Welcome to the Opal Fitness blog. Here is where we discuss diet and training tips that have worked for us, as well as the science behind sports supplementation.

Calorie Counting - Should You Do It?

Calorie Counting - Should You Do It?

Calorie counting as a way to manage your intake is often criticised, by myself included. Ask a room of athletes whether they calorie count and many...
Letter to a Friend

Letter to a Friend

A friend who is new to training recently came to me for some help with his diet and training. His main goal is to reduce his bodyfat by about 5 points, whilst also developing his overall conditioning.
The Opal Fitness Guide to BCAAs

The Opal Fitness Guide to BCAAs

Branched Chain Amino Acids are one of my (not so) secret weapons for maximising my results, whether cutting body fat or training hard to improve performance in a certain area.

Calories Are Not The Enemy

Calories Are Not The Enemy

Before I got into fitness, ‘calories’ felt like a dirty word. It’s easy to feel that way when calories are often used as a marketing tool. For example a biscuit might be marketed as “only having 50 calories.”