Your physical activity and performance are strongly dictated by the foods and nutrients you are consuming. In order to achieve your workout goals you need to also have a plan for food to make sure you are eating the right macro and micronutrients. It is important to eat enough to replenish your body after a workout.
At Perform Physical Therapy and Wellness we want help you set goals and achieve them. We do this by supporting you inside and outside the gym. Josh Bowes is an ISSA Certified Nutritionist and Tactical Conditioning Specialist who works with athletes and active individuals. Josh has tried many different diets to find what works for him. With a combination of research and personal experience Josh is equipped to help build a personalize program to help you reach your goals.
What is included?
Guidance on food choices
Weekly 1:1 calls to review and possibly make alterations if necessary
Teaching you about clean eating, especially when you are traveling, eating out, and going to events
Lessons on macronutrients and what is in food
What is part of an initial evaluation?
Obtain medical history and establish goals
Formulate a nutrition plan
45 minute virtual session
Important information about Sports Nutrition
Depending on your form of exercise, endurance training or strength training, will determine the foods you should be eating. It is important to be eating at the right times to make sure you are fueled for your workout and can help your body recover. Before a workout out it is recommended to eat 200 to 300 grams of carbohydrates a few hours before exercising. If you doing endurance training then you should be eating 30-60 grams of carbs for each our of your event, this about as much as a banana (Sports nutrition). Properly fueling your body before, during, and after a workout is essential to building muscle and having success. The foods you are eating will also change depending on your form exercise. It is recommended your daily intake should be 50-70% carbohydrates, 10-35% protein, and 20-30% fat (Sports nutrition). As important as food is, it important to be hydrated. Dehydration negative effects your performance and can cause complications. When you are exercising you loose sodium chloride (salt) and potassium. This means you should consume electrolytes to prevent dehydration.
All of this information can be difficult to sort through on your own. There is a lot of misleading information and diet out there that can hinder your progress. It is important to be informed and reach out for help. Josh Bowes has done the work for you and can offer proper guidance.
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