How do you track Macros?
The 1st step is to work out your basal metabolic rate, your current energy output and your current energy input. 2nd Step: Once we have these details, along with your body composition, we can work out the food macros you should be adhering to, to achieve your health & fitness goals. 3rd Step: You will need to follow these macros for 2-4 weeks & then reassess. Depending on how your body is responding, you may need to tweak your macros so they are as effective as possible.
Sports Nutrition & Dietetics
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.
At Cutting Edge, we use a method of both face-to-face contact and an online platform to deliver an effective nutrition plan. We aimed to develop this program as more of an educational experience, rather than a meal plan.
We don’t believe that a one size fits all approach is a good strategy – we prefer the 80/20 rule. 80% of the time your “eating clean” and the other 20% you have a not-so-perfect diet.
Macro Nutrients, what are they? We’ve got: Fats, Carbs, Protein (and Fibre).
The most common issue we see in regards to nutrition, is that people tend to have too many Fats & Carbs in their diet, and not enough Protein or Carbohydrates. We track and assess these Macro and Micro nutrient intakes via an App called, ‘My Fitness Pal.’
Protein: Proteins are our building blocks for our muscles. Protein is also the most abundant molecule in the body, aside from water. Protein is SO important!
Fibre: Fibre is something that is commonly overlooked when people think about Nutrition Plans. Consuming more fibre will help to improve gastrointestinal health and will actively slow digestion and increase the metabolic rate (i.e. Keep you fuller for longer!).
Fats: Among other things, 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.
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,