Alright, welcome back everyone. This week I want to kick it off with everyone's favorite topic, NUTRITION. What should I eat? What shouldn’t I eat? Should I become vegetarian, ketogenic, or should I go full vegan? Or should I not eat at all and do time restriction eating or interment fasting?
I'm sure it's very confusing for you. It's confusing for me and I study this stuff! To start off, try not to label yourself as one thing or another, its not that black or white. You hear some people going too extreme… I’m a vegan, and I’m proud of it! I can understand if you do it for ethical reasons; but if you're saying you're vegan and there's no way you'll have any animal products because your friend or some celebrity said it works, then that’s a different story. The same thing goes for a ketogenic diet, restricting yourself to zero carbs isn’t going to work for everybody, so see what works for you. Something that worked for your friend may not necessarily work for you, so you shouldn’t automatically label yourself and therefore put restrictions on your nutrition.
The bad news is that in order to find out what works best for your body, you have to experiment. Take a little bit from what works for being vegetarian, take a little bit from what works for carnivores, and see what works for your body. You’ll be able to tell based on how your body feels and how well you perform.
If you're just starting out, the first step to do is knock out all the processed crap! Get rid of anything that comes in a package and could sit on the shelf for months upon months and even years without going bad. Go back to eating REAL whole foods. If eating more veggies makes you feel better, have more veggies; but make them real food veggies, not those processed chips that are “supposedly” made from vegetables, it's still processed crap! So stick to real food, that's what's going to give you the most nutrients. Avoid the stuff that comes in a bag, that's just full of sugar, and tons of other preservatives.
If you have any questions, comment below, and we'll see you next time!