Nutrition doesn't have to be complicated. We can go on an on about Paleo, Primal, Zone and any number of ways to eat or modalities within Nutrition.
Below, see dinner as an example.
Kale, cherries, almonds, egg (with a dash of mustard) and pork.
I (In my humble biased opinion) don't see anything wrong in this meal. I have my protein, carbohydrates and fat. They all might not be exact to the tee proportions or measured to the last ounce but it has all the essential nutrients that body would need. Now sure you could argue that it doesn't have bread/rice or some sort of grain and whole lot of other things, but essentially before going to bed how much else in terms of energy do you need?
I just want to emphasize that whether you do CrossFit, Parkour, Muay Thai, Endurance running, sprints, boot camp, circuit training, HIIT, Kettlebells, TRX, dancing, Oly lifting... anything really, you can still eat well and most important REAL. Everything on this plate is real, organic, non processed food, low in sugar and just right for a peaceful good night sleep.
And if you want to go a little bit more technical (just in case) then:
Protein should be lean and varied and account for about 30% of your total caloric load.
Carbohydrates should be predominantly low-glycemic and account for about 40% of your total caloric load.
Fat should be predominantly monounsaturated and account for about 30% of your total caloric load.
Calories should be set at between .7 and 1.0 grams of protein per pound of lean body mass depending on your activity level. The .7 figure is for moderate daily workout loads and the 1.0 figure is for the hardcore athlete.
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