Nutrition

The importance of nutrition

Venus Fitness represents a holistic approach to losing weight and getting fit. Every lady knows that her body is a temple and therefore it should be treated like one. Your body is an amazing machine which is capable of doing so much, and so it makes sense to fuel your body with wholesome, healthy, natural foods which are going to make your body work in an optimal manner. Therefore it is necessary to provide attention to both exercise and nutrition when looking to lose weight and become healthy. You will find that once you begin to eat better, you will want to exercise more and vice versa.

Venus Fitness can provide this circle of positive reinforcement for your journey. Venus Fitness doesn’t believe in or endorse fad diets and gimmicks. There are no points to tally, avoiding food groups and calories aren’t as restrictive as you may think. There is a lot of nutritional advice that we can help you with on your journey of getting fit and healthy. And we hope that this advice will eventually be adopted as a long term lifestyle change which will become second nature to your eating habits. During your initial consultation, we will request a food diary, preferably in picture format via email/phone but can also be written down which will help us assess exactly what your current eating habits are. We will then begin to educate and advise you on nutrition, and tailor a food diary, making small changes every week in order to reach your goals.

Other nutritional service benefits include:

  • Calculate your TDEE (Total Daily Energy Expenditure) based on your height, weight and current activity levels. This will provide you with a rough guideline of calories that your body requires to function on a daily basis.
  • Calculate your water and protein requirements for your body to ensure that you are giving your body the right amounts in order to work optimally.
  • Create a Food diary tailored to your needs and goals along with taking your likes/dislikes for food into consideration.
  • Show you how to become healthier by educating you on how to eat naturally and gradually introducing superfoods into your diet.
  • Providing you with shopping lists, flavourful recipes and alternatives for sweet and savoury treats.
  • Accompany you with your grocery shopping in order to ensure that you buy the correct foods.

Venus Fitness hopes to inspire you with its passion for food to fuel your body to work optimally by eating healthy, naturally and clean but still with all the flavour!

Nutritional tips

  1. Avoid diets that do not work !

    There are over 600,000 books and publications written about diets. Whilst these diets may work initially due to reduction in calories/fats, your body will think you are trying to starve yourself and will begin to slow down your metabolism and you begin to cave into cravings whilst putting on more weight than when you first began. THIS IS YO YO DIETING and it is something that Venus Fitness can teach you to avoid whilst eating and losing weight in a healthy way.

  2. Keep a food diary

    Jot down everything you eat and drink over a 14 day period.  Be honest and as specific as you can about portions and amounts of butter/milk etc used.  This will hopefully raise your awareness about what you are actually eating compared to what you think you are eating.

  3. Eat properly

    In order to stay healthy your diet must contain adequate amounts of proteins, fats, carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals and salts. The present research advises 10 – 12% protein , 30 – 35% fats and 55 – 60% carbohydrates. Although the ratios can alter depending on what fitness goals are, i.e. gaining muscular weight, losing weight.

  4. Drink Water

    Water flushes and lubricates the body. In sufficient amounts it will assist in increasing energy and combined with oxygen, will help in burning fat during aerobic exercise. Water is the environment within which every chemical reaction occurs within the body. A 2% reduction in body weight as water will seriously effect performance, whilst a 5% reduction can prove fatal.

Eat more fibre

It is not only good for the digestive system but it also helps in reducing fat as it slows down the entry of carbohydrates into the bloodstream. Which means there is also less sugar entering the bloodstream, which in turn initiates a slower output of insulin. Thereby favouring fat burning rather than fat hoarding.