Mother Says Eat Your Vegetables

Fresh vegetables are important components of a...

Fresh vegetables are important components of a healthy diet.

In honor of Mother’s Day, I’ll take the moment to remind you have some of her advice you should still be listening too: EAT YOUR VEGETABLES!  We’ve all heard it at least once, and almost every one of us has failed to heed her words more than once.

  • Occupational athletes lose common sense and jump from diet to diet thinking they’ve found the silver bullet to keep a semi youthful shape.
  • Younger player athletes lose common sense and jump from supplement to supplement thinking they’ve found the magic bullet advantage to performance.

Generally neither is correct.  You can’t out exercise a bad diet.  You can’t out supplement a bad diet.  And a diet that you can’t stick with long term is just bad all the way around... Can we get back to common sense?

I support the use of the Diet Grader Tool because it lets you take a quick and simple look at Macro Nutrient and Micro Nutrient make up of all that you eat.  It highlights far more than a simple calorie count, yet it does that too, and it provides suggestions for where you are lacking.  There are even online meal plans available for you to follow to ensure you can grade your diet to an “A” rating.

Common sense says cover your bases and tweak from there to optimize for your chronic health conditions, athletic aspirations, or career necessities..

If you’re with the EFD, EPD, or SHS contact me directly for a discount on your Diet Grader account.  You’ll have online and phone app access to optimize your health and performance through scientifically based nutrition.

…oh, and back to eating your vegetables… remember that with most any diet you can eat as much as you want of these colorful items.  Feel free to start that now.  A source of quality carbs and loads of the micro-nutrients that help your body perform.

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