What is a healthy balanced diet?
We all know we should be eating ‘healthy’ but what does this actually mean?
Many people hear the words ‘healthy eating ‘ and instantly think of a restricted diet consisting of bland foods paired with huge servings of fruit and vegetables.
This is most definitely not the case. A healthy balanced diet should include foods from all the major food groups in the right proportions and quantities to maintain a healthy body weight. Here at We Train You Gain we have a great team who are able to help educate and support you with all your dietary needs.
For many people its easy to slip into a pattern of eating the same meals every week, picking the same unhealthy snacks for that quick energy boost or simply putting another ready meal into the microwave after a busy day. Here at We Train You Gain we can educate you on exactly how to achieve a healthy balanced diet easily and gradually so that the changes you make are sustainable for life.
Healthy eating has multiple benefits, including;
- Increased energy
- Improved sleep quality
- Improved mood and mental well-being
- Helping you maintain a healthy body weight
- Lowering the risk of chronic health conditions such as heart disease, stroke and cancer.
What we offer
Our nutrition adviser is here to help with all aspects of your diet. Whether it be alongside personal training sessions or simply one to one consultations we will find what works for you.
Whether you require advice on weight loss, muscle gains, healthy eating or help balancing your diet alongside illness we can find the right plan for you.
Our most popular option is a combination of diet advice and physical training. An initial consultation with our adviser will help us to implement a plan of action and we will work alongside our personal trainers to help you reach your goal and keep your energy intake and expenditure at the right levels.
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Our nutrition packages also include a recipe book full of nutritious meal ideas complete with sample weekly meal plans. contact us for more details.
Your first session with our nutrition adviser
The first thing we will talk about, will be what you want to achieve. For some it will be weight loss, for others it might be muscle gain. Everyone is different in what they want to do.
I would say that most of our clients want to improve themselves in some way. So much can be achieved by making small changes. We can give you advice on the best way to get you moving and make a plan to get you where you want to be.
If you’re local, that’s great, as we’re based in Northampton. The first step is to arrange to meet to have a chat. This is all totally free, and it’s a great way for you to meet your new trainer and talk about what you want to achieve. If you decide to continue then we can help you be realistic about what’s possible, in a time frame that works for you. I can’t emphasise enough that this journey is about wellness, and not about a quick fix.
At our fitness studio, we can offer a range of different training options. Or, we can come to your home to exercise with you in your own environment if you feel more comfortable there.
Most of our 1-1 programmes include several key elements, one of which is cardio training. This type of work out can improve your cardiovascular health. It can also help with fat loss if that’s your goal, and just improve most aspects of your life generally. We can also focus on strength training which is also key. We can use free weights to help your tone and strengthen muscle areas. Also, if you’re visiting the studio, we can use some of the machines that can help develop tone and improve muscle function.
We also have a nutritionist that can provide advice on certain types of diet, and general advice too. If like most people, you just don’t know what to eat, or are confused about what foods you need more or less of, then we can help with that.
We also offer HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) sessions which are great for weight loss. This exercise is a form of interval training, which is a cardiovascular exercise strategy alternating short periods of intense anaerobic exercise with less intense recovery periods. Most people need to guidance of a personal trainer to do these exercises properly to start with. Generally, there is no universal HIIT session duration; these intense workouts typically last under 30 minutes, with times varying based on your current fitness level.
Mental health and exercise
The number of people dealing with anxiety, depression and other mental health illnesses has reached epic proportions. For some people, the benefit of exercise and dietary advice can have a really big positive impact on mental health. Just hiring a personal trainer to exercise with you, has proven that any movement can help with stress and memory problems. It can help you sleep better and improve your overall mood. Just a little bit of exercise can make a real difference. It doesn’t matter about your age or your level of fitness, you can learn to use exercise to make you feel better.