As a personal trainer I understand that for a client to achieve their fitness goals 80% comes from nutrition and 20% comes from exercise. What I’ve notice is is that a lot of people are putting in the work when it comes to exercise, but not providing their bodies enough nutrients for them to reach their fitness goals.
So what macro nutrients are we talking about . The 3 macro nutrients our need daily are protein, carbs and fats. Not only do we need them daily, we have to get in a certain amount for our bodies function efficiently. Whether to lose weight or build muscle if you’re not providing your body enough protein, carbs and fats, most likely to will be difficult to reach your fitness goals.
When speaking to someone about their diet, I first ask what is a typical day of eating. Usually there will be at least one macro nutrient missing from some of their diet. Example breakfast will be oatmeal (carbs) and no protein. Lunch will be a salad with protein and no carbs. Each meal needs to be a balance of protein, carbs and fats. Your daily protein intake should be 1.2 to 1.7 kg of your body weight. Getting in the proper amount of protein is responsible for muscle growth, hormone and enzyme production and immune function. Carbs should be 6 to 10 grams of body weight daily. Here is why carbs are important. Carbs is known as the body main source of fuel. Fat intake should be 20 to 35% of total calories. Less than 20% of fats daily can be detrimental to your health. Dietary fats is very important. In absence of if our bodies wouldn’t be able to get certain micro-nutrients (vitamin and minerals).
So I always ask everyone how bad do you want to reach your fitness goals? Most say 100% and they are will to do the exercise program 100% but when it comes to nutrition that’s where that 100% goes to 50-60%. Nutrition is this the key to your fitness goals. Along with portion control. So let start 2019 with the focus on nutrition!
Tre Fit PN1 Precision Nutrition coach