Sunday, March 7, 2010

Performance Nutrition from Mark's Daily Apple

Mark's Daily Apple is a Fitness and Nutrition website by Mark Sisson, a well known fitness expert and author who promotes a more natural approach to health and wellness. His recommendations for reaching a healthy and lean physique are very similar to my own and I highly recommend checking out his website for various articles covering performance nutrition, fitness, and workout recommendations. I especially like his approach to nutrition in that he does not take a "one size fits all" approach and allows for the variability of individual differences in planning one's diet and fitness prescription.

Here is an excerpt from his article on Primal nutrition:

"Our genes want us to be lean and fit. It’s actually quite easy as long as we eat from the long list of Primal Blueprint healthy foods and try to avoid that other list of grain-laden, sugary, processed and otherwise unhealthy foods. Realistically, we also want to allow for the occasional party-splurge, a pre-planned (or accidental) intermittent fast, an over-the-top workout or even a week of laziness. Where most people get into trouble is in miscalculating their energy needs over extended periods of time – not day-to-day. They don’t see the average amount of carbs creeping upwards, or they figure they need x amount of calories, but don’t have a clue as to what kind of food those should be coming from."

For the rest of the article, continue here.

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