Nutrition Philosophy

In my opinion, diet and nutrition form the foundation to the stress free fitness elements, because without a decent diet the stress free elements would not rotate or resonate properly therefore causing fitness programs to fail.

I think most of you know what a decent diet should consist of and what foods to stay away from.  Don't intake more calories than you can burn, and if you do once in a while don't worry about it.  Again relax, take a good multivitamin, a fair amount of antioxidants and try not to eat too much fast food.  Be aware of what you’re eating and how it will affect your body and don't stress out if you eat some fries once in a while, just increase your workout intensity.


Try to avoid dependence on chemical drinks, pills or shakes that claim to improve fitness levels, be it muscular or endurance type.  In my opinion you will accustom your body to these chemicals therefore creating a false sense of physical prowess.  The human body is very powerful and can adjust quickly, you must teach it to perform without these chemicals and on standard nutrients.  Can you really take these chemicals the rest of your life?  I see a large number of people at the gym with their bottles of chemicals or drinking them in the locker room before or after a workout, DO NOT train your body to rely on these chemicals.  If you must take a supplement take a good multivitamin.  I have seen people stop taking these chemicals and they lose everything they gained and get sick, why? Because it was false to begin with.


Fat has many functions in the human body, it is used to keep you warm, insulate your nerve cells, keeps skin and arteries supple, balances hormones and lubricates joints to name a few.   As you can see we need fat and there is no way around it, but what we can do is limit our intake of certain fats.

Be aware of what you are eating; know the difference between saturated and unsaturated fats.  Saturated fats are hard at room temperature and unsaturated fats are liquid at room temperature.  Saturated fats are categorized as the “enemy” and unsaturated are categorized as the “good guys.”  Saturated fats can be found in meats, are hard to digest and have plenty of cholesterol.

Unsaturated fats are divided in to two groups, polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats.  Olive oil is and good example of monounsaturated fats and sunflower oil is an example of polyunsaturated fats.  Polyunsaturated fats are further split into Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids.  A good source for Omega 3 fatty acids are fish or a good pharmaceutical grade omega supplement.

Be aware of the two types of body fats found in the human body. The brown body fat, which produces heat, therefore burns energy and the yellow body fat, which is near the surface, and less active.  Women tend to have more yellow body fat then men due to reproductive reasons. 

If losing weight is your goal, then be sure to visualize the yellow fats location.  The yellow fat is what you want to attack.  Same goes for cellulite, become aware of what it is and how it’s formed so that you can better focus on it.  You must know your enemy!

Example photo of yellow body fat


Just like metal rust, becomes brittle and weak, so does the human body.  Today we are constantly bombarded by chemicals in our food, air and water.  These chemicals among other things such as pollution, stress, and even EXERCISE cause the body to oxidize by creating free radicals.  These free radicals bounce around the body destroying or altering cells causing premature aging, sickness and diseases such as cancer, heart disease, osteoporosis and many others.

In order to help your body fight these free radicals, be sure to eat antioxidant rich foods and take a good pharmaceutical grade antioxidant supplement, not all supplements are created equal, so do your research.  Antioxidants have extra electrons that they can give to free radicals, which eliminates their harmful effects.  Again, be sure to visualize what is going on inside your body and what the positive impacts are when taking antioxidants.

Not all vitamin supplements are created equal.
For some information on good multi-vitamins read the "Comparative Guide to Nutritional Supplements" by Lyle MacWilliam, BSc, MSc, FP.
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