Nutrition for Recovery

Balanced diet and pillars of nutrition Firstly, without a balanced diet which includes at least 5 vegetables per day, some fruit, some healthy fat, carbohydrates and protein, your base diet will be sub optimal which may impair adaptation to exercise. Without sufficient micronutrient quantities, your body is unable to respond to the best of its ability… Read more »

Back on The Blog!

I’ve been a bit quiet on here the last few months, I’ve been super busy with clients and PhD work! I’m aiming to have a monthly blog back on the site. Any recommendations on any topics would be great, I’d love to hear from you!   Richie

Review of Richie, Chislehurst Nutritionist

I received a humbling review recently from one of my clients, hearing things like this make the job so satisfying!   Here it is below:   I would like to take this chance to recommend and encourage the use of Richie from my own personal gains I have seen and are continuing to benefit from…. Read more »

Nutrition in Petts Wood & Chislehurst

Nutrition in Petts Wood & Chislehurst   Eating out Let’s face it; everyone likes to eat out. Whether it be once a week or once a day, everyone will buy some food from a shop for lunch or dinner (on the go or eating in). However, there are challenges that accompany this. How can you… Read more »

5 Tips for a Successful Weight Loss Diet

Introduction-Weight Loss OverviewFirstly, by weight loss we mean lose body fat. This is a favourable change in body composition as opposed to an unfavourable, where you may lose muscle (key for things like glucose uptake and healthy functioning throughout life).Ultimately, weight loss comes as a result of an energy deficit. This means energy in <… Read more »

Protein – What, When and How Much?

Proteins are the building blocks of the body, involved in muscle regulation, metabolic health, hormone production and many more. Protein also cannot be stored as energy or fat easily and is significantly more filling compared to carbohydrates and fats. Sufficient protein will allow you to repair and grow, compared to insufficient protein intake which will… Read more »

What is Gluten? Can You Benefit From a Gluten Free Diet?

Gluten is a name given for a group of proteins found in wheat, rye, barley and triticale which are used to help foods maintain their shape. Some products it can be found in: Bread Pasta Soup Cereal Baked goods Beer Due to recent publicity, often by celebrities it has become a popular fad to follow… Read more »

Red Wine – One to Include With Dinner?

Red wine is a favourite, whether it’s with dinner or out with friends, sipping on a glass of shiraz is some people’s idea of heaven. Although due to the alcohol content over consumption has been linked with several diseases including the biggest killer in the UK, heart disease. So, can it be such a positive… Read more »

Bathroom Scale – Friend or Foe?

What is a scale? A scale is a tool that produces a number based on what it is presented with and therefore, it doesn’t take into account what is inside the person on top of it, just the total weight. When you are following a training programme with the aim of losing body fat you… Read more »