Another important point that isnt mentioned enough when hearing about mass nutrition plans, is the source of your calories.
We can get all scientific and argue that the thermodynamic value of a calorie is the same regardless of where it comes from. However, all of the ingredients, additives and nutrients, or lack thereof, that come with that calorie, influences youre level of health.
You cant expect to gorge on low quality foods loaded with processed ingredients, salt, additives, sugars, high fructose corn syrup etc and think youre going to get peak performance from your body. It aint gonna happen.
High performance race cars run on high performance fuel, and, as they say in the computer programming world, Junk in Junk Out! Eating junk makes youre body work harder by having to clean up the mess that garbage makes in your body. Low quality food is not only filled with second and third rate ingredients and additives that add extra stress to your body, they also tend to have next to no nutritional value, hence the term “empty calories.”
If you make a balanced nutrition plan consisting of high quality whole foods the foundation of whatever your goal is at the time, be it gaining mass, getting lean, performing at your peak, you will find your results and health always increasing.
Minimize Eliminate Processed Foods The best way to steer clear of added junk in your nutrition plan is to minimize or eliminate processed foods. If you currently are eating a lot of processed foods, either switch them for the unprocessed kind all together, or slowly introduce them into your nutrition plan.
Eat whole, unprocessed Natural foods Stick to whole foods, preferably organic and make sure youre consuming lots of fruits and vegetable which are loaded with nutrients and help cleanse your body.