I have had a growing passion for the healing power of food since I was in my twenties. After many years of eating the same boring foods I started to crave a more varied diet full of nutritious food. I started to appreciate the benefits of eating healthy foods can have on your body and mind. I have experienced first hand their affects and wanted to pass this knowledge onto others.
Improving the nutritional status for elite athletes or serious amateur sports people can enhance performance, balance energy levels, adjust body composition, speed up recovery (after training and injury) and improve long term health.
Traditionally sports nutrition focussed on carbohydrates but the scientific evidence and first hand experience now highlights the importance of quality protein and good fats. Carbohydrates are important, but the type and timing need to be optimised. The body needs to have the right vitamin and mineral co-factors in order to efficiently produce energy, so levels of these need to be high when someone is training or competing.
As a Nutritional Therapist I will provide a nutrition programme that is unique to you and your training. It will give you the tools allowing you to gain the most out of your training and support your recovery. My recommendations will be tailored to fit into your life, making it realistic and achievable. Suggestions will include meal ideas, recipes, shopping lists, targeted nutritional supplements and lifestyle changes.
Having the right diet for you can support you in gaining the best fitness and sports results possible. Eating a healthy, balanced diet, whatever your activity level will provide you with all the nutrients you need. You will learn how to fuel your body using whole foods and quality protein for your training and also what to eat and when for a full recovery.
Whether you are a sports professional or just taking part in a few extra exercise classes per week, eating the right diet for you will alway support you in reaching your goals. The use of nutrition is a powerful tool for enhancing your performance. It will support and balance energy levels, adjust body composition, speed up recovery (after training and injury) and improve long term health whilst preventing deterioration and disease.
I will email you a diet diary to detail your 5 most typical days and a questionnaire for personal information. Please print these out and bring along to your consultation.
During your consultation I may ask further questions based on your personal information looking at your health history, lifestyle habits, and goals.
I will comprise a personalised diet and lifestyle plan just for you. Suggestions will include meal ideas, recipes, shopping lists, targeted nutritional supplements and lifestyle changes.
The best bit. Detailed explanation of your nutrition and lifestyle programme you will be equipped and full of confidence to make healthier food and lifestyle choices.
The use of science based nutrition to prevent health conditions and optimise your current health state.
A Nutritional Therapist can identify symptoms and possible intolerances that maybe causing digestive upset.
With a Nutritional Therapist you can achieve and maintain your ideal weight whilst optimising your health and wellbeing.
The use of nutrition is a powerful tool to enhance the performance of elite athletes or serious amateur sports people.
In some circumstances testing may be recommended in order to develop a more targeted protocol.
With a Nutritional Therapist you'll be amazed how small changes to your diet can greatly increase your energy levels.