The Importance of Nutrition
Good nutrition is important for your body to ensure that it's getting all the healthy nutrients it needs and to fuel your body. It's also an important part of of having a healthy lifestyle and making healthier choices. Along with exercise and physical activity, it can help maintain your weight and fitness and even reduce the risks of health conditions and disease.
Ensuring you have a healthy, balanced diet with your calorie deficit is vital in having a long-term, sustainable weight loss. With fast-food and junk food being our society's go-to for today's society out of convenience, it is definitely harder to transition back to healthier, nutritional foods. As mentioned in our calorie deficit blog post, the Australian average daily intake is recommended as 8700kilojoules, or 2000 calories. However, this doesn't JUST mean any calories.
Accredited practising dietitian, Jemma O'Hanlon says:
"All kilojoules certainly aren't made equal. We could eat two Dominos ham and cheese pizzas and hit out daily target of 8,700 kilojoules or we could eat 20 Tim Tams and have the same result, but this doesn't make up a nutritionally balanced diet."
(Information from The Huffington Post)
As you can see from the image, meeting 2000 calories on a healthy, balanced diet is actually quite a lot, however, there is a wide variety of nutrition, and you can incorporate these kind of meals into your every day diet.
By eating more nutritious foods as well, as dietician Robbie Clark says:
"Healthy, nutrient-dense foods will keep hunger at bay, help maintain stable blood glucose levels, reduce cravings, and allow your brain to signal to your stomach that it's full. Nutrient-poor foods will have the opposite effect, causing hormonal dysfunction, spiking insulin levels, increasing cravings, suppressing satiety signals and encouraging overeating."
Have a look at your current diet and see what you can change to make it more nutritious and balanced. Adding a great protein powder such as our Muscle Protein's Protein Powder is great way to get in your protein for your body without adding any extra fillers or unnecessary ingredients. Our shakes are also super low calorie, so you don't need to worry about going overboard and fitting it into your daily calorie intake!