Nutrition

Let Nfit show you how to eat right!

food pyramid - healthy eating

Do you feel:

  • Constantly fatigued?
  • Tired at work?
  • Ready to go back to sleep as soon as you wake up in the morning?
  • Unable to stay awake when you sit down in the evening?
  • Disinterested in making plans in case you feel too tired to enjoy them?
  • Reluctant to carry out little tasks at home?

Do you have a habit of...

  • Missing meals?
  • Leaving long gaps between meals and snacks?
  • Buying ready-prepared meals?
  • Eating on the run?
  • Grabbing foods without thought?

Personal training with nutritional advice

If you answered yes to any of the questions above, then you are not alone. Many people feel generally tired and lethargic, even when they wake up in the morning - certainly not the best start to be busy day! Your diet will significantly affect your energy levels and enthusiasm for exercise and daily life.

Nutrition should provide the basic nutrient requirements appropriate for you at this particular time of life, to help promote your long-term good health, and to help you achieve and maintain an appropriate body weight and body fat level.

When your training programme becomes more physically demanding you must also consider how nutrition can assist in the physiological adaptation and your recovery between training sessions.

Nutrition can influence performance at every level, from getting on with the everyday tasks to supporting the demands of a regular, and possibly highly demanding, training programme. Considering the wealth of advice available, take a moment to ask yourself - 'What is a balanced diet and how do I achieve it'?

If you are confused about what and how much to eat, or portion sizes and snacking are a problem, then Nfit will teach you the truth about healthly eating. No fast diets where you lose weight only to put it all back on again. Nfit offers sound advice for life-long weight loss - the weight will come off and stay off. You'll learn what to eat and when it's best to eat.

healthy snack for fitness and weight loss

Post exercise snack ideas

  • 2-3 portions fresh fruit, e.g. grapes, apples, peaches, apricots
  • 1-2 bananas
  • Approx. 40g raisins, dried apricots or sultanas
  • 300ml smoothie
  • 1 or 2 fruit yoghurts
  • 1 large glass of flavoured milk
  • 1 small energy bar
  • 1 cereal bar or breakfast bar
  • 1 large glass of fruit juice
  • 3 rice cakes with peanut butter

 

  • Sandwich/roll/bagel filled with fish, chicken, cheese, egg or peanut butter
  • Jacket potato with beans, cheese, tuna or vegetables
  • Pasta with tomato-based sauce
  • Macaroni cheese & salad
  • Porridge with milk
  • Wholegrain cereal with milk or yoghurt
  • Fish pie
  • Noodles with stir fried prawns and vegetables

Why oats are such a good food

Porridge is a low GI food, providing sustained energy and with only a low risk of the carbohydrates turning into body fat.

Oats can lower cholesterol if eaten daily.

The fibre in oats makes you feel full, stopping hunger pangs.

Oats contain high levels of vitamin E - a powerful antioxidant that helps protect the heart, reduces the risk of certain cancers, and helps prevent premature aging.