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Nail Your NutritionWhy genetics and activity level are key.

Posted: June 21, 2018 by Chase Schaap - Nutrition Tips

 

If you want to achieve amazing health and fitness results, then nailing your nutrition is a mandatory requirement.

This includes an effective balance of macronutrients (protein, carbohydrates, and fat) and micronutrients (vitamins and minerals), which is always unique to the individual. Generally speaking, the quantities of each depend on your genetic body type, activity level, and goal.

 

Body Type

  • Ectomorph (naturally thin with skinny limbs)
  • Mesomorph (naturally muscular and athletic)
  • Endomorph (naturally broad and thick)

Everyone fits into one of the three genetic classifications above, or sometimes a combination of two. Knowing your body type will help you determine the appropriate macronutrient and micronutrient ratios to follow.

 

Activity Level

  • Sedentary (minimal exercise)
  • Moderately Active (exercise 3-4 times per week)
  • Very Active (exercise 5-7 times per week)

Matching your nutrient intake to your activity level is important, as more food is typically required on exercise days and less on recovery days for optimal results.

 

Your Goal

  • Lose Weight (body fat)
  • Maintain Weight
  • Gain Weight (lean muscle)

Matching your nutrient intake to your goal is also important, as it will help you determine the appropriate daily macronutrient and micronutrient consumption requirements and ratios.

 

Those who achieve amazing health and fitness results learn how to effectively apply these three things to their own nutrition. They know how important it is to fuel their body with the best macronutrients (protein, carbohydrates, and fats) and micronutrients (vitamins and minerals) available.

They realize that nutrition is a determining factor in how their body looks, feels, and performs. They also learn how to enjoy comfort foods and sweets, like pizza and ice cream, on a regular basis without compromising their progress.

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