Friday, April 4, 2008


More and more clients, athletes, and coaches are asking me for nutritional recommendations.

As a fitness professional, I am on every nutrition company's contact list, and I have vendors calling, emailing, and sending catalogs almost daily.

I've found a few companies who provide quality products at fair prices.

In the (very) near future you will be able to have top-quality nutritional support shipped right to your door.

You all know my dislike of "magic" supplement claims. But your results will drastically improve with the perfect post-workout drink, a complete meal replacement shake, a high quality Essential Fatty Acid, and a whole-food-based nutritional supplement. These are the only types of dietary additions I approve of.

More information coming soon. Until then, read this:

Question: Why can't I get everything I need from my diet?

Answer: First, remember that as a society, our dietary habits havechanged over the past couple of generations. A healthy diet consists of plenty of fruits and vegetables, lean proteins, and healthy fats.

Recent studies indicate that the majority of meals in the US are eaten in restaurants rather than in the home. Restaurant food tends to be too high in fat and sugar. Additionally, convenience foods now make up a much higher percentage of the average diet than in the past.

In some people well over 60% of their food is from so-called"empty" calorie foods (candy, sweets, chips, or other highly processed foods that contain very little real nutritional value other than calories).

Another factor is the high stresses foundin today's fast-paced and busy life. The greater the external stresses, the higher the nutritional demands on the body.

Eating a poor-quality diet robs you of the nutritional factors necessary to help you stay healthy. Lastly,many people are simply unaware of how to shop for healthy foods.Convenience and taste become the major criteria for food selection, while nutritional value is given little attention, if any at all.

Many nutritional researchers point tothe rising problems of obesity, diabetes, heart disease andother diseases of modern society as evidence of thedeteriorating quality of the diet most people consume.

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