Every Body's Different

Finding the right mix of food makes all the difference in discovering effective and sustainable results. Everybody is different, and every body is different! This is why we prioritize personalized nutrition. Your4 is about YOU and YOUR body. Our nutrition coaches provide a customized experience to help you take control over how you think about food, and will help you find the specific blend of food types you need. 


In order to understand what types of food you should be incorporating into your diet, you first have to understand the importance of macronutrients! The three types of macronutrients are carbohydrates, proteins and fats. Any food in the world can be put into one of those three categories. Some foods are a combination of all three, like dairy! Tracking the amount of protein, carbohydrates and fat you're taking in everyday can ensure the right balance of the essential components for appropriate body composition, energy levels, and hormone health - all working together to determine how you and your body feel. 


Carbohydrates

  • Carbohydrates break down into glucose molecules. “Carbs” typically get a bad rap, but they are critical and the most accessible sources of energy for your body’s systems! Did you know fiber is a part of carbohydrates as well, and that all vegetables are carbs? 

Proteins

  • Protein breaks down during digestion into amino acids, which are the building blocks for organs, bones, hair, enzymes, and pretty much all of the tissues in your body. Most people, especially women, don’t get enough protein in their diet. Fun fact: protein is crucial for burning fat!

Fats

  • Fats break down into lipids. Lipids are important for normal body functions, acting as the backbone to hormones, insulation for nerves, even skin and hair health. This is why peanut butter is NOT a protein source. It breaks down into lipids in the body. It is a fat source that has minimal amounts of protein in it.


All macronutrients make up calories. There are 4 calories in 1 gram of protein, 4 calories in 1 gram of carbohydrates, and 9 calories in 1 gram of fat. Your calorie intake determines your weight, and the ratio of macronutrients you eat determines your body composition, energy levels and hormone health. For example, if two different people are tracking calories and both have 1800 calories, Person A could fill it with pizza and ice cream while Person B chooses lean meats, vegetables, and quality carbohydrates. These two people would have vastly different body compositions, and would feel very different after their meal. A correct macronutrient ratio will guide you with food selection to ensure you're getting in the amount of protein your body needs to fuel lean muscle, the amount of carbohydrates you need to support activity level (not body fat storage) and the amount of fats you need for hormone health.


Macronutrients teach you what is in food, so it offers sustainability and flexibility in ways restrictive diets do not. You can eat that piece of chocolate cake, but it's going to take up some of your carbs and fats, and require you to get protein in your other meals. 

Schedule a consultation today so we can get to know you, the lifestyle you’re looking for and the perfect blend of food to get results and feel better. From there your nutrition coach will create a personalized plan and provide nutritional education to inspire confidence for the long haul. Our goal by the end of your 12 week program is to equip you with the tools and knowledge to fuel your body without guilt over certain foods. Set up your free consultation today!

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