The programs are broadly divided in to the following
Whether you have just begun a sport or you are an International medalist, Nutrition plays a pivotal role in improving your performance. From improving energy levels to faster recovery, prevention of injury and boosting immunity, improving speed to endurance, losing fat and gaining muscle, season specific diets to race day meal plans, Sports Specific Nutrition helps you overcome these challenges.
Athletes of different age groups, competition level, sporting background, sport positions and training routines have different energy and nutrient requirements.
Most of us fall prey to the flawed definition of ‘beauty’ and go overboard with crash/ fad diets to drop that elusive number on the scale. Dull face, mood swings and sagging skin is what follows as an after effect! Central obesity is the primary cause of many diseases. However, fat loss is a gradual process. In fact it is just a by product of your journey to becoming healthy. Asking yourself how you feel than how much you weigh is a better indicator of health.
Healthy weight gain (combination of muscle and fat) for individuals who have lower than normal muscle and fat is crucial namely for functioning of major organs, immunity and for fighting infections/ diseases.
The rates of childhood obesity are surging like never before; the access to electronic devices, TV viewing, junk food availability, lack of play/ sports etc. are all responsible for the same. Childhood obesity suggests sowing seeds for adult lifestyle diseases. Nutrition and environmental changes can drastically help tackle this condition.
On the other hand, children who are extremely active, as those involved in one or multiple sports have special nutrition needs. The nutrition requirements for balanced growth and development along with extra expenditure during sports needs to be accounted for.
If being plain thin, is not healthy, what is?
As long as you feel happy, content, fit, energetic and are able to do the daily regimes that you at your age should without any biochemical deficiencies or presence of disease, you are healthy and beautiful! Today’s fast life, although, has ensured financial security, has simultaneously depleted our health. Diabetes, Metabolic syndrome, Hypertension, Cardiac diseases, Depression, Eating disorders and so many more illnesses are more common than ever.
Now is really the time to realize Health is indeed Wealth & in the words of Hippocrates, “Let food be thy medicine & medicine be thy food”.
Body composition, Biochemical parameters, Dietary routine, Training pattern/workout schedule, activity throughout the day along with a few more details are assessed to establish your nutrient requirements.
Based on the above results, your health goals are charted out.
A nutrition plan based on health goals is recommended and this is followed by frequent follow ups to modify the plan based on your progress/changes in training patterns/environment etc.
This is the phase of learning, self-belief and complete adherence to the plan.
For athletes, good nutrition is an on-going requirement season after season since any sport is an unpredictably dynamic ball-game! The major focus during this phase is to continue educating athletes and parents to make informed choices.
For others as well, achieving the desired goal does not mean an end to good eating. By now, with hope that you understand how your body really works, you shall be more aware to make the food choices that suit you!
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The Nutrition program recipe is abundantly sprinkled with garnishes of hope, positivity and constant motivation to guide you reach your optimum health and performance.