When it comes to nutrition, my coaching approach is similar to training, sleep, supplement protocols, or anything else we want to incorporate into our health routines. We are all individuals and have significantly different nutritional requirements due to many variables that we need to consider (age, gender, hormonal profile, digestive health, exercise intensity/frequency, training age, quality/quantity of sleep, stress, intolerances, etc). This is a quick example of why there is no perfect “diet” for all. We need to start our plan based on the goal (and no, not everyone’s goal is to lose weight). We also need to understand where we’re starting from and also what is actually holding us back vs what we perceive is holding us back to create a clear picture of where we stand today. Once we have established our starting point and end goal, we can begin to build our nutritional plan. For example, I personally have had gut health issues and many food intolerances (gluten, dairy, soy, garlic, eggs) over the years so eat with 100% focus on improving this (yes there are ways to improve gut health outside of probiotics) whereas my wife is breastfeeding our youngest, so her nutritional requirements will greatly differ from mine.
With this said, here is what I eat in a typical day (not including supplements):
5 am – Mushroom Coffee
5:45 – 6:45 am – Workout (banana halfway through workout)
6:45 – nitrate-free sliced turkey, grapes, or blueberries, 2 scoops of nut butter
9 am – Kombucha
11 am – 2-3 Bass loins (Costco), fried mixed vegetables in butter, a handful of cashews
2:30 pm – grapes, mixed nuts, turkey bacon
5 pm (family dinner) – Vegetable, shrimp, nuts stir fry with some form of fermented
food as a side
Again, this is what I eat as my personal focus is to promote gut health and fight inflammation. There are many nutritional approaches that can be successful for many. The challenge is to find the right one that matches your current wants/needs and is aligned with your goals.