Macronutrients Made Simple
Proteins are vital macronutrients that help your body grow, repair tissue, and produce essential hormones, amino acids, and enzymes. Remember, the three major types of macronutrients which are needed by our body in large quantities are carbohydrates, proteins, and fats. Choosing high quality proteins will aid in fat loss because they will allow you to preserve lean muscle mass; this is what will keep the fat off permanently instead of putting you through that torturous rollercoaster of fat loss and gain that we are all so used to. We want to help you get there the right way; we don’t believe in shortcuts or bypassing crucial steps to get the results you want; instead, we rely on data, evidence, expertise, and technology.
In my experience, many people tend to grossly under-consume or over-consume their proteins, which is very unhealthy and can unintentionally damage your body. The most well-intentioned people can be easily swayed by fad diets and bad science, and it’s up to you to be a critical consumer of information so you can understand what your body truly needs-but this is no easy feat. Remember, you’re not alone in this! We can help you understand exactly what your body is lacking to better understand what it needs.
You can find the most protein in red meat, fish, poultry, and eggs, while much smaller amounts can also be found in nuts, beans, organic soy, quinoa, freshly ground flaxseed, dairy products such as milk, cheese, and yogurt, or chia seeds. A good starting rule to follow is moderating your protein intake which means you shouldn’t be eating like a carnivorous bodybuilder or like a herbivore, but rather trying to meet somewhere in the middle. Sticking to the standard rules –not suggestions, rules- of portion control will help you to achieve this goal.
High-quality proteins will naturally give you the most high-quality nutrients, while poor quality proteins have toxins stored in their cells which will be transferred to you when ingested. You should always try to choose meats that are labelled “grass-fed,” “free-range,” “organic,” “hormone-free,” or “antibiotic-free”. Sadly, most of the meat at our local grocery stores comes from farms where animals are treated inhumanely, and this has a major impact on their overall quality. Since that’s where most people get their meat, it’s probably a good idea to know what these toxins are and how to remove them. At our clinic, we use innovative carbon technology as method of detoxification. It is extremely powerful and effective in removing harmful toxins and pesticides from your body to ensure the nutrients you need area actually being absorbed. If you’re not sure whether you should increase or decrease your protein consumption, then getting the information you need is a critical first step and will help you to make better choices about what you consume.
No Meat? No Problem!: Complementary Proteins to the Rescue
If you’re a vegetarian or a vegan, don’t be alarmed – there is a way for you to get the essential amino acids your body needs through complementary proteins. When you combine different types of plant-based protein sources such as legumes or brown rice, they will complement each other in a way that provides your body with all the essential amino acids you need. The idea is that when one plant-based source is missing certain essential amino acids, another plant-based source provides it, combining them into a complete protein source.
You don’t have to be a master nutritionist to understand that it can take quite a bit of expertise to get the right amount of protein into your body. You shouldn’t need to spend your valuable time guessing at what might help you lose fat for good, or what the optimal diet is for your body type and lifestyle. We strive to help all our clients live healthier and more balanced lives by providing them with the knowledge to make better choices for themselves. You won’t need a magic pill or drastic fad diet because we empower and encourage our clients to take what we teach them and apply it to their daily lives in a way that fits naturally and comfortably.
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