The Need to Know Guide to Nutrition and Healthy Eating

How to eat the right foods, stay in shape and stick to a healthy diet

  • Author: Tim Shaw BSc MSc
  • Formats: ebook and paperback
  • Guide price: from £2.60 (ebook) or £4.99 (paperback)

What exactly do our bodies need to consume in order to allow us to live healthily? In this back-to-basics book, available in ebook and paperback formats, Tim Shaw examines the simple science behind nutrition and explains how eating well can help you lose excess fat without dieting, boost your energy levels, strengthen your immune system, live longer, be more active and even improve your sex life.

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  • Chapter 1 – A balanced, healthy diet
  • Chapter 2 – How much to eat
  • Chapter 3 – When to eat
  • Chapter 4 –Complex carbohydrates
  • Chapter 5 – Fruits and vegetables
  • Chapter 6 – Protein-rich foods
  • Chapter 7 – Dairy foods
  • Chapter 8 – Healthy fats
  • Chapter 9 – Unhealthy fats and refined sugar
  • Chapter 10 – What to drink
  • Chapter 11 – Reducing salt intake
  • Chapter 12 – Shopping, cooking and eating out
  • Chapter 13 – Effective weight management

About the author

An experienced instructor in the health and fitness industry, Tim specialises in teaching the principles of exercise, nutrition and healthy eating to gym instructors and personal trainers. He is also involved in teaching fitness for disabled clients and training for older adults.

Tim has worked for London Central YMCA as a tutor in health and fitness for over 20 years. Prior to that he studied engineering, gaining a BSc in technology and an MSc in robotics. He can also boast an impressive CV of health and fitness qualifications in personal training, gym instructing, fitness training, exercise to music, nutrition and weight management, as well as specialist areas such as exercise for older adults and disabled people.

Tim’s interest in nutrition began in the 1980s. Over the past three decades, he has tried most diets and food fads for himself and is now, consequently, a staunch advocate of simple, straightforward nutrition advice. In his own words Tim believes; “The best nutrition is actually achieved by following simple guidelines and eating the right balance of healthy foods.”