Monday, January 9, 2012


I mentioned Steven Low's blog when I was reviewing his book yesterday

He has a good post today:  Keep it Simple Stupid: identifying the 4 key factors with the biggest impacts on our training and health. 

1. Sleep
2. Nutrition
3. Training
4. Destressing

He has some good advice, well expressed, especially on nutrition:
Nutrition I would rank second. We eat nearly 3 times a day for 7 days a week. Therefore, the affect of nutrition on our bodies for improvements in both health and training cannot be understated. You may have heard that “abs are made in the kitchen” and that it is 75-80% nutrition for fat loss. This is true – for the ratio of times we eat per the times we train per week is about 21:5 or about 80%.

Really though, keep it simple. There’s lots of good sayings that are generally true:

  • Eat real food
  • Avoid refined carbohydrates
  • Avoid things that come in a package
  • If your grandmother wouldn’t recognize it don’t eat it
  • If it doesn’t grow from a tree or in the ground, or swim, or walk don’t eat it.
  • While “eating clean” and the above categories are actually fairly arbitrary, the “goal” of it all is simple.

Don’t obsess about macronutrients. Don’t even obsess about food. Eat a wide variety of plants and animals.

Enjoy your food. Don’t let it take over your life.


Anonymous said...

Hmm... 150 years ago people didn't eat refined carbohydrates and didn't eat things in packages... and they lived half as long, largely because of nutrition.

Anonymous said...


Do you think white bread wasn't available 150 years ago? Or white sugar? Or food in packages?'re and idiot!

george super bootcamps said...

I love the KISS principle, even if I get tripped over by it sometimes!

A similar saying I've used on my website is: if you can't pick it or kill it you probably shouldn't eat it.

It seems to help in the decision making process to me and my clients.

Keep up the good work,