3 Keys to Optimal Nutrition

Not meeting your fitness or weight goals? Underperforming at work, at home, or during training? Maybe it’s your eating plan.

There’s no “perfect” diet for optimal health and performance. No matter what your eating plan is, there are 3 keys to good nutrition to keep in mind: balance, quality, and timing.

Look at the graphic below to see if your eating plan includes balanced meals that contain high-quality foods and drinks at regular times. If not, try our tips to optimize your nutrition.

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3 Keys to Optimal Nutrition


  • Eat from all or most of the food groups
  • Eat the right amount for your activity and performance goals
  • Feel satisfied and energized from your eating plan


  • Focus on whole foods, fewer processed foods
  • Choose more plants—the more colors, the better
  • Aim for foods with naturally occurring nutrients


  • Follow a regular eating pattern
  • Avoid skipping meals or going too long without eating
  • Fuel before, during, and after exercise

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