Fuel your body the right way to maximize your results
Have you completed your calorie calculator yet?
Everyone has a different daily calorie consumption specific to their gender, height, weight and age. Submit your data to receive your personal calorie and macro goals.
My Fitness Pal
MFP is a great tool to help us track our calorie consumption!
Download the app on your app store and create your account. Ensure you use the data provided in your calorie calculator and not the calculation used on the app. You can update these settings by selecting 'More' > 'Goals' > 'Calorie, Carbs, Protein and Fat Goals'
Form healthy habits by concentrating on one focus area at a time.
Keep it Colourful
Here we touch on micronutrition. On a basic level, the colours in our food give an indication to the nutrients they contain. The most important thing to remember is to ‘eat the rainbow’ to get the greatest variety of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, and to clear up any confusion – we are talking about fruit and veg, not a popular brand of sweets. Whole foods like fruit and veg is generally high in nutrients and low in calories, meaning that you can eat a greater volume of food, whilst consuming fewer calories than other food types – win/win!
Avoid Processed Foods
When shopping and cooking try and think natural, whole, single ingredient foods. Consider where the food comes from and ask yourself – does this come from the earth or from a factory?
Limit Empty Calories
Ensure that the vast majority of what we eat is serving our body. Empty calories are foods that add calories whilst contributing little to nothing towards the smooth running of the body e.g. minimal vitamins and minerals and excess refined sugars. We’re talking about sweets, biscuits, chocolate, alcohol and many more.
We can obtain hydration through any form of drink but to keep it simple, just stick with water, it is calorie and sugar free and it is exactly what our bodies crave when we feel thirsty. Drinking enough water each day is crucial for many reasons: to regulate body temperature, keep joints lubricated, prevent infections, deliver nutrients to cells, and keep organs functioning properly. Being well-hydrated also improves sleep quality, cognition, and mood.
Plan your diet
A lot of us don’t put the energy we need to into planning and implementing a healthy diet which is where mistakes and sacrifices are made. “By failing to prepare you are preparing to fail.”
Here to Help
Should you have any questions or need help getting set up with your calorie tracking, complete this form and a member of the team will be in touch to book your nutrition appointment.