3 Signs You Have a Nutrient Deficiency

Feeling “ok” but like something is missing in your nutrition?
This is for you.

In a world of instant gratification, it’s hard to trust a nutrition program and be sure you’re getting enough nutrients, not just macronutrients.

And what are macronutrients?

Macronutrients consist of protein, carbohydrates, and fats. They are the building blocks of your cells and give you energy and give your body life.

While these are extremely important, it’s also important to understand that your body also needs micronutrients.

Micronutrients are the vitamins and minerals that help to support your immune system, metabolism and overall well-being.

They help to replenish your body from intense workouts and the depletion of minerals through sweating.

They are also vital to hormone health, helping you grow muscles and lose fat, and many other functions which we will get into later.

Where do micronutrients come from?

Micronutrients come from different types of foods including vegetables, high quality meats, grains, some fruits (mainly berries) and also fortified foods.

Fortified foods are the pre-packaged foods you want to avoid like cereals, cookies, crackers, and sugar loaded electrolyte drinks that you want to stay far far away from.

And we’ve all seen the TV commercials that ensure you that Frosted Flakes give you your daily dose of iron and I hope you know better than to eat it;)

The problem in this day and age, is that it’s VERY hard to get the recommended daily amount (RDA) of vitamins and minerals if you are not eating packaged foods. The solution is a quality nutrition program mixed with additional supplementation which we will also cover a little later.

So let’s get right to it, what are different signs and symptoms you have a nutrient deficiency?

#1 YOU’RE LOSING MUSCLE MASS AND UNABLE TO LOSE STUBBORN FAT​

Raise your hand if you feel like you’re doing everything possible in the gym, following your nutrition plan to the T, yet still can’t seem to make some #gains?

This is because you are not getting the right amount of nutrients in the food that you’re eating which isn’t allowing you to show off your hard earned work.

One of the most underestimated mineral when it comes to recovery and fat loss, is magnesium.

Magnesium controls many functions inside your body along with relaxation and regulation of hormones, and you can’t get much of it from food.

Magnesium is also responsible for helping to control the stress response (cortisol) which also affects fat loss and muscle tone when you are deficient.

You can get magnesium by eating more avocado, spinach, almonds, and also pumpkin seeds which are the best options with the most amount of this mineral.

Another way to implement this mineral is by taking a supplement at bedtime on an empty stomach and watch your hard work start to pay off and your stress start to melt away.

#2 Hormonal Imbalance Including Loss of Sex Drive

This one applies to both men and women, though I will be focusing on the men.

I get messages daily asking how to increase testosterone without the juice and my number one recommendation is to make sure you’re getting in your micronutrients and not eating crappy foods.

The foods you eat will either add to your well being, or take it away and you have to make sure you’re getting the right macronutrients as well as micronutrients.

Inside the 30 Day Metabolic Reset program you’re told how many calories you need to eat to reach your goals, and most men without a dialed in plan are not hitting the amount they need per day.

Not only does this slow your metabolism down, but your hormones especially your testosterone will take a hit.

The best way to make sure you’re not harming your mojo?

Eat the right amount of calories for your body, and don’t over train either.

If you want a customized plan that tells you how many proteins carbs, and fats as well as a training plan that won’t overwork your hormones, check out our Metabolic Reset Program.

#3 FATIGUE AND LOSS OF MEMORY AND CONCENTRATION​

You’re not just getting older, you’re missing vital nutrients that aren’t giving your brain the power it needs.

Constantly feeling tired both when you wake up and the middle of the day is not normal. Our bodies were designed to be alert when waking and also throughout the day.

One of the best ways to tell if you are missing something in your diet is to ask yourself how you’re feeling on a daily basis.

Not being able to remember things, feeling sluggish and overall “off” and not being energized to do the things you once loved means it’s time for an evaluation.

First make sure that you are getting enough sleep throughout the night, and if you’re still feeling sluggish, evaluate your nutrition and what you’re eating.

“I’M REALIZING I MAY HAVE A DEFICIENCY, NOW WHAT?”​

Here’s the thing I love about the body: once you start giving it what it needs it starts working with you and not against you.

If you’re realizing that you may not have been loving up on your body and nourishing it with the vitamins and minerals it needs, know that it’s a quick turn around to see your desired results once you’ve implemented them.

My number one suggestion for addressing this is dialing in your nutrition and making sure you’re on a quality plan like the customized one that’s created when you join the Metabolic Reset.

Next, begin taking a high quality multivitamin that has high quality vitamins and minerals, but please understand that if you’re choosing to take a supplement but deciding to not change your diet: they won’t help.

I know, I know…..not what you wanted to hear but you will waste your money if you don’t also put in the work.

It isn’t hard work, but it’s work.

If you’re ready to join the program that has changed thousands of lives, click below and take back control of your health and fitness.