NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
Bringing you the latest news and announcements at Jason Fligg Sport & Exercise Performance
Updated Friday 15th May
I am regularly following the guidance outlined by the government. At present, I remain partially open. All my performance nutrition services are live and can be conducted via video call. Massage services remain closed until more guidance has been released by the government.
Al continuing performance nutrition clients/athletes will have my continued support and guidance as normal.
Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or to schedule a virtual 1-2-1 consultation.
CAN YOU 'BOOST' YOU IMMUNE SYSTEM VIA YOUR DIET?
The answer here is no, you cannot 'boost' your immune system.
During these difficult times where a lot of people are worried and concerned with contracting illnesses e.g. COVID-19/Coronavirus, you cannot boost your immune system through food/drink consumption to prevent you from contracting it.
Currently, good hygiene practice remains the best way for you to avoid infection from this virus. This however, does not mean you should not be consuming a nutrient-rich balanced diet to help support your immune system.
Consuming plenty of fruits and vegetables (5-9 portions), higher amounts for active individuals during intense and vigorous training periods. Consuming a varied and balanced diet is also recommended. A diet rich in whole grains, proteins, and unsaturated fat sources, with good hydration practices is recommended.
Remember folks, there is plenty of food for everyone. There is no need to go crazy at the supermarkets ;-).
For more information on receiving nutrition coaching to promote the consumption of a nutrient-rich balanced diet, contact Jason today.
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“But you’re a nutritionist, you’re not supposed to eat cake”
“But you’re dieting, are you meant to be eating cake?”
''Isn't that your second slice of cake? Should you be eating another slice?''🤦🏻♂️.
It’s a joke obvs, and it’s funny because I’m being sarcastic, but it’s almost tumble weed awks when people say it.
...cue awkward laugh 👀.
Yesterday we celebrated our lovely neighbour’s birthday, and my very talented lady @misso30 made the birthday cake 👏🏻 🎂.
The smells that came from the kitchen whilst making this one... 🤤.
I waited all day to sit down together and enjoy a slice 🍰 with our current favourite boxset, Billions.
Cake is often associated with gatherings, social events + celebrations. It brings happiness and joy to people’s lives.
However, on occasions, I hear people explain their consumption of cake as a reflection of how they feel e.g. emotional eating ➡️ and then the additional attacks of others applying further pressure/guilt towards eating the cake.
This is unacceptable and shouldn’t be the case.
There’s a whole another post about allowing people to influence your decision making ability when it comes to food + disordered eating is being seen more + more.
If you do find yourself in a position where cake is being used to comfort you, here are some things to consider, should you wish to use them:
✅ Do you want the cake? Yes? ➡️ eat the cake.
✅ Do you want the cake? Yes ➡️ eat the cake.
....you see where I’m going with this?
The one slice of cake is not going to harm the journey you’re on.... what should be reflected on are the causes of the emotions - are these being acknowledged + what can be done to manage them?
Some things to consider when having your cake:
✅ Moderate your intake.
✅ Make adjustments to your daily intake to include the cake.
✅ Manage the portion size.
✅ Prioritise the basics before reaching for the cake, then reassess your want.
✅ Avoid feeling guilty after consuming it ➡️ be happy you had it and enjoyed it ➡️ move on to getting back to basics/your normal routine.
Don’t allow people to influence your enjoyment of cake (or food!) - you don’t need that kind of pressure in your life.
If you want to work together to learn more about your food intake and how to promote the consumption of a nutrient-rich diet, get in touch. Head over to the 'Contact Jason' tab and ping me a message.