|Learn about the calorie myth on my new NUTRITION page|
Months of office talks went by until one day the office manager asked me where the nutrition information was on my website. Back then it was just a few links to a few of my favorite articles and videos on the Training page. She encouraged me to expand the nutrition information and create a separate page with all of the stuff we normally talk about on it. This suggestion along with the wildly popular Ketogenic Diet article I had recently wrote made me think that perhaps my readers did want some nutrition info. I took the advice and published a page solely dedicated to Diet & Nutrition that you can click on at the top of this page.
The page is not just my opinion on what works and what doesn't. That is another diet myth that needs to die! Everybody has unique body chemistry and food tolerances so there is not one single right or wrong way to eat. Everybody has different goals when it comes to diet and nutrition as well. For example. A person who has their ancestry rooted in Asia will likely tolerate rice and grains a little better than a person who's ancestry comes from the Inuit culture of the Arctic. Some people have metabolic deficiency's that others don't. Your blood sugar rises and falls in a unique way to your bodies chemistry. We all know people who can metabolize a ton of food quickly while others can't seem to find food that doesn't pack on the pounds. If your goal is to lose body fat and build massive muscle you will definetly eat a diet that is totally different than someone who wants long lean muscle. If you are limited in your ability to exercise you will eat a completely different way than a person training for an ultramarathon. Again, there is NO ONE RIGHT WAY that works for everybody.
There are however principals of science that do apply to the vast majority of us out there that dictate what is healthy for us as a species and what is not. These are the ideas that I am more interested in rather than a step by step diet approach laid out by the latest trendy trainer or Dr Guru. My nutrition page starts out with examples of elite athletes that are thriving on different diet approaches. Mostly Low Carb vs Vegetarian. The two that seem to be polar opposite and yet both can make health claims, show results and show scientific studies to back them up. Which way is right for you? I don't know, your doctor likely doesn't have a clue and the trainer down at the gym may be all wrong in his advice as well. You must be your own health advocate. You must methodically move in a direction that seems to be a way of eating that you can sustain as a lifestyle. From that you must add in foods and take away foods all the while monitoring your results and the way you feel to really dial in what works best for your unique situation. "That sounds like work!!!" Yep, it sure is, but like all things worth while it will prove to be invaluable in getting you to your goal and saving you some major health care dollars in the long run.
The page is continually being updated with more info, more web resources, more handy tools and more videos to inform and inspire. This page should be visited often as I hope to make it an invaluable resource for all people to find what works for them. The page is already the #2 page on my site and it has only been published for about a week or so. Give me your feedback in the page comments. Let me know what my next area of research should be. I hope you find the page informative and helpful. Thanks for checking it out and helping me sculpt it.