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This article will cover some of the fundamental components of nutrition as they relate to bodybuilding and optimizing body composition.

Here’s what you’ll learn:

  1. What metabolism means and why it’s important;
  2. What calories are and their impact on whether you gain, lose or maintain your bodyweight;
  3. An overview of the three macronutrients: protein, carbohydrates and fat;
  4. The role these macronutrients have on body composition;
  5. A brief overview of the micronutrients: vitamins and minerals;
  6. The importance of fiber and water intake.


Metabolism refers to all the biochemical processes that occur inside your body to maintain life. These processes allow you to grow, repair damage, reproduce, and respond to the environment.