I have something for you to discuss / debate. A colleague of mine and I had a discussion regarding nutrtion and performance.
Now my colleague and I work in sport, my colleague is a performance nutritionist for the English Institute of Sport and deals with a successful English Olympic aesthetic sport (I would rather not disclose which) and we were discussing what separates elite performers from the sub-elite, regardless of talent.
Essentially what we have both found over the years is that elite performers will do ANYTHING to reach their performance goals. This is now instilled on them from an institutional level, the philosphy of EIS is that performance is number 1 and your only priority!
So, some of you maybe surprised to learn that many of the nutritional practises of high level athletes are very much 'unhealthy' and unbalanced, and wholly performance driven.
So, my point is, would you voluntarily compromise your health for your goals?