Nutrition in a nutshell
“Eat lean meats, fish, fresh vegetables, some fruit, little starch and no sugar”
Nutrition is the very base of the Hierarchy of development, no matter if your goal is supreme performance, fat loss/ lean body mass gain or longevity of life and disease prevention. Nutrition is the core foundation which all else is built upon. Food should be seen as our source of fuel and our “drug” for optimal health. We recommend the Paleolithic model and then move to accuracy with distribution of Protein, Carbohydrates and Fats using the Zone (eating paleolithic celan, whole foods) as a starting point. Everybody is unique and everybody needs their diet to work for them. It shouldn’t feel like a chore to eat right, but a chore not to.
The one underlying factor these diets have in common are their restriction of processed complex carbohydrates and starchy foods such as grains, pastas, cereals and potatoes and sugar. The over consumption of these produce products have caused a scary increase of obesity, chronic disease such as type 2 Diabetes and heart disease in our country. The USDA food pyramid has long steered us in the wrong direction, based on ‘junk science’ as described in the scientific journalistic work: Good Calories, Bad Calories: Fats, Carbs, and the Controversial Science of Diet and Health: by Gary Taubes
The other noticible similiarity is that the bulk of intake comes from lean meats, fish, vegatables, fruit and essential (monounsaturated) fats high in omega 3 fatty acid. When we stick to these basic rules, we can’t go wrong. Next time you travel to the grocery store, stay to the perimeter as this is usually where the foods we want to consume are located.
Finally, diet is such a unique design to each of us; my diet may be great for me but not the best for others, but some factors are truth, stay away from processed foods. These foods are often only creations of the food industry built with chemicals, sugars, salt and fat. Use our recommendations, listen to your body and finely adjust to fully optimize your nutritional intake for best results, health and performance.Share on Facebook