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a healthy body and a healthy mind comes from a balanced diet, and adequate rest.


Yes, the sayings are true :

‘ You are what you eat ‘


A balanced diet should be made up of the following food groups to provide enough energy for movement, growth, repair and maintaining health :


Fibre – Fresh fruit and vegetables, cereals and bread

AKA ‘roughage’. Helps the digestive system function properly and keeps it healthy and helps excretion.


Carbohydrates – Rice, pasta, bread, potatoes

There are two types of carbohydrate: simple and complex. They provide the main source of energy, which is stored in the muscles and liver in the form of glycogen.


Protein – Meat, fish and eggs

Composed of amino acids, and primarily responsible for growth and repair to cells. In times of need, protein is used as a secondary source of energy during exercise.


Fats – Milk and dairy products

These are made up of fatty acids and they are referred to as saturated and unsaturated fats. They provide energy, protection and warmth for the body.


Minerals – Fresh fruit and vegetables

These are essential nutrients which our body needs in order to work properly. They help build strong bones and teeth and turn food into energy.


Vitamins – Dairy products, fresh fruit and vegetables

Essential nutrients which the body needs to function properly. There are two types of vitamin – those that are fat soluble and those that are water soluble. Fat-soluble vitamins are stored in the body, whereas the water-soluble vitamins are not.


But how do you manage a balanced diet?

A balanced healthy diet shouldn’t cause migraines and cost the earth! With a bit of forward planning, it’s as easy as …

pie!

And you can still have pie … and cake for that matter!
It’s all about setting the foundations of a healthy lifestyle.

Train Hard, Eat Well and Be Happy

is here to help you fulfill those dreams of fitting into your little black dress, or having the perfect beach bod 🙂

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