Energy Efficiency: From Sporadic to Calculated
Welcome to the Stage 2 of our Vital Phase. You are almost nearing the end of your journey in our Idle to Vital program with energy efficiency being your last nutritional checkpoint. In this stage you will go from being Sporadic to being Calculated!
Improving your energy efficiency is all about making sure that you eat in a way that provides you the maximum energy and ensures the best nutrition for your body. There are macronutrients that provide us energy: carbohydrates, proteins and fats. All three provide energy, but also serve different functions! Our Stage 2 is all about getting our macros right! It is also about choosing a dietary pattern that aids our preferences and body types.
So how does one choose? Should I go for a low carb diet or a low fat one?! Don’t worry! Our minimal effective steps will help you make the best choice for you.
The Minimal Effective Step
Our mitochondria sure benefit from exercise as we saw in Stage 1. However, they also need to be refuelled by adequate and hearty nutrition. Our minimal effective step divided the process of being energy efficient into 3 simple steps for you to manage your health.
1. Consume Complex Carbohydrates
Without realizing, we mostly consume refined carbs like white bread, white pasta, white rice etc. In this step, we will make a conscious shift to complex carbs like sweet potatoes, hemp hearts, multigrain breads, brown rice/pasta/breads, quinoa etc. Complex carbs break down slower than simple carbohydrates and lead to longer lasting energy . Typically, carbs are the primary energy source for most people, except in low carb diets.
2. Consuming Healthier Fats
Some top notch, super healthy fat options are oily fishes like salmon and tuna, avocados, hemp oil, olive oils etc. The very popular keto diet involves consuming fats as your primary energy source. It changes the primary metabolism that uses carbs into ketosis which metabolises fats into energy. Both low carb and low fat diets are healthy if one is consuming healthier options of either macronutrients. You can even mix the two! Choose based on your preference, taste and availability! Choose something you can stick to.
Protein is one the big guns in modern nutrition. It deserves the place because proteins are really important for you feeling active and vital! They help us to grow, they make up our hormones and enzymes, and repair our muscles when we sleep. Some good options of proteins are red meats, lean meats, soy products, dairy products, beans and lentils. To make things really simply for you, we have our 13 Seeds Hemp based protein powder that can help you to complete your daily requirement of protein.
Based on the foundations mentioned above, find your personalised Minimal Effective Step that can help you become your most energy efficient self. Take this quiz right away and see for yourself what macronutrients suit you best and how many servings you should consume, in order to function at your peak! Click on our quiz button and get going!