From the Blog

Personal Trainer? Nutrition Advisor? Sports Therapist


Personal Trainer? Nutrition Advisor? Sports Therapist


Sep 25, 2012 | Nutrition

A conversation I had today with good friend inspired me to write down some thoughts and share them.

Oxford English Dictionary

A conversation I had today with good friend inspired me to write down some thoughts and share them.

“When I’m on a diet I know I can be good……”

So I sought a definition for the word ‘Diet’.

Oxford English Dictionary definition:

diet1 (diet) Pronunciation: /dʌɪət/

Definition of diet


the kinds of food that a person, animal, or community habitually eats: a vegetarian diet

    • the activities, pastimes, etc. in which a person or group habitually engages: screen violence is becoming the staple diet of the video generation

    • 2a special course of food to which a person restricts themselves, either to lose weight or for medical reasons: I?m going on a diet

  • [as modifier] (of food or drink) with reduced fat or sugar content: diet soft drinks

verb (diets, dieting, dieted)

[no object]

    • restrict oneself to small amounts or special kinds of food in order to lose weight: I began dieting again

  • [with object] put (a person or animal) on a special diet.





Middle English: from Old French diete (noun), dieter (verb), via Latin from Greek diaita ‘a way of life’
So, there appear to be a couple of interpretations here; a way of consuming food or practicing an activity, following a restrictive diet for weight loss or medical purposes or as a label for food.
Hygeia or Hygea, goddess of good health | Greek vase, Athenian red figure hydria
However, I take a closer look at the origin of the word ‘diet’ and I like what I see, its derivative via Latin from Greek ‘diaita’ meaning ‘a way of life’…….
Hit the nail on the head here me thinks….thats what I see ‘diet’ as, a way of life. It makes sense, its a way of nurturing life, maintaining life… the key word here is life.
Perhaps a value Hygeia the Greek Goddess of Health aspired to….
My goal is to maintain a healthy lifestlye, and promote this to as many people as possible.
We all take pride in our possessions, car, homes, computers, tools etc, we would be lost without them. We spend a fortune on such luxuries, to maintain such comforts we are all so used to….why can’t we do the same with our health.
It is ours to conserve, why leave it as the last thing to attend to. We run around working hard, earning money to pay for our mortgages, rent, cars, bills, food….yet we easily neglect our health.
What is the point in killing ourselves to earn money to pay for all our luxuries when we might not live to enjoy them to their full capacity.
Time to turn our priorities on their head…..mix it up a little, take time to understand our complicated bodies, how they work, what they like, dislike, what works well what doesn’t. Give your body the care and attention it deserves, it does an awful lot for you!!
Give your body the ‘correct’ fuel for you, generally we need plenty of brightly coloured vegetables, some fruits and good sources of proteins and water!
There’s no mention of Quavers, diet cokes, sweetners or any other poisons that are so widely advertised and available.

Let's talk...

Get social


"I found Amrit to be thorough, clear and direct in her approach to personal training. She always pushed me forward towards my personal goals and gave me heaps of encouragement when I achieved them. Her deep tissue massages really helped to ease my muscle tightness and helped me refocus on the areas I needed to work on more."

Janet Haltrecht Environmental Consultant


"Because Amrit's Sports massage proved so effective for me I have already recommend Amrit to various friends and even my whole cycling club."

Shawn Ballantine Photographer & Amateur Cycle Racer


"Another fantastic SheLIFTS from Amrit K Theocharous this evening, really built on the moves from last week with much more lifting this time, my arms feel like spaghetti now!"

Natalie Howells Freelance writer


"Amrit has been instrumental in getting my fitness back on track. Fat is melting away every week and there are great new layers of muscle everywhere; I've really never looked or felt better. She is an excellent motivator and teacher, always eager to find out what will work best for me. I can't recommend her highly enough. Thanks Amrit!"

Luke Petre Software Architect


"Amrit has helped me significantly with a few issues with my back, neck and shoulder. I go through intensive training periods and it is important for me to be fully functional. Amrit is very skilled and knowledgable, not only does she alleviate the pain but she also works with me in identifying how the problems are caused and how to prevent them. Highly recommended."

Sian Toal Director OnPoint Training


"Highly recommend Amrit's Shelift class. Strengthening and conditioning, an excellent way to start the week."

Sharon Parker Managing Director / Parker & Son Catering Ltd


"I just wanted to drop you a line to thank you for your 1-2-1 Personal Training over the last 4 months. As someone who was an exercise avoider, I surprised myself by enjoying strength training. I have lost 19inches in total and have a new found respect for my body and its abilities. I felt I was in such safe hands with you and I even have my own foam roller now. Thank you for your time, patience and wealth of knowledge in helping me transform my life."

Sarah Local government officer


"Amrit is second to none. Excellent trainer and therapist. She is my choice of sports masseur and attend some of my clients, who keep coming back to her, due her excellence on services and a great character. She is highly knowledgeable and reliable and have so far, my clients and my approval and admiration. She is one of a kind. Brilliant professional.

Fabio Domingues Personal Trainer in the City of London


"9.30 class with the Amazing Amrit and the She lift girls. Amrit you are a such a star motivator, and made every moment feel so achievable, and in the words of a He Lifter, 'I'll be back'!!!! So energised, I can't wait for next Monday!"

Roz Lishak Cookie Queen

©2024 Amrit T&T. All Rights Reserved | Website by Mor