A Balanced Diet

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  • A Balanced Diet
    • Correct number of calories
      • Good body weight
        • Varies depending on age, gender & activity levels
    • Variety of foods
      • Correct nutrients to function
    • Carbohydrates
      • Complex
        • Starchy foods e.g potato
      • Simple
        • Sugary foods e.g jam
        • Broken down faster
        • Quick release of energy
    • Fats
      • Secondary energy source used at low intensity
      • Saturated fat e.g red meat, cheese & cakes
        • Damaging to health
      • Unsaturated fat e.g oily fish, nuts & avocado
    • Protein
      • Meat & Eggs
      • Muscle growth & repair
      • Helps muscles recovery from  lots of training
        • Able to do more training sessions
          • Progressive overload - where training gradually becomes more intense
    • Vitamins
      • Organic compound
      • Keep you in good condition
    • Minerals
      • Calcium
        • Dairy e.g cheese & milk
      • Iron
        • Meat and dark green vegetables
      • Maintains strong bones and teeth & good for blood

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