Three Tips to Becoming More Metabolically Efficient

metabolic efficiency nutrition sport nutrition Jun 16, 2024

Following a metabolic efficiency daily nutrition plan has so many wonderful health, longevity and athletic-performance benefits. While it is easy to talk about, sometimes it is difficult to start because it is new to you.

Try these tips to transition from your current daily nutrition plan to a metabolic efficient daily nutrition plan.

1. Always identify good sources of protein-rich food for almost all of your feedings. Starting with protein is your first step in controlling your blood sugar and becoming more metabolically efficient.

2. Add color to your protein source. This means vegetables and fruit. If you are trying to lose weight, eat about 75% veggies and 25% fruit. If you are comfortable with your weight, follow a 50/50 split and if you are trying to gain weight, eat about 75% fruit and 25% veggies.

3. Assess if you need starches (extra carbohydrates) due to your training load. If you are in a heavier training cycle or in competition season, you may very well need more carbohydrates on certain days. Aim for darker color starches such as whole grain pasta, whole grain bread, brown rice and quinoa.

Be patient with yourself. It usually takes about 4-6 weeks to adopt a new daily nutrition plan. Stick with it and acknowledge that this is a lifestyle change, not a diet.


For some great meal ideas, check out my newest, third edition of my Metabolic Efficiency Recipe E-book. It has 52 AMAZING, metabolically efficient recipes that will help you succeed!


The eNRG Performance team of Sport Dietitians are here to help you succeed! Reach out to Elizabeth, Lauren or myself to schedule a nutrition coaching session to dial in your nutrition plan!





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