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Get ready for summer with DiR Nutrition

When summer approaches, a thousand and one strategies or miracle diets emerge to reduce the extra kilos in a very short time. These types of formulas are unhealthy and ineffective in the long run. Surely you have ever heard this phrase: “the summer body is built in winter.” Well, the key is to start changing eating habits about 3-4 months before summer arrives. This, however, is easier said than done and for this reason from the DiR Nutrition department, we want to help you to sign up for the “bikini operation” this year without suffering the devastating consequences of miracle diets: starving unnecessarily, rebound effect, lose health and vitality, etc.

What is nutritional counseling?

We all have a picture in mind of what we would like to achieve: lose fat and tone the body, increase strength and performance, improve health, etc. If you’ve been pursuing your goal for a long time and it’s struggling to see results, nutritional counseling is the perfect opportunity to clearly identify this desire and see how diet helps make it come true. How do we get it? Answering two questions:

  1. Do your eating habits help you achieve your goal?

It is very common that due to lack of time, organization or simply due to misinformation, our food decisions are sabotaging our objective. Maybe you spread meals improperly throughout the day, don’t take into account the specific nutritional needs of your body (especially in relation to training) or don’t include food groups in the right amount and proportion. All this makes the effort that you dedicate to achieve satisfactory results through physical activity, lose effectiveness and finally end in demotivation. Therefore, it is essential, once we are clear about what we want to achieve, to know what has been holding us back so far.

  1. What does your body composition tell us about your diet?

Weight is an indicator of our physical condition and health, but ultimately, it is not everything. In nutritional counseling we want to know what the starting point is in the most objective way possible. For this reason, we evaluate not only your weight but how it is distributed in different types of tissues: fat, visceral fat, muscle, bone mass, water, etc. In this way we can have a notion of what the current state of your metabolism is and know what needs to be worked through food.

A lack of muscle mass and an excess of fat (especially visceral), will be indicating that the quality of the diet is not adequate. In these cases, a nutritional intervention combined with physical exercise promotes a reduction in the percentage of fat and an increase in muscle mass. Muscle tissue is much more compact than greasy tissue and therefore the most visible result is a reduction in body volume and muscle definition. An increase in muscle mass, however, not only has benefits at the image level but also contributes to maintaining good bone health and metabolism (as it is a very hormonally and energetically active tissue).

Through an analysis of your body composition, we can also detect fluid retention problems associated with a nutritional imbalance: for example, a high consumption of sodium (processed, precooked, canned products, etc.) or a deficiency of potassium ( fruits and vegetables mainly).

Once we are clear about where we want to go, the weak points of our eating routine and our current physical condition, it is time to propose a change in habits. We know that changes are not easy, but they are worth it in the future. From the DiR Nutrition service we want to help you achieve your goals.

Start preparing for the summer by asking for your free nutritional advice from Clubs DiR.

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