- With food intolerances (also known as a food sensitivities) once you have identified what you are reacting to and eliminated it, basically giving your digestive system a ‘break’ to improve your digestive health, then it is likely that you can then go back to eating those foods in moderation.
- Three months is the magic number to change the quality of your eggs, because it takes approximately that long for the follicles on your ovaries to develop before one is mature enough to release an egg at ovulation.
- Women are at risk of osteoporosis from the menopause onwards, when hormone levels reduce.
- BMI is not the best measurement for knowing if you are overweight. Muscle is heavier than fat, so a well-muscled, extremely fit person might register a BMI as high as an unfit rather overweight person.
- Sage is a botanical herb that has been used for centuries. Women often use sage as they go through the menopause and it has also been used to improve mental energy and alertness and reduce stress.
- Protein is a vital nutrient needed for your body to perform many functions, including the production of antibodies to resist infection and the formation of new tissue. Too much or too little protein may reduce the strength of your bones and increase the risk of fracture.
- You could have sex on a Monday and get pregnant on the Friday when the egg has been released. This is because the egg once released at ovulation only survives for about 24 hours but the sperm can live for up to seven days when the cervical mucus is alkaline.
- It is estimated that 45% of the UK population has a food intolerance. These intolerances can affect many parts of your body including:
- Skin – Eczema, urticaria, itching, rashes
- Gastrointestinal – Severe bloating, diarrhoea, constipation, flatulence, IBS
- Recurrent Infections – Chronic infections, frequent ear infections
- Mental / Emotional – Anxiety, depression, hyperactivity, insomnia, irritability
- Musculoskeletal – Joint and muscle pain, arthritis
- Respiratory – Asthma, rhinitis
- Others – Palpitations, water retention, headaches, fatigue, migraines, weight gain
- Your bones are at their strongest around the age of 30 and then they start to become weaker around the menopause which can lead to osteoporosis.
- Muscle takes up 5 times less space than fat so as you lose fat, you lose inches, your clothes feel looser and your body shape changes but your weight could stay the same.
- It is reported that every three seconds a bone will break somewhere in the world, because of osteoporosis. The good news is that fractures can often be prevented through healthy lifestyle choices.
- The word allergy is derived from Greek with ‘allos’ meaning different and ‘ergos’ meaning action, so when something foreign enters your body it has to take action by responding to that alien substance.
Choosing the right diet plan can be a daunting task. With numerous plans promising to be the best weight loss program ever and offering amazing results, it can be difficult to choose the right one. That being said, it’s important to be fully prepared when starting a diet plan. There’s a number of things that need to be considered to ensure that the plan will not only provide great results, but will also improve your health.
Is The Diet Plan Safe?
Here at Glenville Nutrition here advise that while it may be important to lose weight, it’s never appropriate to do so at the expense of one’s health. There are some pretty drastic weight loss programs on the market today. From eating nothing but baby food, to very strict detox plans, these types of diets can lead to complications within your immune system and potentially put a strain on your organs. It is important therefore you ensure you will receive adequate nutrition throughout the plan to achieve natural weight loss and avoid complications.
Furthermore, when it comes to supplements, it is important to do your research and avoid any harmful ingredients or side-effects.
Can I Keep Up With It?
One of the biggest reasons women fail to complete a diet is that they find it difficult to keep up with. Diet plans with ridiculous rules and restrictions are notorious for being difficult to finish. When it comes to questioning whether you will be able to finish a plan, you need to think rationally about the diet and your lifestyle before making a commitment.
Diets, by their very nature, require a lifestyle change, but some changes are easier to make than others. You need to find a plan you can work with. While compromises must be made, if a plan consists of something that’s difficult to do or give up, you are already setting yourself up for failure.
Will It Affect My Daily Life?
Another huge deterrent to diets is that it changes a person’s way of life. Obviously, diets require some sort of change in lifestyle and you must be able to make the required changes to see the results. However, diets are not meant to completely control a person’s life. Instead, diets should be manageable within your normal life. For example, it should teach good habits that can be implemented into normal activities, such as dining out. It shouldn’t control your life, but rather help to modify (and improve) it.
Will It Provide Long Term Results?
It’s not uncommon for women to gain back the weight after they lose it with a diet. This is because often the chosen diet plan was a quick fix rather than a change in lifestyle. Diets shouldn’t be short periods to get healthy. Instead, diets should teach you how to modify your habits to stay healthy and manage your weight long term. It should be something that lasts a lifetime, not just a few months out of the year.
Is It Personalised?
There’s no “one size fits all” diet plan. Every woman’s body is different. We all react differently to exercise and food, making it difficult to see success in generic plans. Most of these plans are formulated for women who are of moderate height and activity level. If you don’t fit in that parameter, you will likely see lackluster results. It is better therefore to choose a diet plan that is personalised for your body and lifestyle. With a custom plan, you will see much better results and find it easier to follow.
Starting a diet plan is big first step in getting healthy. The choice of diet plan is something that should not be taken lightly. And you need to ask the right questions to get the knowledge you need to succeed. The right plan can make all the difference. Instead of failing and starting over with something new, do your research, choose the right plan and see results that will last a lifetime.
If you would like to know more about losing weight and learning to manage it, why not book an appointment with one of our qualified nutritionists? Fill out the form or give us a call on 01892 515905