We need a new paradigm regarding the food we eat. We need to view food as nourishment to our body as opposed to solely caloric units. We need to consider what that food represents in terms of energy and nutrients. Just one food or one nutrient is not the answer to more energy, an optimal weight, better health and improved performance. The key to success lies in the collection of the habits that fuel our bodies, activities, minds, performance and,most importantly, our lives.
There are five areas of nutrition focus in the Fueling Series. You will find that the handout series and builder systems revolve around these five areas:
The Meal Builder System
The meal builder is an easy way to understand both what and how much to eat at each meal. The essence of the system is for weight control, but we like to think of it more as a fueling strategy to get you to your goals. There are meal builders in the handout series that will assign both males and females to their particular calorie zone. The recommendations in the zones provide a better idea of the amount of food that should be eaten to achieve your goals.
How you eat and what you eat are essential to your daily performance. Having sustainable energy is a function of your commitment to making smart nutrition decisions and fueling your body optimally.
This content for the Navy Fitness and Fueling Series is designed to help Sailors achieve their goals by giving them the tools needed to make choices that will result in the energy they need to perform their jobs on a daily basis.
Eat Clean. Eat Often. Hydrate. Recover. Mindset.