TB12 101: Nutrition
WE FILL UP ON A HEALTHY, BALANCED DIET BECAUSE FOOD IS OUR FUEL.
A healthy diet is a balanced diet.
That’s why we emphasize eating a local, seasonal diet and prioritize nutrient-rich, whole foods because you can’t train or recover well if you deprive your body of the right nutrients.
Food is our body’s fuel and you’ll only get as much out of your body as you’ll put into it. No matter your activity level, if you’re not fueling your body with healthy foods, you’ll never let your body function at its peak.
That is why it is critical to know which foods to seek out and which foods to avoid.
WHAT WE LOVE
We recommend filling up on plenty of fresh, organic fruits and vegetables and hormone-free, antibiotic-free lean meats. If you do not eat meat, it is important to make sure to get enough protein throughout your day from supplements, tree nuts, seeds, or pulses.
THINGS TO AVOID
Avoid any processed foods, artificial sweeteners, and excessive sugar and salt. Also, try to limit the amount of dairy, gluten, caffeine, and alcohol you consume. Caffeine and alcohol are natural diuretics that cause dehydration and any nutrients found in products with dairy and gluten can also be found in better, plant-based alternatives.
Ultimately, nutrition is all about balance and moderation. Just like working out, some things will help you more than others, because everyone’s body is unique. So find what balance fuels your body the best. We each have one body and one life — treat it with respect.
Want to dive deeper on nutrition? Check out our YouTube channel for more recipes like our Maple-Glazed Butternut Squash.