Your macro diet ratio may have an impact on body composition when looking at a surplus or restriction of calories. Body composition can be manipulated through various factors, particularly nutrition, exercise, and lifestyle choices. I have been helping clients hit particular body composition goals for a decade and if I am being honest, sub-optimal protein intake makes my job the hardest and my clients the crankiest. Even with a well-designed workout regimen, a balanced diet with optimal protein intake is the driving force to achieving your ‘dream body'. But regardless of your workout routine or fitness levels, adequate protein intake is a vital component to our health. Protein doesn’t just deliver the building blocks for our muscles, it supports blood sugar balance, decreases cravings, increases nutrient status, and supports fat burning.