Updated: Apr 28, 2020
What you put into your body is vital in ensuring you are at peak performance, physically, mentally and able to lead a happy and healthy lifestyle. If your nutritional intake is inadequate, it will affect all the other important aspects in your life like sleep, activity level and decision-making.
There are some aspects of our dietary intake that I feel shouldn’t change, hydration status and micronutrient content. Macronutrients are obviously important but are more likely to change on a day to day and week to week basis, depending on many factors. The horizontal component of Stan Efferding’s “Vertical Diet” is a very simple to follow template that provides readers with a health and nutrient focused base to their diet. Once our daily intake of micronutrients and hydration (I call this nourishment) is in place we have room to adjust the other aspects of our intake (I call this nutrition).