One of the most important factors of health and fitness is nutrition. It is 80% of your results in the gym. When analyzing nutrition prescription and breaking down macronutrients for our clients, we look at the individual’s goals. That is the base of all nutrition prescriptions, including specific macronutrients for the client.
Macronutrients are nutrients that provide calories or energy. Nutrients are substances needed for growth, metabolism, and for other body functions. Since “macro” means large, macronutrients are nutrients needed in large amounts. The three macronutrients consist of carbohydrate, protein, and fat. Typical macronutrient ranges can look like this:
Moderate Carb – Maintenance
Higher Carb – Strength
Lower Carb – Fat Loss
Here are a few tips to allow for proper intake and absorption of macronutrients:
1.Make your own food at home and avoid eating out.
2.Prepare your meals ahead of time and make enough for leftovers.
3.Eat REAL food, nothing processed.
4.Sit down to eat each meal and chew slowly. Enjoy the process of eating.
5.Drink 10 to 12 cups of water daily.
6.Lower anxiety and stress.
7.Spend time in the sun.
To enable optimal benefits food can provide, we need an awareness of our relationship and our daily practices with our food.