Nutrition is incredibly important when it comes to losing or gaining weight, or even maintaining your weight. Understanding what your body needs to function and how to keep your bones, muscles, and organ health is also crucial for overall wellbeing. We offer professional nutrition services that are combined with our physical fitness training so that you can conveniently have the whole package when it comes to losing weight most safely and healthily possible.
When it comes to nutrition, there are some basics that you might want to be aware of. Some of these items may seem obvious, but you'd be surprised at how much of difference they make when it comes to healthy living and fitness training. First, we recommend drinking lots of water and staying hydrated. Water contributes to healthy muscles, functioning organs, and can increase energy levels. If you find yourself always feeling tired or groggy, craving salty foods or extra carbs, the answer could be as simple as drinking more water! Second, we also recommend switching to whole grains, reducing your sugar intake, and adding more fruits and vegetables to your diet if they aren't already present.
A healthy diet starts by building a health plan that works for you. Healthy food doesn't have to be made of things you hate or dislike. You can eat enjoyable foods and still make them healthy, as long as you use the right ingredients, change your portion sizes and cooking methods, and avoid additives as much as possible. For example, if you love fried chicken, try baking it rather than frying it to reduce the oil and fat content that would otherwise be present.
Vitamins and Minerals
As mentioned before, vitamins and minerals can also be found in added supplements that are incorporated into your diet or taken separately in pill form. However you decide, your body must receive the right amount of vitamins and minerals from your dietary intake so that your muscles, bones, and organs can operate at full capacity and without aches or pains. Failure to receive such vitamins and minerals can result in tiredness, lethargy, and inability to concentrate – so make sure you're receiving enough of the good stuff!
Along with developing a nutrition plan that works for you, we’ll also take into account your daily caloric needs. Everyone’s needs are different based on their body type, age, gender, and other factors. For example, an active 25-year-old male could easily intake around 2,500 calories a day to sustain his health, while a 65-year-old woman who is less active may only need around 1600 calories to maintain her weight. We will work out the right amount that is relevant to your fitness goals, lifestyle, and activity levels, as well as how many calories you should be eating if you plan on losing or gaining weight, as those numbers will need to decrease or increase for there to be noticeable progress in your weight journey.