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Nutrition – Back to Basics

diet or nutrition?

Bearing in mind that I love my medium rare sea salt tainted piece of rump steak once a week.

the oxford dictionary defines “diet” as -“the kinds of food that a person, animal, or community habitually eats”, “a special course of food to which a person restricts themselves, either to lose weight or for medical reasons” or “with reduced fat or sugar content”

with so many “diet” options available to us such as Atkins, the zone, ketogenic, vegetarian, vegan, weight watchers, south beach, raw food, mediterranean, western, jenny craig, plant based, gluten free, clean eating and Paleo the individual interpretations or definitions vary dramatically depending on the advise.

“nutrition” however is defined as the “the process of providing or obtaining the food necessary for health and growth.”, “food or nourishment.” or the branch of science that deals with nutrients and nutrition, particularly in humans”

“nutrition” refers to the scientifically researched “healthy or balanced diet” of which many professionals and individuals alike also have their own opinion.

as far as postural performance is  concerned a “diet removes” and “nutrition adds” we will use the simple word “nutrition”.

how about we totally disregard all the other “diets” and focus on vegan, organic or plant based nutrition

vegan nutrition :

as defined in oxford “A person who does not eat or use animal products” simply excluding all animal products, and are very strict leaving little room for interpretation.

plant base nutrition:

oxford defines “plant” as “ living organism of the kind exemplified by trees, shrubs, herbs, grasses, ferns, and mosses, typically growing in a permanent site, absorbing water and inorganic substances through its roots, and synthesizing nutrients in its leaves by photosynthesis using the green pigment chlorophyll”

while “plant-base” may mean meat-free, to some still include dairy , to others might include a few meat products but still a majority of plant based meals.

research tells us that eating more plants and cutting back on meat can help reduce our risk of developing chronic conditions like diabetes, obesity, and heart disease.

incorporating more plant products and plant proteins into your daily diet without completely eliminating animal products.

by simply upping your veggie intake and reducing your intake of animal products, or removing certain types of animal products from your diet completely.

organic nutrition :

“relating to or derived from living matter” and “ (of food or farming methods) produced or involving production without the use of chemical fertilizers, pesticides, or other artificial chemicals”

keeping it honest : ”it’s not rocket science”

the consuming of a “plant based fresh organic nutritional plan” combined with a good exercise program, sufficient sleep and hydration and assistance with the correct alignment of our total human body system will produce health and longevity far beyond your imagination

oh and if you are a dietitian or nutritionist and disagree with our summary, we would love to hear from you.

do not forget !! like the recommencement of any training, if you are looking at changing your meal and nutritional intake please start slow as not to baffle your energy systems ,concentration and fatigue.

Oh! before i forget! Just because the fruit and vegetables look good, does not mean that they are the fresh and full of nutrition

Remember! The evening meal can be the key to a good sleep, weight loss and great energy, but if it is not digested by the time we go to bed shall sow the seeds of sickness and disease.

Thank you and make sure you email us on [email protected]  if you require more tips.

Nick Holmes

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