Big Feed Up HQ Podcast

A mixture of nutritional nuggets and lifestyle hacks

Episode 13

Chris Shirley has certainly packed a fair few adventures and challenges into his life so far.

Get into the first couple of minutes in order to find out exactly what Chris has done and is planning to do next.

A couple of highlights include taking me through rowing the Atlantic also his deep relationship Afghanistan.

Definitely listen to this somewhere quiet the sound is not the best and I am going to work on this when I take a podcast episode over skype in the future.

Definitely follow Chris and The Hisatus Journall...his content is superb.


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Episode 12

Something a little different this time.

My friends Harry Norman and Krys Szota and I crack a little conversation the night before we ran together in the South Downs.

Harry has a background in something called Anatomy in Motion and recently has become interested in Chinese Medicine.

He currently works in Marylebone in the Thirdspace gym and you can find him @hazr_kogma. He is a very good movement coach and one hell of a home cook.

Krys has a background in swim coaching and is far harder to find on social media, I assume you can search him on facebook. His researching skills certainly benefited our chat.

Together a few years ago we yomped a decent marthaon distance down in Dartmore and it was good to catch up with them both.

Anyway this episode was very enjoyable to record and I want to do more.

We had nothing organised or rehearsed, I pressed record during a conversation we were already deep into after dinner.

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Episode 11

Get into this epic episode.

Quite simple Chris Player is infectiously passionate about baking and bread.

Chris started by setting himself a challenge of 100 bakes in a year and achieved it with 15 minutes to go.

He lives in Maida Vale and dives into professional kitchens around london creating great bakes for company employees and individuals.

Chris also runs courses and classes definitely check them below.

Find Chris on:

Instagram - @playerbakes
Website -
Classes -

Additional links to chat in the pod:

The gluten free mega baker - @badhunterstories
Article on Pret and labelling -…l-bread-campaign
Tartine book -…rtine+bread+book

Episode 10

Running focused podcast lovely people sink in.

Meet Kieran Alger a.k.a ManvMiles (one foot in front of the other)

As you have seen above Kieran has ran 30 marathons / 50 half marathons / 8 Ultra marathons / 1 100 miler.

He is a super humble guy and a running and exploring enthusiasts and it really comes out during the pod.

We met at a North Face sponsored race last summer and I reached out recently to him and grabbed an awesome hour of his time.

We dig into his running journey.
We dive into the gear and training and nutrition involved.
This is a gem of a chat.
We will do this again together as he has such a wealth of knowledge.

Once you click through to his site you will greedily get involved in all of his awesome content.

You can find him at:

Website -
Instagram - @manvmiles
Twitter - Kieranalger

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Episode 9

It was a pleasure to have Scott on the show.

If you are a cyclist certainly get around this episode.

If you are not definitely delve in for simple strength training tips.

Scott delivers some knowledge bombs regarding strength training for cyclists off the bike.

We go into some basic strength and conditioning programming.

We talk about his company FastFitStrong based up in Lymm.

I first met Scott when I was a nutrition intern at Worcester Warriors rugby club where he held the strength and conditioning role.

Scott has also worked with Sale Sharks rugby club and more recently dived into cyclising where he worked with British Cycling and was the strength coaching for the Paralympic cycling team at the most recent olympics.

You will find out straight away how experianced he is and how he likes to keep things simple with his approach to strength training.

We also get an awesome insight into an Olympic training camp environment.

Definitely reach out to him if this is something you are interested in.

I recommend if you are in the Manchester area (Lymm) or around that part of the country to go and see him for some coaching.

Very cool bloke and extreamly dedicated coach I thoroughly enjoyed this episode.

Twitter - @fastfitstrong
Instagram -
Website -

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Episode 8

Evie Bee is a passionate personal training who has been qualified for a year. She lives in Peckham, an area I have lived next to for the last three years.

Championing training is south east london.

If you are a female thinking of getting into coaching or wanting to add some strength training or weight lifting into your life certainly seek this lady.

The podcast is brimming with her enthusiasm and I connected with her on Instagram. We have very similar approaches with our social media however beyond the silly stories, exercise vids and photos of our food we are young dedicated and hungry practitioners and coaches.

I want to get her back on to do a female health and hormone podcast.

For now reach out to her and work with Evie via:

Instagram: @pt.eb

For Crossfit we spoke about / @theyardpeckham

For breath work Evie spoke about / @elevate_ldn

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Episode 7

A 3 part series where I explore gut health.

Specifically intestinal membrane pearmeability / autoimmunity / inflammation / tips to ‘heal the gut’ / foodie ideas.

Part 1 of 3

This episode touches on starting ‘upstream’ per say and identifying the inflammatory trigger.

I cover some simple chat on the immune system all wrapped up in an easy format for your ears on your commute.

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Episode 6

Very simply Jamie will be the point of call on this podcast for all things exercise / movement / personal training / group training based.

We will release short little episodes encapsulating all of the above and diving in deep with topics that you want us to cover.

So if you listen to this and like it, reach out and ask us what you would like to hear more of in terms of training and movement.

Find Jamie at: @laujkb

Episode 5

Such a pleasure speaking with this man.

Effortless to have a conversation with and this chat provides a rare insight into what it is like being an adventure photographer.

In terms of photography we covered:

Refining gear overtime
Being an adventure photographer
Bens work
Staying true to your own style
Engagement with the person

Highly recommend Bens website:
His Instagram

His recommendation in terms of favourite person to look into:
1. Robert Capa - search for his work during war
@sixstreetunder - on instagram

Episode 4

Tamara Lunger, climbing in Siberia at -40C, the highs and lows of a professional alpinist.
Tamara is a friend and a mentor of mine.
She is a professional alpinist and in a time where so many people label themselves as an ‘athlete’ on social media, she actually embodies that title.
Tamara cuts through all of the dros in this episode and breaks things down to the bare bones regarding what it is actually like being a full time ‘adventurer.’
Previously she has been a client of mine nutritionally, we worked together in preparation for one of her expeditions in Pakistan and we met at The Mountain Festival ran by The North Face in Switzerland a couple of years ago.
We caught up over this awesome interview and covered her recent expedition to Siberia and her upcoming challenge ski touring 200km (with a 85,000 vertical metre climb overall.)
Super inspiring stuff you must take a few minutes out of your day and listen to this one.
She is such a ledge.
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Episode 3

Diving deep into a solo pod here.
I hope you enjoy, in essence one of the reasons I wanted to create a podcast in the first place was to dump information onto it after a busy working week as a nutritionist.
Plus speak about the 'state of play' of the 'nutritionist infrasurecture' at the moment.
As we all know sports nutrition is a new and very dynamic field, social media has allowed so many people to wade in and deliver nutrition 'advice' on mass.
I have added nutritional therapy in the last few years to my nutritional toolbox and it has been interested what I am learning and having access to now as a practitioner.
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Episode 2

My good friend Jamie and I sat down to a strong coffee and a strong conversation regarding personal training, group training and the elite training environment.
Jamie has a background in rugby strength and conditioning as well as playing rugby out on the Honk Kong 7s circuit.
For all of you Crossfit cats Jamie has competed at regionals which is absolutely mega.
He is based in London now as a free lance personal training and owner of the The Training Lab. You can catch Jamie @laujkb on Instagram.
We learn how conciencious Jamie is as a PT and I learn a so much every time we get together.
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Episode 1

Hello lovely people, moving straight into it let me introduce my new podcast.

Now this started with posting simple recipes and cheeky videos online, now I want to delve a little deeper and provide you all with awesome content and interviews.

Initially Big Feed Up HQ embodied sharing my experiences in the kitchen with friends and family creating easy eats with whole food based ingredients (You can find a little library of recipes on my site if you click here).

So far I have received positive feedback with the content on Instagram which is awesome and I want to go deeper. A podcast format allows me to speak about my relationship with food, recipes I often use and meals I am keen to create. I can talk about more than just nutrition for example exercise, mental health and  overall wellness. Additionally it allows me to interview other people and dig into their past experiences, what they are working on, learning about and implementing in terms of overall wellness.

So with that all in mind let me introduce my first guest Joe.

Joe runs a company called Motion Nutrition

We met through a mutual friend and in this episode we delve into supplementation and saunas. Joe used to be a competitive swimmer and he explains the shift into now running his own business and building a supplement / food product brand. At the start of the episode we briefly touch on saunas and our own experiences of sitting in heat in order to benefit our physical recovery and our mental states. Currently I like to do at least 30 minutes a week in the sauna and come out a a minute or 2 in a cold shower straight away. As always with these kinds of things I am not touting medical advice and always seek your GP before undertaking any kind of ‘new’ nutritional or training or recovery regime. Search for Dr Rhonda Patrick if you are keen on more information on Sauna use.