Week Two - Food Planning, Plant Based diets and Dietary Fats
This week, is trying to really get to grips with the Food Planning and making it work for you and your energy balance. Carrying on from last week, we will apply the understanding of the energy balance or calories in vs out into the food plan. I have also attached blogs on plant based diets and dietary fats for you to reflect on.
Here is an example of a macro-nutrient breakdown. When we start, I would aim for the maintenance and work towards the weight loss.
Here is a video about Food Planning and making it work for you- https://youtu.be/RghOux7leXA
Plant Based Diets
Our diet can be the fuel to the fire for health issues, disease, weight gain or it can be the powerful barrier to protecting our body and maintaining good health and longevity in our body. This is not necessarily to adopt a plant based diet, just to reflect on the benefits of increasing plant based food within your diet. Here is a blog - Are you eating enough plant based foods?
Fat is a type of nutrient, and just like protein and carbohydrates, your body needs some fat for energy, to absorb vitamins, and to protect your heart and brain health. For years we’ve been told that eating fat will add inches to your waistline, raise cholesterol, and cause a myriad of health problems. But now we know that not all fat is the same. Read here for more information : blog with information about Dietary Fats.
If you have any questions, please do get in touch 🙂