Exceed Nutrition Blog | Nutrition Education Articles For Fitness Professionals

How to Diet: Understanding the Science of Weight Loss

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I often get asked “Ru, are you the Paleo, intermittent fasting, or the ‘insert any other well known diet’ coach?” My response: All wrong. I am focused on personalization and you should do this too; this is one of the fundamental components to becoming a great nutrition coach. Is there really one ‘right way’ to […]

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What is Protein and How Much Protein Do We Need

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The macronutrients are protein, fats and carbohydrates, with ‘macro’ being given to the term as these nutrients make up the majority of energy obtained from our daily diet. This article will show you what is protein and how much protein do we need. It will provide you with a full understanding of this macronutrient. Before digging in, […]

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Micronutrients Functions, Types, Benefits and More

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On top of the macronutrients (protein, fats and carbohydrates) we also consume a range of micronutrients (vitamins and minerals) in our diet. Just as ‘macro’ was given to the term to suggest the majority, ‘micro’ is given to this set of nutrients to suggest a much lower quantity. To show this, typically the macronutrients are measured in grams, […]

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Phytochemicals foods: Optimising Phytochemicals in an Eating Plan

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The phytonutrients are a class of substances that are found in plant foods, are not essential nutrients yet appear to help promote health and reduce risk of cancer, heart disease and other conditions. Phytonutrients, also known as phytochemicals, are responsible for providing plants with their colours such as red tomatoes and the distinctive aromas such […]

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Nutrition Tips for a Healthy Menstrual Cycle

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The human body is a complicated and complex system that operates on a deep cellular level.It is these cells that also form the reproductive system in both males and females. This process starts in the brain, where the hypothalamus begins the interactions between the genital organs, pituitary gland and adrenal glands to regulate the female […]

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All About Carbohydrates – Types, Role, Metabolism & Requirements

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The term ‘carbohydrate’ (or saccharide which means sugar) comes from carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen-based molecules that are present in our foods, e.g., fruits and grains. Unlike essential amino acids and fatty acids, there are no essential carbohydrates.This means we can obtain everything we need nutritionally from other food sources, so carbs are not necessary to […]

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What is Creatine and What Does it Do

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The topic of nutritional supplements is controversial, and creatine, in particular, remains one of the most extensively studied supplements currently available to us. Nevertheless, with regard to athletic performance, creatine has continually proved itself to be one of the most effective and safe nutritional supplements to increase strength, muscle mass and performance. To date, there […]

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What You Should Know About Stress and Its Effects On The Body

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We will all suffer from high states of stress at some point in our lives.In today’s busy society we are involved in regular stressful life situations, along with frequent and exhausting training schedules. This stress is a burden on the body, and if the stress becomes chronically elevated and prolonged, we can end up massively fatigued […]

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All About Fats – Types, Role, Metabolism & Requirements

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By having that deeper understanding of how the basics of nutrition work, we can not only provide more focused help to our clients, but also provide ourselves a foundation for learning more advanced information. In this article we will look in detail at fats, their structure, how they work within the body and the benefits they […]

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