Hydration is the most important part of general health and obtaining optimum performance. Drink plenty of water throughout the day. Especially as an athlete. Stay away from refined sugared juices*. If possible add freshly squeezed lemon juice to your water.
2 ) MORE RAW WHOLE FOODS
This means foods in their natural state(uncooked) meaning more nutrition. (fruit,vegetables, seeds, nuts, herbs)
3 ) MORE PLANT BASED FOODS
This means foods that are grown from the earth meaning more nutrition. Again ingredients with (fruit,vegetables, whole grains, seeds, nuts, herbs)
4 ) LIMIT OR CUT OUT PRECESSED FOODS
Most food at the grocery store is totally processed wIth chemical ingredients you cant even pronounce (condensed soups, cereals, cookies, breads, pretty much everything you can think of on the shelf (unless organic)
5 ) LIMIT OR CUT OUT REFINED SUGAR
Stay away from foods with high fructose corn syrup, fructose corn syrup and any chemically engineered sugars. It’s in more foods than you think (soft drinks, breads, peanut butter, any snacks, ketchup, you name it)
6 ) LIMIT OR CUT OUT FRIED FOODS
Society has mastered the art of frying foods. You fry and deep fry just about anything on this planet. Disase waiting to happen
7 ) WATCH YOUR MEAT AND FISH
All non organic chickens cows and pigs are raised to get as large as possible in the shortest amount of time. They are fed corn, steroids and anti-biotics. Farm raised fish are also fed corn. Eat wild. Animals by evolution are not designed to eat corn. Makes the animals fat for cheap.
8 ) PORTION CONTROL
Americans food portions have tripled due to marketing of cheap processed foods. Monitor your caloric intake for every meal aswell as what your plate looks like. Half the plate should be vegetables, a quater should be whole grains and the other quarter fish or lean meat.
9 ) EAT MORE ORGANIC
Eating organic guarantees the best nutrition in the foods you eat. Fruits and vegetables taste better and have more nutrients. The processed foods only use high quality organic ingredients to make every day great tasting foods.
10 ) MONITOR CALORIC INTAKE
You dont need to get to wrapped up in total calories since you are and athlete and burning them regularly. Focus on whats in the calories you consume. Aim for nutrient dense calories. It doesnt hurt to check lables and get an idea of calories consumed. Good peace of mind.