If being healthy is a goal for you, eating healthy will help you get there. You are, after all, what you eat.
Eating to support an active lifestyle isn’t always easy. It can get confusing. Nutrition isn’t just eating to fuel your workouts; it’s everything you consume daily. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, drinks, everything.
Determining what’s best for you takes time, education, and experimentation. Time is required to stop old eating habits and form new ones. Education is necessary because you have to learn what works. And experimentation is helpful because as your activity level changes so to will your nutritional needs and food and drink cravings.
We don’t have all the answers, but we can help you ask the right questions. As this site grows, you’ll find links to additional resources as well as articles by and interviews with nutrition professionals.
Nutrition matters because it impacts all aspects of your life. Nutrition isn’t just about exercising, it’s about quality of life. Fatigue, low energy, insomnia, chronic pain, allergies, attention deficit, poor memory, nausea, irritability, all kinds of issues can be impacted by the nutrition choices you make. Sometimes the problem is what we’re putting in our bodies (additives, preservatives, food coloring, over processed foods, and chemicals we can’t pronounce) and other times it’s the things we aren’t putting in our bodies (nutrient deficiencies).
An over simplified explanation might be this: try to consume the good stuff, try to avoid the bad stuff, and realize you won’t always get it right.
Read it and eat
Developing better food habits starts with awareness. Pay attention to what’s in the food and drinks you consume. Read labels. Specifically, read the list of ingredients. If there are too many ingredients or too many words you don’t know, you may want to reconsider whether or not you should be eating or drinking it.
Change your routine
Modern food producers and distributors can make finding high quality nutrition difficult. From the way foods are grown, processed, or manufactured, to how they are stored, shipped, and displayed, finding what you want to eat or believe would be better to eat sometimes feels like a scavenger hunt. If you’re having a hard time finding food that fits your health goals, try changing your routine. Find a different store that has other products on offer. Try smaller producers instead of the big conglomerates. See how much of your grocery shopping you can do at your local farmer’s market. Finding the good stuff can take some effort, but it’s well worth it.
A.B.F. - Always Be Fueling
NEVER RIDE ON “E”
As a person who leads an active, healthy lifestyle, you never want to let your tank get completely empty. In order to stay active you need to stay fueled. Our web store is a great place to stock up on products that provide optimum nutrition for athletes and people with active lifestyles.