“ Let food be your medicine and your medicine be your food. Each one of the substances of a man’s diet acts upon his body and changes it in some way and upon these changes his whole life depends, whether he be in health, in sickness or convalescence.”
Hippocrates (over 2000 years ago…)
To many people, “diet” is what you do to lose weight - i.e. what you don't eat or cut down on. However, diet also refers to what you DO and more importantly CAN eat…! Ensuring you have a correct and well balanced diet and nutrition plan is extremely important. It will help you obtain the correct balance of nutrients required for health and optimal functioning of the body in everyday life and sport. Optimum nutrition can lead to an improvement in health and performance by increasing vitality and energy, improving mood, concentration and physical performance. It can help prevent ill health and create a body in which disease is not able to develop or survive.
All foods should have a place in your diet. The key is to keep variety, wholesomeness and moderation as the main ingredients. Therefore I won’t 'put you on a diet'- rather I will help you to re-arrange and enrich your diet, advise and help you to eat healthily and give you tips on how to keep this up in order to fuel your body to perform everyday tasks, sports/exercise and generally be full of energy and vitality for the life you want to live.
Weight Loss: If weight loss is your aim, then remember that whilst shedding excess pounds through diet alone IS possible a great number of studies have shown that appropriate exercise not only accelerates the process but also helps to preserve lean muscle throughout your weight loss thus helping you to maintain that 'toned look'. This is also a hugely important factor in staying healthy and maintaining a stable weight in the future.
Nutrition for performance: I can help you gain that vital edge over your opponents or achieve that personal best through fueling your body with the correct combination of food groups to maximize performance ability. I can also advise on when and what is best to eat based on your own performance/training schedule and personal goals .“No athlete can achieve optimum fitness without first achieving optimum health”