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Nutrition beyond calories

When we first start to self-reflect with a goal of becoming healthier, the focus is typically on how many calories we consume. While we are great advocates of nutrition in its broader sense, nutrition beyond calories, we do understand the value of starting at a base line and quantifying what we consume, how and when we consume and how often we move.

Understanding calories is a great starting point for nutrition. In its most simple form,  calories  are how we use energy and we need energy to live, breathe, walk, talk and sleep…

Calories are an important first step in taking control of your health. Calories in v’s calories out are the basic fundamentals of knowing whether you are losing or gaining weight- ie: if you eat more than you burn, you will gain weight and if you burn more than you consume, you will lose weight.

Energy In – Energy Out = Energy stored/lost

Once you have a good understanding of the basics of calories, then you can start to look at your nutrition in a more comprehensive manner.

We can look at when and where those calories are coming from, what we are using them for and how to best optimise your nutrition. We look at how your nutrition works with your cycle, your environment, we talk to you about your previous eating habits, your relationship with food and how to make it work for you personally.

The goal is always to improve our clients understanding of nutrition and how to make it work for them to optimise their health and performance, in the gym and in life for the long run…Nutrition beyond calories…

Why not schedule a no obligation free consultation with our team to see how we can get your started on a healthier path to a happier you.

Call 018534091 or email info@theedgegym.ie