Benjamin Boxer – Middle Distance, Steeplechase & Cross Country Runner
"The service has been greatly beneficial… my stomach discomfort has reduced, and my energy levels have also improved! "
The reasons I first got in touch with Mac-Nutrition were to sort out my recurrent stomach issues (I suffered a lot from IBS-type symptoms), improve my energy levels and as a result achieve big personal bests on the track this summer. I was going to be referred to a dietitian through the NHS but my appointment was not until 9 months later and that was too long to wait for me. Mac-Nutrition was very close to me as I am a Loughbrough University student and seemed like a reputable company that worked a lot with athletes so would understand my stomach issue and the effect training has on it/it has on training.
From just 90minutes with my nutritionist, I learnt the specifics about a FODMAP diet to help manage my stomach issues as well as how to eat better for training and performance, specifically I learned to change my diet to contain more fat and protein. My nutritionist was very friendly, professional and highly informative and the follow-up notes I was given contained some good advice. It was really good to get this in a structured form as it made it a lot easier to refer back to and implement. The service has been greatly beneficial… my stomach discomfort has reduced, and my energy levels have also improved!
Benjamin Boxer, 19, Loughborough