Without proper nutrition your body will not be able to withstand the workouts or activities of daily living. Regardless of your fitness goals, increased strength, weight-loss, nutrition is the driving force behind these ambitions. Establishing proper eating patterns will not only fuel your body for the workouts, but aid in energizing in throughout your day. Failing to get your nutritional intake in check will result in slowed progress with any program. The basic concept behind eating the right things in the right portions is simple: Eat meat, vegetables, nuts and seeds, some fruits, minimal amounts of starch and NO sugar.