Nutrition is MORE important than working out.
and the truth is, there is no one size fits all approach.
Everyone reacts differently to the food they eat. Some people do well with a low carb diet, some people do well with a high protein diet, while others find themselves feeling the best on a strict plant based or meat based diet. The thing that matters most when navigating through your diet, is the quality of food you are eating.
Since food is fuel for you body, you don’t want to fuel yourself up with bad food (especially if you are putting the effort in at the gym). An example to this would be similar to the way racecars don’t use regular gas because it will gunk up their engine. The most effective way to change your dietary habits is to follow one basic rule: Make sure what you are eating is the ingredient.
Steak is steak, peppers are peppers, garlic is garlic… you get the picture. For the most part, if your food has a label on it and you can’t find the ingredients for that item throughout the grocery store, you probably shouldn’t be eating it.
Here is something that most people misunderstand; You don’t ‘Go on a diet.’ Your diet IS THE FOOD YOU EAT. Once you start making incremental changes to your diet, you’ll be able to notice what a radical difference it’s making. Your energy levels will rise, your mid-day crash will evaporate, you’ll be sleeping better and you’ll be losing fat, all of which will have you primed and ready to achieve your fitness goals.
CFN would suggest contacting the following nutrition expert
- Precision Nutrition – Assistant Coach, Level 1 & 2 Certified
- USA Weightlifting Sports Performance Coach
- NSCA Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist & Approved CEU Presenter
- Minor League Strength & Conditioning Coach – San Diego Padres
- Strength & Conditioning Coaching Intern – UConn Athletics (Storrs, CT)
- Private consultant for professional athletes in organizations including MLB, NFL, & UFC