What is Nutrition – The Bare Essentials You Need to Know to Change Your Body!
What is Nutrition? A question many people ask so allow me to explain the basics. Spend Less time learning about the body you want and more time earning the body you want!
This quick nutrition primer will give you the essential facts you need. It is not intended to be a medical paper with vast amounts of detail that’s useless, just simple, clear information that will get you up to speed as quickly as possible.
Topics covered on this page:
The Three Food GroupsAll foods are classified into three groups, protein, carbohydrates and fats. Each food group has a unique role in the body and different attributes. Check out this reference table for a quick overview:
As you can see each group has a different calorie value per gram, this means that each nutrient has a different amount of calories per gram.
10 grams of protein = 40 calories
You will note that fat is the most calorific nutrient, this is why a diet high in fat can make you put on weight. It does not mean that you should not have fat in your diet, as you will see from the table above your body needs fat to be able to carry out essential bodily functions.
Here’s a handy food list that shows you examples of foods rich in each nutrient.
That’s it! The basics covered, now you can move onto the more exciting stuff!