Nutrition

ATP Health and Fitness can help you and your family achieve a healthier and happier life, but what can ATP help you with that a book or the Internet cannot I hear you ask?

Everyone knows that the food they eat, contributes to their overall health and well-being. While you might not know exactly what Vitamin C does to the body, you know that eating oranges is good for you, in some way. We don’t just look at food from a taste perspective; we know what foods and nutrients you need to achieve a good balance in your physical body. We know, for example, that Vitamin C reduces the chance of stroke, reduces stress, and can help boost your immune system.

We look at your overall health and give you a “Nutrition MOT.”

We will ask questions regarding your past medical history, and see if you have any prior health issues as all of this paints a picture of you from a health perspective.

Having completed a Metabolic Type test and 7 Day Food Diary, we will then look at what is out of balance in terms of nutrition, and how this is affecting your system. At this point, we can discuss a number of steps that could be taken depending upon our analysis of your data.

Metabolic Typing – We’re unique as individuals and in much the same way, so are each of our body’s biochemistry requirements. Our bodies require certain kinds and proportions of healthy proteins, carbohydrates, and fats to perform optimally. This is your Metabolic Type. Discovering your metabolic type will help you to lose weight in a safe and healthy manner, and achieve optimum wellness. It also will produce long-term results without the starvation and cravings that usually accompany most other diets.

7 Day Food Diary – A 7 day diary showing your food/drink intake as well as tracking your energy levels, mood levels and activity levels is a vital part in allowing a fully detailed picture to be created of your current health and well -being. This data forms the central cog of your following 12 week nutrition programme.

An easy to follow and easy to manage programme will be discussed, as well as general information regarding the foods that will benefit your particular system/requirements.

You will receive weekly support and assistance throughout the programme to ensure safe, yet optimum results, as well as receiving measurable progress updates (weight, body measurements etc) at weeks 6 and 12.

If you are caring for children or others in your house you might be concerned about, we can also offer you advice that can benefit those people too.

Fully conversant in what is required to improve your diet and consequently become a healthier person, we are experienced in what foods, vitamins and minerals that we as humans need in order to become happier, healthier and better functioning people.

So ultimately our aim is to help people make informed decisions about the food they put inside their bodies, so let us help you to get back on track to long term health!

How does food impact health?

The food we eat gives our bodies the information and materials they need to function properly. If our bodies do not receive the right information, our metabolic processes suffer and our health declines. If we consume too much food, or food that gives our bodies the wrong instructions, we can become overweight, undernourished, and at risk for the development of diseases and conditions, such as arthritis, diabetes, and heart disease. In short, what we eat is central to our health.

What does food do in our bodies?

Nutrients in food give our bodies instructions with respect to how to function.

Thinking about food in this way gives us a view of nutrition that goes way beyond just calories or grams, good foods or bad foods. This view leads us to focus on foods we should include as well as foods that we should be wary of.

Instead of viewing food as the enemy, we need to look to food as a way to create health and reduce disease by helping the body maintain function.

Why should I care?

Our daily diets may not always be providing all the information our bodies need.

We all know that we need to get a basic balance of nutrients everyday however we may not be aware that the Standard UK Diet lacks nutrients.

Plus many of our processed foods include chemically-altered fats and sugars that may be giving our bodies the wrong signals.

What is the connection between food and disease?

As a society, we are facing significant health problems:

  • We have a workforce plagued with absenteeism and reduced productivity because of chronic health problems, including depression.
  • Over 70% of healthcare expenditures are for the treatment of chronic disease.

Many researchers now believe that these problems are partly related to diet. While they used to believe that diseases-such as type II diabetes, obesity, heart disease, stroke, and certain cancers – were caused by a single gene mutation, they are now generally attributing these conditions to a network of biological dysfunction. And the food we eat is an important factor in that dysfunction, in part because our diets lack the necessary balance of nutrients.