Heading up our nutrition project is Dr. Jackie Mills (B Phys Ed, MBCh B, Dip Obstetrics), a specialist in nutritional medicine, an obstetrician and general medical practitioner. Jackie completed her post-graduate studies in nutrition at the Australian College of Nutritional and Environmental Medicine (ACNEM) and has practiced nutritional medicine for 25 years. As Les Mills’ Chief Creative Officer, Jackie is responsible for the development of all LES MILLS™ exercise programs.
Les Mills is on a mission to create a fitter planet. At a personal, community and global level.
As the world leader in group fitness, we understand that exercise is only part of the battle. True health will always come from a balance of exercise and great nutrition.
We all have a responsibility to learn about basic nutrition. How different foods affect our bodies and minds, where our food comes from, and why it can sometimes be so hard to make good food choices and create healthy habits. There is endless information out there about food and nutrition. Most of it is conflicting and comes from unreliable sources. It’s no wonder that many people are completely lost when it comes to food.
We promise you simple, relevant and interesting nutrition information. Our content is based on robust scientific research to help you make the best decisions for your own lifestyle, and we understand that everyone is different. Our mission is to act as a source of truth and integrity in an area that can be very confusing. As well as providing good information, we want to give you real and useful tools to help you make positive nutrition changes for life.
We don’t believe in diets. We believe in helping create changes that will last a lifetime. With brilliant nutrition, you will have more energy to put into your life, work and fitness.
Put simply, the Les Mills nutrition philosophy is:
Respect. Know your food’s origins.
Understand. Learn about what drives your body and mind.
Support. Better your nutrition, especially when pushing your body and create desire to stay on track.
Our challenge to you is to actually think about what you eat and why you eat it. Many of us don’t realize our food choices are dictated by our history, economics and culture. We want you to think about the food your body actually needs and the food it can use best.
Our mission is to bring you the best of the new science and bust the old nutrition myths. We want to help you understand your body and mind, and provide the tools to create positive life-long changes. Join us on this journey and become part of a fitter, healthier planet.
Check out our complete series of nutrition 101 articles to get you started.
A History Lesson for Your Body - The way we eat has changed more in the past 150 years than it has in the past 10,000.
Carbs 101 - We have a look at why not all carbs are created equal and what an ideal intake looks like.
Incredible Insulin - This is what you need to know about insulin, and fructose.
Inverting Your Pyramid - Where did the pyramid as we know it come from and are its recommendations really optimal for our health?
Protein 101 - We tell you everything you need to know about this essential building block, and getting more of it into your diet.
Team Protein - The real reasons why protein can help with effective weight loss and management.
Fats 101 - Forget everything you’ve ever heard about low fat diets.
Four Big Fat Lies - We set the facts straight on some common fat myths.
Buttery Goodness - Why butter is making a comeback.
The Seedy Truth - Why ‘healthy’ seed oils are doing you more harm than good.
21 Day Challenge - Help create new healthy eating habits with a kick-start.
Contributing editors: Diana Archer-Mills, Sarah Wakeman BSc. Biology PGDip. Food science.
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