BASICS OF NUTRITION

Let food be thy medicine and thy medicine be thy food - Hippocrates

75% of your fitness results come from what you eat. Factor 75 is a simple way of deciding to eat food that improves how your mind and body perform. Nutrition is the foundation of an optimal, fit life. Research shows proper nutrition improves:

Physical Performance

Mental Performance

Energy Levels

Sleep Quality

Hormone Levels

Sense of Well-being

Productivity

Quality of Life




High Quality Proteins

Low Glycemic Carbohydrates

Heart Healthy Fats

Designed by leading nutritionists, doctors and chefs based on the latest research; we take the dishes you love, reverse engineer them and substitute healthier ingredients for the unhealthy ones without sacrificing the taste. We have the highest quality standards. Our meats are antibiotic and hormone free, pasture-raised, and grass-fed. We source ingredients that are organic and local as often as possible. You'll never see artificial preservatives, colors, flavors, sweeteners, or hydrogenated fats in any of our food.


Our Philosophy: not all calories are created equal.

Our nutrition philosophy is based on the most current research on nutrition and its effects on performance. We are not a "diet". We don't view food as whether it will make us thinner or fatter. The ingredients we use in our meals are viewed through a very specific lens: will this food increase our performance and our quality of life or not? Very simple. Very effective.

Our meals only include ingredients that are proven by research to optimize your mind and body. Basically, we're the opposite of everything you heard in the 80's and 90's. Factor 75 meals include a significant amount of lean proteins, a healthy dose of low glycemic carbs, and a substantial amount of healthy fat. Yes, the right types of fat are healthy.

So stop counting calories, and smash your scale with a sledge hammer. Focus on eating the good stuff, and everything else will fall into place.

Macronutrients

Protein calories have the highest stability - meaning they make you feel fuller and more satisfied. That's because the body burns these calories slower, for longer. Protein rebuilds damaged tissue and creates certain hormones and enzymes. Focus on high quality proteins such as lean cuts of beef, ground turkey, chicken breast, pork, pasture raised lamb, salmon and wild fish.

High Quality Proteins

Protein calories have the highest stability - meaning they make you feel fuller and more satisfied. That's because the body burns these calories slower, for longer. Protein rebuilds damaged tissue and creates certain hormones and enzymes. Focus on high quality proteins such as lean cuts of beef, ground turkey, chicken breast, pork, pasture raised lamb, salmon and wild fish.

Performance role:

Muscle repair

Building blocks to create tissue in the body

Can be broken down for energy

Immune function

Low Glycemic Carbohydrates

Carbohydrates convert to glucose for accessible energy. These calories are burned first for fast, efficient energy. Carbs that are low on the glycemic index burn slower, so you feel satisfied longer. Low-GI carbs also lower cholesterol and reduce your risk for type-2 diabetes. That's why we use quinoa, sweet potatoes, brown rice, squash, whole grain oats, selected fruits, and leafy green vegetables. A good rule of thumb is if it's brown and close to the ground, you're good to go.

Performance role:

Function as the body's primary fuel source

Conserves protein in our tissues

Primes Fat metabolism

Fuels the Central Nervous System (brain food)

Heart Healthy Fats

Forget the old "eating fat makes you fat" mindset, nothing could be farther from the truth. Fat calories are the most concentrated source of energy. Fat is an incredibly important nutrient that plays a critical role in every aspect of your performance, including helping you lose fat! Research shows healthy fats improve cognition, emotional and cardiovascular health. The key is where the fat comes from. We use selected nuts and seeds, tiny amounts of real butter and olive oil because they have phytonutrients that lower inflammation, lower blood cholesterol and improve health.

Performance role:

Provides long term energy

Protects vital organs and insulates body

Vitamin carrier

Cell repair

Blood sugar regulation

Cognition and memory

MICRONUTRIENTS

Micronutrients are commonly referred to as "vitamins and minerals". As the name implies, micronutrients are needed in very tiny amounts. Don't be fooled though: their size is disproportionate to their importance. Micronutrients are essential for good health -- deficiencies can cause serious health problems and disease. Using only the highest quality, all-natural ingredients, Factor 75 meals are very high in micronutrients.

OPTIMUM NUTRITION

Achieving optimal nutrition means getting the ideal amounts of the micronutrients needed to realize the full benefit of each. As you read the information, consider that the government's RDA is often the MINIMUM intake you need to ward off disease. To achieve optimal health and performance, we recommend substantially increasing each.

We have included a suggested range, as well as the more standard RDA, to make it as easy as possible to gauge your intake as well as what the "average diet" intake includes.

For more information on Nutrition, its effects on our mind and bodies and ways to enhance your life, check out our blog here.

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