How you fuel your body is just as important as how much you move. It doesn't matter how active you are, if the energy taken in is greater than energy expended, you will NOT lose weight. Over the past few years we've gone through great changes in the way that we think about food. Lately, most believe that carbs are the enemy to weight loss. The scientifically proven fact is that your body NEEDS carbs to function. In fact, your brain only uses glucose as an energy source. The real enemy is overindulging due to miseducation.
There are specific ways to balance your energy sources when you are looking to achieve a certain physique. When it comes to athletic performance, depending on your sport and the movement requirements, there are more optimal ways to fuel your body. Whether you are trying to lose weight, gain muscle mass, increase energy or overall performance, there are guidelines you should follow.
As a certified athletic trainer, certified strength and conditioning specialist, former division I track and field athlete and current powerlifter, I have both the experience and knowledge base to help you reach your goals. I offer both a custom nutrition guide and meal plans. What's the difference?
* Both services are based off of your specific body measurements, age, and activity level.
Custom Nutrition Guide
-Break down of calories and macronutrients (carb, protein, fats)
-How much of these you should consume.
-How to alter intake on heavy workout days so that you're not hungry.
-Guidelines for timing your meals and snacks based on your lifestyle
-Examples of how to track your energy intake
-Example meals with calories and nutrients listed
-A general healthy grocery list
Custom Meal Plan
-Includes all of the above in addition to the following
-Full meals and snacks planned out day by day
-Each item will have the calories and macronutrients of each serving listed for you for easy tracking
-Includes recipes for every meal
-Explains how to apply carb cycling
**More specific.I recommend this plan for athletes, those who are looking to build a certain physique, and those who are serious about losing weight within a set time frame.
Both plans take time to create or your specific goals. Please allow 24-48 hours from the time that you submit your health questionnaire to receive to plan.