"The purpose of nutrition is to balance out the energy and nutrients that are needed for basic consumption (=basal metabolism during rest periods) and activity consumption (=increased metabolism due to physical activity) by providing a respective intake of nutrition" (cf. WEINECK 1997, 667).
You can only accomplish ideal performance with optimum training and optimum nutrition.
Stick to the following chronological order to guarantee ideal regeneration after a workout:
(Cf. WEINECK, J.: Optimales Training: Leistungsphysiologische Trainingslehre unter besonderer Berücksichtigung des Kinder- und Jugendtrainings. Balingen 1997.)
Jeder Mensch ist einzigartig: diese Tatsache wird gerade bei der Auswahl der am besten geeigneten Ernährung offensichtlich. Wir haben viele Jahre mit verschiedenen Ernährungssystemen experimentiert; die Bestimmung der „besten“ Ernährungsweise ist nicht einfach, mittlerweile gibt es eine große Zahl von Ernährungssystemen, wie zum Beispiel Vegetarische und Vegane Ernährung, Paleo-Ernährung, Ernährung nach den 5 Elementen, Ayurveda-Ernährung, TCM, Rohkost, Trennkost etc.; es gibt Weight Gainer und Schlankheitsmittel, Eiweißdrinks, Vitaminpillen und alle möglichen weiteren Nahrungsmittelergänzungen.
Before we address the question on the appropriate diet for an individual person, we wish to bring your awareness to somegeneral facts that definitely have a positive impact on our health and performance:
This does not necessarily have to result in complete abstinence and self-flagellation; nonetheless you should be aware of the dietary basis you choose!
The Western world is increasingly becoming aware of what other systems, such as the traditional Chinese medicine, have known for many thousands of years: There is no such thing asthe one perfect nutrition system that fits all!
This realization does not only apply to single "inappropriate" foods but also to the necessary proportion of nutrients such as proteins, fats and carbohydrates. The numbers quoted in theHealthy Nutrition section should thus only be interpreted as reference values – the components' proportions can vary greatly, depending on an individual's constitution and life circumstances!
With the aid of different methods, humankind has always been trying to find commonalities among individuals that allow to organize them into groups and to then make recommendations on their nutrition. Without describing these methods in too much detail: The more customized (and thus, unfortunately, more time-consuming) they are, the better their results.
This leads us to a relevant question: How can you find out what is best for an individual person? While the classic medical methods can detect allergies and severe intolerances, the “fine tuning” is very difficult.
The nutrition system that is currently the best, according to our experience, defines the metabolic type by means of a biofeedback method as well as the body composition by means of a bio-impedance device. An individual's nutrition type and dietary guidelines will then be determined based on these tests and a detailed interview.
Results of an optimized and individual diet:
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