It’s that time of day when your boss is pressing for some deadline that you just can’t meet or your unwinding for the evening with something fried and salty on the couch before bed. Whatever the time, whatever the reason, there is probably a time of day that you find more difficult to keep the ship sailing in your chosen direction.
As a Dietitian and Trainer for close to a decade now, I am still amazed at just how hard the overwhelm is for the person entering, re-entering or maintaining their healthy lifestyle. From supermarkets, social media feeds, the latest app and magazines, this space is noisy! In my work I attempt to simplify things. To work on the human side of nutrition science also known as food! We sit down to breakfast, lunch and dinner, not Protein, Fat and Carbohydrates. The world seems to scream, ‘if you only buy this next shiny thing you’ll get there’ or oversell the ease of behaviour change, while profiting off of the rebound when it doesn’t work.
Functional muscle mass is really a fancy way of saying the muscles you will use to perform the activities of daily living. To build and maintain that muscle, I look at 4 main points:
1. Marie Kondo
2. Nourish the body
3. Protein supply
4. Fuel for Marie Kondo