Macro’s are absolutely the big rocks when it comes to shifting body composition and improving performance…
But this is where micronutrients come into play and have a major role, not only with general health but also in sustainable body composition and performance improvements.
If you ignore things vitamins, minerals, specific ingredients, fiber, probiotic foods, etc…
Your results aren’t going to last long.
Because all of the deficiencies above are extremely common in not just average people, but athletes and bodybuilders specifically.
Because of constant sweating, urinating from tons of water, and lack of variety in the diet.
At the end of the day, we need to make quality just as big of a priority as quantity within our diets. At certain times one or the other may take the lead role, but across the year their importance is equal.
Gut Health, Hormonal Balance, Digestion, Focus, Skin Health, Eye Sight… LOTS of reasons.
So here’s my suggestions to make sure you DON’T end up with any nutrient deficiencies:
• 80-90% of your diet whole foods that came from the earth, either grown or roamed.
• Eat the rainbow, NOT skittles. Practice variety in your weekly nutrition plan.
• Don’t follow one specific approach. I’m going to be super real here, veganism and vegetarianism isn’t optimal for health. Neither is Keto. Neither is IIFYM. Paleo. Etc. And I could go on… every diet has PROS and CONS, learn and use them all! Do your research on what your doing and what the cons are and see how you can adapt. For example: if you practice veganism know the cons and supplement accordingly with emphasis on both macronutrient and micronutrients. So forth….
• Shop organic or local as often as you can.
• Avoid artificial sweeteners as much as possible.
• Eliminate processed and refined sugars Period.
• Avoid processed foods as much as you can.
Do this and you’ll feel better, look better, and live longer