Nutrition Consulting Calgary: Adding supplements to your nutrition plan

Learn why adding supplements to your diet can be beneficial

Nutrition and Exercise: The Building Blocks to Healthy Weight Loss

It’s well-known that exercise and healthy eating are key parts of maintaining a healthy body. However, it can be easy to use a tough workout regimen as an excuse to pay less attention to the dietary side of things. Even if you’re working hard in the gym every day it is important to make sure you’re getting adequate nutrition in order to make sure you can maximize your fitness results, fuel your workouts, and enable proper recovery. If you are looking for ways to improve your meal plan, it can be highly beneficial to look into nutrition and supplements. Calgary residents can get an overview of the uses of supplements in our team’s post today.

Why is Nutrition Important?

What you eat can be just as important as how much you eat. A diet that is too high in calories can set back your weight-loss goals even if the food you are eating is nutritious. Similarly, a diet that is properly adjusted to calorie intake but that is not nutritionally balanced can contribute to fatigue, cause duller skin and hair, and may not be sufficient to help someone power through their workouts or properly recover from a tough session at the gym. When creating custom diet plans, many dieticians and personal trainers attempt to fully address their clients’ needs by adding in dietary supplements.

The Basics of Nutrition and Supplements

Calgary residents are likely aware that there here are many different types of nutritional supplements available. Supplements can include vitamins, minerals, fiber, fatty acids, or amino acids. The “supplements” category can also include combinations of different vitamins and minerals; herbal supplements; and sports supplements like energy gels.

  • Some individuals use them to address certain vitamin deficiencies, for example, they might take a supplement to address a vitamin D deficiency.

  • Others might use supplements to address specialty needs. For example, they might use Omega 3 supplements to help reduce the risk of heart disease, or herbal supplements to boost energy levels.

  • Some people also take supplements to help with workout recovery or to meet the additional nutritional needs from large amounts of exercise, such as protein bars or shakes.

In order to find out what kind of supplement complements which health and fitness goals, it is a good idea to consult your fitness trainer or specialist with a background in nutrition consulting. Calgary has many options for this, including Leanne Kezin, who has experience both as a fitness trainer and as a supplements consultant.

Supplement Consulting: Calgary residents should ask their doctor, dietician, or nutrition consultant about supplements if:

  1. They are very busy

    While following a healthy diet plan is the best option, during busy times it’s possible to miss a meal or two, or to simply eat whatever is on hand. For this reason, it can be a good idea to include supplements in your health plan, but it’s best to think of this measure as “back up” rather than a meal replacement or an excuse to eat unhealthy meals.
  2. They are following a weight-loss plan

    Keeping up your usual nutritional requirements while consuming less calories can make supplements useful for many individuals on meal plans or calorie-reduced diets.
  3. They are doing sports or exercise

  4. They might be missing certain nutrients do to a medical condition or dietary restriction. This could include iron deficiencies, celiac disease, as well as diet plans that can exclude certain food groups.

Contact Us

To learn more about supplements and how they can benefit your overall health and fitness plan, contact our team of Calgary weight loss specialists at info@leannekezin.com or through our website


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Leanne Kezin

I have always wanted to make a difference in the world. I have had a vision in my head to do what I could to make it matter. I live with this in mind in everything I do. Through the process and the journey of changing my own life, I know that this is how I will help to inspire others. I have lost 60 lbs and have been able to maintain and improve every year since then. I am fit, I am healthy, I am confident, I am free, I am strong, and I am happy. I can show you how I did it and I can show you how you can do it too.

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