Nutrition Plan For Dummies (you're not a dummy edition!)
By: Coach Vince
Below are 5 categories of food: Protein, Carbs, Fruit, Veggies, Fat.
Pick one item from each category to complete a meal. This would ensure a well-balanced diet of Macro and Micronutrients.
Most people would benefit from having a balanced Macronutrient menu. The 3 macronutrients are Protein, Carbs(fruits and veggies would be included in this list), and Fat. Every person would benefit from having adequate Micronutrients (aka vitamins and minerals). The most micronutrient dense foods are typically fruits and vegetables. The key here is variety with your fruits and veggies.
Simple way to think about your nutrients.
Want to be strong…Protein
Want to have energy…Carbs
Want healthy hormones…Fats
Want to live long…vitamins and minerals
Because each of the nutrients play such a critical role in how you look, feel, and perform it’s important to include them all…daily!!!
The quantity of each category and the frequency of meals will be based on your goals
I didn’t list every food known to man so feel free to add on.
Having every meal, you ever eat, might be hard to include each of the categories. That’s ok, start where you can.
You don’t have to weigh and measure your food but if you’re trying to lose weight, it might be helpful.
Most of these foods won’t taste like ice cream, it’s mostly because none of them are ice cream. Some of the foods on this list you’re not eating because they taste good but rather the benefits you get from their nutrients. Aka Ice cream isn’t very nutrient dense ;)
I kept this simple because simple usually means easy and if it’s easy, we’re more likely to do it.
Of course, if you need help coming up with your nutrition plan please don’t hesitate to reach out to a coach!
Black bean pasta
High quality bread (dave’s killer bread thin sliced 21 whole grain and seeds, Ezekiel 4:9, The baker 9- grain)
3. Veggies cont.