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  • Writer's pictureLouie De Belen

Cracking the Nutrition Code

Nutrition is an overwhelming topic, and it's one of the most personal choices you'll make. There are many ways to have a balanced diet, and more than one way is optimal.


The first thing to do is look at what your goals are. Once you’re done setting your goals, you can then look for the approach that will work for you. Here are one of the few approaches to nutrition that we can recommend


Counting Calories/Macronutrients

There are many different ways to count calories. One of the most common is to look at your general eating habits, and then decide how many calories you should eat per day.


If you're trying to lose weight, this method could work well for you because it gives a general idea of how much food is appropriate for maintaining your current weight and helping with any excesses that might be lingering around.


If this doesn't sound like something that's right for your situation, there are other options

available as well that can help guide decisions about what types of foods will be included in each meal or snack throughout the day (or week).


For example, the "food logging" method involves recording everything that goes into our mouths during one week (including meals eaten out), then creating an actual list which contains all these items together with their corresponding weights recorded separately from each item itself; this way we can make sure we don't accidentally overeat while enjoying ourselves at restaurants!




This also allows us access to some pretty cool tools like calorie counters which show us exactly how many calories were consumed during our meals so we know exactly where those extra ones came from :)


Meal Suggestions

It's important to eat a variety of different foods. This way, you can get the nutrients your body needs without having to worry about eating too many carbohydrates or fats.


It's also good practice to eat foods you enjoy, as this will help keep you from feeling bored or hungry while eating them (which could lead to overeating).


Set Meal Plans

Setting meal plans will allow you to control what you eat, and you’ll know exactly how much exercise it will take to lose weight. If a particular meal plan doesn't work for you or if something comes up that requires your attention, then no harm done.


However, if this is your goal—to lose weight by consuming fewer calories than those consumed by an average person—then the plan must be followed exactly as written.




The major drawback for meal plans is, it's easier said than done! One study found that people who had set meal plans were more likely to overeat during their diet periods than those who didn't follow any kind of guidelines (including just buying food without knowing how much or what kind).


Conclusion

As you can see, there are many different approaches to nutrition. Most people know that good nutrition is important for their bodies, but not all people are aware of some of the best ways to get these nutrients. The key is to find what works best for your needs and lifestyle!


Need help in checking what approach works best for your goals? Book a 7 minute strategy chat with our coaches! We can help you crack the code in fueling your body with the best nutrition approach.



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