5 Nutrition Principles

By March 4, 2021 No Comments
5 Nutrition Principles
When it comes to nutrition there are a lot of different methods:
Low-fat, Low-carb, paleo, Keto, Intermittent fasting, High Fat, Carnivore, Vegetarians, just to name a few…
Confusing right?

But the reality is that we can all achieve our nutrition goals and be healthy all year round by following a few nutrition principles.
Understanding that a principle is a fundamental truth and that those principles can apply to all of us to a certain degree.
1: Calories in Calories out
If you eat more calories than you need you gain weight.
If you eat fewer calories than you need, you lose weight…simple!
2: The quality of the food you eat will directly determine your health.
3: The total amount of macronutrients (protein, fat, and carbs), that you eat in relation to your genetics and other factors (sleep, training, hydration…), will determine your results e.g. your body composition (fat loss, weight loss, muscle gain).
4: Process foods
These foods are normally high in calorie density and usually extremely palatable which means is very easy to overeat and increasing your calorie intake. Alongside this their micronutrient content which is the vitamins and minerals within the food is very poor. Trying to avoid too many of these is going to improve your health immensely.
5: Think years not weeks
One of the first things to consider when choosing a nutrition program is its

sustainability…Can you stick to it for a long period of time? It needs to be sustainable otherwise the chances that you can do it over a long period of time a very slim and you may slip back into a poorer diet.

Remember constancy is key and what is right for someone else isn’t always right for you.