3 month Performance Nutrition Project
When Jason teamed up with the elite young athletes at the
Young Norfolk Sports Academy (YNSA)
The athletes compete in a variety of different sporting disciplines. The aim of the project was to measure dietary intake (across different days) to set targets that would promote and develop the nutritional knowledge and practices of the elite young athletes.
Over the 3 months, multiple 1-2-1 consultations were conducted for monitoring and evaluation purposes. Other methods were used along side consultations.
The athletes' parents were included in all correspondence to help embed targets set and to promote the efficacy of the project.
This was the first time this project has been offered to elite young athletes at the YNSA. I am proud to have delivered it, and with how much the athletes engaged with the project.
Here’s what some the athletes had to say...
Test. Analyse. Assess. Review. Monitor. Reflect.
👨🏻💻These are some of the 🔑 steps involved in the performance nutrition coaching I offer.
📄The stats shared with you here are from an athlete I recently worked with (consent was provided).
📉The numbers you see, show progress and success in achieving pre-determined physiological changes.
👨🏻💻What the numbers don’t show you, are what the athlete demonstrated, committed to and achieved whilst working towards the final outcome.
Below is a list of examples of what the athlete achieved on top of reaching her main objective:
✅Buy in: the athlete bought into the 3 month journey from the minute we started our initial consultation.
✅Expectations: the athlete knew what was expected from them and importantly, from me as the practitioner.
✅Trusted the science: in addition to asking MANY questions, they trusted the science and evidence-based advice that was given to them.
✅Action: they made the effort and took time to learn new skills in the kitchen by cooking nutritious and tailored meals, savoury and sweet, to suit their needs, lifestyle and family requirements.
✅Assessed, monitored and tracked progress: multiple methods were used to increase validity and reliability of the progress.
✅Took time to reflect: understood the importance and power of reflection. Engaged in critical discussions to understand actions and outcomes. Learning about behaviour and processes.
✅Learnt and executed nutritional strategies to maximise outcomes.
✅Learnt how to eat intuitively, to enjoy food and managing dietary intake so its fun but reflects key outcomes.
✅Averaged a weekly weight loss of 0.44kg p/wk for 8 weeks.
✅Achieved a 10km PB during week 12.
Important take homes:
✅Your progression/development with nutrition and exercise goes far beyond the number on the scales or stats on graphs.
✅Tracking, monitoring + evaluating your processes and actions is important to understand how you develop and grow.
✅If you are going to work with a professional, make sure they are registered and licensed to do so. Find one who actively engages with the literature and who will be your biggest cheerleader.
✅Be ready for change, to work hard and to invest in yourself; commit to the process and trust your practitioner.
If you would like to work together to achieve a fitness, health or sporting objective, head over to my Contact Jason tab and leave me a message.