Tuesday 6 December 2016

Katie Byrne: Eat, train, sleep, repeat... how I crossed the line to fitness fanatic

Do fitness fanatics lose more than just body fat by working out at the gym?

Published 11/09/2016 | 02:30

Features writer Katie Byrne
Features writer Katie Byrne

I'm beginning to think that there's a link between excessive whey protein consumption and chronic dullness. This is a personal, anecdotal study, peer-reviewed only by what I've seen happen to people in my circles when they start trying to build muscle and lose body fat.

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I'm not talking about Weight Watchers or holiday dieters or occasional shapeshifters. No, I'm talking about people whose raison d'être is #musclegains and whose main ambition in life is an eight-pack (closely followed by a tan).

I'm talking about the people who eat egg-white omelettes for breakfast and steamed fish and green vegetables for dinner; the people who have a 'blow-out' in Nando's (even if they wish they hadn't ordered the sweet potato wedges).

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