Nutrition

Our Mission: To provide YOU with a nutrition plan that takes ALL of your lifestyle factors into account, making the seamless transition from where you are now, to where you would like to be.

All of Fit-Hub Letterkenny nutrition programmes are devised and delivered by professional nutritionists, who have graduated with third level qualifications in Nutrition, Food Science and/or Nutritional Biochemistry. The Fit-Hub Nutrition team is coordinated by owner, director and lecturer Neil Barrett MSc. (Master of Science in Human Nutrition). This ensures that all the methods we use are backed by recent, reliable and relevant evidence based research. Every individual comes with their own barriers to better eating, our job is to figure out this puzzle and deliver RESULTS.

In theory, healthier eating habits are easy, but if this were the case why are we dealing with such a prevalence of obesity, inactivity and disease? The practice of eating better is difficult, however we have developed a long term sustainable approach that has proven extremely effective. We want to make sure everyone has access to a better eating plan, so we have designed a plan to suit each individual’s budget.

Plan #1: FREE 7 DAY FOOD PLAN

STEP #1

Download Your 7-Day Nutrition Plan & Begin

Female 55kg-60kg
Female 60kg-65kg
Female 65kg-70kg
Female 70kg-75kg
Female 75kg-80kg
Female 85kg+
Male 70kg-75kg
Male 75kg-80kg
Male 80kg-85kg
Male 85kg-90kg
Male 90kg-95kg
Male 95kg-100kg
Male 100kg+

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Plan #2: 6 MONTH NUTRITION COACHING

Plan number two is our most popular nutrition program, which is delivered over a 6 month period one to one with our team of nutritionists.

 

STEP #1

We begin with a FREE consultation to document your goals, gather information about you the client and take our baseline body composition measurements (including age, height, weight, gender, tape measurement and body fat percentage*).

 

STEP #2

Our team will then build YOUR plan specific to YOUR needs (this takes 2-4 days).

 

STEP #3

We meet for our follow up consult during which time YOUR plan is broken down and explained. You begin on a day that suits best and then our 6 month process begins.

 

STEP #4

We continue to meet for the next 6 months, track your progress both physically and emotionally and guide you towards your end goal.

(Fit-Hub Members)
(General Public)

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Plan #3: 6 MONTH INTEGRATED NUTRITION COACHING & COGNITIVE BEHAVIOURAL THERAPY (CBT)

Plan number three is an innovative and pioneering approach to a healthier relationship with food. Many individuals have suffered personal difficulties in their lifetime, and these difficulties can manifest emotionally in many different forms. One of the most common forms is an unhealthy relationship with food. This may present in the form of an eating disorder (anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa), binge eating disorder (BED) or negative body image.
 
EMOTIONAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL SYMPTOMS MAY INCLUDE

• Feelings of inadequacy and worthlessness
• Feelings of guilt and shame
• Depression and related symptoms
• Low self-esteem
• Dissatisfaction with body image
• Feeling out of control
• Anxiety
 
Our nutritionists are well versed in dealing with the physical aspects of these disorders, however we are not qualified to deal with the psychological elements.
 
Therefore, we have teamed up with a registered (BACP Certified) Integrated Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (CBT) to combine the physical, psychological and emotional building blocks into a 6 month eating and behavioural plan that will be delivered by both our nutritionists and CBT practitioner. The team will liaise together to bring you the most complete service possible.

 

STEP 1:

You begin with a FREE consultation with one of our nutritionists to document your goals and gather information about you the client.

 

STEP 2:

You will then have your first consultation with your CBT therapist.

 

STEP 3:

After this you will meet for your follow up consult with your nutritionist during which time YOUR plan is broken down and explained.

 

STEP 4:

Over the next 6 months you continue to meet with both your nutritionist and your CBT therapist in rotation. Your nutritionist and CBT therapist will keep an open line of communication to ensure you reach your goals in the healthiest approach possible.

nutrition@fithubletterkenny.com | (085) 255 0235

Plan #4: NUTRITION FOR ATHLETIC PERFORMANCE

The key to improving performance is increasing the volume of training stimulus for each athlete. The key to increasing the volume of training stimulus is recovery. Recovery time can be reduced by quality rest and quality nutrition. Your body is quite literally made up of the food you have consumed and therefore getting the quality and quantity of these just right is very specific to each athlete and their chosen discipline. Athletes from different backgrounds require macro-nutrients (carbohydrates, proteins & fats) in different ratios, which is dictated by the type and amount of training they are subject to each week.

 

STEP 1:

We begin with a FREE consultation to document your goals, gather information about you the athlete and take our baseline body composition measurements (including age, height, weight, gender, tape measurement and body fat percentage*).

 

STEP 2:

Our team will then build YOUR plan specific to YOUR athletic needs (this takes 2-4 days).

 

STEP 3:

We meet for our follow up consult during which time YOUR plan is broken down and explained. You begin on a day that suits best and then our 6 month process begins.

 

STEP 4:

We continue to meet for the next 6 months, track your progress, measuring both your physical changes and performance improvements.

nutrition@fithubletterkenny.com | (085) 255 0235

FOOD INTOLERANCE TESTING

1 in 5 individuals (higher ratio in female population) suffer from some form of IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) which may be caused by a food intolerance or poor eating habits. The team of nutritionists at Fit-Hub Letterkenny aim to alleviate these symptoms by guiding clients through a 24 week (minimum) nutrition program that uses a simple restriction & reintroduction diet plan. The focus will be primarily on restricting & reintroducing dairy & grain products, as these have been implicated with the highest incidence of causality.

 

STEP 1:

We begin with a FREE consultation to determine whether or not you are a candidate for the food intolerance test (we conduct this on behalf of the Fitzwilliam Clinic in Dublin).

 

STEP 2:

If we deem that you meet the criteria for testing, a small blood sample is taken and sent to the Fitzwilliam Clinic.

STEP 3:

When we receive your results, a follow up consultation is arranged so that we may explain these results in detail to you.

STEP 4:

Should you decide that you require a specific plan to help with the restriction and reintroduction of problematic foods that will be arranged at a small extra cost (€145). This includes a 24 week process of eliminating and then reintroducing certain foods so that you the client can remain symptom free forever.

nutrition@fithubletterkenny.com | (085) 255 0235

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