Top 3 Nutritional Mistakes You Are Probably Making Right Now
Top 3 Nutritional Mistakes
Are you making healthy food choices? We have some good news and bad news.
The good news is that your commitment to your nutrition speaks volumes of your health and fitness goals. For
deciding to eat healthily, you are well on your way.
Here is the problem: chances are high that you are committing lapses somewhere in your nutrition. In DIY-ing
your meal prep, you may be eating too little or too much. You might also be taking in the wrong proportions of
food, missing out on others that you might need.
As a San Diego meal prep company, we have heard from our clients. Many who sign up for our meal
preparation service have confessed to at least one of the following mistakes.
Read on to see if you are making one of these nutritional mistakes!
1: Paying Too Much Attention to Macros
Macronutrients are the big three everyone is talking about these days — carbohydrates, protein, and fats.
When planning meals, many fitness enthusiasts feel that only factoring in the three will suffice. This is not true.
By focusing too much on carbs, fats, and proteins, you might not be meeting your micronutrient requirements.
Micronutrients are the vitamins and minerals our body needs to function at its peak.
Hence, thinking in terms of carb, protein, and fat content instead of vitamin content can be unhealthy. You
need to pay just as much attention to micronutrients for your body to function well.
2: Avoiding Fats Like the Plague
The tendency to avoid fats is a trend that spilled over from the 1990s. While there is merit to the idea that you
can lose weight by avoiding fats, abstinence is not healthy. Studies suggest that avoiding it for decades has contributed to high obesity rates in the United States.
You need healthy dietary fats. Fats help keep you full for much longer than carbohydrates. Also, fat is essential
to the production of hormones and neurotransmitters that regulate mood, so do not feel guilty about filling
your plate with fatty salmon and the occasional serving of untrimmed beef.
To learn more about the benefits of fats, our blog section has articles on the subject.
3: Not Having All Three Macros in One Meal
The busier we get, the more abbreviated we want things to be. You cannot adopt the same mindset to your
nutrition. You need not just one or two macronutrient sources in one meal — you need all three!
In every meal, you need carbs, protein, and fats. Having all three benefits your body composition and keeps
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