whey There are basically three major types of whey protein. Each reflects a different degree of filtering and processing. From the least processed to the most processed, the types of whey are: whey protein concentrate, whey protein isolate, and whey protein hydrolysate. Whey protein concentrate goes through minimal processing. As a result, it's often much cheaper than other forms of whey, making it a good choice for those on a budget. Think of it as the difference between drinking pure orange juice or orange juice from concentrate... Whey protein concentrate is made with gentle filtration processes known as micro- and ultrafiltration. These processes create a supplement that is around 70-80 percent protein, with the remainder being carbs and fat. These processes also retain most of whey's beneficial peptide fractions, which are small particles of protein that perform various functions in the body. For example, whey peptides provide helpful antioxidant benefits and support immune function. Whey protein isolate (WPI) is more protein-packed than concentrate. Isolate is made with longer filtration times or additional types of processing, such as cross-flow microfiltration or ion-exchange chromatography. These fancy methods basically make a more protein-packed powder. With less remaining carbs and fat...this also means less lactose which is great for people who are lactose intolerant Protein hydrolysate has special application in sports medicine because its consumption allows amino acids to be absorbed by the body more rapidly than intact proteins, thus maximizing nutrient delivery to muscle tissues. It is faster to asborb than other forms of protein, bacause it is effectively partially digested (broken down) during the production process. As the production is more intense than the other forms of whey, this means that this type of whey is more expensive to buy. When should i take it? The two most important times to consume whey protein are 15-30 minutes before your workouts and within 30 minutes after your workouts,this is due to whey's speedy digestion rate. Providing a fast stream of amino acids to muscle tissue before, during, and immediately after resistance training promotes max muscle growth. Whole-food protein sources like chicken breast, eggs, fish and beef won't digest fast enough to be beneficial during these critical times. Before weight training, take about 10-20 grams of whey protein to enhance muscle strength, increase endurance, and decrease muscle breakdown. After your workouts, go with 20-40 grams of whey to enhance muscle recovery and boost muscle protein synthesis. You should also consider taking 20-40 grams of whey protein as soon as you roll out of bed. Breaking down protein causes the body to burn more calories than if it were breaking down a card, so this will aid weight loss. Taking 20-40 grams before bed with skimmed milk will ensure that your body has all the protein it requires and does not go into a ''catabolic state'' which could cause muscle to break down and with it your well earned GAINS!
DONT FEAR THE FAT!!!!! Healthy fats are essential for athletic performance as well as your overall physical and mental health. Fats give you energy, help your body absorb vitamins and minerals, control inflammation, and keep your skin and hair healthy, just to name a few benefits. The bottom line is that your body needs fat to work properly, so removing it from your diet is unhealthy and can be dangerous. Our bodies require two essential fatty acids: omega-3 and omega-6. These essential fats help regulate your body's inflammatory response to exercise. Most people consume more omega-6 than omega-3, which is normal and healthy. But, a huge imbalance can be damaging. Therefore, it's not a bad idea to supplement your diet with a little more omega-3. You can find it in flaxseed, soybean, cod, sardines, salmon, and walnuts. You can also obtain omega-3 from supplements sold at www.grillafitness.com . You can search omega 3 products by typing ''omega 3'' into the search bar. Because omega-3 fatty acids also help support cardiovascular and cognitive health, a supplement may also be a good idea. Although the recommended daily amount is not exactly understood, individuals shouldn't consume more than four or five grams per day because can it create lipid oxidation, creating more harm than good. In the next coming weeks, the grillafitness team will be bringing out a range of fresh foods that you can order fresh to your door. Check out our omega-3 omega-6 rich ranges of fresh fish on our ''health foods'' page.
Protein pancakes are the way forward! Protein pancakes are, quick, easy and tasty! They can be great for snacks when your trying to avoid the naughty cravings! Add berries, bananas and natural yoghurt to jazz things up a bit! Below is a simple recipe: Egg White and Oatmeal Protein Pancake Serves one Ingredients 1 cup egg whites 1/3 cup oats 1 packet stevia or 2 teaspoons sugar Cinnamon to taste (I use a lot of cinnamon!) Directions Spray pan with cooking spray and heat over a medium high heat Stir all ingredients together until adequately combined and pour into pan When the pancake begins to turn white and the edges of the pancake begin to harden, flip and cook for another one to two minutes ENJOY!
You may have heard about all kinds of radical diets that promote, weight gain, fat loss, increased energy etc. etc..... but one diet that has come to forefront in recent times is the Paleo Diet. But what is it and why could it benefit you? What is the Paleo Diet? The Paleo diet is basically a diet based on the types of foods presumed to have been eaten by early humans, consisting chiefly of meat, fish, vegetables, and fruit and excluding dairy or cereal products and processed food. What is the Theory/history behind the paleo diet? The Paleo diet originated from 70's. Originally, it was referred to as the caveman diet, or the stone age diet. "Palaeolithic," by the way, is just the scientific term for "old stone age." The theory is that without access to modern diets, cavemen ate more naturally than we do today. They didn't eat microwave meals and chips and burgers. They were hunter-gatherers and ate as the human body was designed to eat…theoretically. They had no agriculture, no storage facilities, no grocery stores, and no processed foods. They ate wild plants and fresh meat as they found it. The limited research that we Do have on humans living around this time is that they were healthy…again, so the theory goes. There was no arthritis, no cancer, no osteoporosis, and no heart disease. They were strong-boned, hearty and healthy, and if they died young, it was not because of disease but because of accidents and a hard environment. To summarize, the Paleo Diet is based on what we "think" cavemen ate, based on some historical data and studies of modern-day hunter-gatherers, as well as trace evidence found in archaeological digs and a whole lot of guess work and theory. And since true caveman foods are no longer available to us, it is also based on modern food "equivalents" that have been refined over centuries and that are commonly available in today's supermarkets. That means that, for the most part, the meat you eat comes from domesticated animals raised using modern mass production methods, even if grass-fed, and the so called "forage" that you eat is based on cultivated hybrids nurtured on artificial fertilizers and possibly pesticides. What types of food can I eat while on the paleo diet and what do I need to avoid?The CAN eats Grass-fed meats Fish/seafood Fresh fruits Fresh vegetables Eggs Nuts Seeds Healthy oils (olive, walnut, flaxseed, macadamia, avocado, coconut) The CAN'T eats Cereal grains Legumes (including peanuts) Dairy Refined sugar Potatoes Processed foods Overly salty foods Refined vegetable oils Candy/junk/processed food So Keep at it and what results can you expect to see? Increased and more stable energy levels Improved sleep Clearer skin and healthier looking hair Mental clarity Improved mood and attitude Improvements in those suffering depression or anxieties Less or no bloating, decreased gas Sustained weight loss Muscle growth; increased fitness Lowered risk of heart disease, diabetes and cancer Higher immune function and a general feeling of well being Improved glucose tolerance; decreased insulin secretion and increased insulin sensitivity Improved lipid profiles Healthier gut flora Better absorption of nutrients from food Reduced allergies Paleo diet is anti-inflammatory, most people experience reduction of pain associated with inflammation Improvements in those with respiratory problems such as asthma Good luck Guys!
Lets face it, most of us love a takeaway now and again, and sometimes we just don't have time to cook dinner, so takeaway of choice for the guys at Grilla Fitness, has to be a good chicken curry. Not only is a chicken Curry great to eat, but it also has health promoting ingredients, so you don't have to feel too guilty about eating the odd one here and there! If You fancy trying to cook a curry yourself, there are some great recipes that can be found on the internet, and just have a look at our foods section for some high quality chicken to go in the pan! we will even dice it up for you! Please bare in mind not ALL curries are healthy and some to avoid are kormas, masalas and pasandras, which contain frightening amounts of cream. The average chicken tikka masala, for example, contains about 1,500 calories. So try to stick to Dishes such as Rogan josh, madras, jalfrezi and sags (with spinach) tend to have less cream but just as many healthy spices. or anything oven baked (tandori), as these tend to be coated in yoghurt and spices and are not fried. So What do we have in curries that makes it so good for us? Curcumin Curcumin is the primary active compound in turmeric which is found in curry powders, as well as being used neat in curries. A recent study from the U.S. found that eating turmeric can slow down the build up of plaques on the brain - the main cause of Alzheimer's - by up to 50 per cent. Turmeric has also been found to help with digestion as well as guard against heart attacks and cancer of the colon. It also has strong anti-inflammatory properties. Rice White rice loses many of its healthy benefits in processing. However, it does contain phytic acid, which helps bind the mineral iron in the digestive system, letting the body absorb it easily. It is low in fat and an ideal muscle fuel. Try to stick to plain boiled rice! Ginger Ginger could act as an effective pain reliever from the agony of arthritis. The spice already comes as a supplement called Zinaxin. A study, carried out in the U.S. and presented at a recent British Medical Association conference, confirmed that two-thirds of those people involved in the study who were taking ginger supple-ments experienced a reduction in joint pain caused by arthritis. Ginger is also a traditional cold remedy and contains the antioxidants gingerol, shagaol, and zingerone. It is the zingerone that reacts with the free radicals that can cause tissue damage and joint inflammation, and so helps to reduce the pain of arthritis. Yoghurt Yoghurt is often used both as an Indian condiment in raita and also in the cooking itself. Providing fresh yoghurt is used in the raita, then it is a brilliant source of calcium and vitamin D. It is also beneficial for the intestinal tract, as well as for fighting bacteria in the stomach. Onions Onions contain an agent called diallyl sulfide, which prompts the body to make more of the cancer-fighting molecule glutathione-S-transferase. These are a family of enzymes that play an important role in the detoxification of harmful stomach bacteria. Garlic Garlic has been found to have a wide range of health benefits, from protecting the heart by lowering cholesterol to helping to purify the blood. It also contains allicin, which is a potent anti-cancer agent, and it increases protection from stomach cancer by promoting the production of protective enzymes in the stomach. Cumin Cumin contains phytochemicals - chemicals that are found in plants. Several phytochemicals, including that in cumin, have been found to block various hormone actions and metabolic pathways that are associated with the development of cancer and heart disease. The phytochemicals appear to work alone, as well as in combination with vitamins and other nutrients in food, to prevent cancer. The main anti-cancer agents in cumin are carevol and limonene. A study in Israel showed that the patients consuming high levels of cumin were less likely to develop prostate cancer. Allspice Allspice, a berry-based spice used in a lot of Indian cooking, contains eugenol, an antioxidant that enhances the digestive enzyme trypsin and so helps aide digestion. Capsicum Capsicum is the main phytochemical found in red peppers. It works as an anti-inflammatory, reduces cholesterol formation in the liver and is also used in topical preparations for arthritis relief, although eating it won't have the same effect. Studies have also shown that capsicum has a positive effect on your metabolism.....this is why it is one of the ingredients in our famous BURNBULLETS! Cardamon Cardamon comes in seeds and is considered to be a strong antiseptic and antimicrobial spice by herbalists. It is also a mild aphrodisiac as well as helping to relieve flatulence. And last but not least... Chicken! For more info on why chicken is so good for you please see our chicken blog! So go on guys grab yourselves a nice curry.... and not too too hot, Grilla Fitness will not be held responsible for extra toilet roll costs!!!