ISSN Sports Nutrition and Supplementation Specialist
Our head Personal Trainer, Dean Weiss is particularly passionate about Sports Nutrition and is striving to expand his knowledge base on the subject, to become a issn qualified Sports nutritionist and supplementation specialist.
Dean has done this to help our clients break down what they are eating now, and to help them make better nutrition decisions.Clients always ask what is the best diet to go on or what about this diet to achieve their objectives.
If you’re a performance athlete, to the average population the strategies are pretty much the same, eat more whole foods/real foods, lean meats, fruits and vegetables and cut out the crap.
Our sports nutrition systems we use are an education process. We don’t believe that a one size fits all approach is a good strategy. The best results come from the people who consistently track their food, using apps like myfitnesspal, and learn about what they are eating. In turn, they can make better choices when it comes to their nutrition.
We have all heard the “eat clean” buzz and fundamentally this is a good strategy however we prefer the 80/20 rule. 80% of the time your “eating clean” and the other 20% you have a not so healthy diet.
Thing’s we find all too often is people have too much fat and carbohydrates and not enough fibre or protein. The tracking measured on myfitnesspal give us a lot of data to analyse and assess so we can identify patterns (low fibre low protein, too much carbs, too much fat) and what time of the days we are consuming your food.
Our Sports nutritionists measure this by tracking your food consistently. This is used as a learning tool to understand what you’re eating and how that is affecting your: body, your metabolism, your health and your long term body composition goals.
Protein: Proteins are our building blocks for muscle
Fibre: Fibre is something that is overlooked a lot when people think about nutrition plans. Consuming more fibre will help to improve gastrointestinal health. Additionally, fibre actively slows the digestion and increases the digestion rate.
Fats: Moderate fats are essential for hormone production.
Carbohydrates: People are afraid of carbs however, they are fat mobilisers. A high-fibre diet will provide you with adequate carbohydrates. This gives you lots of energy ready, for when you train. In turn, this will help maximise your workouts.
Water: We all know that water is good for us but very few of us drink enough. Again, everyone is different but you need to be drinking at least 3 litres of water every day! This is especially true for people that train frequently.
So what is the best sports nutrition plan?
The answer is one that you can stick to, to help achieve your goals. This is not just for the next few weeks, but for the next few years. For more information on this then please contact us on 0408016793,