As individual as we are in our appearance, we are biochemically individual on the inside as well. This means that a nutrition plan that works well for one person, may not work anywhere near as well for someone else.
There are a lot of things to consider when designing a nutrition plan. From the macro-ratios and timings, to acid and alklinity balance, to the gluten load, possible specific food sensitivities. All the while keeping the proposed foods and meal options appealing and easy to follow.
Your body may not be responding well to your current diet, and this can be expressed in many ways. Symptoms such as as low energy, inability to concentrate, moodiness, skin conditions, poor sleep, overweight, and cravings are all signs that your nutrition needs to change.
Once you have the right diet for your body you will thrive!
It is how your body responds to the various nutrition strategies that will determine what the best nutrition plan is for you.
Then we need to make it as flexible as possible so you can still enjoy your favorite foods, but without them negatively impacting your progress.
With the correct nutrition you can:
Lower high blood pressure
Improve cholesterol lipid profile
Alleviate skin conditions: eczema, psoriasis, and rosacea
Improve asthma, and sinus problems
Alleviate irritable bowel syndrome, constipation, and better manage Coeliac disease and other inflammatory diseases
Discover the best way to eat to achieve and maintain ideal body weight
Reverse T2 diabetes and pre-diabetes elevated HbA1c
Improve your chances of fertility
Improve the symptoms of endometriosis, premenstrual pain, pre-menopause and menopause
Improve your energy levels
Improve your concentration and productivity
Remove the guesswork
Each meal option in your nutrition plan will have the right amount of carbs, protein and fats for that time of day. These macro-nutrient ratios, and their timing, is crucial. Get it wrong and you cancel out your fat burning, or worse, are gaining weight.
All you have to do is look at which meal option you feel like and stick to the amounts stated in the plan.
how a weight loss consultaion works
The initial consultation takes 60 minutes. Dean will have spent time prior to your consultation reviewing your questionnaire, researching (if required) and getting a ‘feel’ for your lifestyle demands, and identifying where changes need to be made.
If comfortable, you will have a caliper skinfold test and measurements taken. This will give you your percentage body fat (body composition) from which a realistic and accurate series of target body fat % and weight goals can be mapped out.
A draft nutrition plan is then designed, based on foods you like to eat and are easy and practical. Several meal options will be given where possible, to keep it varied and interesting.
If you like to exercise, then Dean will design you a weekly exercise plan with target heart rates and intensity levels (relative to your level of fitness) to maximize your fat burning. If you have injuries or muscle imbalances Dean can advise on the best exercises and stretches, foam rolling to fix them (if time allows).
Supplements will likely be recommended. This is to help your body go from a low/depleted level to optimal levels for improved cellular metabolism and hormone levels.
You then keep a detailed food diary for two weeks until your next appointment.
At your follow-up consultations, you will have your body fat and tape measurements taken and the results compared to your previous measurements. Dean will assess the rate of weight loss to your food choices (recorded on your food diary) and will make the necessary adjustments to maximize your rate of loss. Dean will also ask for your feedback on what meals worked and what meals need changing, so he can adjust your nutrition plan for the next two weeks. You will also be given a new body fat % target to work towards.
If you’re keen to get started the next step is to complete the lifestyle questionnaire.