As most people that take health and fitness seriously, I’m pickier than the average cat with what I eat.
I stick mainly to organic foods (as they’re generally more nutritious than non-organic counterparts), I eat 3 to 5 servings of fruit and vegetables every day, I make all my own meals, and I limit my intake of sugar or processed foods.
I don’t do these things just to be a food snob, though. A “clean” diet isn’t particularly necessary for losing weight or building muscle, but it does make a big difference in how you perform in the gym and how you feel.
By sticking mainly to nutrient-dense, unprocessed foods and exercising 4 to 6 hours per week, I’m able to make consistent gains in my training, maintain high energy levels all day with no crashes, and generally just feel alert and good.
That said, this type of lifestyle doesn’t mean I don’t get to enjoy foods I like or indulge now and then. I’m all about enjoying food, but just about it about “responsibly.”
In this section, you’ll find a variety of brands of food that I’ve come to love.