Functional Nutrition

Functional nutrition is all about eating for a specific purpose – increasing strength, weight & fat loss, sporting performance, or optimal health and well-being.

What is Functional Nutrition?

Functional nutrition is the process of tailoring your diet to support a specific purpose, e.g.:

  • Weight & Fat loss, gain, or maintenance
  • Increasing & Building strength
  • Improving muscle mass
  • Endurance
  • Athletic accuracy
  • General athletic performance & output
  • Rehabilitation

What are the Benefits of Functional Nutrition?

The main aim of functional nutrition is to improve cellular function to optimise your overall health and improve performance. Your cells are built from and are fueled by the nutrients you consume, and the classic phrase “you are what you eat” isn’t too far from the truth, but with physical and mental strength and performance, “you become what you eat and absorb” is more accurate.

  • Managing and improving the body’s inflammation
  • Improves recovery time
  • Detoxification
  • Gut and bowel health
  • Fat loss
  • Improving gene expression for resilience
  • Improve strength

What Does Eating Look Like with Functional Nutrition?

Simply put, with functional nutrition, food looks great. Provided that your food choices support your goals, there’s no reason it can’t be delicious. You just have to ensure that your diet is tailored to your circumstances and specific goals.

However, remember that no diet works for everyone – nutrition needs to be tailored to each individual and their specific goals. CGM and CC1 blood monitoring help us to understand how you tolerate physical and mental stressors, therefore allowing us to create an informed nutrition plan that works for your unique body. Still delicious but functional.

How Does Functional Nutrition Work?

Here’s an example of what you can expect from functional nutrition at Human Strength Hub

1. Questionnaire

We’ll first conduct an in-depth health questionnaire to set some initial goals, e.g. fat loss.

2. Planning

From here, we can begin to identify the specific types of food, nutrients and minerals you need to achieve your goals.

3. Results

We’ll keep an eye on how your plan is progressing, and analyse your results to see if anything needs to be tweaked for optimal results.

What Do We Consider When Creating a Nutrition Plan?

When putting together nutritional advice for one of our coaching plans, we take into account the information gathered in your health questionnaire, alongside a few other factors, such as:

  • Disease
  • Age
  • Religion
  • Race
  • Sex
  • Economics 
  • Goals
  • Season 
  • Genetics 

Our Packages

We deliver our body composition analysis service as part of our face-to-face consultation or as a paid addition to the online performance coaching plan. Discover more about our packages below and book your initial consultation today.

Face-to-Face Consultation

A 4-month program consisting of monthly check-in consultations, a tailored training program, nutritional and supplementation advice, lifestyle recommendations, and Body Composition Analysis

Online Consultation

Our Online plan consists of bespoke training programs suitable for a wide variety of performance goals, nutritional and supplementation advice, a guide to Periworkout nutrition, and more.

Online Coaching Program

Perfect for those that don’t have the budget to commit to personal coaching. Our Online Coaching Programmes enable you to work directly on your Training, Supplementation and Nutrition with Roan Heming over email.

Not Sure What You Need?

Book a consultation to learn more about our unique and tailored service and discuss your individual requirements in more detail. Alternatively, take a look at our detailed FAQs to see if we have already answered your questions.

My experience with Roan is very positive. His approach is straightforward yet rich in knowledge, with attention to detail and quality, from communication to creating an action plan. You can see that he cares.

Giovanni Billi
Eleiko Strength Equipment Italy Operations Manager

I cannot recommend Roan at Human Health Hub enough. He is the only consultant I have engaged with where I have seen results, and importantly he only recommends the supplements you need for your body or nutrition goals.

In addition, he listens to a client and recommends the right nutrition, supplements and exercise routines – it isn’t one-size-fits-all; it is highly personalised to get the right results.

Kirsten Ward
Chief Marketing Officer at Situ Live

The big difference with Roan is that he completely views your health and well-being.

Fitness and strength training is at the core, but it’s supported by nutrition advice, supplements to address your specific deficiencies and regular measurement to assess progress.  For me, this is essential; diet, sleep, and exercise are all interdependent, and Roan’s education and advice enable you to make real, sustainable changes to your lifestyle.

Paul Abbott
CEO Amex Global Business Travel

Roan has exceptional experience, knowledge and expertise across PT Training, Nutrition & Functional Medicine and Supplements, which makes him UNIQUELY placed to help clients achieve their health goals.

My experience of training and working with Roan across these Specialisms is that he is challenging and unswerving in his passion for acquiring more knowledge and delivering results!.

A. Loftus London, United Kingdom

Roan is one of the most knowledgeable trainers I have ever met, and his passion for the fitness and well-being of his clients is inspiring. 

He has so much knowledge of diet, supplements and sleep. It is very motivating to work with him and accomplish targets you wouldn’t believe possible.

Yvonne Binnington
Mother of two, Buckinghamshire


Do you provide complete functional nutrition meal plans in coaching plans?

Our consultation coaching plans, both face-to-face and online contain nutritional and supplementation recommendations; however, we do not provide complete meal plans. We provide information on the foods you should and shouldn’t to suit your body’s unique needs and meet your goals. 

Can I eat oatmeal for breakfast?

Yes, that is possible. for 15% of the world’s population. Learn more in our article, “Why does a good breakfast benefit my health?” And adapt your breakfast to our recommendations based on your individual requirements.

I am a vegetarian. Can I follow the recommendations of online coaching?

Yes, vegetarians can follow our online coaching recommendations. However, you can use fish, seafood, eggs, amino drinks, protein shakes, and other vegetarian protein sources to meet your protein needs.

I am a vegan. Can I follow the recommendations of online coaching?

Yes, vegans can follow our online coaching recommendations. However, to meet your protein needs, you can choose an alternative, various vegan protein sources.

Do you cater for specialist diets?

Yes, our plans can be followed by those on specialist diets such as paleo, keto, gluten-free, high-carb, low-carb and more.