Meat and vegetables, nuts and seeds, some fruit, little starch and NO sugar. That’s as simple as it gets.
What I have found, especially lately, is that people try to complicate this. There is always the inevitable “what about …” and “why not …” or “that’s not what so and so says”. I understand. There is so much information out there that we don’t know what we should believe. What really complicates things is that most of us feel a slim waistline makes us healthy. So we watch our calories, stick with whole grains, cut out fat and do our exercise. If this does somehow keep our waistline down (and for most it doesn’t) we expect we’re on the right track. We buy into what we’re being sold and hope for the best.
For those of us that feel our health is too important to take just any advise from someone because they say they’re a nutritionist or a fitness expert, we will begin a series of nutritional research. These will be short blogs and straight to the point. I will reference the data as much as possible so we can go beyond the surface and learn our own conclusions. Hopefully by the end of the series we will all have a better understanding of why this is the prescribed nutrition for the fittest on earth.