There is no doubt that a balanced diet is imperative in order to not only live a long healthy and hopefully disease free life but also to reach your fitness goals in the shortest possible time. Good nutrition is all about getting the food your body needs for growth, maintenance and repair.
I have a lot of expertise in this field as I was fortunate enough to be brought up in a healthy household. I feel its paramount to practice what you preach in life therefore, I lead a healthy lifestyle so my positive energy and enthusiasm for food rubs off on my clients.
Before we begin any fitness /weight loss program I will dedicate time to talk to you about what best suits you and together we will design the best tailored schedule that fits around your lifestyle so that you can still eat the foods you want but perhaps with a little more control and structure.
The key is-
Portion size control- Importance of knowing when you are full. Avoid unnecessary calories.
Eating every 2-3 hours even if it’s just a piece of fruit as this regulates blood sugar levels
Getting enough protein. The amount of quality protein in your diet is the single most important calorie that influences your metabolic rate, favourably influencing weight loss. Quality protein also helps you sustain muscle during weight loss, improve muscle fitness, immunity, and antioxidant function, build HDL Cholesterol, and enhance insulin and leptin function – all of which contribute toward optimal weight management efforts over time.
Quality carbohydrates that are slow releasing such as quinoa, buckwheat, brown rice
Essential good fats- Omega 3,6,9. Fats are an important part of a healthy diet: They provide essential fatty acids, keep our skin soft, deliver fat-soluble vitamins, and are a great source of energizing fuel. But it’s easy to get confused about good fats vs. bad fats, how much fat we should eat, how to avoid artery-clogging trans fats, and the role omega-3 fatty acids play in heart health.
So the bottom line – the amount and types of food you eat will have a direct effect on your health and fitness.