3. Eating a wide variety of nutrients will affect how you feel and perform throughout your diet…


Micronutrients have a small direct effect to your physique change, but they have big impact on how your body feels and performs, especially during a caloric deficit.

Micronutrients are vitamins, minerals, and natural compounds in food that our bodies require to perform their best. We can get a sufficient amount of micronutrients simply by eating a wide variety of minimally processed foods: fruits, vegetables, meats, nuts, and whole grains.

Minimally processed foods tend to have the most nutrients per calorie, so as long as most of your calories come from these sources, you'll have your bases covered.

Hit your calorie and protein targets, eat a wide variety of minimally processed foods, then fill the rest with whatever you enjoy.