Author Archive | James Kuhn

Whole Foods

Why Wholefoods are Your Best Friend When It Comes to Fat Loss 

We’ve all heard the mantra “eat whole foods”. You are also probably aware that 95% of health care practitioners recommend you get most of your calories from whole foods.  The simple reason. They’re nutrient dense. Meaning we get more vitamins, minerals, fibre and phyto-nutrients per calorie. Which is good from a health perspective, as it means that we’re avoiding deficiencies and giving our […]

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City Running

Carb Considerations For Endurance Athletes Part 1: Daily Fuelling

For me, performance nutrition centres around three key areas: Optimising performance. Ensuring optimal recovery. Maintaining optimal health. When it comes to working with endurance athletes, there are plenty of factors that need to be considered when addressing these three points. None more important, nor more debated than carbs. Before diving into what we need to […]

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6 Food Commandments to Live By for Better Body Composition

I’ll be the first to tell you that absolute statements don’t have a place in nutrition. Nutrition advice requires context. It requires the who, when and why in order to be applicable. Hence why you won’t find me or anyone at The Hub standing on our kitchen bench shouting “THOU SHALT NOT EAT BREAD!”  [Picture […]

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Mixed Vegetable Slaw with Miso Tahini Dressing

There’s very few black and white statements within nutrition but one that comes close is “eat more vegetables”. While I love vegetables, I think it’s important to have a diverse range of cooking methods and ways of increasing our overall intake. One of my summer favourites are slaws. They’re quick and easy to put together, […]

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Hunger Hacks

8 Hunger Hacks to Prevent “Hanger”

I rarely get truly hungry. Now before your neighbours think you’re getting way too into the Bachelorette again due to the loud boo’s echoing from your apartment, let me explain. You’ll notice in my opening statement that I said ‘rarely’, not never.  That’s right. I’m still human. One time I can guarantee that hunger is […]

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dietary restraint

How Much Dietary Restraint Do I Need?

Restraint is a crucial ingredient in any long term pursuit.  When looking to achieve particular body composition goals, dietary restraint is no different. The problem is, most of us tend to think of dietary restraint in black and white terms.   As an on/off switch.  We switch between extreme restraint and no restraint.  We’re on a diet, eating only a […]

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Peeling potatoes on the wooden table horizontal

How Many Carbs Do You Need?

  Let’s face it; carbs are currently under heavy fire. Every second person I talk to is cutting out carbs or following a low carb, high-fat diet. It’s not hard to understand why. A lot of influential people are arguing in opposition of our starchy, delicious friends. Throwing down scary words such as insulin, sugar, […]

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