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When we look at the macronutrient make up of our body it becomes plain to see what we should be eating.

Most of us know that the body is made up of around 65% water assuming of course that you are well hydrated but did you know that the next most prominent element in our body is in fact protein at around 23%. Fats come in 3rd at roughly 10% (this probably varies significantly especially in the unhealthy among us) and then 4th is Nitrogen at roughly 5% of our body weight.

Carbohydrate doesn't even feature in the top 4 as our body only has limited capacity for carbohydrate storage (about 2%) in the muscles, blood and liver. If the body is over supplied with carbohydrates they are usually converted and stored as adipose tissue or body fat.

The reason I find this interesting is that most of us eat in completely the opposite manner - mostly carbohydrates, a little protein and a little fat. But if you take into account that most of us have a limited daily energy output and that our body completely renews its tissues every 7 years or so, it makes you wonder if we are in fact eating our macronutrients in the correct portions.

For much of the population protein and fat should form a greater part of our diet than they have in the past couple of decades. Recent research is finding that its not the fat in our food that makes us fat but the over consumption of processed carbohydrates without the necessary energy expenditure that drive our insulin requirements through the roof and make us fat.

Don't get me wrong we all need carbohydrates and active people and athletes do even more than the rest of us but my argument is that surely we get enough from consumption of vegetables and fruit without resorting to dead foods like processed chips, pasta, breads, biscuits and cakes.


DON'T FOCUS on what you might LOSE...

Healthy SaladOne of my clients lost a whooping 33kg simply by changing his eating patterns. When it came down to making importnat choices about his health he decided to take a good hard look at what he wanted to be, which was a fit, healthy and happy human being. He focused on what he might gain and not what he wanted to loose. This provided him with the mental state and clarity that he needed to reach his goal. Too often we look at what we might loose, what we can't do, or what we can't have instead of what we can do and what we might gain from reaching our goal. It is this slight change in attitude that can be the catalyst for significant behavioral and physical change.

Digest, Absorb, Assimilate

  • Eat More Vegetables
  • Drink Plenty of Clean Water
  • Eat More Whole Foods
  • Eat Healthy Fats
  • Avoid Processed Foods
  • Avoid Inflammatory Foods

"We are not what we eat, but what we digest, absorb and assimilate..."
(Charles Poliquin)

...this is an important idea because most people just assume that they absorb everything they eat. This isn't always the case and personally I don't like to take the risk. That's why I use a digestive support supplement to ensure optimal digestion and absorption of the healthy food I eat. The better your digestion the better your body can function and therefore the better your health.


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