It’s time to man up

JAMES TURNS HIS AT­TEN­TION TO ‘ MOOBS’

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Food And Drink -

Mod­ern man may be im­age- con­scious, fam­i­ly­ori­ented and not afraid to shed a tear or two, but how many males want to start the year main­lin­ing cab­bage soup or gos­sip­ing at a weekly weigh- in?

If you find the idea of chan­nelling your in­ner war­rior more ap­peal­ing than count­ing calo­ries, the lat­est book by James Duigan could be right up your street.

In Clean and Lean War­rior, the Aus­tralian per­sonal trainer de­clares that to­day’s man is be­com­ing “weaker and less manly”, ad­dicted to a seden­tary life­style and re­ly­ing on cof­fee to get through the day.

“I see the re­sults of this type of life­style on the streets and in my gym all the time,” writes Duigan.

“Men walk in for the first time beaten down by mod­ern life, with pro­trud­ing bel­lies, rounded shoul­ders, grey com­plex­ions, slim arms and legs and man boobs.”

In con­trast, he says, our cave­men an­ces­tors led ac­tive, out­doorsy lives, slept and ate well and sported Tarzan- like bod­ies as a re­sult. “Times may have moved on, but bi­ol­ogy hasn’t,” he adds.

As part of his Clean and Lean ap­proach, Duigan urges men and women alike to cut down on caf­feine, re­fined sugar, al­co­hol and pro­cessed foods ( or ‘ C. R. A. P.’ for short), which he says are the four main tox­ins that cause the body to cling to fat.

Duigan, whose clients have in­cluded Elle MacPher­son, Rosie Hunt­ing­ton- White­ley, Hugh Grant and David Gandy, wants us to eat ‘ clean’ foods that are as close as pos­si­ble to how na­ture made them and to em­brace the ‘ good’ fat found in the likes of nuts and oily fish.

Packed with pho­tos of mus­cle- bound men scal­ing rocks, box­ing and heft­ing wood in the great out­doors, the book con­tains tips on achiev­ing a six- pack and work­ing out like a war­rior as well as easy reci- pes for busy peo­ple. You don’t even strictly need to be a man to en­joy them! DUIGAN’S TOP 10 FOODS 1. BLUE­BER­RIES:

Packed with an­tiox­i­dants, which help the body deal with stress

2. AL­FALFA SPROUTS:

Rich in nu­tri­ents and high in fi­bre, they help di­ges­tion

3. OR­GANIC SALMON:

The omega fatty acids help pro­tect the heart. It also con­tains choline, which is good for me­mory and con­cen­tra­tion

4. OR­GANIC CHICKEN:

One of Duigan’s favourite Clean and Lean pro­teins

5. KALE AND AS­PARA­GUS:

Both veg­eta­bles have an­tiox­i­dant prop­er­ties

6. HOME­MADE HUM­MUS:

A great snack when eaten with cru­di­ties

7. AV­O­CADO:

A source of good fat and potas­sium and the creami­ness of av­o­cado can sat­isfy a sweet tooth

8. TO­MA­TOES:

Con­tain lots of vi­ta­min C and re­duce the risk of heart disease

9. CHILLI:

Adds flavour and, ac­cord­ing to stud­ies, can speed up your me­tab­o­lism

10. QUINOA:

Its health ben­e­fits in­clude aid­ing di­ges­tion and low­er­ing blood pres­sure

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