“one-step nutrition” is the term I use to describe food containing nutrients already in a form usable by the body, with no breaking down required. The nutrients in foods in a typical North American diet are in a form that the body must first break down and convert before it can utilize them.
By consuming one-step foods, the body is fuelled and able to rebuild efficiently. Requiring minimal energy to become usable and assimilated, foods containing one-step nutrients in effect provide the body with more energy. Gaining the greatest amount of energy from the least amount of food is the goal of the Thrive Diet.