Figure out what you want to achieve: your personal health or fitness goal
Food is fundamental to achieving your goals. Eat right and you’ll see the right results.
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Our freshly prepared meal packages have been designed by our chefs to not only taste incredible, but using food science to help you get to where you want to be.
Meals are then prepared with precision and packed for complete freshness
Your meals are then created to your exact specifications needed to help you achieve your goal. They are packed expertly to guarantee their freshness.
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Fitness is nutrition: eat and achieve
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What are macronutrients and why do I need to know about them?
Macronutrients are the building blocks of a healthy human body: proteins, carbohydrates and fats. They are where your calories come from. Each macronutrient serves a specific purpose in your body and should be consumed in the right amount for optimal health and body composition. That ‘right amount’ differs depending on you, your body and what you want to achieve.
Basically, macronutrients provide the energy and fuel you need to achieve your fitness goals.
You might’ve heard bad things about fats or carbohydrates in the media, but they are critical to your health. Having too much or too little protein, fats and carbs leads to poor function. You don’t feel good, your body doesn’t work at its best, and you don’t look food.
Total calories consumed are the most important factor when it comes to fat loss and body composition. But almost as important are the actual amounts of macronutrients you consume each day. You can eat the same number of calories in different combinations of protein carbs and fats and get significantly different results, most notably in your health!
Non-energy producing macronutrients
Proteins, fats and carbohydrates are your energy-giving macronutrients, but there are also non energy-producing macronutrients: fibre and water. These are essential for the body to function, but don’t give you energy.
Micronutrients are just as important as macronutrients, but you need them in much smaller quantities. They consist mostly of the vitamins and minerals your body needs to stay healthy. Some micronutrients are produced by your body, but the rest you have to get from the food you eat. That’s why you need to eat a wide ranging and well-balanced diet. No need for supplements if you get the diet right!
The minerals you need are all found in food, particularly dairy products, meat, nuts, fruit and vegetables. They combine with other atoms in the body and play a part in many processes that keep you healthy. The best known minerals are sodium, potassium, chlorine, calcium, phosphorus, sulphur, magnesium and iron.
Your body needs vitamins for growth and maintenance. All vitamins must come from our food apart from two: vitamin D which the body produces after exposure to the sun, and vitamin K2 which is produced by intestinal bacteria.
Vitamins are incredibly important. Vitamin A helps to grow and maintain hair, eyes, teeth, bones and soft tissue. Vitamin C is an antioxidant and helps keep the immune system strong. Vitamins are found in fruit, vegetables, peas, beans, nuts and some dairy products.
Other valuable micronutrients include Omega 3 and 6 fatty acids, essential amino acids and of course, fibre.
The body can’t make its own supply of Omega 3 and fatty acids. They are found in many oils, especially in oily fish like salmon, tuna, sardines and mackerel. These acids help build new cells, produce vital hormones and can reduce chronic inflammation.
Essential amino acids help to construct the proteins we need for several vital functions in the body – including building muscle! They are found in meat, apples, carrots, soy beans and peanuts!
And then there’s fibre. Fibre is sometimes described as a macronutrients because we need it in large amounts. But most of the fibre we consume cannot be digested and its main function is to make sure that waste is properly eliminated from the body. Fruit, vegetables, whole grains, seeds and nuts are all good sources of fibre. There is some evidence that small amounts of digestible soluble fibre can actually help regulate blood sugar and reduce cholesterol.