How are you filling up?
We are tremendous advocates for fueling our bodies with whole - nutrient dense food - consumed together in balance (nutrient synergy = Carb / Protein / Fat).
Consuming these macros together provides your body with all of the nutrients it needs to breakdown and utilize to perform at its best - promoting our bodies to use food as fuel for energy, not reserves.
A high protein breakfast, post-workout and lean protein consumed throughout the day (eggs, chicken, turkey, fish, bison, lean beef, game, protein supplements...) are essential to feed our lean tissue (to maintain / increase muscle mass), aid in recovery, and keep our cortisol levels in check (cortisol levels peak at the morning and are elevated after exercise).
Healthy Carbohydrates (there is a long list of them) are a critical component of our diet and should be received primarily from Dark Green Vegetables (Kale, Spinach, Broccoli, Asparagus...) and Colorful Vegetables (Peppers, Sweet Potatoes, Tomatoes, Onions, Zucchini's Carrots, Rhubarb...) and the remainder consumed from Fruits (Raspberries, Blueberries, Oranges...) and healthy starches (Squashes, Brown Rice, Oats, Quinoa...).
Carbohydrates are our bodies’ number one source of fuel. Carbohydrates are protein sparing (prevent the breakdown of lean tissue) and are essential for fat oxidation. Carbohydrates are necessary for healthy brain and bodily function.
Healthy Fats (Polyunsaturated and Monounsaturated Fats & Omega-3's) help our body absorb nutrients and vitamins, provide antioxidants and have anti-inflammatory benefits. They contribute to cell structure, promote healthy brain, nerve and heart function and are a good source of fuel. Healthy fats come from vegetable oils, nuts, seeds, avocados, and fatty fish to name a few...
Our bodies are continually rebuilding our hair, skin, nails, tissue and cells from what we consume on a regular basis... We literally are what we eat.
Fuel up on the good stuff and your future self will thank you for it!