The new year brings new challenges and goals for a lot of our clients at Bodyline and a few weeks into 2017, we are already seeing a lot of clients coming into their personal training sessions looking fresh and energised for the year ahead.
For a lot of our clients the penny is finally starting to drop:
In order to achieve your health and fitness goals you really must concentrate and work really hard on your nutrition as well as your exercise levels.
You can’t out-exercise a bad diet!
Sure, you will need to exercise effectively on a regular basis (2-3 x per week) and on top of that, be as active as possible in your daily routine, but your big targets will only be hit if you work hard and smart on your nutrition.
Like your exercise, you shouldn’t go full steam ahead into a massive crash course diet; it’s much better to start small and steadily improve your daily eating habits as you go along.
A Brief Client Case Study
I was speaking with a client recently who has a particular love of savoury snacks to the point that she was eating a packet of crisps every day, on average. Since coming back from her Christmas break she has reduced that down to 3 packets per week and replaced the crisps with fruit, carrot sticks, cucumber, peanut butter on toast (gluten free bread) just by making sure she has these healthy alternatives in the house in bigger quantities than the packets of crisps.
So, now when she feels peckish, she goes for the healthy option more often than not because they are to hand and she doesn’t feel that she is completely depriving herself of her little treat from time to time.
The client in question has reported back to me that she already feels that she has much more energy and no longer feels sluggish when she gets out of bed in the mornings and all this from simply taking one thing out of her eating routine and adding in something else which is much healthier. Add in two exercise sessions every week plus generally high activity levels on a daily basis and we have one happy client!
Our client isn’t overweight; her goal is to be fitter, stronger and have more energy in her day-to-day routine.
What one bad habit can you cut out of your diet today?
Nutrition at Bodyline
At Bodyline we now have the two Claires who can help you work on your nutrition and your exercise all at once!
Our Sports Nutritionist, Claire Desroches can help you get the most from your exercise sessions by giving you an understanding of what happens to your body during exercise and how eating and drinking the right things can enhance your performance and improve your results in and out of the gym.
Registered Nutritional Therapist, Claire Walker looks at your day-to-day lifestyle and works with you to help you make informed choices on your food in order to improve your health, fitness and wellbeing for the long term and not just a quick fix.
Remember, it’s all about the small wins and just making one positive change to your eating can make a big difference and lead to onto bigger successes!
Please let me know what changes you are making to your diet at the moment and what has been successful for you. Please get in touch or comment in the section below…….