Strength Basics

Getting stronger, fitter, and healthier by sticking to the basics. It's not rocket science, it's doing the simple stuff the right way. Strength-Basics updates every Monday, plus extra posts during the week.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Basic Eating Habits

Knowing what to eat and what not to eat can be challenging for a trainee. It's almost the most challenging thing to do in training. Faced with a refrigerator full of food or a bar on the floor loaded with weight, which presents more decisions? The bar is simple - pick it up, get stronger. The fridge, well...

So here are seven simple habits to follow. They aren't the end-all be-all of diet advice. Some workable and effective eating patterns ignore some of these. But if you're not sure where to start, start here. Follow these habits and you'll be starting on a good road to eating properly.

Dr. John Berardi's "The 7 Rules of Good Nutrition."

If that's not sufficient for you, I'll point you to Rule #1 and Rule #2 of Andy "Jungledoc"'s The Road to Fitness blog.

Good eating to you! Now, go have breakfast.


  1. Thanks for these obvious reminders. I'd been eating this daily:
    7:00 oatmeal + protein powder, OJ
    9:00 banana
    11:00 yogurt
    12:00 lean sandwich on whole grain + cheese & mustard
    3:00 cheese + grapes or apple
    6:00 dinner (lean meat + veg, low carb)
    9:00 - piece of cheese, some almonds, or hummus on wheat pita.

    I guess I should eat my banana and yogurt at the same time.

  2. Wouldn't be a bad idea to combine them. My niece likes that combo, too. :)

    I'm glad the article helped though. It's a really good one, even if you just skip to the rules and read only that part.


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