It has often been said you are what you eat, garbage in, garbage out. World class athletes know that to perform at their best, to withstand the rigours of high intensity training and stay injury free they have to focus on their nutrition as much as they do on exercise. Believe it or not, the same is true for everyone else. Whether you are a regular daily exerciser, a weekend warrior or the coach potato, if you don’t eat well you cannot perform physically and mentally at your best. Your energy levels will be low. Physically, you will feel sluggish and mentally, you will not be able to focus and concentrate as well. When you don’t eat well, you will also see it in your waist line. The empty calories associated with pops, alcohol and sugary and fatty snacks takes its toll and you slowly gain pounds and inches.