Why Nutrition Matters For You

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I DID IT! I am officially a Level 1 certified nutrition coach with precision nutrition!

In celebration of this, I want to talk to you a little bit about why nutrition is SO important, no matter WHAT you're trying to achieve. 

Why Nutrition Matters For You

Proper nutrition seems so…. Boring. There’s nothing particularly sexy about eating your veggies. But, no matter what your goals are nutrition should be at the very top of your priorities. Here’s why...

Want to lose some extra body fat?

Sure, working out will get you started, but you could be seeing as much as 4 times the fat loss with some simple diet tweaks. When we workout more, we tend to compensate for those workouts and often times actually end up overcompensating and eating more than we need for those workouts. Ever hear of carb loading? It’s largely unnecessary for the average workout… but so many of us think “oh man, I hit the gym, gotta load up!” If you’re trying to lose fat, you’re likely taking one step forward and two steps back. No matter how much you workout, if your nutrition isn’t aligned with your goals, you aren’t going to see the results you want.

Want to gain muscle definition?

You might remember another post where I liken building muscle to baking a cake. Your workouts are the oven. Without that environment serving as a stimulus for change, you’re not going to be able to build muscle. But you can’t turn your oven on and expect a cake to magically appear, either. You have to also have the right ingredients! Your muscle building ingredients are primarily protein and carbohydrates. You can turn your oven up to 500 degrees and leave it on for days, but without some eggs and flour, a cake just isn’t going to happen.

Want to have more energy for your busy life?

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If you’re feeling run down and exhausted, nutrient deficiencies could be to blame. Just check out the chart and see the average percentage of people NOT meeting the minimum daily requirements for these nutrients.

Over 50% of americans aren’t getting enough Vitamin A, Magnesium, Calcium, Folate, and Vitamin E. That’s kind of a big deal! Dialing in your nutrition so that you have a healthy relationship with food and eat lots of varied sources of vitamins and nutrients is the key to stopping these deficiencies and thriving in your daily life.

 

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Sensing a theme here?

I could go on with more examples but I think you’re starting to get the point. What you put into your body matters! We’ve all heard the saying “you are what you eat” and that is absolutely true! (Although, it would be even more true to say that you are what you ABSORB from what you eat!)

So, if you are a human and you have goals - make nutrition your next step to reaching them! Good nutrition makes everything else work better.

Want to learn more?

Download my free guide below! It walk you through health and fitness for busy professionals (and truly, it works for anyone who has a hard time fitting health and fitness into their daily routine!)


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About Ashley:

Ashley is an entrepreneur in NYC who specializes in biomechanics and exercise nutrition for women. She creates comprehensive health and fitness plans by pulling from her experience with Pilates, Yoga, Crossfit, and Strength Training.  She uses the science behind exercise physiology to empower her clients to lead healthy, happy lives. Her passion project is writing “The LEAN Life Newsletter” which goes out every Tuesday and focuses on Lifestyle, Exercise, Active recovery, and Nutrition and serves as the backbone for her L.E.A.N. Life online health and fitness programs. She aims to get this information into the hands of as many women as possible so they can feel stronger and more confident in their bodies. For more information head to AshleyBrownFitnessNutrition.com or @AshleyBrownFitnessNutrition on instagram, or click here to get on the L.E.A.N. Life List!