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5 Nutrition Tips to Improve Progress in the Gym

5 Nutrition Tips to Improve Progress in the Gym

Training is only one piece of the equation when it comes to getting good results in the gym. Without adequate nutrition, not only does your body lack the fuel it needs to push through a tough workout, it is unable to effectively recover and grow after each session.  This article will outline 5 nutrition tips to ensure that you are getting the full benefits out of each session. 1) Ensure You Are Consuming an Appropriate Number of Calories Consuming the correct amount of calories per day is vital to ensure you are seeing progress at the gym. Your ideal calorie…
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Introducing the Ideal Nutrition Blog

Introducing the Ideal Nutrition Blog

Ideal Nutrition is a dietetics private practice currently offering dietetic and nutritional services at Xceler8 24hr Fitness in Wagga Wagga. With only one dietitian initially (myself), the practice caters for all goals that can be achieved through nutrition. While Ideal Nutrition is set up so that it can cater for all goals and conditions, my specialties are weight loss, diabetes and sports nutrition. The goal of the business is to help as many people as possible through improving their nutrition. A key part of achieving this goal is this blog. The Ideal Nutrition blog is an attempt at providing people…
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The Mediterranean Diet: Everything You Need to Know

The Mediterranean Diet: Everything You Need to Know

What is the Mediterranean Diet? The Mediterranean diet is a way of eating based on traditional foods and drinks of the countries surrounding the Mediterranean Sea. The Mediterranean diet was first established three decades ago as a cardio-protective diet in the Seven Countries Study. Keys and co-workers found that residents in Crete in Greece had the lowest mortality from heart disease and this was positively associated with their dietary pattern. This traditional dietary pattern is characterized by an abundance of plant-based foods such as leafy green vegetables, tomatoes, onions, garlic, herbs, whole grain cereals, legumes, nuts and seeds, olive oil…
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Are Artificial Sweeteners Bad for Us? An Analysis

Are Artificial Sweeteners Bad for Us? An Analysis

Artificial sweeteners have been used in the food industry for decades. The demand for them comes down to their sweet, satisfying taste minus the calories. It is a bit like having your cake and eating it too. But there has been a lot of debate over the safety and efficacy of using artificial sweeteners. Studies have explored the associations between artificial or non-nutritive sweeteners and a range of health outcomes including diabetes, cancer, gut health as well as changes to body weight.  However, the current pool of evidence is conflicting for the most part. We don’t really have a clear…
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