The DCHP Approach To Flexible Dieting

How many times have you heard that in order to achieve your health and physique goals you need to eat "clean"? That eating "Paleo", avoiding processed foods and any junk food will automatically derail all your hard earned work? And how many times have you struggled to stick to this advice on the weekend, pushing and pushing until you get to the … [Read more...]

The Nutritional Hierarchy of Results

"Should I have brown or white rice?" "Are green coffee bean supplements going to help me lose fat?" "Will carbs at night make me fat? These are all questions we get daily at DC Health Performance. What we wanted to do was clarify what you really need to focus on to get the most results out of your nutritional program. (Disclaimer): … [Read more...]

Why We Need Carbs

"Carbs are the devil!" "Eating carbs will make you fat" "Want diabetes? Eat carbs" One of the most common things we hear in our intake of new clientele at DC Health Performance is clients coming to us eating a low carb diet. We applaud everyone who does this as they are actively making a change and trying to improve their body composition … [Read more...]

Stacking Your Nutrition and Training

Have you ever started a new nutrition and training program full of enthusiasm and ready to go? Have you prepped your meals for the week, booked in all your workouts and got your supplements ready in little bags? And after a week have you started feeling burnt out, tired, lacking motivation and absolutely starving? And even if you have managed to … [Read more...]

Training Intent – Are you Focusing on the Right Things?

When we go to the gym, we often get to work without any real direction of our training or what kind of intention we bring to our training. If we truly want to get amazing results we need to really clarify what intent we want to bring to each and every set and rep. Want to know how to get the most out of your training? Read on! When we … [Read more...]

How to Know What To Measure In Your Fitness Program

One of the biggest struggles we all have with our fitness and health programs is knowing what to measure. There are so many variables to measure and so many tools available like calorie counting apps, devices that measure your steps and so much more that the plethora of options can lead to overwhelm. What we want to do in this article is to go … [Read more...]

Why Our Clients Use A Food Journal

Paleo. If It Fits Your Macros. Vegan. The Mediterranean Diet. Weight Watchers. What do all these have in common? They all make you reduce your calories and monitor your food intake. This is why they all have had a serious amount of success. But what do they not look at and help? The WHY behind what you eat. The triggers and factors that … [Read more...]

From Good to Great: The 10 Behaviours of A Successful Fat loss Program

Do you wish you knew the EXACT secret to losing the last 3-5 kilograms and finally getting your dream body? You know all the numbers, the maths, the counting calories and what your macros need to be but this is only getting you to good. You want GREATNESS. In this blog we explore the 10 behaviours that, if implemented, lead to amazing results … [Read more...]

If It Fits Your Macros – Is It The Answer?

Lets cut to the chase here - If It Fits Your Macros (IIFYM) is one of the most popular nutrition trends around at the moment. It operates around the basic premise that you need to hit a certain target of the key macronutrients each day - protein, carbohydrates and fats to achieve your physique goals. In some descriptions it also states that the … [Read more...]

THE DCHP Guide to Proteins, Carbs and Fats

Nutrition is one of those topics we all have an interest in. We all eat each and every day and are daily subjected to multiple media messages decrying certain foods, praising others and generally confusing us in what we really need to eat. With this in mind we have decided to help you separate the wheat from the chaff. We want to help you … [Read more...]