Tip No. 3: Learn the basics of nutrition.

Updated: Nov 28, 2019

Here's an introduction.

The macro-nutrients you need to eat:

1. Protein - eggs, meat, milk, beans etc.

2. Fats - Nuts, Oils, Avocado, egg yolks etc.

3. Carbohydrates - Bread, Pasta, Rice etc.

Contrary to popular belief, carbohydrates is the one macro that is not essential, but our bodies are brilliant at using it for energy so it should definitely be a part of your diet. Proteins repair your body and muscles. Fats protect our organs and help proteins repair us.

Make sure you also get the following in your diet:

1. Fibre - leafy greens

2. Vitamins and minerals - leafy and fibrous vegetables

3. Salt - Regulates blood pressure and keeps your organs healthy - just don't overeat it.

4. Water (nectar of life)

Fibre helps your digestion. Vitamins and minerals basically keep you alive, no joke, without them you're basically decomposing. Water, think liquid vitamins and minerals.

Things to learn:

1. Gaining and losing weight is totally dependant on how many calories you consume, not what type of food you consume. However, fats have more calories per gram than carbs or proteins and this is why they get such a bad rep.

2. Fats are good for you. Don't cut them out. Also, having a healthy amount of fat on you is good, it keeps your hormones running smoothly.

3. Brown bread/brown rice aren't necessarily better than their 'white' equivalent, they just digest slower so you're less likely to eat more.

4. Sugars are not necessary but give short term energy spikes, don't feel like you need to cut them out completely, but try not to rely upon them.

4. If you don't like eating vegetable and leafy greens (like me), freeze them and blend them into a smoothie. Then act like a health guru.

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