As fans of the site well know, Fitness Fondue despises most popular ‘diets’ and cannot rave enough about clean eating…
Eating clean, unprocessed, all natural foods (think ingredients) will get you healthy from the inside out. If you are coming from particularly bad dietary habits, it will also encourage weight loss as your body can actually USE clean food for fuel (calorie burning), instead of storing it as fat.
However, it is absolutely true that calories and food groups play a HUGE roll in weight loss, fat loss and muscle gain. After a few months of cleaning up the diet, you will need to advance your nutritional knowledge in order to advance your aesthetic results…
This happened to me a few months ago. After a year of clean eating, my body had gotten as far as it was going to get and I began experimenting with macros. Counting macros (protein, fats and carbs) is a form of dieting that calculates the right % of each food group, within a specific calorie count.
I was trying to figure out exactly what my macro splits should be, when Enhance Nutrition sent me a message. Their advanced knowledge and suggestions really helped me out, so I wanted to share these nutritional maestros with you…
Enhance Nutrition is a company run by two Performance Nutritionists and Personal Trainers, Ash and Dave. Their goal is to educate people on nutrition and inform them as to what does and doesn’t work. If you are looking to clue up on nutrition, they REALLY know their stuff.
So, I bombarded them with questions and here’s what they had to say…
Let’s start with the million dollar question…What is the biggest problem you face when it comes to clients and their diets?
We find people tend to either over think their diet or worry about the 1% details over the 90% details. For example, panic about whether their detox juice is cold pressed or not, yet still go out and drink 3 nights a week. Also people can get too caught up on a “clean” diet and not eat enough food full stop.
What is the biggest problem you face when it comes to clients and their training?
Not being consistent and giving up on a programme before they have given it time to actually work.
What would be your number 1 piece of nutritional advice?
Come to an Enhance Nutrition seminar and we’ll tell you! But seriously, the biggest bit of advice would be to keep it simple stupid and start by changing 1 habit at a time. It sounds stupid but starting with the easiest habit to change breeds success, you’d be amazed at how many people try and change something they have no will power to, they fail and then subsequently fall off the wagon.
What would be your number 1 piece of training advice?
Stay away from fads, the old school tried and tested methods still work and as we said be consistent. Training once a week won’t reward you the same as 3x.
How did you guys get into health and fitness?
Dave: It started from playing rugby at a young age and playing international rugby where I was lucky enough to work with some great sports scientists. Learning from those guys ignited my passion for learning more about fitness and specifically nutrition.
Ash: Similar to Dave, I played competitive sport as a kid and always had a passion for fitness. After Uni I decided I wanted to work in the health and fitness world and so moved to Personal Training and Nutrition. Both myself and Dave have continued with our education and now study with the ISSN who are the gold standard in performance nutrition.
What made you want to start up Enhance Nutrition LDN?
Enhance Nutrition LDN was started with one goal in mind, and that is to help as many people as possible to learn how simple, yet effective nutrition is to achieving their goals. We were constantly confronted with the same questions and confusions from clients by info in the main stream media and we wanted to provide an unbiased and trustworthy source for people to come and learn. We’ve done this by creating a 6 week course for people to attend and learn a diverse range of nutrition topics which are all aimed at helping them understand nutrition and how it can help them. We also do bespoke nutrition plans working with clients from elite athlete level to weekend warriors. As we say it was created with your health in mind.
What made you want to work together?
Dave: Ash has the beard and knowledge, I have the looks and the books, why wouldn’t it work!
Ash: We had worked together as PT’s for a while and both shared the same outlook on how important nutrition is, we also found we could bounce off each other.
What do you want to achieve with the company?
We want to be a company that people send their friends, family, clients etc to. We aren’t here to promote anyone or anything specific and so want to be seen as the best non-biased providers of nutritional information out there. We also want to be lucky enough to work with as many trainers, coaches, nutritionists, athletes, celebs, house wives, kids, etc as possible.
For more info on us visit wwww.enhancenutritionldn.com or visit our YouTube channel Enhance Nutrition LDN TV.