Nutrition and Lifestyle
As the saying goes, Health is Wealth, and you can spend as long as you like in the gym but, without a decent diet, you are knocking walls down as quickly as you build them. It is well known that the body needs the right fuel to power the engine inside but we break this down into more simple segments than that. Taking your existing diet, a programme of eating can be designed alongside your set goals to help boost metabolism, compliment your training regime, and put systems in place to avoid severe cravings and toppling off the wagon.
With the right diet your energy levels will improve through blood sugar stabilisation and digestion becomes more efficient. Many of us often take on nutrients that the body just lets pass through. Hydration, increased fibre, correct proteins and reduced saturated fats are always a good place to start…
Diet is often the hardest thing to get right, after all it is something that is part of our life from the time we get up from the time we go to bed. To help with this you will be given some set menus to begin with, simple things to prepare at home that help you get in the habit of shopping in the right isles at the supermarket and cooking them when your busy schedule allows.
Your diet should consist of the following:
- 30% Protein with the majority coming from complete protein or combinations of incomplete proteins
- 40% Carbohydrates, the majority always from complex carbohydrates
- 30% Fats…but these have to be good fats. Extra virgin olive oil, salmon or fish oils or other mono-unstaturated or poly-unsaturated fats. As few saturated (animal) as possible fats should pass your lips!
With regard to vegetables and fruits, a variety of colours is the simple rule. Additionally, you can’t have enough fibre in your diet and pre-packed meals (stab and nuke) should be avoided at all costs.