Yesterday work took me to one of our supplier companies and the girls in the team I deal with were interested in weight loss and the do’s and don’ts of “dieting”. Obviously it is a very large topic and my wife Leigh is writing a manual to help, guide and support people, which will go into depth on how to go about losing, gaining and maintaining weight. In addition, there will be tips, recipes and other useful tools available. I find the whole topic of nutrition and its effect on health and training really fascinating. The girls of course were gob-smacked with some of the simple facts such as one pound of fat contains 3500 calories and for the average person that equates to 35 miles of running. The point was also brought home as we had all just eaten some chocolates and the nutritional details on the box stated that 4 chocolates contained enough calories to require some additional exercise to burn them off or they will add to our current waist size. I am sure I will cover nutrition in future blog entries which relate to my training and competitions but for those interested in losing, gaining or maintaining weight healthily, send me a comment or request specific details and I’ll try to respond accordingly. Things you might be interested in could include how many calories do I burn? What foods should I get my calories from? How can I burn more calories whilst watching the TV? Why does my body burn calories? What is a calorie? And many, many more.