Good health is not merely the absence of disease.
Good health is a physical and emotional state of grace.
It is a term that assumes complete physical, mental and social wellness.
The physical nirvana of exercise is dependent on the athlete obtaining nutrients in sufficient quantities to support intense activity.
This program anticipates the unique stress of exercise and provides enough fuel and an abundance of micronutrients to meet those increased demands.
It is a colorful, balanced and moderate approach to eating but requires a fanatical devotion to exercise.
The overall goal of the program is to help athletes die young... as late in life as possible.
The more stressful an individual’s daily life is, the more exercise is needed. The busier the schedule, the more time that needs to be dedicated to exercise.
And the more an athlete exercises, the more important the food they eat becomes.
The nutritional and molecular components of foods and their metabolism is a complicated subject. This inner world is not something that most athletes are familiar with so I have chosen to explain the logic of why these foods were chosen.
The bottom line is simple.
This program will help athletes best manage the increased demands of exercise.
Foods are mixtures of various nutritive substances.
The term nutrient, includes both the macronutrients that represent the energy and building blocks of food (carbohydrates, proteins and fats) as well as the micronutrients (vitamins and minerals) needed as co-factors in biological reactions.
These molecular reactions control the growth, repair and energy exchanges that the macronutrients are used for. When properly balanced and efficiently carried out, these reactions insure the perpetuation of health.
Imbalance or failure in these reactions, results in disease.
Good nutrition is the best method to enhance athletic performance.
All nutrients must be supplied via the diet because humans are unable to manufacture them. Athletes require all these nutrients in higher amounts during exercise.
A nutritionally sound diet reduces fatigue by providing athletes with the energy necessary to train longer and harder.
Properly structured and timed meals will maximize performance and aid an athlete’s recovery between exercise sessions.
One of the goals of this program is to optimize an athlete’s energy stores. Doing so will lower their their risk of incurring injuries and speed their recovery from them.
This is the best method to prepare for competition because injuries occur more frequently when an athlete is fatigued. Preventing fatigue is therefore an important component of this program.
Athletes who delay fatigue, avoid injuries.
Injuries reduce the amount of time spent exercising and initiates chronic inflammation.
The result of which is to shorten an elite athlete’s prime years and cause weekend warriors to more readily sucumb to aging and illness.