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The Now What Fitness Series lays out the foundation of fitness in a concise and simplified manner, making for a collection of books that help the reader truly comprehend how to improve one's health and well-being from A to Z. I've broken fitness down into comprehensive concepts, giving anybody who truly wants to change their health and their lives in profound ways, the step-by-step tools and knowledge to do so. 

Do You Really Need a Multivitamin Supplement?

A good multivitamin supplement for a bit of insurance is a matter of personal preference as is any kind of supplementation. As I've stated again and again, I try to ingest all the nutrients by way of whole food as opposed to pills or supplementation, and I suggest you do the same. But, I will tell you that I do take a multivitamin. However, a good multivitamin works only in conjunction with good nutrition and exercise. 

The American Heart Association advises discretion as do I. Click here to read their thoughts on supplementation.

I realize that in today's world of soil depletion, GMO’s, pollution, pesticides, chemical and steroid-injected meat, and God only knows what else, it certainly makes you wonder how nutritious our food really is. 

In the end, life is like one big experiment and we are the guinea pigs. It is up to you how you fuel your body, and, essentially, your body's performance along with your appearance and your health will certainly reveal the results of your decisions.

My advice is to educate yourself and make your choices wisely. It is my hope that the information I provide on this site as well as all the resources I continue to create (eBooks, websites, etc.) will help guide you in the healthiest direction possible.

In summary, if you are eating a healthy diet and getting plenty of exercise and rest, you should be getting all the nutrition that your body needs. A healthy diet consists of taking in a combination of fats, carbohydrates, fiber, protein, vitamins and minerals each day.

Remember that eating too much of even healthy foods can lead to weight gain. All of the foods that you eat should fit together to form a well-balanced, calorie controlled diet.

This is about as uncomplicated as I can make it. It’s not rocket science; or at least it doesn't have to be.

  • Before taking vitamin and mineral supplements, talk to your physician about your personal dietary plan.
  • Drink plenty of water (eight, 8-ounce glasses a day).
  • ACE and the MyPlate peeps say to eat mostly complex carbs (55% to 65%) and lean protein (12% to 20%).
  • Keep your fat intake to no more than 20% to 30% of your caloric intake. 
    Note: I usually either go with a 50/30/20 split (Carbs/Protein/Fat) or a 40/30/30 myself, but I do 30-60 minutes of cardio 6 days a week, and I strength train at least 3-4 days a week. I go higher caloric intake on more active days and less on less active days.
  • Eat more organic and locally grown fresh fruits and vegetables.
  • Avoid fried foods and processed foods.
  • Cut back or totally eliminate sugar, dairy, and grains. (I realize this one may raise some brows, but don’t knock it until you try it. Click here for the skinny on this.

Now How are we doing?

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