40/30/30 Nutrition

40/30/30 Nutrition refers to a way of eating that contains approximately 40% carbohydrates, 30% protein, and 30% fat. Once you experience what it's like to be on the 40/30/30 Diet, you will never look at food the same way again. Within only a few days of starting the 40/30/30 Diet, you will experience increased mental focus, greater physical energy, and decreased food cravings. These benefits are mainly attributed to the intricate connection between food and hormones.

There are 3 main philosophies in the diet industry (high carb, moderate carb and low carb), each having its own set of beliefs, values, and Holy books. A 40/30/30 balanced diet is a remarkably effective eating program based on the precise ratio of 40% carbohydrates, 30% protein, and 30% fat.

40/30/30 Living

To create a 100% balanced meal all you have to do is combine one from each category. If you leave out any of these three macronutrients you will limit yourself in some way.

If you do not eat enough protein with a meal, you risk feeling less energized, less full and less focused for the hours following the meal.

If you eat too many carbohydrates (i.e. the government's Food Plate) you will store fat and deprive your brain of blood sugar. If you do not eat carbohydrates (as on the Atkin's Diet), your metabolism will slow, your brain will start to tune out and your body will burn up its own muscle protein.

If you forget to eat a fat source with your meal, you will not feel satisfied, you should expect food cravings shortly after eating and you will not burn as much fat. Fat helps lower the glycemic index of the meal.