When I started coaching my knowledge in nutritional matters was limited.
I wasn’t able to give my clients and athletes clear answers, nor any feedback on the new diets and the newest fads they asked me about.
My nutritional expertise could be summed up in one sentence.
“Eat big, get big, to get small eat less dummy”.
Being a bit obsessed with always having answers, I knew this was something that I had to change.
I read everything I could get my hands on about nutrition and Quickly I realized..
hundreds of experts saying hundreds of different things.
Paleo is the one and only diet.
Warrior diet is the best for getting lean muscle, hello it’s called “Warrior diet” it must work.
Lose weight with Atkins, slow carb, high protein, low fat, low carb and a myriad of other diets.
Still short of answers
None of the experts could agree on the ULTIMATE diet so I figured I’d do some experimenting.
It took me four years to figure out the best one for me.
They all worked, to some degree. Except Atkins, all it did was make my digestive system go on vacation, it was quite an unpleasant experience.
My resault is this.
We all have different metabolic needs,
and we have to experiment with our selves to dial in our diet.
It’s good to start out with some sort of template,
then add and take away until you are at your best.
My diet now would probably be considered paleo or close to it.
But I find that intermittent fasting like in the Warrior diet helps keep me lean and energized.
I feel strong and most of my PR’s are set on days when I’m fasting.
I found that a strict paleo diet, did not work for me
I got lean, had a lot of energy but my muscles felt deflated
and I was not adding muscle like I wanted.
I recommend more carbs postworkout, sweet potato, brown rice if you want to build muscle.
If you have been feeling sluggish try eliminating dairy from your diet, it worked for me.
The only preworkout supplement you should use is a cup of coffee.
Try a tablespoon of grass fed butter or coconut butter in your coffee for a supercharged preworkout drink.
Check out Bulletproof coffee. .http://www.bulletproofexec.com/
Let me simplify.
Drink at least a gallon of water a day.
Eat your veggies and a lot of them.
Eat grass fed, free range meat and wild caught fish.
Don’t be afraid of fat in your food.
Coffee, tea and coconut water are fine.
Processed food is a hell no.
And of course no soft drinks.
Try this for a week and see how much better you feel.
Train and eat for life