This principle is so often overlooked by dieticians, nutritionists, doctors, and other health "experts" who base their recommendations on such a ridiculous "food pyramid", it's no wonder that so many people are confused about nutrition.
In fact, this one major nutrition principle I'm about to tell you is actually THE most important concept you'll ever need to know regarding how to eat in order to obtain great health and a lean body.
And this principle is - the Nutrient Density of your food intake!
That's right... the nutrient density makes calorie counting obsolete. We're talking about a micronutrient density, NOT a macronutrient density. If virtually all of the food you eat every single day is comprised of super high micro nutrient density, then your body automatically obtains all of the nutrition it needs and therefore automatically regulates your appetite and calorie intake without you having to struggle and restrict yourself to control how many calories you eat.
Now before you think that high nutrient density only means fruits and vegetables, think again! You'll see throughout This blog and my posts that high nutrient density can also include high fatty foods that you may have falsely believed were "bad for you", such as whole eggs, certain types of meats, nuts, nut butters, certain oils, butter, and so on.
Think about it for a second - if you eat foods each day that are high in calories but low in nutrients such as pasta, cakes, cookies, crackers, etc. (High caloric density, low nutrient density), then your body will be craving additional food, despite the fact that you may have already eaten more than your daily caloric maintenance balance for weight maintenance vs. Weight gain.
On the other hand, if all of the foods you eat on a daily basis are super high in nutrient density, regardless of the caloric content of those foods, your body is automatically adjusting your appetite and eliminating cravings based on it already obtaining much of the nutrition it needs for the day. This aspect essentially forces your body to "auto-adjust" your appetite and you naturally fall within the exact calorie range that your body needs without having to over-analyze or count calories.
I'm going to show you throughout a series of blogs and posts all of the low nutrient foods that you need to avoid and get rid of, as well as some of the foods you may have been deceived by food companies into falsely believing are "healthy". In addition, I'm going to show you all of the countless amazingly delicious options you have for healthy foods that are nutrient dense and can help to bring you closer to your goals. And I guarantee that you're going to discover plenty of foods that you thought were unhealthy that can actually help you get leaner and healthier, including some tasty foods you've been led to believe are off limits!
We're going to dig into the truth about cholesterol, saturated fats, omega-3's and omega-6's, fiber, protein, hormones, plant foods vs. animal foods, and tons of info that may shock you about what's actually in the food you buy at grocery stores or restaurants.
Make sure you read this blog as much as possible in order, try not to skip around... and come back often! You won't want to miss out on any of the details!