We all need different amounts of energy and this will depend on your own basal metabolic rate (BMR), which measures the amount of energy you use to maintain the basic functions of the body, as well as your level of activity. Some activities use more energy than the others.
Generally, a healthy diet will include:
- Sufficient calories to maintain a person's metabolic and activity needs.
- Sufficient fat, consisting mostly of mono- and polyunsaturated fats (avoiding saturated and "trans" fats) and with a balance of omega-6 and long-chain omega-3 lipids
- Sufficient essential amino acids ("complete protein") to provide cellular replenishment and transport proteins
- Essential micronutrients such as vitamins and certain minerals
Please see events for the next nutrition and weight management 8 week course that runs in Thatcham.
Benefits of healthy eating:
- Increased energy
- Loose weight
- Reduced stress
- A flatter tummy
- Even blood sugar levels
- Good digestive system
SPORTS & EXERCISE NUTRITION
It doesn't matter what sport you participate in, it is vital that the body receives the correct nutrients to stay healthy. What you eat and drink during the week before a competition can make a big difference to your performance, particularly for endurance events and competitions that last more than 90 minutes.
I can help on with the following:
- Guidance on maximising endurance, strength and performance
- How to calculate your optimal calorie, carbohydrates and protein requirements
- Eating plans to reduce body fat, gain muscle and prepare for a competition
|To help with your nutritional requirements, I will take a detailed questionnaire which will last approximately an hour. I will look at the foods you are eating, your medical history, what your lifestyle is like, so I can build a complete picture of your unique situation.|
- Full medical screening
- Nutritional Consultation
- Weight Management
- Lifestyle screening
- Body measurements
- Food diaries
- Calculate your energy expendition
- The correct amount of calories required for Carbohydrates, Protein and Fats.