Here are some of our more frequently asked questions, please get in touch if you have any more.
Will I have to record my food?
Initially you will need to keep a two-week food diary in order for us to understand what you eat, the quality of your food, the quantity of your food, and the ratio of macros. You can keep a manuscript food diary or use an app like MyFitnessPal.
What is MyFitnessPal?
MFP is an app which contains a preloaded food database so that you can record which foods you have eaten, and the app then calculates the macros, calories, and nutrients for each day.
What are Macros?
Macronutrients, simply put, are the elements which make up our food. They consist of proteins, fats, and carbohydrates.
Why do Macros matter?
Macros each have a different role to play within our bodies. So, understanding what we are consuming, and why, helps us to plan better for our health, optimum weight management, performance, muscle repair and intolerances.
Do I need to do the photos and measurements?
We would always recommend doing photos and measurements at the relevant stages as visual comparison over time periods is a far more accurate indicator of progress than just the scale alone. For example, some people may not experience a great scale change but achieve a significant change in body shape.
I have tried lots of ‘diets’ in the past is this just another ‘fad diet’?
No. The modern interpretation of ‘diet’ implies calorie restriction, or periods of elimination. Our aim is to work to find a suitable diet for each individual based on their body’s needs, which they can maintain as a way of eating (WOE) without the adverse effects that they might experience with their current WOE. We factor in their levels of activity, and any food or carbohydrate intolerances, as well as working with them in addressing their attitudes towards food.