How Do I Assess and Repair My Nutritional Status?

The Perfect Method is a complete program that helps you learn what to do and why, and how to make the changes you need to make in order to become your best.  If you're concerned about your diet and how your nutrition might be impacting your performance,  here are the first steps you should take. [...]


Why Should Everyone Avoid Bread, Pasta and Cereal?

The truth is, there are few things more harmful to us. Fresh baked bread…Mmmm… the smell drifting, the taste rich and fulfilling…reminds us of happy times, perhaps meals around the family dinner table. It feels good, right? But the truth is, too much bread, pasta or breakfast cereals can be harmful. They’re all carbohydrates - [...]


What Are Micronutrients and Why Do They Matter?

Macro- and Micro-Nutrition:  Every Athlete is Different From a nutritional standpoint, the athlete’s focus should include both macronutrients – protein for muscle rebuilding, carbohydrates for energy renewal, fats for nerve function – as well as the critically important micronutrients – which are the vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and amino acids the body needs to function optimally [...]


Why Are Omega 3s So Important?

 No matter how “well” we eat, it doesn’t matter what gets to our cells if it can’t get into the cells. Polyunsaturated fatty acids, specifically EPA/DHA Omega-3s, affect cellular membrane fluidity and insulin receptivity so they play a significant role in the cells’ ability to receive the nutrition they need for proper function. These fats [...]


How Do I Create the Right Nutrition Plan for Me?

We discussed the basic elements of nutrition in Healthy Eating Habits for the Athlete. We know that a healthy diet starts with the optimal macronutrients – the protein for muscle rebuilding, carbohydrate for energy and fats for nerve function. From there, the adequate micronutrients – the vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and amino acids – have to [...]


Webinar: How Does Nutrition Affect Athletic Performance?

Fatigue, dehydration and over-training syndrome are common challenges that athletes deal with on a daily basis. Common dietary choices and proper nutritional support can minimize these issues AND improve performance. Dr. Grabowski will discuss pre- and post-workout options, and what to do during competition. Get your question answered! Start: April 19, 2017 at 6:45 pm [...]


Webinar: What’s the Right Fuel for The Perfect Run?

Dr. Ron Grabowski addressed important questions for runners: How does what you eat affect your running? What is your best diet and why? Questions that Dr. Grabowski answered include: - What’s the difference between a micronutrient and a macronutrient? - What’s the ”sweet spot”, or ideal balance of micronutrients and macronutrients to maximize performance and [...]


What Are Some Nutritional Issues Specific to Athletes?

Along with conditioning, technical skills and mental preparation, THE PERFECT METHOD includes optimizing your nutrition.  Every day, we learn more about how nutrition impacts our health.  Whether you're a competitive athlete or an adult runner trying to stay fit, the evidence linking poor nutrition with chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, osteoporosis, autoimmune diseases [...]


How Should I Balance Protein / Carbs / Fats?

Here are general rules of thumb.  Please reference How Do I "Eat Clean"? for additional details.  While the percentages matter, the sources do, too. Protein (vegetable and lean, wild meats or fish)          20-35% of total calories Carbohydrate (vegetables and fruit)                        [...]