Good nutrition is a topic that is cropping up more and more in mainstream media and is something that we can no longer hide from. The effects of a well balanced diet can impact every aspect of your life and it is proven to help with mental wellbeing, sleeping patterns, energy levels and practically anything else you can think of! Without dwelling too much on the doom and gloom of it all, it is widely acknowledged that we are on the brink of a major health crisis with conditions like type 2 diabetes, heart disease, arthritis and high blood pressure rising in the UK every year.

What’s crazy is that the risks of all of these conditions can be greatly reduced just by thinking more about what we are eating and making little changes to improve our diet. Is it time you started to weigh up your choices and make some changes?

It all starts in the kitchen...

What can nutrition do for you?

It seems that no matter your goals, whether it be weight loss, muscle gain, slimming or toning, it all starts in the kitchen. It is becoming increasingly important to consider what you put into your body and the impact this has on your overall health and wellbeing. Beginning to understand how many calories you need to achieve your specific goal and the role that fats, carbs and proteins have is all fundamental knowledge that will give you the power to make the right choices to be successful.

What’s your goal?

Hello diet, hello six pack!

You’ve been training for some time now and have started to lift weights that you can be proud of, but you still don’t have the definition and physique that you’ve been striving for. Why? It’s simple…DIET! Until you get to grips with what you’re putting inside you will never begin to see the results on the outside.

Understanding macronutrients is the first step and is essential to making sure you are maximising your results and not limiting your progress, but this can also open up a whole load of other questions too. Things like, ‘should I be using supplements or can I get everything I need from a balanced diet’ or ‘will my body burn fat better if I reduce how many carbs I’m having?’ Until you take control of your diet you can forget those rock hard abs.

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What’s the secret to weight loss?

How many times have you searched on Google for ‘fast weight loss’ or ‘lose weight quick’? Lost count? Join the rest of us! We’ll let you into a commonly known but often overlooked secret. ‘Diet is the key to weight loss’, but not in the form of extreme dieting that we are all too familiar with these days. There are so many fad diets that promise everything but deliver nothing, at least not in the longer term. Real weight loss stems from a healthy, balanced diet that is tailored to your recommended daily allowance, something that differs greatly from person to person.

Listen to your body

Making changes to your diet can have a positive impact on your life in a number of ways. If you suffer from any of a long list of health conditions, changing your diet is a crucial first step towards combating symptoms head on, and a balanced and healthy diet that has been customised to suit your individual needs will ensure maximum results are attained. These healthy habits can help to prevent a number of common health conditions such as obesity, high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes as well as more serious conditions such as heart disease and stroke.

Tired all the time? Lacking energy and motivation?

Think of your body as a car engine, if you’re running on empty you won’t go far. Providing your body with enough fuel is crucial to a healthy diet. Too much emphasis is often put on cutting calories which can have a detrimental effect on your training, energy levels, performance and general wellbeing. It’s all about balance, variety, eating the right things and above all, finding what works for you. A strict diet will be impossible to stick to if you don’t enjoy the things you are eating. This may seem obvious to some but it is one of the most common mistakes people make when they are dieting or training.