NUTRITION

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Nutrition is a key ingredient in the body’s recovery process.  After exercise, recovery depends deeply on having sound nutrition. Weight cannot be managed without having proper nutrition. Proper nutrition prevents fatigue and strengthens the body’s recovery and prevent systems.

ORGANICS

Nutrition is a large part of living The Bear Method.  As an example,  Bears eat mostly fruits and vegetables and only 10-15% of their diet is fresh Salmon.

 

Organic fruits and organic vegetables are mandatory for optimal health. 

 

The Bear Method encourages clients to begin and always try to make positive changes in their nutritional lifestyle.

 

when a fitness program is part of your life, it is important to incorporate great nutrition.  Exercise disrupts the homeostasis of the body and can create free radical and muscle damage.  As a result, the body will naturally repair and recover.  This is all part of the process of getting fit for life and sport.  

 

Some country strong words of wisdom are: 

"we are what we eat"

"breakfast is the most important meal of the day"

 

 

 

Consistently grazing on healthy foods throughout the day, with healthy snacks and having 3-4 meals per day is key.

You must eat a whole food based, balanced diet, avoiding processed foods at all times.  A healthy diet should also consist  of complex carbohydrates (fruits, vegetables, whole grains or pasta), fats (nuts, butter, organic oils, wild fish), and protein (nuts, whey, organic  free range eggs and wild fish).  The Bear Method also recommends eating a diet of 60-80% alkaline-forming foods and 20-40% acid-forming foods.

 

 

For the acid-forming foods, skip the fast-food burgers and processed foods. Instead choose healthier options like beans, grains and other fresh foods. Pesticides tend to be acid-forming, so choose organic fruits and vegetables whenever possible.   Stay away from soda and processed juice or drinks always.  Alkaline-forming foods include most fruits, vegetables, herbs, nuts, seeds and herbal teas.  Acid-forming foods include most grains, beans, meats, dairy products, fish, fast foods and processed foods.  Replace processed foods or fast foods with fresh foods and adding more fruits and vegetables to your diet.

 

For further reference:

 

http://greenopedia.com/wp-content/uploads/Alkaline-Acid-Food-Chart-Printable.pdf