YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT.
The food that you eat becomes part of your body and fitness as it is used to rebuild and repair vital structures on a daily basis, hence the saying 'you are what you eat'.
With so many health problems associated with food and diet (obesity, asthma, diabetes, infertility, stroke, some cancers, the list goes on!) what you eat and what you feed your family is really important. which is why I want to promote healthy eating habits and help you to understand the effect of food on your body.
There are many different theories and opinions with regards to nutrition and diet some of which work and make more sense than others. Diet actually means 'eating habit's' and I want to promote healthy eating and help you to understand the effect food has on your body and the exercise you do.
Talk to a group of friends and almost certainly one of them will be on a diet. Ask them again if their 'diet' involves restricting their calorie intake and again, the answer will probably be yes. Drastically reducing your calorie intake actually slows your metabolism down which is detrimental to long term weight loss.
For those looking to lose weight, there are some really simple changes that you make to the way you eat:-
- Aim for 3 meals with healthy snacks in between
- Cut out refined carbohydrates, (white bread, white pasta, cakes and biscuits, etc)
- Eat little and often to elevate your metabolic rate, preserve fat free mass and to increase your energy levels
As part of you overall exercise programme, we can discuss your current diet and if required I can devise a healthy eating plan either to simply incorporate some healthy eating habits or to promote weight loss at a steady rate of 1-2 lb's a week.
Clean eating means healthy, unprocessed food.no wheat, sugar, alcohol or dairy.