Monday 23 April 2018

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?

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.

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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