Weight Loss Tips – 4 Steps of Nutrition
Many people have read or heard misleading advice on nutrition. This article will clear up any misconceptions you have about the importance of nutrition.
Nutrition is actually a 4 step system not just what you eat. These steps are eating, digestion, absorption of nutrients and elimination.
The first step is usually the only step people think are involved with nutrition. As you are probably aware this involves eating a healthy diet that will provide the daily vitamins and minerals your body needs.
The second step is how well your body digests those foods. If you eat a poor diet your digestive system won’t work as effectively which can lead to constipation, tiredness and bloatedness.
Step three is being able to absorb the nutrients for your food. If your body doesn’t do this effectively then you will lack in energy and feel lethargic.
It’s the enzymes (catalysts that speed up chemical reactions) that help with the absorption of nutrients.
Step four is the elimination of waste from your body. If food is going in but you don’t have regular movement of waste out then your body will have consequences. Fiber and probiotics (healthy bacteria) will aid the efficient function of eliminating waste. A poor diet will decrease the amount of healthy bacteria in your digestive system which reduces how well it functions.
Knowing more about nutrition can help you understand your body and lose weight easier. The key is to make sure that you perform all 4 steps in the nutrition properly. This will lead to more energy, improved physical and mental health and weight loss.