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The 7 Rules of Nutrition

September 21st, 2010 Comments off

These aren’t the newest techniques from the latest cutting-edge plan. Rather, they are simple, time-tested, no nonsense habits that you need to get into when designing a good eating program.

1. Eat every 2-3 hours, no matter what. You should eat between 5-8 meals per day.

2. Eat complete (containing all the essential amino acids), lean protein with each meal.

3. Eat fruits and/or vegetables with each food meal.

4. Ensure that your carbohydrate intake comes from fruits and vegetables. Exception: workout and post-workout drinks and meals.

5. Ensure that 25-35% of your energy intake comes from fat, with your fat intake split equally between saturates (e.g. animal fat), monounsaturates (e.g., olive oil), and polyunsaturates (e.g. flax oil, salmon oil).

6. Drink only non-calorie containing beverages, the best choices being water and green tea.

7. Eat mostly whole foods (except workout and post-workout drinks).
So what about calories, or macronutrient ratios, or any number of other things that I’ve covered in other articles? The short answer is that if you aren’t already practicing the above-mentioned habits, and by practicing them I mean putting them to use over 90% of the time (i.e., no more than 4 meals out of an average 42 meals per week violate any of those rules), everything else is pretty pointless.

Many people can achieve the health and the body composition they desire following these 7 rules alone.

Foods To Avoid and keep your pH levels healthy

August 21st, 2009 Comments off
  • Pork: Full of chemicals and pesticides
  • Shellfish – They are bottom fish, which means they eat waste.  Shrimp is the only exception since they swim and eat plankton.
  • Margarine products
  • Artificial Sweeteners – I use Stevia if needed. Stevia Is a plant that has been used as a natural sweetener in South America for hundreds of years. Certain types of brain tumors are associated with artificial sweeteners.
  • Junk food. If you have to eat fast food, try the salads without dressings. Grilled Chicken is ok.
  • Mayonnaise – It’s all fat. Use organic mayonnaise if really needed.
  • Caffeine – Is a stimulant – Just 2 cups per day increase your chance of disease by 50%! Cut down and then cut it out. Dr. Cochran suggests you wean yourself off caffeine . Do not do it cold turkey. This way you will not suffer with headache withdrawals and other symptoms of withdrawal.
  • Chlorine & Fluoride.
  • MSG
  • High fat dairy products (Example: Half & Half)
  • Alcohol – Drink water instead! Our bodies need water to keep hydrated. To figure how much water you should have daily take your weight (in pounds) X 1 and then divide by 2. That is how many ounces you should be drinking daily. But i admit to having a cup of wine with my angus steak.
  • Aluminum – If you are cooking in aluminum pans you are absorbing it into your food.
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