How important is diet when referring to fitness? Nutrition is what we use to form energy, heal cells, to create bio mechanical movements, and the biggest reason of all is to sustain life. 75% of your athletic output is formulated by sound nutritional choices. There are many different types of diets available to the public. How does a person decide on what type of eating regimen is right for them? There are many facets to consider when it comes to such a decision. An athletic individual needs more fuel just like a high-performance car. The more explosive your athletic output becomes the more calories are needed. A sedentary person need not consume vast amounts of calories. Because food is not being used to create energy (not being burned off). There are so many choices when talking about eating regiments. Such as keto, paleo, zone diet, Atkins, HCG diet, Vegetarian, vegan, and pescatarian. Too many choices to list the most important aspect of finding the correct diet are to make sure the diet is not harmful. Another thing to take into consideration is that most people like palatable food, so eat foods that taste good within reason of course. If nutritional food has no taste or bad taste failure will be inevitable. Most people want instant gratification when it comes to weight loss. There is no such thing. The HCG diet can cause tremendous stress on the body. HCG diets are very calorie-restrictive. HCG diets consist of between 400 to 600 calories in total. Of course, weight will be lost through starvation; those calories states are lower than an average adult BMR that is not a good thing. BMR (basal metabolic rate) is the number of calories needed at rest to sustain bodily function. Some HCG side effects are restlessness, depression, irritable, and extreme moodiness. Try to choose a nutritional plan that is balanced in all three macro nutrients (protein, fats, carbs,). Eat the right food and take in enough calories for athletic output. One of the most important things one needs to remember when its time to eat is the food load. That’s the amount of food one eats per sitting. Why is it important to keep food load moderate or low in a single sitting? There are three places most calories will be stored muscle, liver and adipose tissue (fat). Fat has more receptors than both liver and muscle, so it would make sense if you overeat in a sitting some of those extra calories will store in adipose tissue. Muscle and liver absorb calories slower than fat, so when the body is trying to get rid of excess calories quickly fat would be the best choice for storage. That would mean an increase in fat cell’s overall size. What the most important meal of the day? All meals are important. Breakfast has often been labeled with being the best meal of the day. The word breakfast is really to word linked together. “Break the fast,” mean you have been fasting for 8 hours and its time to eat and break the fast. Blood sugar is extremely low calories are needed to replace the nutrients that are lost at rest. The healing process takes place while we sleep. We need to refuel well in the morning, so we can start our day with vigor and energy. What are some more important facts I need to know about eating the correct food for athletics? Supply and demand that simply means supply your body with enough calories so performance is at its maximum. Make sure you allow the body to heal at night and fuel your body well in the day so calories are available at night for healing. Make sure adequate water intake is taken into consideration. When you are two percent dehydrated your body’s work capacity (athletic output) decreases by 12 to 15 percent. Your diet should have great variety such as fruit, grains, and good fats complete proteins. Diet is very important if one wants to develop a symmetrical aesthetic physique.