This is a very important facet of health and fitness, if you are an athlete, involved in competitive sport or general fitness, this could be the difference between winning and losing, being overweight or in perfect shape etc. The mix of carbohydrates, protein, healthy fats, fibres etc that we eat will have a huge impact on the body’s ability to perform day to day activities and to reach optimum performance in competitive sport. It is therefore important to have the right mix of foods in order to receive the appropriate nutrients in our daily diet.
As part of our free consultation LinkArts Personal Training Services assess clients eating habits and discuss the need for a food diary in order to record their intake of calories (carbs, protein, healthy fats, fibres etc). We also present our clients with nutrition advice fact sheet to assist them with their dietary preparation.
Basically, eating fewer calories than you burn is one of the 4 pillars (aerobic exercises, anaerobic exercises, nutrition and rest) of effective fat loss nutrition. Calorie control is so important because if you eat more calories than you burn, you gain weight, and if you eat less calories than you burn, you lose weight.