Nutrition

We believe that nutrition should be the foundation for our fitness and our overall health.

“Let food be thy medicine” - Hippocates

We recommend real food – fresh, natural food like meat, vegetables and fruit.  We choose foods that are nutrient-dense, with lots of naturally occurring vitamins and minerals, over foods that have more calories but less nutrition.  And food quality is important – We are careful about where we buy our meat, seafood and eggs, and buy organic local produce as often as possible.

We DO NOT RECOMMEND a “diet” – We eat as much as we need to maintain strength, energy, activity levels and a healthy body weight.  We aim for well-balanced nutrition, so we eat both animals and a significant amount of plants.  We are not lacking carbohydrates – we just get them from vegetables and fruits instead of bread, cereal or pasta.  And our meals are probably higher in fat than you’d imagine, but fat is a healthy source of energy when it comes from high-quality foods like avocado, coconut and grass-fed beef.

Eating like this is ideal for maintaining a healthy metabolism and reducing inflammation within the body.  It’s good for body composition, energy levels, sleep quality, mental attitude and quality of life.  It helps eliminate sugar cravings and reestablishes a healthy relationship with food.  It also works to minimize your risk for a whole host of lifestyle diseases and conditions, like diabetes, heart attack, stroke and autoimmune.

*(Source: Whole9life)