Saturday, 19 January 2019

Energy Balance

Energy Balance


The food and drinks we consume on a day to day basis all contain energy, with the exception of water and vitamins, we call this energy our calories. Every one of us has different daily energy or 'calorie' requirements, to account for our body functions, digestion of foodexercise, walking, etc etc.

When you consume more energy/calories than you require for these combined daily functions over a prolonged period, you will put on weight, when you consume less energy than you require for these daily functions over a prolonged period, you will lose weight. If you consume roughly the same calories as you burn, you will roughly maintain weight. The below diagram shows how this works.



If your goal is to lose weight primarily, you need to be in a negative energy balance. So your energy in needs to be less than your energy out, over a prolonged period. There are methods we can use to make this easier which I will discuss more in future posts.

If you have any questions, feel free to message me :)

Nicola











Saturday, 17 February 2018

Coaching

Nutrition Coaching


Struggle to lose weight?
Lack motivation?
Binge eat?
Yoyo-diet?

You've come to the right place!

I am now offering one-to-one personalised nutrition and weight loss coaching to help you look and feel your best.  I believe in people, not systems. We are all unique and what may work for one person may not work for another, which is why I believe in coaching you in a way that is complementary to your lifestyle, suits your food tastes and reflects your current behaviours. 

What can you expect from me?

·       Analysis of your current diet and how to improve it.
·       Teach you the fundamentals of nutrition.
·       Help you transition to a healthy lifestyle.
·       Teach you to enjoy food rather than fear it.
·       Help you to stop yo-yo dieting and binge eating.
·       Weight-loss guidance with step by step support.
·       Improve your energy balance and help you feel better.
·       Individual macro calculations.
·   Help you develop a better mindset.
·       Weekly progress tracking.
·   Weekly goals.

If you're interested please email me for a free consultation at
blendandsquat@gmail.com