What Is Diet Planning?
Most people associate diets with short-term weight loss and restrictive food intake. However, a diet plan is tailored to an individual’s health status, weight and lifestyle, along with their weight loss and health goals.
The diet plan becomes a bespoke template to steer your eating behaviour, exercise and lifestyle management towards optimal health and wellbeing.
Principles Of Diet Planning
Here are six principles we believe are important to incorporate into a diet plan:
- Maintaining adequate levels of energy, nutrients, movement and rest for optimal health.
- Balancing different food groups, and consuming foods in the right proportion
- Consuming the appropriate number of calories to maintain a healthy weight depending on your metabolism and exercise levels
- Focussing on creating a diet that is nutrient dense without being high in calories
- Learning how to be moderate with foods that are higher in fat or sugar
- Exploring a varied diet that provides all the nutrients necessary for good health
Why Is Diet Planning Important?
A Diet Plan For You
Diet planning can be important for many reasons. For many people it is about weight loss, better health and building greater self confidence.
While for others it is about a specific event such as a wedding, holiday or a reunion. Your body and lifestyle are unique, which means your diet plan needs to be tailor-made for you.
How Do You Metabolise Food?
Your gender, age, health and tness, all a ect the way your body metabolises the food you eat. For weight loss success, it is important that we can devise a diet that will work for your body.
Your gut health is hugely important, and some functional tests can give us clues about how food is metabolised, and if you are struggling with malnutrition of certain key vitamins and minerals.
A Bespoke Diet Plan
Some people like to focus on the total amount of calories they can eat to lose weight, while others want to know specifics about the weight or portion size of foods that will lead to weight loss.
The latest trend is around personalised nutrition, and understanding the key components of nutrition that your body uniquely needs. This allows us to build a diet plan that is bespoke to your body’s needs, and your lifestyle.
Factoring In Exercise
Understanding how exercise affects your metabolism, and how dietary intake needs to be adjusted, are important factors to consider in diet planning.
The type, intensity and duration of exercise will also be considered. Walking is a great way to rev up your metabolism, while for some gym classes, sport or personal training sessions will be regular activities to factor in to your diet plan.
Diet Planning Services At WeightMatters
You may have a target weight you wish to reach, and want to follow a moderate and healthy diet plan to reach your goal. Or you may have a special date coming up where you want to look and feel great.
Our nutrition team at WeightMatters is experienced in creating bespoke diet plans that work and get results. We provide education, coaching and motivation for successful weight loss and weight management.
Complete the form below, and our assessment team will contact you and arrange a call to understand your current situation and weight loss goals.