Nutrition is supplying the body with all the micro and macro nutrients it needs to perform at its best. Optimal nutrition should supply energy, control weight, enhance health and taste great.

The problem with nutrition is that it’s a highly debated topic that’s gone through tons of transformation over the years. This transformation has allowed many myths and misinformation to run rampant. This, in combination with food producers all marketing themselves as healthy, has created what we know as the “Standard American Diet.” The Standard American Diet almost guarantees a life of obesity, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, disease and depression. Instead of following this typical diet, we should listen to independent researchers and unbiased studies that detail a healthy complete diet. What researchers are finding is that an optimal diet is time-restricted, plant-based and built on whole foods.

This idea of eating a whole foods plant-based diet has brought a number of benefits into my life and many others. To name a few:

  • Prevent Heart Disease, Diabetes, Stroke and Cancer
  • Reduce Blood Pressure and Cholesterol
  • Provide Sustained Energy Levels
  • Age Better and Live Longer
  • Decrease Body Fat

If you’d like to begin your journey to optimal nutrition, here are the 3 steps I recommend.

While this 3-step guide may seem obvious and easy to implement, it’s far from it. To make changes in your life, it requires a significant portion of time to educate yourself, develop a personalized plan, implement the changes and retrain your habits. Despite the process being difficult, as with anything, it gets easier with consistent effort over an extended period of time. Try focusing on one step of this guide for a month. Monitor and manage your progress each week. And then once you’ve got a good handle on it, move on to the next step. Because…

Small disciplines repeated with consistency every day lead to great achievements gained slowly over time.

John Maxwell – The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth
Additional Resources
  • Supplements – There’s Only One You Need
    Most people think taking supplements will help them with their health. They eat a terrible diet and think a multivitamin will make up for it but that just isn’t the case. There are even some supplements like Vitamin A, Vitamin E and Folic Acid which have been linked with cancer. That’s why it’s important to only consume the vitamins you can’t get through diet and lifestyle.
  • The Salt, Oil, and Sugar Crisis
    The food industry has perfected the trifecta of ingredients needed to make it nearly impossible for us to not overeat. Added salt, oil, and sugar has been infused in all our food making it taste irresistible all while being deficient of any substantial nutrients. These added ingredients thus raise our risk significantly for high blood pressure, high cholesterol, obesity, and disease.
  • Beverages – Here Are The 3 I Recommend
    Alcohol, soda, energy drinks, milk, juice… the beverage industry has a bad reputation for healthy drinks and rightfully so. They’re almost all filled with sugar, alcohol, caffeine or unhealthy additives. That’s why I recommend limiting your beverage consumption to what we know is healthy. Water, tea and whole foods plant-based smoothies.
  • Superfoods – Do They Exist?
    Most people think that by focusing on “superfoods” they can overcome specific problems with their nutrition or health. The thing is, all plant-based whole foods are nutrient packed and each provide their own benefit. The idea of some foods being better than other is kind of ridiculous. Instead, you should focus on creating a super diet by consuming a variety of plant-based whole foods.
  • The Two Smoothies I Consume Everyday
    Smoothies are a wonderful way to include fruits and veggies into your diet. I start almost every day with a green smoothie and end it with a recovery smoothie bowl. They’re delicious and nutrient filled.
  • CBD, Impossible Burgers and The Keto Diet
    If you follow fads then you probably consume CBD, love Impossible Burgers and follow a Keto Diet. These are merely fads though and are all but healthy. CBD is relatively unstudied. Impossible burgers are highly processed. And the Keto Diet was recently ranked second among unhealthiest diets. Therefore, we should stick to science trends rather than popular fads.