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The Importance of Nutrition

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

Maintenance

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Higher Carb – Strength

Strength

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lower Carb – Fat Loss

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.

 

Shayan Vaghayenegar
CSEP-CPT

 

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