At Lakeside Sports Chiropractic Center & Motorsports Rehab, we not only help with pain relief and sports injuries but we also can advise you on how to achieve your diet and nutrition goals, whether that is losing excess weight, maintaining your current weight or even to help you get competition-ready.

Track calories and macros

When most people think about nutrition and losing weight, they tend to begin by walking into the nearest gym and signing up for a lengthy membership, even if they have never stepped a foot in a gym before. While exercise is a hugely important role when attempting to lose excess weight or, indeed, maintaining a healthy weight, it is not as integral to the process as many personal trainers would have you believe.

Tracking your nutrition is undoubtedly more important, as you can never out-exercise a bad diet. Tracking calories and macros may sound scary at first, but with a few tools and know-how, it will become second nature. Our trained nutritional experts can help to figure out the exact amount of calories and macros you should be following and help you understand how to track these yourself. By giving you the tools, you will find you become more mindful of the food you eat and naturally start to make much better food choices over time.

Replace soda for sugar-free versions or water

One of the easiest ways to eliminate excess calories from your diet is to stop drinking them. A large 32oz Coke with your meal at lunch or dinner can easily clock over 250 calories before you even factor in the food you are eating. Non-diet versions of sodas regularly contain well over 10 teaspoons of sugar in one serving, so by replacing these drinks with sugar-free or low-calorie drinks such as water, unsweetened ice tea or black coffee, you easily cut your calorie intake and avoid the excess sugar.

Everything in moderation

One thing that many dieters do is cut out foods that are deemed “bad” such as candy, pizza, alcohol and burgers, yet a few weeks down the line, the cravings for these foods become overwhelming, which can lead to a binge, destroying your diet and willpower. While we should not be eating these foods every single day, no one wants to diet forever, and a tasty treat once or twice a week can be enjoyed as part of a balanced diet that is full of nutrition.

So, if you need some guidance on how to take charge of your nutrition, make an appointment at Lakeside Sports Chiropractic Center & Motorsports Rehab in Cornelius. Contact us today to book your consultation and learn more.