“Exercise is king. Nutrition is queen. Together, you’ve got a kingdom. If you have a Corvette, you don’t put water in the tank. The human machine deserves the same treatment.” – Jack LaLanne (1914 – 2011)
Good nutrition is the foundation of good health and it is vitally important to learn to eat well. We’re bombarded by so much contradictory advice, marketing-driven distortions of the truth, media scaremongering and a neverending series of fad diets and supplements that it’s really not easy to separate the good from the bad.
Basically, I believe that Michael Pollan‘s advice covers most bases for most of us:
“Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.”
A diet based mainly on fresh vegetables, good quality lean protein, some starch, fresh fruit and good fats, avoiding processed foods as much as possible, is, in my opinion, the best.
If you need a comprehensive guide to changing your eating habits for the better, then I strongly recommend Dr John Berardi’s Precision Nutrition system.
Precision Nutrition provide an excellent 5 day introductory video course for men and women looking to lose body fat. They also conduct regular Lean Eating courses, designed to help you change the way you eat, look and feel for good!
Other useful links:
GENERAL NUTRITION / WEIGHT MANAGEMENT
Eat the Seasons – what’s abundant, fresh and you should be eating
For information on scientific proof of the effectiveness – or not – of a whole range of dietary supplements, check out Examine.com